This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.


← Reminder - 10:23 Event

PJG's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by PJG

I was one of the "overdosees" in Leicester so I am speaking from a position of support here but ....

All the objections about people delaying medical treatment etc are valid but anecdotal "evidence" will drown that out. However, many of the people who claim that "placebos work" would oppose companies if they were conning people.

Homeopathy is a con.

Marketing "medicines" which contain 0% active ingredient is a scam. "Aspirin tablets" with 0% aspirin would work too - at placebo level. Would that make it OK for Boots, or any other company, to market them as real medicines?

Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:56:00 UTC | #437043