Friday, November 29, 2013

Changelog 2013-11-26 and ND Video

here, I summarize recent additions to my public naturopathy database.  I also link to an ND's video each changelog, quote from, and tag the video in some detail:

[Mission emphasis: I do this continuous exercise to expose the inherent fraud that naturopathy is logically, academically, commercially, legislatively / politically and clinically.  Hugely misleading category labels such as "science based" and "evidence based" "nonsectarian" are being placed upon what truly is science-exterior and even more so disproven sectarian / quack nonsense!  Then, the largest of betrayals toward the public occurs with highly orchestrated '.gov' endorsements of naturopaths as "licensed" and "professional."  Beware, the naturopathic licensed falsehood racket marches on!]

001. added:

the vitalism [science-ejected subset naturopathy] claims of:

ND Brush, Mastrich, Talebi;

NDs Goehner and Heinen;
ND Green;

the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians; 

ND Newell; 

ND Rampersad;
ND Ristimaki;

ND Shih;

ND Tonskamper;
ND Trebilcock;

ND Yash;

the 'science subset naturopathy' category claims of:

ND Bailey;
NDs Bast, Pronk;
NDs Brush, Mastrich, Talebi;

ND Catania;
ND Christopoulos;

ND Nenninger;
ND Neubauer;
ND Neuzil;    
NDs Nozari, Rahman, Sasson;

the 'vitalism is science-ejected' claims of:

D.M. Knight

the 'naturopathy is not science, is pseudoscience and / or quackery' claims of:

the National Review's Kevin D. Williamson writes 

"there is a far more significant assault on science under way at the hands 
of our allegedly secularist friends, thanks to the Affordable Care Act
provisions of which are going to be used to pour billions of dollars into
 quack medicine of every description under the guise of 
'non-discrimination' [ will] recognize the worst sort of quackery  
and pseudoscience, with no more regard for the scientific record than 
the most fervid young-Earth creationist, swami, or snake-handler [...] 
which means that such traffickers in pseudoscience as homeopathic  
healers, acupuncturists, herbalists, chiropractors, and the like will be 
covered under Obamacare, at least in states that recognize such  
quackery [...] their claims of efficacy have no more scientific 
support than does the Flintstones account of early human history  
[...] the theory of acupuncture is that health problems arise from
 inhibitions of the body’s vital energy, known as qi, which can be
 relieved by applying needles to specific points in the body. Qi, so
far as science can document, does not exist, and the anatomical 
points associated with traditional acupunctural therapy are, so far 
as science can document, of no special importance [...] the American 
version of qi is 'innate intelligence,' which was discovered by 
magnetic healer Daniel David Palmer in the 19th century. Palmer 
founded the practice of chiropractic to help straighten out problems
related to that innate intelligence. Like the practitioners of 
acupuncture, chiropractors work from the assumption that there 
are blockages of vitalistic energy. Never mind that this energy 
does not seem to actually exist, and that the blockages[...] that 
they claim to detect are not detectable [...] 

the problem is that credentialing in pseudoscientific sham fields 
such as naturopathic medicine [...with] its mystical claims and 
utter lack of scientific support [...] has nothing to do with 
medical benefit. As Dr. Stephen Barrett notes in his report 
on naturopathy, the U.S. Department of Education recognizes 
an accrediting agency for schools of naturopathic medicine, 
but: 'as with acupuncture and chiropractic schools, this 
recognition was not based upon the scientific validity of 
what is taught but on such factors as record-keeping, 
physical assets, financial status, makeup of the governing 
body, catalog characteristics, nondiscrimination policy, 
 and self-evaluation system' [...]";

002. video link and commentary:

ND Sensenig, of this Naturocrit Podcast episode, was filmed lecturing about the 'essentially naturopathic' in "Dr. Sensenig -- Philosophical Differences Between Naturopathic and Allopathic Medicine" [uploaded 2013-11-02; vsc 2013-11-26], and he states:

[tags: #NDSensenig #vitalism #vitalistic #theism #creationism #antiscience #antievolution #Lindlahrnaturecure #Kenthomeopathy #theessentiallynaturopathic #prana #supremeintelligence #vismedicatrixnaturae]
"[quoting Lindlahr] 'there are two prevalent but widely differing conceptions of life, or the nature of vital force, the material and the vital. The former looks upon life or vital force [] physical, material [...] chemical' [...the ND adds] this is 100 years ago [...] that's the basis of the scientific materialism of the 20th century, that's the argument that we all crawled out of the primordial soup [...that] molecules [...] got more and more complicated [...and back to Lindlahr] 'the vitalistic conception of life, on the other hand, regards vital force as the primary force of all forces, coming from the great central source of all life, this force which permeates, heats, and animates the entire created universe is an expression of the divine intelligence and the will, the logos, the word of the great creative intelligence [...] it is the divine energy that sets in motion [etc....electricity] it is intelligent energy [...] this intelligent energy can have but one source, the will and the intelligence of the creator or as Swedenborg expresses it the great central sun of the universe [...] this supreme energy [00.12.08...] crude matter, instead of being the source of all life [...] is but an expression of the life force, itself a manifestation of the great creative intelligence, which some call god, others nature, the oversoul, brahma, prana, the great spirit etc. [...] this supreme intelligence and power acting in and through every atom, molecule and cell in the human body which is the true healer, the vis medicatrix naturae [...] the healer within' [00.13.21...]

[the ND] two extremely different world views here [...evolution and science as] bottom up [...versus] creation [and HIS BELIEFS!] top down 

[...bottom up, which he disparages] is the same world view that says that consciousness [...] is itself an emergent phenomenon of the physical material universe [...which is] materialistic [...the position that] physical matter gets more and more complicated [...that] consciousness [...] is an emergent phenomenon of that physical universe [00.14.5]";

so, there's that antiscience 'essentially naturopathic' metaphysical, dualistic and religious point of view: that vitalism / vital force immaterialism, that is autoentheistic / divine-theistic / creationistic.  Reminds me of the class he taught me in 1998 full of all this sectarian crap falsely posed as science.
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