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Florida Board of Governors Votes Down FSU Chiroquackery
2005.01.27 (Thu) 23:35
We were happy to see the headline in the Miami Herald tonight that read "State board kills chiropractic school at FSU." According to that article:
Florida's Board of Governors today killed a proposal to set up the nation's first chiropractic college at Florida State University, a move that puts the board squarely at odds with the Florida Legislature.
Legislators last year guaranteed $9 million a year for the chiropractic college at FSU, but the Board of Governors asserted that it alone has the power under the state Constitution to approve or deny any new degree programs at the state's 11 public universities. The board was created by a constitutional amendment that voters approved in 2002.
The board voted against the college by an 11-3 margin, as a majority of members questioned the need for the program and whether it fit into FSU's mission to become a nationally recognized research university.
We have been covering this story for a while, as have some fellow rationalists — CodeBlueBlog, Rhosgobel, FSUblius, Quackwatch, and Quackfiles among them. As our tagline says, we are always happy when science, reason, and logic win out over bullshit. There may be monetary or political repercussions for FSU, but the Board of Governors has done the right thing, and for that they should be proud. Of course, this may not be over — the purveyors of medical bullshit in Florida will likely not give up, and similar tactics may be attempted in other states as well. But for now, we'll be grateful for the win.
You can also read our other Rants on the FSU chiropractic proposal, which further detail our position.
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