April 30, 2008

Here's A Way To Locate A Valuable Tool

After all, it's important to have an open mind. It's important to be willing to evaluate new ideas on their face and not discard them out of hand. Skepticism doesn't mean that you close your mind to different ideas. So.

There's a new form of non-invasive medical treatment out there, called Colorpuncture. Here's how it works:
Scientists are now discovering that light is actually the medium by which cells communicate and it is at the very basis of many body functions. In a Colorpuncture treatment, frequencies of colored light are focused on the skin using a hand-held acu-light tool ... with specially designed, hand-made interchangeable glass rods which emit different colors of light through a focused tip. Each color consists of different wavelength frequencies of light and therefore communicates different energetic information. Treatments include a specific set of points in a sequence using a prescribed pattern of colors. As the light is absorbed by the skin and transmitted along energetic pathways or meridians deep into the body, it stimulates intra-cellular communication which supports healing.
Are you willing to give it a try? After all, the people who wrote the testimonials on the site swear that it helped them! There's even been scientific papers on file with the National Institute of Health suggesting that the technique is useful and helpful to certain kinds of patients! Well, perhaps you don't fit the profile of people who can benefit from this form of therapy, so let's see who are good candidates to beneefit from it:
If you are ill and suspect that your bodily symptoms may be related to old traumas or unresolved emotional issues, or to your confusion or lack of direction in life, Colorpuncture can help you access and heal the roots of your problems. Healthy people, who want to help prevent illness by clearing energetic blockages before they impact the body, as well as those who want access to soul information needed to move more easily on their life paths will find Colorpuncture treatments given by a trained Colorpuncture therapist to be an invaluable assistance.

So, if you're ill, or if you're healthy, or if you've had traumas in the past, or if you have unresolved emotional issues, Colorpuncture can help you. Well, that seems to include people like me. I'm healthy. In fact, pretty much everyone falls into either the category of "ill" or the category of "healthy." There isn't really a very broad third choice between the two; one is the opposite of the other, and it's a binary system -- if you're not ill, you're healthy, and vice versa.

Here's what I might propose, if I were irresponsible. I'd propose getting a sample of maybe 100 people who have been diagnosed with, oh, I don't know, melanoma. Something right there on the skin that Colorpuncture can easily treat. Melanoma's most overt symptom is a mole-like growth, which can be of many colors, that is a form of a malignant tumor on the skin. A therapist trained in the use of the Colorpuncture acu-light tool should be able to easily identify and focus the tool on the subject. One-half of the subjects of the test will be given Colorpuncture treatment with the frequency prescribed by the Colorpuncture therapist, and the other half will be given surgery to remove the melanomas and some of the tissue surrounding them. Then, we compare the mortality rates of the patients.

If Colorpuncture therapy is a valid form of therapy, we should see similar mortality rates in the Colorpuncture patients as we do in the surgical patients. The first question to you, Reader, is -- does Colorpuncture stand even a remote chance of reaching that result? The answer ought to be patently obvious. Now, here's the real question -- why is such a proposal obviously irresponsible? How can you know, without actually doing this experiment, what the result is going to be? Why is it that you are very confident, without having actually performed this experiment, in that prediction -- indeed, if you're like me, you're confident to the point of calling it a certainty, so where does that confidence come from?

Congratulations. Now that you've identified the source of your certainty, you have located your bullshit detector. This is a valuable tool to help you make your way through life. Don't lose this tool. Use it often.

Hat tip to Eric Berlin for the link to "Colorpuncture." Who thinks up crap like this? And more importantly, do people really spend good money on it?

1 comment:

Becky said...

Do people really spend good money on this? Remember Mr. Magic Beans? You worked for him in Knox. I bet he's getting Colorpuncture treatments on a regular basis!

As for your question of "who thinks up crap like this" - people too lazy to get a "real" job. Easier to con people than to be responsible.