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While critical thinking may not make up for a lack of knowledge, it is essential for gaining knowledge.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003:  
Critical Thinking, Medicine:
Silly Chiropractic Advice about Obesity Prevention (Stephen Barrett - Quackwatch)
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) likes to pretend that the scope of chiropractic is very broad and that its members are qualified to play a major role in preventive public health. On April 7, 2003, in line with this objective, the ACA issued a a news release through PRNewswire that provided tips for lifestyle and dietary changes and suggested that chiropractors be used for nutritional advice.
It appears that the ACA is more interested in self-promotion than in providing accurate medical advise. (Isn't this in direct violation with their own code of ethics?) If the ACA cannot better research nutritional advise, what about their other research?

Surprise! The original ACA release is no longer online.

Also see the entry Chiropractic in the Skeptic's Dictionary.

Reminds me of many of the problems in the human factors field: the focus on self-promotion overwhelms what little focus there is on accuracy and responsibility.

    -  Ron  4:03 PM

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