Friday, December 11, 2015

Why the "modern western" model of scientific research is faulty

Why the western model of scientific research is faulty, especially when it comes to research in medicine.  See article below:

After following one million women for ten years, the conclusion is that state of mind has nothing to do with health!  I have no comments on the research methodology - no doubt the researchers have followed all accepted norms of scientific testing.

But when the results fly against what you know to be true, it is time to question the model itself. When it comes to medicine, the research model doesn't work!

All religions have emphasised the connection between mind and bodily health. Yoga in its Yama Niyama says the same. Ayurveda and other medical systems have long ago recognised that state of mind, and happiness, have a big role to play in maintaining good bodily health. All traditional peoples have recognised this, it is part of wisdom that is handed down as the common heritage of mankind.

It is a matter of common observation that people who are depressed, etc.are susceptible to catch even a cold much faster; and other more serious ailments besides.

The last para is simply fantastic. Quote: "Peto said he doubted that the new study would change many minds because beliefs about the perils of unhappiness are so ingrained. "People are still going to believe that stress causes heart attacks", he said"!!!

When Salman Khan is acquitted of drunken driving, you wonder whether the whole Justice System has lost it. Similarly, when such conclusions are drawn, it leads us to wonder  - this is the science we have been depending upon to introduce all the new fangled medicines in the market, which are being pushed down people's throats - no wonder the world is becoming a much unhealthier place! The whole edifice is faulty!


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