Thursday, June 2, 2011

Naturopathy Irrationality Microcosm - Australia's 'ND' Morick and the Science-Ejected Falsely Labeled Science

here, I cite from the web page of naturopath Morick of Western Australia [see 001., below]:

001. Morick, S. (BHSc ECNH 2009) states in "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2011-06-02]:

"naturopathic medicine uses the same scientific understanding of disease processes (anatomy and physiology) as conventional medicine [...] modern herbalism is an advanced scientific discipline [...] advanced scientific investigation has now also determined exactly [etc....the] main point of difference is that naturopathy fully acknowledges that all living beings contain a vital 'life force' that sustains them.  This life force may be referred to as 'chi', 'prana', 'spirit', 'etheric or astral body' or the 'vital force' [...]  the intangible, spiritual, energy dimension of each of us. This vital force has an aspect to it that induces our body to heal."

Note: so, I use the ND credential here with some caution, as credentials in Australia are a little different.  But the absurdity isn't: yes, science claimed upon the vitalistic-supernatural, which isn't within science or supported by science IN ANY MANNER.  Biology, particularly physiology, discarded vitalism several decades ago and science discarded supernaturalism from its contents a few hundred years ago.  Unless you are scientifically illiterate, as naturopaths often are.  Claiming that within a category is that which that category excludes is IRRATIONAL. 

It's fascinating that a supposedly "science" degree is ANYTHING BUT, essentially [iris diagnosis anyone?].
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