Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Homeopathy is NOT Scientific" - Johnathan Jarry in the Prince Arthur Herald

here, I excerpt from a piece on homeopathy and science:

001. Johnathan Jarry of writes in the Prince Arthur Herald's "Homeopathy is NOT Scientific" (2014-10-23):

"[this] irrationality is dangerous. A sugar pill for the common cold is innocuous, but a homeopathic vaccine against malaria is not. The kind of magical thinking needed to believe in homeopathy often leads to reiki, acupuncture, and reflexology, and can easily draw a person away from conventional medicine and the care they need.  Pseudomedicine comforts us with human warmth and a side-effect-free zone, but it proves itself unable to address our medical needs. Homeopathy is just the low-hanging fruit of a perennial tree of irrationality [...]";

hear, hear.
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