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I've had my share of trouble trying to avoid Homeopathy being implemented as a curricular discipline in my brazilian med school. Could you please share more about the evidence you've seen, is it hte study by Huang published in Frontiers in Aging?
Interesting. CNN I suspect most likely gets its ads fed to it from Google. But isn't this issue simply a restatement that for over a century plus now advertising has been accepted as a zone of 'alternative facts'. I was in a bookstore on Sunday and saw a sign saying "best new fiction". Decades ago caselaw said this is 'puffing'. In other words, I couldn't sue the bookstore because the books on that shelf were not the 'best' but instead whatever the publisher offered a bigger potential markup for them. On the other hand, if a flour producer decided to add a bit of woodshavings to top off their pound bags, I'd have a clear case of fraud.
This has become such an accepted part of our society and culture one can be excused from ceasing to even noticing it. Advertising is allowed to more or less invent whatever facts it pleases and it's been that way forever. An alien might indeed be puzzled that one sector is allowed to make wild claims backed up by no real authority of any type but fanboys will take to the Internet to complain the last Star Wars TV show had CGI that 'looked fake'.