Examine the dangers of beliefs based on non-empirical ways of learning about the natural world. Review the “Ways of Knowing” document to gain an understanding of how the empirical/scientific approach compares to other ways of knowing what is true about the natural world.

Topic: Alternative medicine
Evaluating arguments and evidence.
For this week’s discussion board, you will examine the dangers of beliefs based on non-empirical ways of learning about the natural world. First, review the “Ways of Knowing” document to gain an understanding of how the empirical/scientific approach compares to other ways of knowing what is true about the natural world.
Then, visit the website (http://whatstheharm.net) to see the possible negative outcomes of beliefs that are not based on an empirical/scientific approach to knowledge.
For your post, do the following:
Read the anecdotes for one of the topics listed on the website.
Describe which approach the anecdotes seem to rely on (i.e., empirical, reason, authority, intuition).
Explain how you would evaluate the evidence for that topic using an empirical/scientific.
Be aware that this website needs some updating and that not all topic areas have active
Examine the dangers of beliefs based on non-empirical ways of learning about the natural world. Review the “Ways of Knowing” document to gain an understanding of how the empirical/scientific approach compares to other ways of knowing what is true about the natural world.