Well it’s all happening in the world of Twitter. The last blog post flew straight down the #ten23 tag line and produced a vertical trajectory on the blog counter. In the interests of efficiency, Part 2 addresses some of the comments on that blog.
And it’s a sad day.
Sad that all the effort of 10:23 is focused on a fatally flawed understanding of homeopathy. What follows is offered to any of the real Skeptics that might have been swept up into the Denialist camp.
“Wow, amazing. Is there any logical fallacy missing from this post?
Science has evaluated homeopathy. The results are clear: Homeopathy does not work. Nothing close-minded about that. Unless you can prove that the research is wrong (an homeopaths have a 200 year history of ailing to deliver any proof), there is nothing to discuss. You want to teach the public about homeopathy? Go ahead. But stop lying to yourself and others. Tell people the facts, and they can decide for themselves. That is what this campaign is about.”
Hmmmm Standard response that begins with the first logical fallacy. SCIENCE has NOT yet evaluated homeopathy.
You might say Science is still trying to catch up with homeopathy (see Articles ).
A number of attempts have been made to assess efficacy but as explained in a previous post the methodology is fatally flawed. It’s not possible to evaluate a system of medicine using a method that is incapable of accurately assessing that system of medicine. Amazing then that there are actually some positive results at all and a real scientist would find that fact alone intriguing.
It may be that you don’t understand the homeopathic method sufficiently well to fully appreciate this and it’s a common challenge for Skeptics Continue reading