Who will that inconvenience?

There are a several of brouhaha's over pseudo-medicine in India  at present. One is the pronouncement by Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Chemistry 2009) who called astrology and homeopathy useless  harmful practices, and "bogus."

That has not gone over well with the pseudo-medical community of India.

The other concerns AYUSH. India has a Ministry of AYUSH. AYUSH is Hindi for nonsense. No. Sorry. AYUSH is an acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. Rather, AYUSH is a synonym for nonsense. And they want to add a second A for acupuncture. If the US has issues with the NCCAM or England with homeopathy, it is nothing to compared to the nonsense of AYUSH.

The Utkalmani Homoeopathy Medical College and Hospital (UHMCH) is worried over mismanagement and Government apathy. The school lacks teachers, supplies, equipment, and facilities.

I feel obligated to make the obvious joke that within homeopathy, the more the dilute the teachers, supplies, equipment, and facilities, shouldn't the education be improved? I know. But it is de rigueur.

To respond the lack of support, 

The 106 students group has reported an indefinite strike to mark their protest.

I cannot help but remember the HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy when the two philosophers challenged Deep Thought

VROOMFONDEL:

We demand admission! We demand admission!

LUNKWILL:

Hey! What?

FOOK:

Hey, hey, hey!

MAJIKTHISE:

Come on, you can't keep us out!

VROOMFONDEL:

We demand that you can't keep us out.

LUNKWILL:

Who are you? What do you want? We're busy!

MAJIKTHISE:

I am Majikthise.

VROOMFONDEL:

And I demand that I am Vroomfondel.

MAJIKTHISE:

It's all right, you don't need to demand that.

VROOMFONDEL:

Alright. I am Vroomfondel, and that is not a demand! That is a solid fact! What we demand is solid facts!

MAJIKTHISE:

No we don't! That's precisely what we don't demand.

VROOMFONDEL:

Oh. We don't demand solid fact! What we demand is a total absence of solid facts! I demand that I may or may not be Vroomfondel.

FOOK:

Who are you anyway?

MAJIKTHISE:

We are philosophers.

VROOMFONDEL:

But we may not be.

MAJIKTHISE:

Yes we are!

VROOMFONDEL:

sorry.

MAJIKTHISE:

We are quite definitely here as representatives of the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries, and other professional thinking persons.

VROOMFONDEL:

Um-hmm

MAJIKTHISE:

And we want this machine off, and we want it off now.

FOOK:

What is all this?

VROOMFONDEL:

We demand that you get rid of it.

FOOK:

What's the problem?

MAJIKTHISE:

I'll tell you what the problem is mate: demarcation. That's the problem.

VROOMFONDEL:

We demand that demarcation may or may not be the problem.

MAJIKTHISE:

You just let the machines get on with the adding up and we'll take care of the eternal verities, thank you very much.

VROOMFONDEL:

yeah.

MAJIKTHISE:

By law the quest for the ultimate truth is quite clearly the unalienable prerogative of your working thinkers

VROOMFONDEL:

That's right.

MAJIKTHISE:

I mean what's the use of us sitting up all night saying there may -

VROOMFONDEL:

Or may not be

MAJIKTHISE:

[Softly] …or may not be… [louder] a god, if this machine comes along the next morning and gives you 'is telephone number?

VROOMFONDEL:

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

DEEP THOUGHT:

Might I make an observation at this point?

MAJIKTHISE:

You keep out of this metal nose.

VROOMFONDEL:

We demand that that machine not be allowed to think about this problem!

DEEP THOUGHT:

If I might make an observation…

MAJIKTHISE:

We'll go on strike!

VROOMFONDEL:

That's right. You'll have a national philosopher's strike on your hands.

DEEP THOUGHT:

Who will that inconvenience?

Philosophers or Homeopathy students. Not a lot of difference.

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