It's one thing if your Uncle Dave said he doesn't believe in time. But it would be a completely different conversation if the same words came out of a clockmaker.

Inspired by a tweet where a microbiologist expressed his disappointment after learning that one of their colleagues was an anti-vaxxer, Reddit user u/MoniMokshith made a post on r/facepalm, saying "I had to teach a historical geology class because the geologist who was supposed to teach [it] was a Young Earth Creationist."

The post immediately blew up. As of this article, it has over 98K upvotes. And that's not even the most impressive part. The comment section got filled with similar stories, with people talking about "professionals" who made a career despite their controversial -- and often contradictory -- personal views. Here are some of them.

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#1

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I'm an RN and worked with FAR too many people in the healthcare field as a whole (not just other nurses, but also lab workers, RT's, pharmacists, hell even some MD's) who think/thought COVID was a hoax or "greatly exaggerated" and are now refusing the new vaccine, even though we all KNOW how mRNA and vaccines work. Plenty of anti-maskers too. It's like they just used their degrees as tissue paper or something, I seriously don't get how you can learn what we learn, understand it well enough to practice in the field, and yet still allow political stances to override all that, it's freaking ridiculous.

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Robert T
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3 months ago

Never underestimate the power of stupidity.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions My high school biology teacher was a super religious creationist. He taught us about evolution while telling us how he thought it was all bulls**t. I always wondered why people go into professions that are directly opposed to their beliefs. Seems like a miserable existence.

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Colin Matthews
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3 months ago

It's because they want to prove it to themselves to try and answer the huge doubts they have about religious dogma

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I’ve worked with an aerospace/aeronautical engineer once that believed the earth was flat. It was so weird because in order for the calculations to function properly, you have to take into account of the earth not being flat.

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago (edited)

This is getting ridiculous

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I’m an ICU nurse of about 10 years. I would occasionally float to our regular, non-icu and non-covid floors. Plenty of nurses who denied how serious covid was.

The cognitive dissonance is real. Of course none of them came up to help on our covid units

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

Really sad

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions Degree is Psychology here. So many peers with devout faith, one brain dead moron took psychology as a way “to know god better” he told me and convert more to Jesus.

Once took a course literally called, “Belief in Weird Things” which was for Psych majors. 300 students enrolled, nearly half dropped out because they were offended at some point when we broke down their weird beliefs.

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Sian Edwards
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3 months ago

I'm all for people having faith in any religion or moral code, but they have to accept that others don't necessarily share those beliefs.

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#6

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions Used to be a science teacher and I always got flack on the evolution chapter from parents that were doctors. Like babe I hope you at least believe in bacteria and viruses evolving...

I've also come across many nurses who don't think mental illness is real.

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Bowtechie
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3 months ago

I once had an uber driver who claimed she was a semester shy of completing her nursing degree. She said vaccines caused my T1 Diabetes. I was diagnosed so young I didn't even have all my first doses yet.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions Professional cook here. Near the beginning of the pandemic I heard about a Sous Chef I worked with in the past being an anti-masker. I asked through the grapevine why he washes his hands before and after handling food and the reply was “that’s common sense”. But somehow the scientific medical community saying that masks help prevent illnesses is just a big hoax. It’s beyond frustrating.

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Robert T
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3 months ago

So he'll wash his hands, but will still breathe a respiritory-born virus over people's food. Damn I'm going to need a big bat.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions My friends uncle is a '5G gives you cancer while the government controls your mind' conspiracy theorist. He's a 5G installer

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago (edited)

You should play along and ask him how he can do that to people and sleep at night.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions My mom's really into homepoathy bulls**t (treating illnesses with the souls of elements or whatever). She's a pharmacist.

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Martha Meyer
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3 months ago

I think the homeopathy trend has more to do with the fact that many people haven't found the medical help they needed from traditional medicine.

WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Because paracetamol didn't cure my dad's cancer I'd rather rely on the oil from a**l glands.

