Friday, January 21, 2011

Regarding Marketplace and Homeopathy: Naturopathy Offers Silence As Defense of Their Science-Mislabeled Homeopathy [and we should picket their upcoming NPLEX testings!]

here, I remind that North American naturopathy claims that homeopathy is a clinical science [see 001., below]; then, I cite from two criticisms of that not-science-at-all [see 002., below]; then I muse [see 003., below]:

001. the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners [NABNE] states in "About NPLEX":

"the Core Clinical Science Examination now required by every state and province that regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine. [...] a case-based examination that covers the following topics [...included is] homeopathy."

Note: hey, NABNE's homepage has a 2011-02-01 through 2011-02-04 NPLEX exam set listed.  I suggest that skeptical activists demonstrate at these locations in the name of the public trust.

002. two criticisms of recent importance explicitly stating that homeopathy is a delusion:

002.a. in Canada 2011:

the CBC program Marketplace investigated homeopathy and schwacked it in a manner it truly deserves [someone has posted a Youtube clip of it].

002.b. in the UK 2009:

the UK government's investigation into homeopathy similarly schwacked it in a manner it truly deserves.

003. what has naturopathy said?

nothing specific, and I've looked.  I'll keep looking and perhaps I'll find something.

  now, if homeopathy truly was a science in a truly scientific sense, I'd think it would be quite easy to have both sources I've cited in 002. retract their schwackings once naturopathy presented the stuff that makes a science a science -- evidence.  But, that HUGE SILENCE speaks volumes concerning just how disparate actual science is from naturopathy's 'anything-is-scientific' evidenceless context.
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