jts Posted January 30, 2017 Share Posted January 30, 2017 I'm going thru a bunch of videos by Dr. Mayfield on his youtube channel, most are about one hour. He posed an interesting hypothetical ethical question. Dr. Mayfield says on average the medical profession makes about one million dollars per cancer patient. Multiply that by the number of cancer patients. About one third or so of the population will get cancer in a lifetime, so I'm told. In a population of 300 million, perhaps a million per year. That works out to a lot of money for the cancer industry, a million times a million per year. Now imagine you are a doctor in the cancer industry and imagine you are an ass hole and you come up with a way to completely reverse cancer for ten thousand dollars per cancer patient. We will assume this is real and not quackery and your cancer patients are restored to health. Now you find yourself impaled upon a serious moral dilemma. You can get your cancer patients well and restored to health at affordable price and be a hero to your patients. But you thereby become a traitor to the cancer industry and maybe a danger to the very existence of the cancer industry. The cancer industry will fight back for its survival and they will put you down. You will have difficulty fighting them because you are one and they are many, and they have government on their side, and the full force of the law will descend upon you, and you probably will end up in prison as a criminal. At the least you will not be permitted to put the cancer industry out of business. And you can't blame the cancer industry, because they have a huge amount of business to protect, about a trillion dollars per year. As the saying goes, they are too big to fail. Or you can be a docile, obedient, spineless servant of the cancer industry and go along to get along and enjoy a respectable, secure, lucrative life. How would you proceed? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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