Thursday, October 7, 2010

The 'Reversal of Values' at Yale's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics?

here, I visit some web pages of Yale University [see 001. and 002., below]:

001. Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics states in "Member Directory" [vsc 2010-10-03]:

"Ather Ali: Assistant Director of Integrative Medicine, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Yale School of Medicine [..and who] also completed a NIH fellowship in complementary and alternative medicine research [...is] a clinician scientist trained in complementary medicine [...who is] often struck by the ethical issues arising from research in and the practice of non-mainstream medicine [...e.g.] the necessity of informed consent for 'unproven' therapies [..whose] daily activities often produce a number of ethical issues [(I bet)...who] received a BS in psychobiology from UCLA, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) [2003] from Bastyr University, and MPH from the Yale School of Public Health."

Note: ah, Bastyr's ND, what a great credential for physicianship wherein, ISYN, you must conform to 'the naturopathic irrationality standard' -- that within science is nonscience!

002. YICM also states:

002.a. via Smith, D.H., the YICB director, in "Welcome" [vsc 2010-10-03]:

"[at the] Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics [...] our primary focus has been, and will continue to be, biomedical ethics we are dedicated to the teaching of ethics [...] our main sources of support are the Office of the Yale Provost, the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, and The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation."

Note: when the 'good' is, by way of naturopathy, now its opposite as in 'the bad', bioethics ends up not having much sense and naturopathy has succeeded in doing to ethics what it has done to epistemology -- reversed meanings, wherein nonscience is science, and good is bad.

002.b. in "Mission Statement" states: 

"the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics exists to encourage informed discussion [...] we want to do all we can to support systematic inquiry and analysis in the Yale curriculum and community, as well as in the broader communities of the state, nation, and world."

Note: suggestion, look towards naturopathy, and clean up your house.

003. now, I know naturopathy as 'quite a load of nonsense':

So, overall, seems YICB is embracing naturopathic nonsense wrongly claimed to be scientific fact as a legitimate basis for physicianship.  I actually took a course at Yale Medical School while in ND school in CT, and though I think that ended, the UB-Yale-Griffith thing has been continuous.
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