We Have Moved!

As some of you might know, our blog has been hosted by WordPress for a bit more than 9 months now. So far, we have been fairly satisfied with the functionalities offered by WordPress.com: custom themes, three-columns layout, post formats, custom widgets, HTML and shortcode. Considering the cost-free nature of the hosting, we will have to admit that WordPress.com occupies an important spot in the blogosphere and the cyberspace at large — in terms of the dissemination of information and the democratization of the publishing process. Continue reading We Have Moved!

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The State of Affair of the So-Called Evidence-Based Medicine

The effect of criminal practices by pharmaceutical companies is only possible because of the complicity of others: healthcare systems, professional associations, governmental and academic institutions. Pharmaceutical companies also corrupt at the personal level, politicians and political parties are on their payroll, medical professionals seduced by different types of gifts in exchange of prescriptions (i.e., bribery) which very likely results in patients not receiving the proper treatment for their disease, many times there is no such thing: healthy persons not needing pharmacological treatments of any kind are constantly misdiagnosed and treated with unnecessary drugs. Some medical professionals are converted in K.O.L. which is only a puppet appearing on stage to spread lies to their peers, a person supposedly trained to improve the well-being of others, now deceits on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. Probably the saddest thing is that many honest doctors are being misled by these lies created by the rules of pharmaceutical marketing instead of scientific, medical, and ethical principles. Interpretation of EBM in this context was not anticipated by their creators. “

Jorge H. Ramirez, Professor of Pharmacology at Universidad del Valle (Colombia), July 4, 2014

A Fellow Sustainabilitist on Sustainable Design

“Our current systems, such as mass consumption yielding mass waste, are out of date and faulty. It is pointless to waste energy attempting to resolve designs within these systems. The creation and exploitation of new, better systems will be the main directive for sustainable design.“

Kristian Bjørnard, Designer/Sustainabilitist at The Office of Kristian Bjørnard, April 8, 2009

Stretching Further the Concept of Sustainability