This is a story about homeopathy, or to be a tad more precise, is a story about the deployment of homeopathy that illustrates how the embrace of the idea is not just bizarre but also absurd. Rabid Dogs and Homeopathy The Washington Post reports it as follows … A Canadian naturopath claims she treated a … Read moreHomeopathy: Treating 4 year old with saliva of a rabid dog
Homeopathy is having a very bad week. Given the observation that there is no credible evidence that verifies that it actually works, then this is not a surprise. This week there have been two Homeopathy items that have popped up in the news cycle. Let’s briefly cover each in turn. The UK’s National Health Service is … Read moreHomeopathy cancer paper withdrawn, lead authors arrested
Radio Canada Internation reports the reactions being made by many in response to a new course that offers to train you in quackery. They are not alone, other have deployed similar criticism. The course on offer is Homeopathy … Starting this fall, Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, will offer a diploma in homeopathy, a practice the critics … Read moreThere is a new college degree in quackery
Professor Edzard Ernst has a new book coming out that he has co-authored with Dr Kevin Smith, of Abertay University in Dundee entitled “More Harm Than Good?” (The link to a pre-order for it is here on Amazon, it comes out on 18th Feb). So this happened … speaking ahead of the publication of their new … Read moreProfessor Edzard Ernst at war with Prince Charles over homeopathy
The US Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on the selling of snake oil. If indeed homeopathy only consisted of a herbal tea or two to help alleviate a cold, then they would not have been too concerned, but unfortunately the landscape has changed and so they have been forced to respond to the … Read moreFDA cracks down on Homeopathy
As we all know, skeptics are completely and utterly infallible and never ever make any mistakes. Every single utterance articulated by every single skeptic is “truth” and must never be questioned … right? (If the above just tripped your “twat” alarm, then well done, it is in full working order). Edzard Ernst – 7 Common … Read moreDo skeptics get things wrong about …. homeopathy?