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steiner’s medical idiocy

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The efficacy, if any, of Anthroposophical remedies is contingent on Steiner’s antiscientific conception of the human anatomy. Steiner’s descriptions of various bodily organs and their functions differ markedly from those found in medical textbooks. The heart, for instance, is not a pump, Steiner declared: “[Science] sees the heart as a pump that pumps blood through the body. Now there is nothing more absurd than believing this, for the heart has nothing to do with pumping the blood.” [8] Blood circulates of its own accord, thanks to the vital force it embodies. Likewise, Steiner taught that the brain is not involved in cognition. [9] True cognition, for Steiner, is the exercise of paranormal powers made possible when individuals develop “organs of clairvoyance.” [10] More…..from Waldorf Watch

I can’t see how one would come up with a statement “Blood circulates of its own accord, thanks to the vital force it embodies.”  Even worse, there are people in the Christchurch steiner community who believe this stuff. “ True cognition, for Steiner, is the exercise of paranormal powers made possible when individuals develop “organs of clairvoyance.”So what does the brain do if the medical profession is not to be believed? How did science get this so wrong? Mmm, you’d have to let go of critical thought to believe this stuff.

Written by wiremu shane

September 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm