Weird Scientology

Tom Cruise is bad for your mental health
by Steven Novella - September 22, 2005

(...)Scientology's real dogma is that we are all suffering from the traumatic memories of aliens, called thetans, who were murdered on Earth millions of years ago by the evil overlord Xenu, who trapped them in a volcano and then blew them up with nuclear weapons (hence the volcano reference on the cover of Dianetics ). So what we all need to be cleared of are parasitic alien ghosts haunting us with bad memories.

This quasi-religious, sci-fi belief system has been widely mocked for being silly (which of course it is); but it also puts Scientologists directly at odds with the mental health profession, in the exact same way that religious creationists are at odds with natural historians and evolutionary biologists. Scientologists are the creationists of mental health. This casts them in the role of deniersdenying a vast and growing body of scientific evidence in the field of behavioral neuroscience.(...)

Jornalismo tradicional brasileiro

Assim, espanta o comportamento do programa da Globo, o Globo Repórter, que desconhecedores do mínimo do que significa isto, façam uma apologia irracional (por ser uma prática anti-científica) e espetacular da Medicina Tradicional Chinesa no Brasil. Se por tradição cultural ela possa ser usada como uma opção para mais de um bilhão de pessoas que não possui condições de acesso na China de uma prática científica, não faz parte da tradição ocidental e não existe comprovação de eficácia fora da crendice (tradicional).