When I published systematic deconstructions of 25 pseudoscientific claims about Hindu traditions, I felt I had overdone it. ‘I should’ve gone 5 or 10 at a time.’, I thought to myself. Yes, I did say that Hinduism is a goldmine and it wouldn’t be too long before more claims of that kind are made for me to refute, but one can never be too sure. Turns out my apprehension was for nothing. Hinduism has achieved the stature of being a self renewing source of bullshit.
‘Ayurveda is awesome. It is a brilliant medicine system that originated in this mystical land called India. Unlike western medicine, it doesn’t have any side-effects. It is made only from natural and organic material. It can cure anyone of anything. It can fix every illness known to mankind, even the ones that have stumped western scientists. Ayurveda can cure cancer. With so many obviously good qualities attributed to this wonderful creation of the ancients, it’s surprising to see the rest of the world hasn’t already accepted it as the default medicine system. Why on earth is that?’