Sunday, February 15, 2009

Naturopathy's [false] Superscience / Science-experise Claim - Burnett & Burnett (NDs Bastyr) 2009:

here, I cite the 'science-expertise' words of two NDs regarding their naturopathy education [see 001.a., below]; and then show how this claim is completely bogus [see 002., below]; with emphasis that the 'math of the sCAM' is obvious:

001. NDs Burnett, M. (ND Bastyr 2003) and Burnett, R. (ND Bastyr 2004) state in "Naturopathic Medicine":

001.a. naturopathy's science-expertise / superscience position:

"naturopathic physicians (NDs) are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of naturopathic medical modalities [...having studied] the basic medical sciences [...] naturopathic medicine [...is a] science [...] naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances [...our methods include the] scientific [...we study] the same basic sciences as an M.D. [...] naturopathic medical education comparative curricula [...per the] curriculum directory of the Association of American Medical Colleges [...] basic and clinical sciences [comparison...] NCNM: 1543; Bastyr: 1639; JH: 1771; YL: 1420; ST: 1383 [...] naturopathic medicine [...is] as new as the latest discoveries in biochemical sciences [...we have] an ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research [...] naturopathic philosophy serves as the basis for naturopathic practice."

Note: NDs claim that the principles of naturopathy -- their basis -- survive scientific scrutiny [are scientific], and that overall, NDs have 'science expertise', as measured by 'science course hours' GREATER than many Ivy League MD programs. Science, science, science!!!

001.b. in this same web document, these NDs also state -- after having stated that naturopathy's principles survive scientific scrutiny -- the PRIMARY premise of naturopathy, per:

"naturopathic principles: [#1] the healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae [HPN-VMN]: naturopathic medicine recognizes an inherent self-healing ability in the body that is ordered and intelligent [...] this healing ability [...#3] stimulate the healing power of nature: support the bodies [sp., body's] natural healing mechanisms [...] homeopathic medicine [...] works on a subtle yet powerful electromagnetic level [!!!], gently acting to strengthen the body's healing and immune response [BHIR]."

Note: though this is naturopathy's central premise, nowhere on this page is an ACTUAL / TRANSPARENT definition of naturopathy's central premise given -- in CONTEXT. Instead, these NDs choose to CODE vitalism in other-than-honest language.

002. HPN-VMN-BHIR is, truly and essentially -- in context, as honestly expressed -- the science-ejected premise of vitalism [life force, vital force, chi / qi, dynamis, prana etc.]:

so, you ARE NOT being INFORMED HONESTLY and by no means scientifically, while these NDs state on this web page that they have studied "ethics" in addition to their supposed EXTREME science-expertise.

003. the math:

naturopathy is a complete sCAM in stating that 'the vitalistic [coded] science-ejected' is scientific!!!

Note: what's interesting too is the complete lack of the term "spirit" on this web page, since spiritism is an essential naturopathic principle.

Honesty, on the other hand, appears optional.
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