School for Fraud?

business_ethics_highlights_2The item below discusses criticisms of a Canadian college offering a degree in homeopathy. Homeopathy is an unscientific form of alternative healthcare treatment. The controversy arises specifically over the fact that the college in question is a publicly-funded institution, teaching what critics call quackery. But on the other hand, homeopathy is very popular. If lots of people want it, then lots of people will want to be trained to offer it. And if lots of people want to be trained, is it wrong for a college to take money to train them? Does it matter that homeopathy is scientifically unfounded?

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LINK: ‘A pseudo-science’: Outrage after Ontario government funds college program in homeopathy (by Sharon Kirkey for The National Post)

…”Homeopathy is a pseudo-science and this alone should be sufficient to reject the inclusion of such a program at a publicly funded institution,” Barrie physician Chris Giorshev wrote in a letter to Ontario’s minister of advanced education and skills development, Deb Matthews, as well as the community college’s board and president.

“There are at least 12 international organizations that have evaluated the literature and again and again they find homeopathy does nothing,”….

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