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An licensed alternative medicine doctor in Maine. Blogs as alternative health answers and natural treatment therapies. Twitters as naturopathealth.

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Christopher Maloney's Opinions

Is science ultimately just a matter of faith?      Agree      13 Oct 2011      0 Points
The scientific method is a logical process, but science involves faith at multiple levels. When we discuss dark matter, we assume that those doing the mathematics have not erred. When we hear about a particle exceeding the speed of light, we have faith that Eistein's theory will not be so easily disproven. When we swallow a drug, we have faith that the active drug will do what it says on the bottle. Every day I deal with people preparing to die or live because of diagnostic testing.

Could rising health and retirement costs bankrupt the US?      Mostly Agree      20 Jul 2011      1 Point
When we see 17% of our children obese, and that epidemic spreading in the adult population, it is impossible to think of anything other than extraordiinary levels of disability and chronic disease. Will the U.S. go literally bankrupt or will we simply devote all of our attention to maintaining our chronically ill, disabled population? In either case, dramatic change on a fundamental paradigm level (the way we eat and the way we live, not just the way we consume health care) is necessary.

Does homeopathy work?      Mostly Agree      06 Jul 2010      1 Point
The extended research on homeopathy has shown that, because of the extended doctor/patient relationships and lengthy visits (often three + hours) patients benefit from homeopathic attention without the proper remedy. Since the doctor/patient relationship provides significant healing (mistaken experts are calling it a placebo effect, when it is the caring effect seen throughout medicine) the homeopathic remedies themselves are less robust in their significance of effect.

Those who take issue with homeopathy do so because it "is a waste of time" when we have significant studies on the alleviation of life threatening illnesses in developing countries. In these situations it is not homeopathy versus conventional medicine, it is homeopathy versus no intervention. The mistaken belief that we will be capable of providing the model of healthcare available in some countries worldwide is a delusion. We need to look at those trials of substances within homeopathy that are effective at alleviating heavy metal poisoning and chronic diarrhea. It is because of its dilution that homeopathy can be dispensed for almost nothing to a desperately ill world.

Comparisons with Experts and Influencers

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US Social Security Administration
US Government Body
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Answering Genesis
Christian Website
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
Rudolf Verspoor
Homeopathist
75% agreement / 1 opinions

George W. Bush
United States President 2001-2009
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Samuel Hahnemann
Inventor of Homeopathy
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Deepak Chopra
Inventor of Quantum Healing
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
Mostly Disagree
Wikipedia
World's Largest Encyclopedia
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Robert Todd Carroll
Philosophy Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Stephen Barrett
Psychiatrist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Paul Krugman
Nobel Laureate in Economics
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Paul Z. Myers
Biology Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Novella
Neurologist
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Phil Plait
Astronomer
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Christopher Maloney's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Christopher Maloney typically agrees with.

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Low Mostly Agree Could rising health and retirement costs bankrupt the US?

Nonconforming Opinions

Christopher Maloney's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Christopher Maloney typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Contributor Answer Question
Low Agree Mostly Agree Does homeopathy work?