“The Law of Unintended Consequences”

“Twenty-five years ago a law known as Bayh-Dole spawned the biotech industry. It made lots of university scientists fabulously rich. It was also supposed to usher in a new era of innovation. So why are medical miracles in such short supply?”
(FORTUNE Magazine)
By CLIFTON LEAF
September 19, 2005

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2005/09/19/8272884/index.htm

Bayh–Dole Act
‘The Bayh–Dole Act or Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act is United States legislation dealing with intellectual property arising from federal government-funded research. Sponsored by two senators, Birch Bayh of Indiana and Bob Dole of Kansas, the Act was adopted in 1980, is codified in 35 U.S.C. § 200-212[1], and is implemented by 37 C.F.R. 401[2].”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayh%E2%80%93Dole_Act

*Because of subtle data spin-as much as 90 percent of medical research could be wrong*

“Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science”

Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science.”
By David H. Freedman

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/308269/

Imagine the data sway in psychiatry if the medical model is so flawed?

Socrotic Method:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_method

“The Socratic method (also known as method of elenchus, elenctic method, Socratic irony, or Socratic debate), named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. It is a dialectical method, often involving an oppositional discussion in which the defense of one point of view is pitted against the defense of another; one participant may lead another to contradict himself in some way, thus strengthening the inquirer’s own point.

The Socratic method is a negative method of hypothesis elimination, in that better hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating those that lead to contradictions. The Socratic method searches for general, commonly held truths that shape opinion, and scrutinizes them to determine their consistency with other beliefs. The basic form is a series of questions formulated as tests of logic and fact intended to help a person or group discover their beliefs about some topic, exploring the definitions or logoi (singular logos), seeking to characterize the general characteristics shared by various particular instances. The extent to which this method is employed to bring out definitions implicit in the interlocutors’ beliefs, or to help them further their understanding, is called the method of maieutics. Aristotle attributed to Socrates the discovery of the method of definition and induction, which he regarded as the essence of the scientific method.”

http://www.news.wisc.edu/newsphotos/images/Cows97_10.jpg
“”This IRB agrees with the proposed therepy for the Socrotic Disorder but disagrees with the concept and existance of “medium well done steak” which is unethical.””

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