For those out there who think it was “beneath” me to have responded to PhysioProf’s rants about doctors and medical students last week, I present to you Steve Novella’s take on the matter. Leave it to Steve to generalize the issue beyond my relatively narrow take on the matter. I also point out that Steve is nowhere near as–shall we say?–insolent as I am. If he’s bugged enough to post a rant, it reassures me that I wasn’t as off the mark as I feared I might have been.
One thing that came out in my post was an observation that skeptics, including those attending TAM 6, share in these attitudes. I was shocked that so many skeptics, including even Neil deGrasse Tyson would so casually dismiss medicine as “indoctrination” and share similar dim views.