Many skeptics mistook David Freedman for one of our own when he published his book Wrong, but I’ve been arguing for a while that he has an anti-science agenda. Well, now he’s flaunting it. In The Atlantic, no less (which had already lost me as a reader, but this really nailed the coffin shut). David Gorski of ScienceBasedMedicine.org deconstructs it in detail:
Freedman’s thesis appears to be a massive “What’s the harm?” argument coupled with a false dichotomy; that is, if real doctors don’t have the time to listen to patients and provide the human touch, then let’s let the quacks do it.