A Very Small Post about Homeopathy

I know I keep stressing the distinction between ethics and activist – and how it’s usually just before I witter on about something vaguely activistic.  However, I do think it’s worth popping over to look at the 10:23 Campaign, which takes a robust and sceptical attitude to homeopathy.

If you’re not sure about why it’s worth making a fuss, I’d recommend having a look at Martin Robbins’ account of the evidence about homeopathy presented to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee; having a look at xtaldave’s skewering of the “evidence” that homeopaths sometimes cite in their own favour; and having a look at what is probably the most remarkable of the lot: the details of UCLAN’s BSc in homeopathy as reviewed by UCL’s David Colquhoun, which is of particular interest from an ethicist’s point of view, referring as it does to to code of ethics of the Society of Homeopaths.

Have fun!  But don’t forget to dilute it…

 

UPDATE: Oh, all right.  Have some Tim Minchin, in what is probably the best jazz-poetry take-down of this nonsense you’re likely to see today.  Well worth ten minutes of your time.