here, I cite from Peterson's “Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law and Social Work 2004” (ISBN 076891146x, 2003) [below, I will simply call this source “Peterson's”] which falsely labels UBCNM naturopathy 'professions-level science' [see 001., below]; while simultaneously labeling that program 'nonscience' i.e. essentially vitalistic and essentially supernatural [see 002.a., below]; then, I use UB's own web pages to show naturopathy's underlying essential nonscience context [see 002.b., below]:
001. Peterson's states in “University of Bridgeport College Of Naturopathic Medicine”:
001.a. per “profess”:
“the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine offers an intensive program of professional education leading to the doctor of naturopathic medicine N.D. degree [p.2119].”
Note: professional, INTENSIVELY professional. Supposedly.
001.b. per “scien”:
“during the first two years, studies include the foundation medical sciences […] the second two years are devoted to the clinical sciences such as [...] homeopathy […] the College offers state-of-the-art facilities through a newly renovated multidisciplinary Health Sciences Center, a complete outpatient medical center which includes treatment rooms, laboratories, X-ray capabilities, hydrotherapy facilities, and rehabilitation equipment under the supervision of naturopathic doctors […] each of the science courses [required for admission] must include a laboratory, must be passed with a grade of C or better, and must be a course offered for science majors […] a minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses is preferred [p.2119].”
Note: so the claim is that the foundation of the naturopathic is science. NOT! And homeopathy is not a clinical science, by far. Of course, UB places naturopathy categorically within the realm of health science anyway. And obviously UB demands science-expertise and -acumen from their incoming doctoral candidates! What's the point when...
002.a. Peterson's also states, on the same page:
“naturopathic medicine is grounded in the vitalistic tradition of medicine.”
Note: vitalistic, as in the “life force” figmentation or as I often express the whole thing, a belief in a 'purposeful life spirit' in charge of physiology. You are not informed that labeling the vitalistic scientific is about as accurate as labeling Creation Science scientific.
002.b. you can see what the actual context of UBCNM naturopathy is at UB's own web site:
the science-ejected vitalistic and supernatural sectarian irrationally labeled scientific. Folks, that is called pseudoscience, and I've often called it, because it is so irrational, a mind-fuck. Galore. In fact, I've even called it “cultic mystical weirdness” at a deposition.
Note: this book, that declares itself “the authority,” is full of false nonsense regarding UBCNM naturopathy. It is likely that MANY people were induced by it into studying naturopathy through its false labelings. Again, seems to me that the pages of this book should be regarded as false-advertisement space. Unfortunately for the unknowing public, the commerce is unfair and the State of Connecticut is quite complicit so ain't nothing going to be done about it: here's CT's own University system promoting naturopathic irrationality.
003. the professions:
adhere to the highest of ethical standards, credat emptor [let the buyer have faith]. But, obviously, naturopathy is so academically and institutionally incompetent and wacko [I'm being polite here] that the buyer shouldn't have any faith / trust in naturopathy at all. Because naturopathy does not tell the truth about itself.