gimpy’s blog calls the ARH press release stupid. I would go further. The Addenbrooks Hospital work referenced has nothing to do with homeopathy and for ARH to claim that it does is very clearly a lie. In fact, it has been known for a long time now that homeopathy is based on ideas that are demonstratably false, so it is no real surprise that homeopaths continue to mislead.
QuackWatch is a good place to get started on what homeopathy really is. Despite the fact that homeopathy is based on falsities, does the treatment alleviate a patient’s symptoms? Yes, to some degree…the famous placebo-effect. The Skeptic’s Dictionary has a a nice explanation for homeopathy and placebo, and also attempts to understand why even intelligent people are attracted to it. You may ask what’s the harm? Well, check out What’s The Harm?. And do we really want to base our society on lies? A return to magic and witch-doctors? I don’t think so.
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