HOPE IN A BOTTLE—-MINUS THE HOPE

HOPE IN A BOTTLE

hopePeople who know me well are aware I’m a skeptic.  I’m not pessimistic, negative or cynical.  Some assume those adjectives go with skepticism, but they don’t.  I withhold belief until I’m convinced. I’m skeptical of many things including,

Get rich quick schemes.

Loose weight fast schemes.

Alternative medicine,including

Acupuncture

Chiropractic

Homeopathy

Herbal remedies

Cleansing

Antivaxxers

AntiGMO

And more.

So when I read the article below, I have to laugh at the circumstance we are in as a culture.  Our lack of critical thinking and false understanding of justified true belief has lead us to an interesting point in society.

http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-asks-major-retailers-halt-sales-certain-herbal-supplements-dna-tests

There is already no scientific proof herbal supplements do anything they claim to do. It’s a 60 billion dollar industry selling hope to the hopeless.  An expensive bottle of vapid alternative help that we volunteer our hard earned money to buy. I tend to think of it figuratively as a bottle of nothing.

That’s not the crazy part.  Get this,

The FDA did a test of the herbal supplements that Walmart, Target, Walgreen’s and GNC sell and in many cases, more often than not,

THE INGREDIENCE ON THE LABEL WAS NOT EVEN IN THE BOTTLE.

Is it really enough for me to just shake my head and laugh?

It isn’t even crazy enough that a business is allowed to sell something at a pharmacy with claims to help heal or make you feel better and that there is no scientific evidence it does anything to help you.  No on top of that the ingredients that is claimed to help

ISN’T EVEN IN THE BOTTLE.

HOPE-IN-A-BOTTLE-150x150It just goes to show you the level of deception and the level of their bullshit. The major retail companies know they are selling false hope in a bottle.  So why not go one step further and remove the more expensive ingredients that they already know does not do anything and replace it with cheap filler that has the same effects.

We have to be smarter and we need to voice our opinion when we see the failure of thought in this way.

Let’s start to withhold belief in hope in a bottle until there is justified belief based on evidence.

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