You may or may not have noticed that I respond to different individuals individually. This individual (Dr.A) has accused me of being dishonest and attempted to bait me. Should I ignore this? Perhaps I should, but being human, I incorporate my emotions in my decision making process. Was I being a smartass? I suppose.
When in Rome.
That's just it Hill Billy, you erode any point that you may try to make by acting in this way.
This thread is a result of a challenge to prove my belief without using scientific or religious dogma. I won't use it and I won't dispute it because it is irrelevent to the intention.
Note that it was not written by the person who started this thread. It was, in fact, written by Paula Rose. I think you got confused as to which thread you were on.
In fact, with help from RAZD's forum on trolling, I'm confident that this thread was intended to make people frustrated and upset enough that they'll give up to make it stop, and the methodology is to ask stupid questions that my three-month-old baby could figure out on his own, and to make outrageous claims that are based on nothing but hot air. And, all this just to make perfecty sane and normal people lose their cool and say nasty things about donuts.
Maybe, evolutionists, the fact that we've gone after this thread so vehemently proves, at least to a small degree, that the basic premise is not as far off as we think it is.
quote:Last time I checked the medical profession, doctors, hospitals and drug companies had become the number 1 cause of death in the US.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US.
You know, if you think that modern medicine is so dangerous, you are welcome to live without any medical care at all. Perhaps move somewhere like Zambia where they've never heard of antibiotics. You can have a tribal healer treat you if you get, say, bacterial pneumonia or lymphoma and we'll see how you get along.
On the other hand, it is true that the US pretty much sucks when it comes to the administration of healthcare, so it is no surprise that our country ranks low compared to places that place the health of its citizens as a high national priority such as Columbia, Oman, and Costa Rica.
So, it isn't "western medicine" per se which we need to be wary of, since all statistics point to the great increase in life expectancy and quality of life that coincides with advances in medical science. It is the fact that the medical industry in the US, thanks to our love of money over principle, is an industry. It is, first and foremost, a money-making enterprise that some in politics want to change while others resist this change.
The World Health Organization's ranking of the world's health systems.
1 France 2 Italy 3 San Marino 4 Andorra 5 Malta 6 Singapore 7 Spain 8 Oman 9 Austria 10 Japan 11 Norway 12 Portugal 13 Monaco 14 Greece 15 Iceland 16 Luxembourg 17 Netherlands 18 United Kingdom 19 Ireland 20 Switzerland 21 Belgium 22 Colombia 23 Sweden 24 Cyprus 25 Germany 26 Saudi Arabia 27 United Arab Emirates 28 Israel 29 Morocco 30 Canada 31 Finland 32 Australia 33 Chile 34 Denmark 35 Dominica 36 Costa Rica 37 United States of America 38 Slovenia 39 Cuba 40 Brunei 41 New Zealand 42 Bahrain 43 Croatia 44 Qatar 45 Kuwait 46 Barbados 47 Thailand 48 Czech Republic 49 Malaysia 50 Poland
quote:Maybe it is time somebody started asking questions.
Excuse me? We "bleeding hearts" have been asking questions about why almost 50 million Americans have no no access to regular healthcare for quite some time.
Oh come on Hill Billy, 'erode' is a perfectly promulant word.
Don't you mean cromulent? Or did you have to switch words now that cromulent is actually entering some dictionaries, thereby no longer being an example of itself. Omigod, even Google Spellcheck accepts cromulent!