No wonder people tried to come up with all kinds of “alternatives”.Evidence Based Scientific Medicine (EBSM) has marched on tremendously in the past 100 years to be entirely different from what these gentlemen knew at their times as “medicine”. Is there any uncertainty about what causes Malaria? Or what is the reason for Down’s syndrome or the fact that Rickets is caused by Vitamin D deficiency, or that Nyctalopia (Night blindnesss) is caused by Vitamin A deficiency?The evidence base is the ONLY way to a better system.And as with everything scientific, the “evidence base” is not any infallible and unquestionable dogma!
The overall results do not show a beneficial effect on CHD or total mortality from this multiple risk factors intervention trial.
It is an elementary subject in medicine and one cannot become a doctor without studying it. Many simple methods which have stood the test of time are being forgotten now, thanks to the brainwashing of the masses through mass media advertisements about the wrong approaches to keep one healthy. You are forgetting that studies & researches are also part of EBSM.
And I shall be glad if you can point out where exactly in the literatures of EBSM has it been clearly mentioned to avoid physical activity & shy away from universal love?
The quest for betterment is a never-ending process that is constantly scrutinized rigorously and in the process ironing out the flaws, accepting newer evidence and discarding proven false or spurious evidence.
Perhaps you can read about Barry Marshall to find out how important it is to provide evidence before your hypothesis is taken seriously. university of the placebo-based RCTs did show that the contents of the placebo capsule, which need not legally be made known to the regulating agencies like the FDA, were very potent substances that would show the company drug as very effective in comparison.
But all of them are accountable and they eventually get found out, sooner rather than later. There is nothing like ancient science, medieval science, modern science, Indian science, Chinese science, Islamic science, voodoo science, or occult science. General relativity may have superceded Newtonian physics, BUT for basic purposes and practical ease, Newtonian physics is still good enough unless you want to pick on the nitty gritties. And your point that the “same old physical laws” are being used for our statistics is a non sequitur. But rest assured that unless the current concepts are “DIS”proved, they will remain.