You, like me, have probably noted the ads placed in social media to stop colds with a copper magic wand. I was curious about this, and ran across this scientific evaluation of the product, which includes some interesting observations about dubious health products in general, and the psychology behind them. The author also explains how difficult it is to work with biologic systems to find meaningful treatments
The same questionable tactics are seen in other aspects of science, notably evolution and so are relevant to our forum. One quote that I thought applies to the faith and science debate:
“There are various kinds of medical pseudoscience we encounter. Sometimes the alleged intervention is spiritual in nature, or it is basically some kind of magic (or might as well be). Homeopathy, for example, is essentially witchcraft, with magic potions that have zero basis in reality. But a lot of modern snake oil is based on some science. This is extremely useful for marketing, because you can cite the relevant science and pretend to be all legitimate.”
Any thoughts on that? Certainly, we see arguments that have a bit of truth and legitimate science, but veer far away from where that data leads.