simon singh


The Pie Man is Corrected!

06 Jun 2010|

According to the BMJ's Clinical Evidence, the proportion of medical interventions that are evidence-based has fallen from 13% to 11% while those of 'Unknown Benefit' have increased from 4

“Homeopathy is Witchcraft.” Should Homeopaths now be burnt at the stake?

17 May 2010|

Inane attacks on homeopathy deserve provocative ripostes. The attack on homeopathy is an insult to democracy and liberty.

2010: Will irony will show us the way?

01 Jan 2010|

Meditating on the decade that was, patient the words of the poet W.H. Auden came to mind: The windiest militant trash Important Persons shout Is not so crude as our wish: What mad Nijinsky wrote About Diaghilev Is true of the normal heart; For the error bred in the bone [...]

NHS Medicine, Liberty, Money and 2009

21 Dec 2009|

So what can we say about the year that was? There is a curse that says: ‘May you live in interesting times!’ and for those of us who support whole-person medicine, 2009 was an interesting year indeed. For the loud and aggressive espousers of the school of fundamentalist naïve realism [...]

That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

09 Nov 2008|

Dr. David Colquhoun writes about me and that UCL debate in his rather sneering blog in which he accuses anyone using alternative medicine of lying to their patients. This is a blatant and untrue insult which he arrives at via an illogical and irrational cascade of argument. Suffice to say [...]

The Tide is Turning!

03 Nov 2008|

Good news friends. The tide is starting to turn… Homeopathy is starting to defend itself in earnest against biased attacks in the medical literature and media in general. A press release by the Faculty of Homeopathy today shows that the ‘conclusions’ of a paper in the Lancet entitled ‘The End [...]

That debate at UCL

31 Oct 2008|

This House would no longer make homeopathic treatment available on the NHS: For: 65 Against: 53 In abstention: 37 The motion was therefore carried. You can see Prof. Colquhoun's comments and hopefully my reply on the UCL debate website. No count (as is done by Intelligence Squared debates) was taken [...]

Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

18 Oct 2008|

On Monday night, the 20th October 2008, I will attend a debate at University College London at 7.00 pm. The motion is: 'This House believes homeopathy should not be available on the NHS’ The debate is free and open to all and this is how you get there. Speaking against [...]

Unconditional Surrender to Singh and Ernst

20 Apr 2008|

Okay, finally I give up. It’s Unconditional Surrender for me. I will not harp on anymore about: the dangers of separating the practitioner from his tools; self-induced healing; the art of medicine, the use of the self in therapy and the healing qualities of holistic doctors that cannot simply be [...]