Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Homeopathy Awareness Week

Apparently the British Homeopathic Association, in BRITAIN, is calling June 14-21 as Homeopathy Awareness Week. Sounds good to me. People should be aware, but in the sense they were looking for hacking their wares.

Dr. Novella:

According to the British Homeopathic Association (does that mean the fewer members they have the more powerful the group?) June 14-21 is Homeopathy Awareness Week. I would like to do my part to increase awareness of homeopathy.

I would like people to be aware of the fact that homeopathy is a pre-scientific philosophy, that it is based entirely on magical thinking and is out of step with the last 200 years of science. People should know that typical homeopathic remedies are diluted to the point that no active ingredient remains, and that homeopaths invoke mysterious vibrations or implausible and highly fanciful water chemistry. I would further like people to know that clinical research with homeopathic remedies, when taken as a whole, show no effect for any such remedy.


Ah, make sure everyone you know, knows the know of homeopathy.

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