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

"the souls of elements or whatever" 🤣🤣🤣

jaysko
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3 months ago

That got me too haha

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Reynard
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3 months ago (edited)

People really need to look up exactly what homeopathy is. It is NOT herbal medicine. It was invented in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. There is a documentary featuring Richard Dawkins exposing the fraud of homeopathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yMoh0d42X4

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
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3 months ago

Touched a nerve here in BP! You can mess with the flat earthers and creationists but careful what you say about the oils and chrystals :D

cassiushumanmother
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3 months ago

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When you take your medecine, there is 50%chance that you take something sourced from an essential oil. Some are highly dangerous because of the concentration in molecules. Like wintergreen which is in a lot of medicine, it's 99% methyl salicilate (aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid), an antiinflammatory, pain reliever molecule. You may kill a kid with a teaspoon of it, but it's great as a muscle/nerve/joints pain reliever. It is in a lot of common drugs like theragesic, flexall, satogesic, bengay and even listerine so you probably "believe" in essential oils without knowing it.

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Fluffy Griffin
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3 months ago

Don't mix up homeopathy with herbal remedies. Homeopathy is the belief that one molecule of a good thing mixed in a bottle of water, actually has healing properties. (Like a molecule of honey in a glass of water.)

cassiushumanmother
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3 months ago

Not really it's the contrary. Homeopathy is supposed to work like a vaccine, teeny tiny amounts of a bad thing to cure the bad thing, in hope that the body would recognize the bad thing and fight against it. For example "nux vomica" is used in case of intoxications, stomachal and intestinal illnesses... and it's from strychnos nux vomica, a plant which contains strychnin and others poisons. It's supposed to cure the evil by evil. But the amount of molecules in it are so small, like a tiny drop in hundreds of swimming pools that it's probably only placebo-like. It's the contrary to essential oils, which are highly concentrated in molecules.

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Tapio Magnussen
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3 months ago (edited)

Placebo sometimes work... (((Including The Band))) :)

Mieke
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3 months ago

That's called the power of the mind!

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Pascal Oudot
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3 months ago

Homeopathy makes sense in many European countries. Many veterinarians also treat animals with homeopathy. Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean it doesn't work, as Westerners don't understand some Asian medical practices that work. Medical arrogance has always amazed me.

Marie
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3 months ago

No. It's not that we don't understand how homeopathy works... it's that no one has ever been able to prove it DOES work. The burden of proof lies on the ones who are making claims. And so far there was not one properly conducted study that proved anything. The same goes for all pseudo-medicine!

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Stille20
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3 months ago

homeopathy is fine as long as you are also seeking medical help when you need it. Even just believing something works might help.

Vicky Z
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3 months ago (edited)

No it's not fine because most of them tell you that you cannot combine modern medicine with their "treatment"! They are dangerous as hell

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housea
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3 months ago

It’s pure water that contains the “vibrations” of something that has been diluted ALL the way out of it. These vibrations are literally smacked into the water during the dilution process. I am making none of this up. What’s to ridicule? Totally the same as taking a real compound, be it a medication or a naturally-derived supplement. /s

Marie
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2 months ago

Considering what can be put in at the start of the process, we should be relieved that it's diluted and shaken well before 😂

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DC
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3 months ago

Those homopathetic sugarballs are a purposefully legalized scam in germany. Ridiculous, dangerous, useless - but some people get rich, as in every industry.

Stephanie IV
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3 months ago

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It helps many people. For reasons unknown.

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Mrs. Jan Glass
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3 months ago

I'm still frustrated that my grandma tried to treat my panic attacks with homeopathy.

François Carré
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3 months ago

I know people who are REALLY into homeopathy, I mean to the point of having studied in this field for decades and written entire, well-argued books. The weirdest part being that they practice on veterinary issues... and it works, far more often than what my skeptical mind would suppose it to. So, confirmation bias in the eye of the observer ? Placebo effect, even on animals ? Maybe. Of course, these are only little sugar pills with an infinitesimal trace of a given product in them, so no significant pharmaceutical effect should be expected. Something happens though, and I still can't figure out how. It's kind of frustrating.

Reynard
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2 months ago

Google "the placebo effect on animals" thre is a whole lot of information on it. Yes, it's a thing.

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Pheebs
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2 months ago

I went to urgent care for a sinus/ear infection. The doctor on rotation handed me a card after the examination for her side business selling homeopathic bs.

Miss Cris
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2 months ago

Beurk. I hope it wasn't in public health service.

