Good job Australia! According to The Telegraph:
The group, Friends of Science in Medicine, says universities have been trashing their reputations by teaching “quackery” and pseudoscience. Almost half of Australian universities offer courses in alternative medicine, including Chinese herbal remedies, chiropractics, homoeopathy, naturopathy, reflexology and aromatherapy.
The Australian group has written to university vice-chancellors, saying they should back evidence-based science rather than give “undeserved credibility to what in many cases would be better described as quackery”.
I believe this would be terrific. This is so much attention to these nonsense “disciplines” in the public, but people are fooled by the snake oil sellers, who offer youth, health and what not. There’s a huge cult of “grandma’s potions” in Russia. A lot of people rely on herbs and neglect going to the real doctor and then die, because the herbs don’t work. I believe this situation has to be changed and Australian scientific community sets a decent example for scientific communities all over the world.