Monday, September 21, 2009

Naturopathy's Essential Cultic Vitalism, NDNR 2009-09 - Co-Author Loomis, M. (ND NCNM) & Publisher Talman, D. (ND SCNM):

the current issue of Naturopathic Doctor News and Review [NDNR] has two interesting statements regarding naturopathy's essential vitalism [a science-ejected concept]:

001. the NDNR article "Nurturing the Child's Well-Being [...]" (Vol. 5, Issue 9) by Loomis, M. (ND NCNM) and Luvmour, J. (PhD ?) states:

"the organizing principle [OP]. There is an organizing principle in each stage of childhood [...] the organizing principle is a life force [vitalism] that determines the general ways in which human energy, capabilities, inclinations, and interactions are structured and act. The goal of each organizing principle [p.001] is optimal wellness [p.004]."

Note: so we have OP = LF.

002. in this same issue, NDNR publisher Tallman, D. (ND SCNM) states:

"the axiom 'the faith of a child' has its place in medicine as physicians rely on faith in the vis [vitalism] while making therapeutic decisions [...] physicians [should] understand and have child-like faith in the vis [p.003]."

003. I don't know about you, but I don't believe that a supposed physician [ND] should be approaching a supposedly fundamental premise of a supposed profession with the mentality of a child:

Vitalism -- naturopathy's vis medicatrix naturae / life force: some call it faith, some call it belief - I call it ignorance. Naturopathy mainly calls it a scientific fact, which it isn't.

I caution: overall, to take one's mentality into such an credulous realm resembles the thought-control of so many cults, which infantilize and subjugate call critical thought.

This is thought reform, and it is pernicious.
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