Rebroad - take my advice - take a few minutes to read up on what you
talk about before you voice your opinion otherwise you risk being
thought a troll.
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:50:49 +0000, R E Broadley
What is it Socrates said? "The opinion of the
many is not important. It
is the opinion of the experts in their field which is important." -
Obviously he originally said this in Greek, but I did get a native Greek
speaker to translate the original sentence for me. It flows better in
Why am I quoting this? What the professional iridologist an expert in
their field? I don't know this either, but if he was, I would suggest
his opinion should probably outweigh that of the majority of non-experts
in this field. The question remains: was the debate between experts and
experts, or experts and non-experts?
Fred Bauder wrote:
As we become one of the central institutions of
global culture, people
justifiably feel that their "take" on things ought to be included. Iridology
is Irismeister's thing. Despite our banning of Iridology for sustained POV
editing and edit warring over the matter we continue to have an article on
Iridology which begins as follows:
"'''Iridology''' is a form of [[alternative medicine]] in
colors and other characteristics of stromal fibers of the [[Iris
(anatomy)|iris]] are examined for information about a patient's health.
Practitioners match their observations to ''iris charts'' which divide
iris into many zones believed to correspond to specific parts of the [[human
body]]. Little scientific evidence exists confirming any such link between
the aspect of the iris and a patient's state of health."
What it doesn't say, as Irismeister would have it, is that iridology is the
best thing since sliced bread. He did not achieve his goal of dominating the
article with his viewpoint which, while represented, takes its place
alongside extensive criticisms. Now, as a professional iridologist, he has
filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
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