Saturday, April 3, 2010

Naturopathy As An Academic Ponzi Scheme

here, I muse on North American naturopathy's similarity to Ponzi-style, falsehood-based, inevitably-going-to-collapse investment schemes -- particularly as such exists academically:

001. first, some thoughts:

quite a huge amount of money flows through ND programs, while overarching the entire ND enterprise is the huge ND academic absurdity that labels what is profoundly not scientific as indeed academically within the category science / medical science / health science. Like a Ponzi scheme, the situation cannot be maintained: education consumer damages from naturopathy's essential academic falsehood inducement [e.g., come study 'this branch of medical science though essentially based upon the hugely science-ejected for decades', I believe, must monetarily exceed the collective assets of these naturopathy schools' and organizations'.  

Basically: from an ounce of falsehood, you get a resulting pound of harm.

001. per Ponzi scheme:

001.a. Wikipedia defines a Ponzi scheme as:
"a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned [...] the system is destined to collapse because the earnings, if any, are less than the payments to investors."

001.b. I'll adapt the above to naturopathy:

"naturopathy is a fraudulent academic operation that trades upon a scientific status / label it does not fundamentally occupy.  Monies are accepted from trusting education consumers by North American ND-granting academic institutions with the expectation that the operation's scientific status is not an academic falsehood.  But, naturopathy is fundamentally false [e.g. naturopathy's essential vitalism is not as claimed science but in fact science-ejected].  Since the damages due those hundreds swindled over the past decade likely exceed the assets and tuition income of these ND-granting schools and political organizations, naturopathy has already, as a system, collapsed."

002. but, turns out, you can write in detail to the regulation authorities, and nothing yet happens.
Post a Comment