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Susie, you give the game away by describing medical doctors as "allopathic," a term invented by Samuel Hahnemann, the great lord of modern quackery. But I'm curious to know how you'd argue that naturopaths *aren't* quacks. They rely on a vitalist theory of health and disease that's refuted by organic chemistry; they push contradictory "therapies" that lack any scientific basis; and they urge patients to avoid medical practices (like vaccination) that prevent actual diseases and save lives. "Quack" isn't a synonym for "inept"; there are indeed inept doctors, but medicine itself -- unlike naturopathy -- is not a form of quackery.
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