virus: RE: Medicine and Self-Objects

Wade T.Smith (
Sun, 30 May 1999 00:02:05 -0400

We have no need to look any further than at what a great deal of people _think_ is an object when we look at medicine. Right now in this country (and all others) there is a flock of fools who think the older the remedy the more valid the cure. 'Alternative' medicine is gaining monies and adherents daily, all remarkably incoherent, incompetent, or incomplete on actual practice and evidence and on common biological and anatomic knowledge or experience.

Just ask that acupuncturist knocking on your front door....

The dichotomy between faith and science has never been more sharply drawn, or, well, so muddled by popular opinion, to neither's benefit, IMHO.

Just ask that TV reporter on your front lawn.

And faith is the ultimate self-object. It comes from no other source.