Anaemia, CD47, HeLa cell lines and cancer. Plus Neem, the planet Pleiades, gastric bands and valium, valium, valium, valium, valium, valium, valium, valium. It’s what you’ll need to get through this episode of Skeptics with a K.
In celebration of Homeopathy Awareness Week – and in recognition of the fact that genuine awareness is the biggest threat to belief in homeopathy – our friends* at the Good Thinking Society have released their own awareness-raising site, with 12 key points to be aware of when it comes to homeopathy.
Homeopathy Awareness Week takes place internationally from April 10th-16th and is aimed at raising awareness of homeopathic remedies. Each year, homeopaths from around the world use this week to promote their practice and gain publicity – yet public awareness of the realities of homeopathy remains low.
For example, many people mistakenly believe homeopathic products are a form of herbal product – not realising that homeopathic products typically contain no active ingredients at all. Over two centuries ago, the first homeopaths perversely decided that diluting an active medicinal ingredient makes it more potent, with the vast majority of remedies containing nothing at all! Modern homeopathic tablets are generally 100% sugar, containing no active ingredient whatsoever.
As part of World Homeopathy Awareness Week, we would like to raise awareness of twelve key points about homeopathy.
Head over to homeopathyawarenessweek.org to read the twelve points in full!
*full disclosure – Vice President of the MSS, Michael Marshall, is the Project Director of the Good Thinking Society.
This month, Marsh chats to Robert Currey – an astrologer and researcher with Equinox Astrology.
Vitamin C, breast milk, Noah’s Ark and cancer. Plus HIV, the Tower of Babel, the Big Questions and half a football pitch full of elephants. With some big news from Colin, it’s the end of an era for Skeptics with a K.
Episode 25 of our satirical comedy podcast.
Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society and director and co-organiser of QED conference.
Appearing this time are:
- Tom and Cecil of the Cognitive Dissonance podcast (@dissonance_pod)
- Brian Thompson (@AmSci) Owner of the pan-galactic comedy podcasting empire at amateurscientist.org and writer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
As ever thanks for your patience with the episodes and for listening.