BAD SCHOLARSHIP, WEIRD BELIEFS AND STRANGELY UNEXPLORED AREAS OF RESEARCH
Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Sunday, 13 September 2015
FROM THE BRITISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE WEBSITE (here)
Homeopathy is a 'treatment' based on the use of highly diluted substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself.A 2010 House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on homeopathysaid that homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos, and that the principles on which homeopathy is based are "scientifically implausible". This is also the view of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies.
Does it work?There has been extensive investigation of the effectiveness of homeopathy. There is no good-quality evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition (see What can we conclude from the evidence?).
So far so good, because the NHS accepts homeopathy does not work.
The telling question then is why in the name of Veracity is it prescribed by their paid employees as a medical treatment on medical treatment premises paid for by British tax payers?
From the NHS website:
It is available on the NHS?Homeopathy is not available on the NHS in all areas of the country, but there are several NHS homeopathic hospitals and some GP [general medical practice] practices also offer homeopathic treatment.
The sham treatment shame of it!