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deathrose
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3 months ago

My friend's wife ( I don't know her well) has a master's pharmaceuticals and also believes in homeopathy. To her some drugs are worth the side effects and addiction. Like long term use of opioids. Coming out of surgery, traumatic injury or debilitating disease like arthritis then fine but if physical therapy, occupational therapy, message therapy or the like can help you then take it. Jewel weed counters poison oak and peppermint is soothing to an upset stomach. Capsaicin works on joint pain and menthol works on muscle pain. These things cost next to nothing don't cause harm to the liver and kidneys. Medicine has its place but so does the natural world around us. She's believes in using both where they are needed rather then exclusively using one.

Jon S.
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3 months ago

What you are describing is herbal remedies, not homeopathy. Homeopathy is a sugar pill that was once dipped in water that was shaken near an active ingredient.

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

This isn't as uncommon a situation as you might think. And then there are the anti-vaxxer pharmacists. In example: The pharmacist that left thousands of COVID vaccine dosages out to spoil because rather than just declining the shipment of lifesaving inoculations. A**HOLE!!

jjdubs W
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2 months ago

Actually, homeopathy has a rich and effective history. In the right hands (i.e., matching the correct type/dose to the person/situation), it can be pretty amazing. Ever used Arnica to treat an injury? I once bent back a fingernail on an overhead bin on an airplane. I showed the guy next to me and told him how the Arnica was going to help it. By the end of the trip, the purple color was receding.

Jon S.
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2 months ago (edited)

I'm actually going to eat some of my words on this one. I was curious so I googled 'arnic homeopathy cream' and there was one on the market that was only diluted to 6c rather than the standard 30c, so only 1 part per million rather than the typical 1 part per nonillion (I had to look up that word). It may be possible to get a therapeutic dose out of a 6c cream, I don't know (though it seems unlikely). Many though were 200c, so essentially just water and a binding medium.

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Perry Sologia
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2 months ago

Heard about the homeopathic suicide? Took 1/100 of the recommended dose.....

Marco Conti
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3 months ago

That is incredibly sad. Check out the history of homeopathy. It precedes modern medicine and it is based on archaic concepts with no connection to reality. Same with chiropractic.

Mieke
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3 months ago

Chiropractors might not heal, but they DO relieve pain, for sure!

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Michigan Guy
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2 months ago

no, she's not. if she were...actually...earning her money....as a pharmacist? cool, good, fine fine fine. but man? homeopathy? she's...dropped a little curly creme....onto the idea of being an actual pharmacist...

Shen89
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3 months ago

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

Sad

WorldNeedsReboot
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2 months ago

doctors push Big Pharma drugs to help symptoms. Many doctors don't know how to cure illnesses. Let they food by thy medicine...

Marie
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2 months ago

Homeopathic is a big word that means a lot of things. Plants that have extracts used in pharmaceuticals, and concentrated in pill form so people don't have to drink vile tonics and such. BUT NOT ALL homeopathic stuff is real, or works for everyone. Medicine may be a science, but it does have more than just roots in the homeopathic relm.

Jon S.
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2 months ago

Homeopathy has a very specific meaning. It comes from pathy "illness", and homo "same". It means treating an illness with something that causes the same symptoms. At least that's how it started, until the doctor who invented it decided that the lower the dosage the better until he started diluting the medicine so much that it literally was just left as water. And that is what all homeopathy is today, being treated with pills dipped in pure water. If it contains a plant extract, it isn't homeopathy.

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Nubis Knight
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2 months ago

I'm divided on this one: My scientist brain says that it's not scientific to use homöopathie but also that we don't know everything about science yet. So as long as it doesn't hurt and still heals some (even if only on placebo) I'm not against it. Big BUT now: But everyone asking for horrendous sums for Homöopathic medicines or Talks folk out of needed classic therapies should get sued.

Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Most homeopathic doses are not regulated, so the customer has no idea how much of the active ingredient they're ingesting. Some can be lethal for certain conditions.

Miss Cris
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2 months ago

How much? 0%

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Mazer
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3 months ago

There is some scientific basis in some homeopathy treatments, the fact of the matter is plants used to be our medicine cabinet.

Marie
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2 months ago (edited)

Please show us the "scientific basis" for homeopathy treatments... One of the best-selling homeopathic produce here in France is the Oscillococcinum, meant to fight "flu-like syndromes"... It's creation was based on whacky, now disprooved, ideas about what the flu virus was. Its creator decided to use something that looked like what he supposed was causing the flu. So this homeopathic treatment is made from... livers and hearts of ducks! (now we're all glad there's a ridiculous amount of dilution involved in the process, aren't we?)

