Did Rupert Sheldrake make a factual error?
An editor at TED seems to suggest that Rupert Sheldrake made a factual error in his talk "The Science Delusion" when he said governments "ignore complimentary and alternative therapies." She writes:
"Sheldrake says that governments do not fund research into complementary medicine. Here are the US figures on NIH investment in complementary and alternative medicine 2009-2010: http://nccam.nih.gov/about/budget/institute-center.htm "
At the NIH link we find that the NIH invested $441,819, 000 in complimentary and alternative medicine in 2011.
But the total NIH budget is about $31,000,000,000 or $31 billion.
This means the NIH invested about 1.425% of its budget in complimentary and alternative medicine in 2011.
To what extent have other governments funded research in complimentary and alternative medicine?