Straw Man Arguments

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The other attack on straight chiropractic is that, “It is dangerous because they do not diagnose.” This straw-man attack has been going on for years. The scientists set up the false argument that philosophical chiropractors accept patients to cure all of the diseases and that they do not diagnose and refer out cases, hence they are a danger. They know that the philosophers do not claim to cure all diseases or any diseases. You are only a danger if you pretend to be able to cure any or all diseases without diagnosing them. Philosophical chiropractors do not do that and the scientists know that.

The above arguments have created a political and cultural war in chiropractic rather than an open discussion and exchange of ideas. The educational institutions, the profession, the scientific community and the public are the ultimate victims of this war.

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