I believe there are regulations in most countries regarding truth-in-advertising for medical cures.
Fly-by-nights come and go all of the time. A recent case was a guy in Australia selling a detox that had bleach in it. REALLY bad stuff. In jail now. Stuff’s banned.
Is it Deepak’s fault? I don’t think so.
Magical thinking isn’t limited to New Age / Alt.med situations.
Look at Scientism.
Science has all the answers. You got people believing that. GREAT! Everything’s fine right?
Market your product so it _sounds_ Scientific-enough, say magic words like Peer Reviewed, University Studies show… and toss in some statistics – ALL things that people readily believe – because we’re taught early to Trust Science ™
and then what happens?
It’s dangerous to give any one group Absolute Authority. Skepticism, to me, is necessary.
If you like Logic, great! But be skeptical of it at the same time.
If you like Science (I do), great! But be skeptical at the same time.
Bullshit is everywhere. Certainty is dangerous. Uncertainty keeps us open to questions, challenges. If you believe The Scientific Method fixes everything and ignore the realities of politics within the sciences, then you’re just as suspectable to manipulation as anybody believing in a miracle foot detox product.