Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PLEASE PUBLICIZE: Mass homeopathy overdose on Sat 30th



At 10:23am on January 30th Jan outside Conway Hall 25 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4RL, many sceptics (and more than three hundred homeopathy sceptics nationwide) will be taking part in a mass homeopathic 'overdose' in protest at Boots' continued endorsement and sale of homeopathic remedies, and to raise public awareness about the fact that homeopathic remedies have nothing in them. More information here. Assemble 10.00am. Organized by Skeptics in the Pub.

Note that this event is then immediately followed by the CFI UK TRICK OR TREATMENT event (organized by myself) with Simon Singh, John Garrow and Andy Lewis, also at Conway Hall.

Details of the event at London sceptics in the pub site here.

3 comments:

Psychosomatic Healing said...

What we need is true healing without all the pills and potions


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Csiki Attila-József said...

I'm sympathetic to this idea, however, what would really be useful is to defeat homeopathy on its own terms. In homeopathy the smaller the dosage, the smaller the actual working chemical, the bigger the effect.

Now, faced with people who swallow 20-50 pills the homeopaths could argue that the reason why it didn't have an effect is that it was taken in large doses...

If homeopathy would mean that an x amount of chemical y leads to the healing of illness S and a larger dose will lead there quicker (until a threshold is reached, beyond that it would mean an overdose) the action would be able to discredit them. But sadly, because they believe in a reverse logic (diluting), taking 50 pills will lead nowhere... Or, at least it will have nothing to do with overdose.

Stephen Law said...

Yes I though of that. Perhaps half should take many standard homeopathy pills, and half should take mega-dilutions (far more diluted, and thus far more powerful, than the standard homeopathic dilutions). Possibly that is what will be taken?