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Acupuncture works! But still they whine about ‘theatrical placebo’…

In a strangely incoherent article in The Mail yesterday, the journalist, Daniel Martin, epitomises the current confusion about alternative medicine that reigns in the UK and its NHS. This time it's acupuncture that gets it in the neck - or perhaps in the back as the article speaks a lot about back pain. Calling acupuncture [...]

By |2009-05-26T12:12:17+01:00May 26th, 2009|Health|Comments Off on Acupuncture works! But still they whine about ‘theatrical placebo’…

I really must lighten up

Prof. Colquhoun has noticed my last post and accused homeopaths of being ‘deluded’ and concluded that my ‘paranoid tone’ is an indication that they (presumably those whom I’ve dubbed The Disciples of Scientism) are ‘winning’. Reading this I realised that ‘losing’ is far less of a problem for me than forgetting to take my anti-psychotic [...]

By |2008-11-16T18:39:54+00:00November 16th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on I really must lighten up

That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

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 that I've yet to meet [...]

By |2008-11-09T18:53:47+00:00November 9th, 2008|Current Affairs, Homeopathy|Comments Off on That letter of the Disciples of Scientism

That debate at UCL

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 before the debate but clearly [...]

By |2008-10-31T20:19:29+00:00October 31st, 2008|Homeopathy|2 Comments

Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter

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 the motion: Dr Peter Fisher [...]

By |2008-10-18T20:45:13+01:00October 18th, 2008|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Homeopathy on Trial: the debate and the letter