Category: homeopathy

For those not aware “Dr” Nancy Malik is one of the more prevalent Internet homeopaths, happily promoting the anti-science quackery we know as homeopathy. She attracted the attention of skeptics with a very long (and now defunct) Google Knol which supposedly contained hundreds of peer reviewed articles which provided evidence for the efficacy of homeopathy. …

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Posted on: February 28, 2012 | Author: Tom
Categories: bullshit homeopathy

Strangely for a skeptic blog, I’ve yet to write anything about one Dana Ullman. In case you haven’t come across him before, Dana is a homeopath whose misleading, catty and disingenuous remarks in defence of his profession on Twitter and various blogs are legendary. Such exchanges inspired Kimball Atwood over at Science Based Medicine to …

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Posted on: January 11, 2012 | Author: Tom
Categories: fun stuff homeopathy

The #ten23 hashtag on Twitter is currently full of homeopathy skeptics currently up in arms over a Daily Mail article claiming that the EU are to spend 2 million euro on researching the use of homeopathy in livestock farming. However, rather than being another piece of Mail right-wing euro-bashing, it is in fact true. Fernando Frias kindly …

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Posted on: September 1, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: homeopathy politics

A few months ago, the Wirral Primary Care Trust (PCT) made the extremely reasonable decision to cease funding for homeopathy. This was done at a meeting of the Professional Executive Committee (PEC), which followed a public consultation (which I attended). John Cook of Northwest Friends of Homeopathy presented the case for homeopathy in both the …

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Posted on: August 29, 2011 | Author: Tom

Poor homeopaths, they aren’t feeling too well as of late. The ASA has given them an ultimatum to sort their websites out and the 10:23 campaign thwarted their “Let People Choose” campaign by pre-empting it with their own “Let People Choose” website, dispelling the fallacy of allowing homeopathy on the NHS as a matter of consumer …

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Posted on: July 12, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: homeopathy

Big hat-tip to Alan Henness (via @RachelOfTheNorf) for this one. He tweeted a page on homeopathy site hpathy.com that contains some truly atrocious cartoons, possibly even worse than those by Mike Adams of naturalnews.com. The ‘cartoonist’ in question is Alan V. Schmukler, a homeopath with a drawing style which I can only compare to a …

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Posted on: June 19, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: homeopathy

The week of April 10th-16th sees the World Homeopathy Awareness Organization hold it’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week, so I thought I’d do my bit. People need to be aware that homeopathy doesn’t work, as various systematic reviews of it have shown. Not only that, it couldn’t possibly work, as homeopathic ‘remedies’ above 12C contain no …

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Posted on: April 10, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: homeopathy

This Saturday morning (April 2nd) sees a Holistic Health Fair come to the Levenshulme Inspire Centre in south Manchester. A variety of bunkum will be on show, including reiki, ear candling, and of course, homeopathy. Homeopathy needs no introduction from myself (I’ve already given my take on it here) but I’ve not mentioned reiki or …

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Posted on: March 30, 2011 | Author: Tom