Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Homeopathic Challenge

Here's a wise British fellow who is putting his money where his mouth is. Homeopathy is becoming a pretty major problem in the U.K., and this guy is offering money for proof that it works.

For those who don't know, homeopathy is the practice of prescribing water to cure any disease. That's it in a nutshell anyway. You can read about the ridiculous details in this great four-part blog at Science Based Medicine. The crazy thing is that people of influence (questionable though it may be) such as Prince Charles have been promoting it, despite it being proven worthless time and time again.

With Randi's challenge coming to an end, I think that these local challenges are going to be popping up more and more. It's really a nice way to take the true believers to task.

DS

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