Thursday, March 5, 2015

thestar.com: Scientists Criticize Future Homeopathy Study at UT

here, some snippets and comments on recent Canadian reporting:

001. Manisha Krishnan reports in "Scientists Critical of University of Toronto Homeopathy Study" (2015-03-05):

"a University of Toronto study on homeopathic treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is being heavily criticized by scientists who claim it legitimizes a pseudoscience [...while]  previous studies have shown homeopathy to be no more effective than [...] placebo [...]";

hear, hear.

"two Nobel laureates are among 90 scientists from universities around the world who have signed an open letter calling the clinical trial into question [...since homeopathy is] wanting both in evidence and plausibility [...] Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society [...] said homeopathy is a scientific 'non sequitur [...] it does not seem to be ethical to subject these kids to treatment that has such little potential benefit' [...]";

way to go.  Let's get all Bayesian.
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