Cancer Research: On a wing and a Prayer

Respectful Insolence (via DailyKos):

Thus, the NCI budget for 2007 will represent not just a failure to keep up with inflation but a real cut in actual dollars for the second year in a row.

And yet we can still manage to afford over $120 million a year to fund the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and a $140 million increase in the budget for the Office of the Director.

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Complementary and alternative medicine, as defined by NCCAM, is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. […] other mind-body techniques are still considered CAM, including meditation, prayer, mental healing, and therapies that use creative outlets such as art, music, or dance.

It's amazing. We really do have a President that doesn't believe in science.

Wait, did I say amazing? I meant scary. Really, really scary.


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