“It’s not normal to be average.” —Reggie Gold
We are all originals. We may have two eyes, a nose, and a mouth in common, but all of these features are unique to each of us. This uniqueness makes us individuals. Being aware of your unique and individual needs can lead you to make more positive choices that can lead to greater results.
There is nothing abnormal about being normal, but there is ambiguity in being average.
When we do what is considered average, it can be a cause to our quality of life being average.
Doing what everyone else does can get us stuck in the the bell curve of mediocrity because we are all different and unique. Being okay with being average can be considered an inductive way of living.
Inductive reasoning is a thought process for creating conclusions based on a prediction from observing something that is true. It’s a great way to create hypotheses and theories in the scientific model when variables are known and consistent.
Physiology has unknown variables and if you don’t have all the variables within quantifiable context, you have less than one hundred percent of the variables to prove the hypothesis. Looking at the definition of empirical research, “based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic,” you need to have verifiable or all known variables in order to produce the quantifiable conclusion.
Human beings have a state of being that cannot be measured or quantified within a research study. There are many internal and external factors that cannot be accounted for every time you are dealing with physiology. When all factors are not included, you can have false positives or false negatives. People are different from each other and the law of individuality should be recognized when we applying a hypothesis or theory to the human body.
Recognizing that inductive reasoning to prove a statement or hypotheses about the human body may be true, but may not due to unknown variables, is a step in the right direction of thinking.
Can inductive reasoning or empirical research fit within the chiropractic paradigm?
In order to allow the shortcomings of inductive reasoning or empirical research to fit the unknown variables within human physiology, you need more than one way to conclude statements or hypotheses to complete the whole picture. If inductive reasoning has short comings and is the opposite is deductive reasoning, then utilizing deductive logic along with the inductive method can help complete your position when it comes to human physiology.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.