I’ve had a couple of rants on here about the fact that things like acupuncture and naturopathy are still being taught as university courses, and further as BSc…s (I refuse to use an apostrophe there), despite the lack of science that’s on their side and the irony of educational establishments ignoring the point where education on these topics gets you logically. I’d like to link you to an interesting article about a woman who attended an acupuncture course, and subsequently dropped out. It’s an interesting insight into the world of teaching speculation as fact, and it’s fascinating to take in, at least from my perspective.
Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to look back on an education system that ignores what education should be about and reflect that things have gotten so much better. For now all I can do is hope that people don’t fall into what is basically an institutionalized scam, and by that I mean in the legal sense, not in the ‘this scam is crazy, put it in there next to Killer Croc’ kind of way, no matter how interesting it would be to see someone try to teach a course about sticking people with sharp objects in Arkham Asylum.