I don't even care about the homeopathic nut who is the subject of the rant, or the unnamed author who can't take on hard science, but instead, picks out the outlier dolts as a focus of his deranged attacks. Note that the writer is named "O…"In which Orac basks in the adoration of an antivaccine fan…"
One must concede that it's possible that this latter principle might be true, but the odds that it is are about as infinitesimal as the amount of starting remedy in a 30 C homeopathic remedy. (That's a 1 in 10 60 chance, for those not familiar …""Plausibility bias"? Try "reality bias" when it comes to clinical trials."
(In contrast with clinical trails of conventional medicines, homeopathic trials tend to be poorly funded and undertaken on a very limited scale.)13 Thirdly, papers reporting positive effects of homeopathy tend, for reasons of plausibility and quality, …"Bioethics falls for the "tell both sides" trope"
Periodically, I like to make fun of homeopathy and homeopaths. I realize that to some that might seem like the proverbial shooting of fish in a barrel, but it is amusing and educational. However, it's not always amusing. For instance, I am not amus…"CEASE and desist subjecting autistic children to homeopathy"
What is homeopathy but anecdotal medicine. Think about it. Homeopathy is designed to treat symptoms, which, its practitioners say, can be relieved by ridiculously diluted solutions of substances or extracts that cause that symptom in healthy people.See…"A homeopath lectures scientists about anecdotal evidence"
Yes, any time someone touts homeopathy as a treatment for autism, speaking of "proof" is a bit beside the point, don't you think, regardless of what you might think of developmental optometry and biomedical interventions? "Proof"…"Proof. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
Click on the link and you'll see Dr. Levatin proclaim that her practice is "holistic pediatrics" and homeopathy for children and adults. Yes, Dr. Levatin is a physician who has gone over to the dark side in the worst way imaginable other …"The promotion of an antivaccine propaganda movie continues apace"
Apparently, someone decided 27 February-4 March is Acupuncture Awareness Week. I'm happy to help out. You should be aware that acupuncture is total bollocks. There. Is that enough? No, it is not. We must also crash a stupid online poll.See all stor…"Celebrate Acupuncture Awareness Week with a poll"
The e-mail contained a link that made me laugh out loud when I read it because it is one of the best distillations of the utter ridiculousness of homeopathy that I've ever seen. True, it's not quite as ridiculous as the article I once found abo…"The homeopathic treatment of burns: The ultimate in valuing symptomatic …"
For some reason under the "science" heading it referred me to thisold hpathy article on homeopathic treatment of burns. I realize this site has been a source of idiocy for years but I think this is a true gem. It makes me want to cry for huma…"Homeopathy is an embarrassment to everyone living in this century"
Acupuncture is the ancient East Asian practice of poking people with needles in specific places and in specific ways in order to produce any one of a very wide range of results that could generally be classified as medicinal or health related. …See a…"If you must read only a few things today, please select from the following:"
That's how I wandered into the Oasis of Healing and one Dr. Thomas Lodi, who describes himself as a homeopathic physician. Yes, if I were ever to be diagnosed with cancer, the first place I'd be going is to a homeopathic physician. …See all s…"A "homeopathic physician" in Arizona versus science"