Monday, March 15, 2010

For What It's Worth: Placebo!


HOMEOPATHY - House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
54. We conclude that the principle of like-cures-like is theoretically weak. It fails to provide a credible physiological mode of action for homeopathic products. We note that this is the settled view of medical science. [...]
61. We consider the notion that ultra-dilutions can maintain an imprint of substances
previously dissolved in them to be scientifically implausible. [...]
70. In our view, the systematic reviews and meta-analyses conclusively demonstrate that homeopathic products perform no better than placebos.
110.[...]The Government should stop allowing the funding of homeopathy on the NHS.
111. We conclude that placebos should not be routinely prescribed on the NHS. The funding of homeopathic hospitals—hospitals that specialise in the administration of placebos—should not continue, and NHS doctors should not refer patients to homeopaths.

Strangely enough, sometimes it takes scores of scientists to convince you that gin and tonic with only the memory of gin molecules won't get you drunk. If still unconvinced, try taking the holistic approach to getting the car to run on 'memory of gasoline molecules'.

5 comments:

Nicu said...

Bravo!
Esti o Jana Gheorghiu a blogurilor.

Claudia Muresan said...

:) nu inteleg

Anonymous said...

Narrow minded cu staif, single sided vision (or should I say tunnel vision?) si political correctness direct proportionala cu aroganta. Nu mai e niciun mister ca aveti role model-ul pe care il aveti ... Ai nostri tineri ... Vai de sufletul Romanichii ...

Claudia Muresan said...

Multumesc ca v-ati oprit sa cititi. Imi pare rau ca va regasiti intre cei pe care - nu neintentionat din parte-mi, as vrea sa cred - se intimpla sa-i deranjeze ce scriu. Iar daca nu sunteti dintre acestia...ouch! Atunci imi cer scuze pentru lipsa de precizie in exprimare.
Am 'minerit', oricum, si citeva lucruri mai dragute: primavara la Rotterdam, prajituri, fotografii, pere. Be my guest! (si "gavte la nata", imi sopteste dracusorul de pe umarul celalalt)

Simona Mateias said...

Da Jana Gheorghiu a murit.
Dumnezeu sa o odihneasca!

 
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