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Anna McHugh
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2 months ago

Homeopathy has something going for it, depending on the illness. I think Germany has a thriving homeopathy industry because the products are really strictly controlled. More Germans go to a homeopath than to their GP.

Steve Venianakis
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3 months ago

Homeopathy works homey...take it from a former non believer.

Hannah Kirtley
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3 months ago

Homeopathy is good for SOME things, u can take herbs for indigestion, lots of salves and balms r homeopathy-based.. just because I'd rather take tea and some herbs for one thing doesn't mean I'm not gonna get vax'd and take meds for other things.

Jon S.
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3 months ago (edited)

This is not homeopathy you are describing, but herbal medicine. Herbs have active ingredients that can work in sub-medicinal doses. Homeopathy has no active ingredient at all.

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sofiananas
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3 months ago (edited)

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My mother works in the healthcare industry. My family was very traditional and didn’t want to try anything weird until there was no other option. Homeopathy saved my grandmother’s life (still in live) when traditional medicine couldn’t.When I was a baby, homeopathy was the only effective help for my severe allergy symptoms. I am grateful that my parents tried this. Also, my cat has been given 5 years more time (still living and eating these drugs) when the vet recommended to try homeopathy instead of killing. Today, I treat myself with both homeopathy and traditional medicines. Of the painkillers, Burana is the best for me, (more effective than a homeopathic remedy) but I can treat many other ailments with homeopathy. Many do not accept this but I would like people to dare to try homeopathy if necessary. Peace and love for tired pandas!

Reynard
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

No, didn't save your grandmother's life. People really need to look up exactly what homeopathy is. It is NOT herbal medicine. It was invented in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. There is literally nothing in the pills aside from sugar. There is a documentary featuring Richard Dawkins exposing the fraud of homeopathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yMoh0d42X4

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
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3 months ago (edited)

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Its easy to forget that most drugs have traditionally started out as a homeopathic cure that science proves it works or doesn't. People were chewing on willow bark for their headaches and Bayer figured out the chemical in the bark that made it work. We got aspirin. Mercury was used to treat syphilis until 1910 when it was proved to not affect syphilis and also kill you. We are going through a similar thing with marijuana right now. A lot of the cannabis based derivatives (CBD) are snake-oil because they are the wrong ones but good science is starting to nail down the right ones. If you eat a foxglove flower, it will kill you. However, you can extract digitalis from it and save someone's life with congestive heart failure. The purpose of drug tests is to find out if something we think helps actually does and get rid of the things that make things worse.

CP
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3 months ago

I don't think you understand what homeopathic means. The word you are looking for is natural cures. Homeopathic medicine is very small doses of a "natural" cure. The small dose is on the 1/1 millionth level. Basically they give you water mixed with a super tiny dose of something that will cause the same symptoms you have and then the body will use this to cure itself in some magical way. There is no science to support this hypothesis.

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laila
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3 months ago

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homeopathy/Chinese medicine isn't all bad and sometimes has real healing effects! but it shouldn't be a replacement for modern medicine.

CP
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3 months ago

Homeopathy was invented in Germany in the late 1700s. It is bad because people will use it as an alternative to actual medicine that could actually help.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I worked with a former airline PILOT who was/is a flat earther. He has since went back to being a pilot but I am not sure if he still thinks Earth is flat. When I pressed him on being a former pilot and believing malarkey he claimed the schools indoctrination into round earth didn’t work on him and that the pilots windscreen was a very thick and curved glass that made everything appear to be curved.

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Roger Haywood
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3 months ago

Flattards. You gotta love them. When I say love, I mean laugh at.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I remember a few Evangelists and one Catholic ( odd since most Catholics I know aren't creationists) in my major (geography) saying they knew the truth about the age of the earth, but had to lie on tests (classes like oil&gas, hydrology, geology,etc.) in order to get good grades.

How Christian are you when you break one of the 10 commandments and lie about your faith in order to get ahead?

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

You are a typical hypocritical kind

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions Last career I had, knew people who were flat earthers and moon landing deniers...we were all satellite communications engineers.

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I I
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3 months ago

flat earthers have members all over the globe , thats their FB quote

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I work with a medication aide that refuses to take medication and actively preaches god>medication. Apparently god isn’t paying her bills so she still keeps coming to work.

