From the HuffingtonPost:
HANOI, Vietnam — An acupuncturist who claims she can detect a man's virginity based on a small dot on the ear has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, where she is credited with helping to free three convicted rapists from prison.
Absurd? Ridiculous? Down right lunacy? All of the above?
ofcourse, she is not without her critics:
Shes an acupuncturist, right? Works with needles, needles are sharp, red spot, behind the ears, i.e. cannot be seen...
"Look, hes a virgin, he has red spot!"
*poke with hidden needle*
It seems medical breakthroughs that push the envelope and blur the barrier between fiction and common sense are all too often revealed in the courtroom. One has but to watch Boston Legal , or read the fantastic novels of John Grisham, which give a provocative view into the world of law, to know that science and medicine are for sale when it comes to testimony, to the highest bidder. For the right price, you can get any established, professional, to sign their name to the most absurd speculation in order to prove a clients innocence.
That, in essence, is the real issue. Money can buy anything, and endorsement, by the right individual, speaks volume for the cause, no matter how inane it appears to be.
Professionalism and ethics are dying traits in this world.