jgalt2009 wrote:Furthermore, I do not see a conflict in marketing good science. As a hard-core capitalist (note my username), I WANT people to make money by marketing good science. Greed has such ugly connotations, but I believe that greed (defined HERE as a desire to become more wealthy through MORAL means) is a great motivator in furthering science. Immoral greed is, of course, despicable.
And I promise that will be my last pseudo-political statement EVER on this website. We are all here because we are all in this together.
Hey jgal2009 I believe that generally speaking science(specifically medicine) does not need to be marketed but instead proven through rigorous testing AFTER which it can be said to either be "good" or "bad" science. That said I understand your point and respect what you are saying.
Dr. Embry gives all of the Best Bet Diet info online for free. No books, CDs, no income. His booklets are free, downloadable pdfs. His videos on online for free. He makes his living as a geologist, and takes no money from Direct-MS.
Yeah I know he offers it free online but there is a place to click on to donate to his cause. I guess when I read the info. on his special diet I get the feeling I am reading a script from one of those infomercials you see on TV for penis enlargement. Instead of " my wife said that she was more satisfied after I used the Extenz and now she wants it five times a day!" we get "“I suppose I could be listed as one of those whose life has changed for the better thanks to Ashton Embry's research and info regarding Diet and MS.". Testimonials are usually used to convince people to buy or give money although I am not saying there is anything wrong with that strategy. Actually disregard my comment on EXTENZ for I never saw or had reason to watch one of their infomercials!