Friday, August 20, 2010

Five Naturopaths Misleading the Public About Science - Three Web Pages

here, I use toward this search: >naturopathic objective all other branches<.  I quote from NDs from the first page of results [see 001., below] and I explain why what they're saying misleads the public about the contents of science [see 002., below]:

"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science [...] a licensed naturopathic doctor (N.D.) attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. [...NDs have] an ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art scientific research [...and embrace] the latest discoveries in biochemical sciences [...] is naturopathic medicine scientificYes."

Note: so, these are Bastyr NDs and they tell us 'science, science, science.'

002. ND Ratte, P. (ND NCNM 1997) at a site hosted by the University of Minnesota states in "Naturopathy" [vsc 2010-08-20]:

"naturopathic medicine is a science-based tradition [...] the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) defines naturopathic medicine as 'a distinct system of  primary health care [...a] science [...] naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles upon which its practice is based. These principles are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances' (AANP, 1998) [...] naturopathic practitioners are trained as general practitioners specializing in natural medicine. They cooperate with all other branches of medical science."

Note: so, this NCNM ND states 'science, science, science.'

003. ND Williams, M. (ND SCNM) states in "About Naturopathy" [vsc 2010-08-20]:

"naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science."

Note: again, there is the strong claim that within science is naturopathy from the SCNM ND.

002. ah, but the essentially naturopathic, what is within those principles defining naturopathy [thank you State of Oregon for exploiting us all], is actually science ejected, specifically:

002.a. vitalism is science-ejected.

002.b. supernaturalism is science-ejected.

003. naturopathy's claim that the science-ejected is scientific is nonsense, and in that sense, naturopathy is undermining the public understanding of science SYSTEMATICALLY.  It's as rational as saying that something is what it hugely is not.
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