Imagine that you are a doctor of medicine, and that you have discovered a cure for a terrible disease, let’s say cancer. You offer people this cure, in return for a lot of money.
Then somebody publicly expresses doubt about your cure, even says it doesn’t work. What should you do?
Well, if I was in that situation, I would provide evidence for the efficacy of my cure. That would silence critics, if I could demonstrate the truthfulness of my claim. I wouldn’t be shy about it either. I’d shout my evidence from the rooftops. After all, it would benefit many people, and make me a lot of money too.
But what if my “cure” didn’t work, and the whole thing was a scam?
If I were so unscrupulous, I think I would attempt to silence those critics, perhaps with threats to take legal action. I needn’t even spend any of my ill-gotten gains on professional legal advice. I could just send intimidating messages, especially when I know my critics don’t have the small fortune it would take to defend themselves, and would in all likelihood be cowered into silence.
Now, I don’t know that the Burzynski Clinic, in Houston, Texas, is indulging in such underhand dealings, and I don’t know, for a fact, that their alleged cancer cure is bogus.
What is one to think, though, when there has been no evidence for this “cure” provided, despite repeated requests, and there have been repeated legal threats, often hysterical and unprofessional in tone.
It’s so puzzling.
Further, essential, reading:
…or just Google “Burzynski Clinic”