22 juillet 2015

Pseudo-science à l'université de Toronto

Quand un peuple n'a plus de repères et qu'il vit sous le joug de la tolérance absolue de tout et du relativisme total, quand il croit que tout doit être "respecté" et "toléré" sous peine d'être taxé d'intolérant ou de xénophobe, quand il croit que tout est acceptable et que rien ne doit être jugé... ça donne des aberrations comme ça:

One of Canada’s most prestigious universities has defended a course that promoted the benefits of cancer and taught students that vaccines are unsafe, because quantum mechanics. The department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto encouraged health science students to believe many things completely contrary to all scientific evidence, and the University has largely endorsed the course.

For the last two years, the university, which prides itself on its medical research, has run a course known as Alternative Health: Practice and Theory. The lecturer was Beth Landau, a homeopath who tells parents not to vaccinate their children.

(...) Landau set a reading list entirely made up of comprehensively disproven claims about vaccination, including that it causes autism. She has also publicly stated that measles and chicken pox are great for children’s development (presumably not including the ones that die).

Far from “teaching the controversy,” Landau failed to set any reading from pro-vaccine sources. Readings that draw on peer-reviewed research were presented on epigenetics and beneficial bacteria, but were otherwise studiously avoided.

On the other hand, required reading and viewing requirements included material that appalled scientists from every field. As the National Post reports, the course description included the astounding line that quantum physics “offers clear explanations as to why homeopathic remedies with seemingly no chemical trace of the original substance are able to resolve chronic diseases.” The statement was news, to say the least, to the university’s physicists.

There is even a required reading paper titled, “Cancer is not a Disease – It’s a Survival Mechanism,” with no response from oncologists. This claims that cancer keeps people with “underlying sicknesses” alive.

(...) This course was not entirely isolated, however, with one leading Canadian university conducting research for an organization that compares vaccines to the Holocaust and another recycling disproved conspiracy theories.

2 commentaires:

Guillaume a dit…

Malheureusement,ça ne s'arrête pas à Toronto: l'Université de Trois-Rivières a eu aussi ses cours ésotériques et je peux témoigner d'au moins une fuckitude d'une prof du cégep de Chicoutimi (qui s'est fait enlever le cours heureusement).

Et en Angleterre, c'est la famille royale, le Prince Charles en tête, qui fait du lobbying pour que l'homéopathie soit couverte par le NHS.

Prof Solitaire a dit…

Complètement débile...