Memo to CAM enthusiasts, try not to shoot yourself in the foot publicly next time.
I am, of course, referring to the recent article in the Medical Journal of Australia “The Legitimacy of Academic Complementary Medicine” (conversation article here). This is a supposed reply to the article “Tertiary education institutions should not offer pseudoscientific medical courses” (see the Conversation piece here).
The “Legitimacy” article pretty comprehensively misses the point of MacLennan and Morrison’s original. However, my article “What CAM courses at universities should look like” covers most of those misconceptions, so I won’t revisit them here. Instead I want to focus on the following statement, because it effectively destroys the credibility of the entire article.