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← The trouble with homeopathy

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Tests such as you have described have already been done, innumerable times. They have even been done sufficiently often that the Cochrane Collaboration has been able to perform a meta-analysis of the trial results. Unsurprisingly, it shows that homeopathy works no better than placebo.

Ben Goldacre has described all this in the homeopathy chapter of his book Bad Science. That chapter is in turn based on a Guardian article he wrote in 2007. Highly recommended reading.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/nov/16/sciencenews.g2

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 13:50:00 UTC | #443738