Friday, February 24, 2017

Connecticut's Colchester Public Schools: Modern Science Standards That Refute Naturopathy's Central Premise

here, the Next Generation Science Standards that expressly contradict naturopathy's core premise:

001. colchesterct.org hosts the National Academies Press publication, authored by authored by the Board on Science Education's Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards, "A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas" [2016 archived; 2012 NAP], which states:

"science is replete with ideas that once seemed promising but have not withstood the test of time, such as the concept of the 'ether' or the vis vitalis (the 'vital force' of life)"; 

meanwhile, naturopathy falsely poses such as science, even at .gov outlets.  The Colchester public high school is Bacon Academy.  A Board of Education document, "Colchester Board of Education Meeting Agenda Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016", states: "on November 4, 2015, the CT State Board of Education unanimously approved the Next Generation Science Standards for our state. Tonight two science teachers, Jill
Levasseur, of Bacon Academy, and Kristina Ngai, of William Johnston, will join me in
explaining what the new standards are and how Colchester will be moving toward
implementation of changes in practice, disciplinary core content, and crosscutting
concepts."  And it's amazing: the State of Connecticut's science standards expressly point out that the naturopathy's school in the state of Connecticut actually using the categorical label "science" upon naturopathy, is in violation of the NGSS by way of their "vital force" [see p. 332] essential premise.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SciAm on Homeopathy: 'No Scientific Evidence They Work'

here, a little snippet:

001. at Scientific American, Sheila Kaplan writes in "Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say" (2017-02-21):

"despite a lack of scientific evidence that homeopathic remedies work, they are ubiquitous";

yet naturopathy still claims "scientific" upon this bogus pharmacy.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chicago's James Wadsworth: The PK-8 Elementary School that Refutes Naturopathy's Central Premise

here, an example of just how BAD naturopathy doctoral supposed SCIENCE education is.  Naturopathy's central premise does NOT meet the science standards of a public ELEMENTARY school.  In fact, it is used as an EPITOME of the science-ejected:

001. in "Mr. Pannha Sann, M.Ed.", at wadsworthstem.com, we see a public school science teacher in action. We're told:

"Wadsworth STEM science curriculum is developed with guidance from NGSS and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) [...] 'science is replete with ideas that once seemed promising but have not withstood the test of time, such as the concept of the 'ether' or the vis vitalis (the vital force of life)' [...with the citation] 3 Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices." A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012"; 

hear, hear.  Wow!  Six years have gone by since the NAP published this summary of an ejected idea from biology and yet naturopathy maintains 'science subset vitalism' at the DOCTORAL level.  Just wow.

Monday, February 20, 2017

NUHS (fake science) Says We Need More Naturopaths (fake scientists)

here, it always amazes me how they get away with it:

001. NUHS has the ND Biscoe authored '.edu subset science subset naturopathy' page "Why We Need More Naturopathic Doctors in America in 2017" (2017-02-01) [2017 archived] which argues:

"naturopathic medicine doctors (NDs) [...] with demand for this type of holistic care growing, there is certainly a need for more trained NDs [...] more and more states are beginning to recognize the value of naturopathic medicine to their citizens [...] more people than ever are seeking forms of natural health care treatments and are choosing naturopathic doctors as their main source of primary care [...]";

ah, a claim that there is growth.  But, one interesting metric is Google's Trends which, when I search the term "naturopathic", gives me this contrary context -- what I see as diminishment:
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And of course, with naturopathy turning science on its head and falsely categorizing nonscience as science, what kind of "value" is such a reversal of values?