Fuckin’ Masters, How Do They Work?

Okay, I think we can all agree that holistic treatments are not science.

If you cannot accept this… well think back to that blog I did called about how not even the people trying to get herbs recognised as a medicine want it to be classed under the same guidelines as medicines that have been proven to work. (Herbs being probably the most plausible CAM item being the derivatives of what many real medicines are based on, the fact that they have been proven to work only on a placebo basis is kind of shocking surely if you have any hope of these kind of alternative practises working.)

So the fact that Schumacher College in Devon is offering an MSc in Holistic Science gets me more than a little ticked off.

Sure I’m happy for people to investigate these treatments to show the level of efficacy but time and time again it has been shown that they do not work, so can we just go out and agree that they are not science.

This doesn’t mean you can’t believe in them, it just means that you can’t play the science card, and you certainly shouldn’t be able to get a masters degree in this kind of thing.

Do we see masters degrees in cryptozoology? Do we see masters degrees in ghost hunting? Do we see masters degrees in… damn it, I had a really good example that’s just escaped my mind.

My point stands however, these things are not legitimate sciences, they’re points of interest for many people yes, but so is stalking, and if you had a masters degree in stalking I’m sure that half of Nottingham would be going for their Ph.D right about now, and wouldn’t that be a scary world to live in?

You see, the fact that your college offers something very unique doesn’t make it a good college, and I have issues with their use of the word valuable to describe their educational system.

No matter how friendly the atmosphere is, this does not constitute science, just wait until I get into their blurb, this will no doubt be interesting.

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