Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
firecat

Grrrrr

I'm a member of audible.com and they sent me a $10 gift certificate, so I went in search of $10 audio works to download. I decided to look in "Science" and I am now looking at The Bible Cure for Autoimmune Diseases in which "Dr. Don Colbert offers a natural, scriptural plan for your complete recovery from autoimmune disease."

Now. I don't diss faith healing per se (the placebo effect is mighty, after all, and I've done shamanic healing, although I'm not claiming it cured anything physical). But WHAT IS IT DOING IN THE 'SCIENCE' CATEGORY? The only kinds of faith healing books that belong in the science category are books about how and why it works.

Some of the reviews are amusing. I like the one that says "Not nearly as good as 'The Bible Cure for Gullability', which is very direct in its theme of blaming the victim for their lack of faith" and the one whose title is "We need a zero star rating." (Unfortunately, you have to buy and download the book to review it.)

ETA:

To audible.com's credit, they responded to my complaint within 15 minutes:
While I was unable to find the specific book you mentioned I did notice a few books that shouldn't be in the Science category. I apologize for this and will be notifying the content department to begin a review of the listings to ensure they are all accurately categorized.
It will be interesting to see if they follow up.

My complaint was:
I was looking in the Science category of your site and discovered books titled "The Bible Cure for..." It is clear these are books on faith healing, which may work for some people but is not science. Why are these books in the Science category? I notice these books have very poor customer reviews, and their inappropriate inclusion in the Science category might be causing this since customers buying these books out of this category may have expectations that the books can't deliver.
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