For example, many people mistakenly believe homeopathic products are a form of herbal product – not realising that homeopathic products typically contain no active ingredients at all. Over two centuries ago, the first homeopaths perversely decided that diluting an active medicinal ingredient makes it more potent, with the vast majority of remedies containing nothing at all! Modern homeopathic tablets are generally 100% sugar, containing no active ingredient whatsoever.
World Homeopathy Awareness Week – the annual promotional campaign organised by homeopaths around the world – kicked off on Thursday. This year, rather than ignore it, moan about it or condemn it, scientists and sceptics alike should join in.
a fiendish thingy: "she was very straightforward about saying that she knew perfectly well that any benefits from homeopathy were from the placebo effect"
Steely-eyed Missile Man: "Doesn't this pretty much kill the effect?"
notable because he downs an entire bottle of homeopathic sleeping pills at the start of the lecture and proceeds not to die.
"Keep talking punk; I got a peer-reviewed swirly with your name on it."
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