Monday, July 31, 2017

former-ND Hermes Receives a BU Cease And Desist Letter Containing a False Categorical Science Claim

here, naturopathy never seems to amaze me.  When it can't win in terms of a contest of ideas, in engages in legal thuggery:

001. at naturopathicdiaries.com, former-ND Hermes and Bastyr graduate writes in "Bastyr University Sent Me a Cease and Desist Letter" (2017-07-28):

"on Friday, July 21, 2017, I received a cease and desist letter from Bastyr’s lawyer, which alleges I have defamed the university by making willfully false statements that hurt its reputation. They are demanding that I remove purported defamatory material from the internet. You can read the letter below [...and in that letter we're told] Bastyr is  a  nonprofit,  private  university  that  has  been developing  leaders  in the natural health arts and sciences for over 35 years.  Our client offers more than 20 degree and  certificate programs  and  prides  itself  on its rigorous science-based course  offerings."

002. well, let's easily REFUTE that 'categorically science' claim:

002.a. there's the page "What is a Homeopathic Remedy?" up since 2012, which states:

"homeopathic medicines assist your body in its natural direction toward healing through a principle known as 'like curing like,' in which the medicine resembles the symptoms [... and it speaks of] how they work in the body [...and how] they are particularly effective [...] and it is signed] Ryan Robbins, ND, naturopathic physician and resident at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, the teaching clinic of Bastyr University."

But, in terms of science, that's bullshit, broadly speaking.  And it should not be getting advocacy in a 'science-based teaching clinic.'
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