Thursday, June 19, 2008

Homeopaths: "Put Up Or Shut Up," Says Author Of "Big Bang"

There are many effective alternative therapies. In my mind, homeopathy is not one of them. Nor is it effective in the minds of Edzard Ernst, professor of complementary medicine at the University of Exeter, UK (whose family doctor was a homeopath), and science author Simon Singh.1 They've just offered 10,000 pounds (about $19,734 as of today) to anyone that can show homeopathy good in a randomized, double-blind clinical trial:

Competition Puts Homeopathy On Trial

A hollow bet.
1 Singh is author of Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.).
From Publisher's Weekly: "There's no better account of the big bang theory than this."

Ernst and Singh's new book is Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine.

Thank you, B.

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