Thinking Straight Archive:

Illegitimate Chiropractic

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  An article appeared recently in the JCCA (no, I do not read that journal, someone sent me the article over the internet). In criticizing the philosophical chiropractors, a chiropractic DABCO made the following statement: …


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Diagnosis and Chiropractic

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     Recently I had an opportunity to talk to a group of about 100 students at a chiropractic college, one that is not known for being straight, either traditional or objective. This particular group was …


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A Philosophical Question

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An interesting philosophical question was presented to me by a group of students. Why are the students always the ones to raise the insightful questions? Do we stop thinking once we get out of chiropractic …


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Manipulative Medicine

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It amazes me how we can hear something and it will not impress us until we have heard it three or four or even ten times. This is a great reason why we should not …


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Ad Hominum Arguments and Straw Man Arguments

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There is a growing rift between the chiropractic philosophers (“the innatists” as one chiropractor calls us) and the chiropractic scientists (those that want to place chiropractic on the playing field of science). The argument, however, …


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Chiropractic Commentary

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You would think I had nothing else to read or nothing else to write about inasmuch as I am devoting an article on a number of articles in the tabloid that describes itself as “The …


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Is Chiropractic a Health Profession?

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Excerpt from another soon-to-be-published book on Chiropractic Philosophy The title presents an excellent question, one that has been the topic of considerable discussion among the straight community. First, we need to get the legal aspects …


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Is Chiropractic A Health Profession?

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[Excerpt from another soon-to-be-published book on Chiropractic Philosophy] The title presents an excellent question, one that has been the topic of considerable discussion among the straight community. First, we need to get the legal aspects …


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Force Restoration vs. Matter Improvement

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Over the years various chiropractic speakers have divided the profession into two groups.  The earliest division, of course, was straights and mixers.  What you did with your hands determined the group which you belonged.  If …


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Thoughts on the Chiropractic Objective

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One of the greatest breakthroughs in the practice of chiropractic, during its 103-year history, has come about by the decision to define chiropractic by its objective.  Up until the early seventies, there were numerous ways …


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