Monday, September 7, 2015

independent.ie: Homeopathy "Rubbish [...] Not Too Far From the Dark Ages"

here, commentary regarding homeopathy:

001. John Masterson writes in "Working it out: Homeopathy - Much Ado About Nothing" (2015-09-07):

"recently on my morning program on KCLR 96FM radio in the course of a discussion I offered the view that homeopathy was 'rubbish' [...] one medical body after another has dismissed it as a theoretically empty placebo [...] homeopathy is not too far from the dark ages, in my book. It was introduced around 1796 by a man called Samuel Hahnemann with the theory that 'like cures like' claiming that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people can cure similar symptoms in sick people. Add to that the belief that the more you dilute the substance the better it works and you have the underpinnings of bonkers pseudo science [...] since then, medicine has come on in leaps and bounds, while there is not a single scientific study that shows any of homeopathy working";

hear, hear.
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