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Winchester SitP – Martin Robbins, Bad Science in the Developing World

How did I not know this about Organic farming?

Did you know that the Soil Association promotes homeopathy for the treatment of organically farmed livestock? [...]

Q E D

Quod erat demonstrandum : That which was to have been demonstrated.

I wonder what that could be ?

Any ideas ?

Winchester’s MP Steve Brine supports Homeopathy Motions!

I can’t remember what exactly but something on Twitter alerted me to a Merseyside Skeptics blogpost about Early Day Motions in support of Homeopathy. I clicked a few links and found to my horror that my new MP was a signatory to all four of them. Mark Oaten may have had his issues but he [...]

Give Homeopathy Another Push…

… preferably off a funding precipice.

Let’s give the government another push and get some extra weight behind the recommendations of the Commons Science and Technology Evidence Committee.

They reported the absence of efficacy beyond placebo of homeopathy and that it should not be funded via the NHS.

“To maintain patient trust, choice and safety, the Government should [...]

10:23 How Much Do You Really Know About Homeopathy ?

Many people believe homeopathy is “herbal medicine” or simply “all-natural remedies”. Few people realise homeopathy has been proven not to work; even fewer know it involves substances so dilute that there’s nothing left in them. Homeopathy takes advantage of this uncertainty to sit alongside real, proven medicines on the shelves of our major pharmacies.

Homeopathy [...]

So What Wouldn't Boots Sell?

In response to recent questions from the House of Commons parliamentary science watchdog about Boots’ insistence on selling homeopathic preparations, their chief pharmacist Paul Bennett admitted:

“I have seen no evidence that these products are efficacious. It’s about consumer choice and a large number of our customers think they work.”

and added that he thought [...]

10:23 Sign Up

We critically thinking, rational types are well aware that the reason why homeopathy doesn’t work beyond the placebo effect is because, in all probability, there are bugger all active ingredients in any remedy above 15C. In fact, the scientifically unproven technique of like curing like means that even the remedies below 15C, that might just [...]

Woo of the Week

This week’s winner of the illustrious Woo of the Week trophy is :

That all-time crackpot pseudomedicine : Homeopathy !

Rating : Risibly crass.

Why is it Woo of the Week Dave ? Good question. Well I’ll tell you. Let’s hit the bullet points here :

Uses the magical idea of the so-called Law of Similars [...]