Brett at Harry’s Place lays into the new regulatory guidelines allowing homeopathic products to claim efficacy at treating specific conditions. I hoped for a moment that this news might – like the ‘remedies’ – have nothing to it, but it seems to be true.
Some people liken homeopathy to snake oil, but snake oil does at least contain real snake.
The BBC’s report has a comments box soliciting opinions: “Do you think homeopathy works? Have you tried it? What are your experiences?”
These questions are of course biased in favour of the ‘personal experiences’ that all placebo cults trade on. Why not ask: “Have you conducted peer-reviewed double-blind clinical trials proving the efficacy of homeopathy?”
I tried to submit this comment… but it didn’t work.
Maybe I should have watered down my criticism.