Tag Archives: woo

Things I wish I had said or written #1

From the incomparable Ben Goldacre:

http://1023canada.scienceontheweb.net/blog.php?bid=102

 

Homeopathy works no better than placebo. Which means it has an effect. But an effect that can be delivered without costing a small fortune. Homeopathic remedies contain no active ingredient. Homeopathic remedies contain nothing of any medical benefit. Homeopathic remedies are a very, very expensive way of buying water or sugar. That’s it.

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Clarity and sense

All parents should read this, especially the ones who are being hounded by the likes of the AVN and hectored into putting their (and others’) children at risk. This debate shouldn’t even need to be happening now.