Monday, February 7, 2011

Homeopathy & The Health Cults: You're All Wet

Orac responds to James Randi's challenge in the most plainspoken way possible - which isn't easy for a scientist - making us very happy:
I do like the spirit of the protest, in particular how it drives home a very simply message about homeopathy: There's nothing in it. It's water placed in sugar pills. That's it.
Well done, Sir! Also, it should be made clear (since we didn't say it in our previous post) Randi's $1 million offer is "a challenge to homeopathy manufacturers and retail pharmacies that sell homeopathy, in particular large national chains like Walgreens and CVS and large national chains that include pharmacies in their stores, such as Walmart and Target." And let's not leave out such blue state stalwarts as Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and all those pseudo-NewAge mom-and-pop health food stores. They - and the entire country of "modern" France - should always be included in any homeopathic debunking.

Because everybody cares about your health - and their reputations for honesty - so damned much.