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I actually know people in 21st century Aotearoa NZ who believe this stuff. You’d have to wonder how they got that way with all the peer reviewed science around them. I know that science can indeed discover more and redefine what it knows, but this is just over the top. One may as well believe in gnomes and such, at least it would be somewhat consistent. This stuff is the reason Kiwi parents should be educated in their choices. Otherwise this rubbish will be passed on and on through the generations to come.
“[Science] sees the heart as a pump that pumps blood through the body. Now there is nothing more absurd than believing this….” — Rudolf Steiner, PSYCHOANALYSIS AND SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY (Rudolf Steiner Press, 1990), p. 126. • “[T]he heart is indeed a sense organ for perceiving the blood’s movement, not a pump as physicists [sic] claim; the coursing of blood is brought about by our spirituality and vitality.” — Rudolf Steiner, AT HOME IN THE UNIVERSE (SteinerBooks, 2000), p. 84.
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This is disturbing reading. Quite similar to my experience.
Over the last decade, the University of Michigan Medical School has gotten into alternative medicine, adding IM to its curriculum and even having a fellowship in IM. At the time I first learned of this a few years ago, as disturbed as I was, I reassured myself that at least U. of M. seemed to be sticking to the milder woo, like acupuncture and massage. Then, while browsing the blogs last month, I came across reports by P.Z. Myers and Tufted Titmouse, both of which contained a link to the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine (UMIM) resource page. And what to my wondering eyes did appear? (Actually, I should rephrase that as, “What to my despairing eyes should appear?”) The answer: Anthroposophic Medicine. Yes, it’s anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner’s mystical, magical system that is the bottom of a lot of quackery and anti-vaccine beliefs.
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