Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Homeopathy in bad weather

As a result of recent findings that concluded homeopathy is nothing more than wishful thinking, otherwise known as placebo, Steven Novella reports:
Homeopathy is on the ropes in the UK. Earlier in the year The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (STC) released a report, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy, essentially saying that homeopathy is bunk and should no longer be supported. Recently representatives of the British Medical Association (BMA) condemned homeopathy as “witchcraft.”
And he continues:
Now the BMA is going one step further – calling for a ban on homeopathy in the UK. They do not want homeopathy to be illegal, but they want a ban on any National Health Service (NHS) support for homeopathy.
This, of course, is good news. Everybody should have the right to throw away his/her money by spending it on therapies that do not work. That proposition does not mean the rest of us should pay for their gullibility.

Update: According to Pharyngula there is a video that:
will hurt your brain, but don't worry, the pain will make you stronger. This is a mashup of a few homeopaths rationalizing their baloney, mixed in with Star Trek technobabble.
Then he comments on the above story:
There is a corrective: good news. British skeptics have been working hard to fight homeopathy, UK doctors have called for a ban on homeopathic 'medicines', and the doctors have voted to make homeopathy unsupported by the national health service! Reason triumphs for once!
 Sanity at last?

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