STRANGER—What do you do?
ME—I publish an educational website about chronic pain.
STRANGER—Wow, great! I'm a naturopath! What’s your website?
ME—Hmm, you might not like it. It’s very science-y.
THE “DOCTOR”—Oh, but naturopathy is all about the science.
Awkward … 🎶
Obviously my mistake was saying “you might not like it.” I should have just said, “PainScience.com, hope you like it!” (Hey, you never know, there’s about 3% chance she would.) But I was distracted and in a rush and just blew it, just flung the door wide open for a “debate”… which she then attempted, while I was buying groceries. All I could do was extricate myself as fast as humanly possible.
I absolutely refuse to try to change people’s minds about anything directly (personal debunking is futile). But, for the record, my position is that naturopathy is quackery, of course.