Bad science: Threats – the homeopathic panacea
Not for the first time, the Society of Homeopaths (top patron, HM The Queen) has reacted to criticism with threats. What they don’t do (because they can’t) is come up with any evidence that their critic was wrong – in this case, Dr Andy Lewis, who…
… runs a website called Quackometer; he criticised the Society of Homeopaths (Europe’s largest professional organisation of homeopaths) in no uncertain terms. In his opinion, they do not enforce their own “code of practice” (you’re not even allowed to imply you can cure a named disease!); it is a figleaf; and they fail to censure their members over dangerous claims.
It occurs to me that homeopathy is a sort of pseudo-medical dispenser of holy water. All the priests have to do is bless a bucket of the stuff. All the homeopaths have to do is run a tap.