Why do some people use the ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE category to constantly defame any alternative medicine answers?

The definition of "alternative medicine" is: Any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine". Yet some people here vehemently disparage and attack any answers that legitimately fall within the ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE category. Not only that, it is always the... show more The definition of "alternative medicine" is: Any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine".

Yet some people here vehemently disparage and attack any answers that legitimately fall within the ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE category. Not only that, it is always the same group of people that engages in this activity.

In addition, these folks never offer a valid answer to the alternative medicine questions asked but enjoy insulting the contributors that do provide legitimate answers.

So what is their purpose? It appears that it may be much more than just a desire to disagree.

What do you think?
Update: Thank you to everyone that participated. I completely agree with the fact that it is more productive to express a point of view calmly and clearly, highlighting the positives of the approach we advocate, instead of disparaging and insulting the ones with an opposing perspective. Participation and disagreement... show more
Thank you to everyone that participated.

I completely agree with the fact that it is more productive to express a point of view calmly and clearly, highlighting the positives of the approach we advocate, instead of disparaging and insulting the ones with an opposing perspective.

Participation and disagreement are not the problems here. The problem is intolerance towards the ones that disagree.
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