I don’t know if everyone remembers the Spiritual Fitness Test fiasco in the US Army. If you follow this blog how could you not. It was based on untested psychological hypotheses from Dr. Martin Seligman. And I know we all know what happens when someone creates a hypothesis that is unsupported and untestable. You discard it. Unless of course you are the US Military.
As an ardent student and fan of science this is very concerning for me. It has nothing to do with atheism, per se. Blake Page broke this little gem of a story and posted it at the Daily Kos. Apparently, the government spends at least $100 million on acupuncture, homeopathy, and other “alternative” medical programs. Check it out here.
Your tax dollars at work, Ladies and Gentlemen!