War crimes and Alternative medicine

25 07 2008

Good news this week when Radovan Karadzic, (the political leader of the Bosnian Serbs during the war back in the early 1990’s), was captured in Serbia. He is likely to be handed over to the War crimes tribunal in the Hague, in the Netherlands, to face up to the terrible deeds against humanity he is accused of masterminding.

I couldn’t help but chuckle though when I read about the fact that he has been working as a practioner of Alternative medicine for a large part of the time he was on the run.

Now I know there is no linkages between being a perpetrator of war crimes and practicing Alternative medicine and it would be a logical fallacy to argue otherwise. However I can’t imagine he is going to be used as the poster boy in any advertising for his chosen brand of complementary medince anytime soon. 🙂

It also got me thinking about other brutal and nasty leaders who believed in wacky pseudo-scientific ideas. Now again I am not saying the two are linked in anyway but if certain people can link great men like Einstein to wacky ideas why not play the same game in reverse?




One response

25 07 2008

The arrest of Karadzic provided a doppleganger moment. To me, he looked the spitting image of James Randi.

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