I accept the criticisms of alternative medicine presented, but the author's view of modern medicine and scientific theory is rather Pollyanna. To wit: "The last fallacy is worth exploring further, as science is often portrayed as a closed shop, when in fact the scientific community lovingly embraces those mavericks who can find evidence to support their claims."
This statement is patent nonsense and exhibits a nonexistent, idealized view of the scientific community that ignorant of history and ignores corruption. One wonders if the ever heard of Semmelweis.
The most enlightening portion of the book for me pertains to the complete inefficacy of acupuncture. I did not realize how intensely it had been studied.