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Roger Haywood
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3 months ago

That is being a hypocrite.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I know someone who doesn’t believe in germ theory. We work for a company that builds water sterilization.

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Since when were germs classed as a theory?

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I worked with a wildland firefighter who was a climate change denier. We fought more wild fires. We got way more OT over 3 years. Yet didnt believe it was true science and started to complain he couldnt enjoy his summers due to work....lol

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

Not at all surprising. My farrier is a professional fire fighter (his group takes their rig all over the Western US to fight those epic fires) big climate denier. Great farrier.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I know a dude who works in the oil field who doesn't believe in dinosaurs. "Fossil fuels"

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Don't Look
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3 months ago

He’s not right obviously but fossil fuels aren’t actually dinosaur-based.

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I work with someone who thinks bloodletting is a cure-all.

I work in a children's cancer ward.

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Roger Haywood
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3 months ago

What is this? The dark ages?

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I work with a locomotive engineer who is a flat earther and also said that gravity is a hoax. I can laugh at the flat earth part but not believing in gravity on a fright train in the mountains seems a little crazy to me.

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Robert T
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3 months ago

Does he work on the ghost trains at an amusement park? (Just wondering what a fright train is)

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I work with two anti-vaxxers. They are nurses who work with elderly patients.

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Potatogamers2
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3 months ago

Are they vaccinated, contrary to their views? In the Netherlands they HAVE to have vaccinations.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I used to work with a geologist who used to think minerals ("crystals") could heal you even from cancer.

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Sian Edwards
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3 months ago

Which is hilarious because some minerals can cause cancer or are dangerously toxic. Asbestos and cinnabar, for example.

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#21

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I work in defense. No one there believes government creates jobs. We only get paid by government.

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Colin Matthews
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3 months ago

And by defence, we mean attack.just gotta push out the propaganda

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#22

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I work with a cancer biologist who fell for the alkaline diet hype. She got persuaded by somebody who is 1000x less educated in the matter than she is.

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Hadn't heard of this 'diet'

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#23

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I’m an aircraft mechanic and I work with a guy who believes in chemtrails.

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Guido Pisano
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3 months ago

well water IS chemical

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#24

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions My mom is a geologist and she worked with someone who was a young earth creationist. That person's excuse was "god created rocks that were 4.6 billion years old". I guess if it works it works, but that makes no sense to me

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

Hard to argue with a marshmallow

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions One of my teachers (it wasn't a biology teacher) made me do a homework to prove that dinosaurs aren't mammals as, for him, mammals are animals with lungs.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

I’d send _him_ to the principal’s office

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#26

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I worked with a guy who’s previous job had been designing missile launch systems who also thought the earth was flat, I’m not entirely sure how he slept at night

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Grumble O'Pug
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3 months ago

But is there night?

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#27

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I worked with someone who had a PhD in genetics but was young earth creationist. She couldn’t seem to comprehend phylogenetic diagrams, useless as supervisor to PhD students, seeing as she was incapable of discussing a number of highly relevant topics.

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

Honestly, research, publication and supervisory skills are totally different anyway. I know a number of PhDs who were horrific supervisors. One actually got banned by the department from taking female grad students as she was horrifically emotionally abusive to them and they had to scramble to find new supervisors. No one would ever warn the incoming students though.

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions My 4th grade science teacher and my 9th grade history teacher are moon landing deniers...

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Amelia Bedelia
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3 months ago

If someone tells you they don't believe in the moon landing, just look them dead in the eye and say "you believe in the moon?!?!?"

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30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I had to teach a historical geology class because the geologist who was supposed to teach is was a Young Earth Creationist.

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

Un-freakin-believable

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#30

30 People Share Stories About "Professionals" Who Had Some Controversial Opinions I've met a PhD in Chemistry from a top 5 university that was anti-vax. Their PhD work actually involved the analysis of heavy metals in an environment and how it impacted a childs likelihood to develop autism. I got into it with them, and they were able to reference a handful of scholarly papers to justify their stance.

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

Honestly, having a PhD myself, its not about intelligence but more about the ability to complete tasks on time. A lot of really smart people never finish cause they are either perfectionists or terrible at time management. And A LOT of scholars cherry pick information to fit their points of view

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