With less than a week to go, time for another peek into the 10:23 Campaign inbox! Starting with this effort, from Dr.Inderjeet Nanda:
u will get nowhere…good collection of assholes
And my response:
Thanks for your interest in our campaign! I also appreciate the tone of your debating technique – rather than explain to me why you believe I’m wrong, or offering evidence in favour of homeopathy, you’ve decided instead for the minimalist approach. Less is more, after all – it’s a homeopathic debating style, and a dedication to your art which I must admire. Also, I’m not sure why you choose to complement my ability to collect anuses – as yet I’ve not tried, but should I ever take up ass-collecting as a hobby I’ll do so with your ringing endorsement in my ears. All the best! Marsh
Good start! Next up, from John Orr:
Isn’t a campaign against homeopathy kind of like a campaign against pharmaceutical medications that have not been tested long enough, or selling hormones in milk when its known to cause cancer? I’d like to see how your campaign turns out cause if it does well…my friends across the globe and i will use your campaign method to enlighten the world about the siily and dangerous things that you want people to use instead of energy medicine which you would have no clue about being that you are thicker than granite.
And my response:
Thanks for your interest in our campaign! I think you’re almost correct – a campaign against homeopathy isn’t so much similar to a campaign against pharmaceutical medications that haven’t been tested enough, but it’s instead it’s much more like a campaign against pharmaceutical medications that HAVE been tested long enough, but have been proven not to work. With that small caveat, you’re right there, and in fact I’d like to go 100% on record as saying I’m against all medicines (or pseudomedicines) which have been proven not to work. Which includes homeopathy.
As for milk causing cancer, I think I may have missed that particular issue of the Daily Mail but it’s fair to say that as part of a healthy, balanced diet milk is perfectly safe, so I’m happy to put your mind at rest on that notion too.
I’m glad you’re hoping the campaign does turn out well, though – you don’t have to worry, there are lots of very passionate volunteers all around the world who are doing great work at exposing the nonsense of homeopathy, and already we’re seeing news outlets the world over investigating and reporting on the sham medicine, so I’m sure things will indeed go well. Once this is over, if you’d like any tips on how to expose the disproven pharmaceuticals, let me know – I’d be interested in helping out, when a medicine has been proven not to work it needs to be abandoned, and while the world is very good at doing this, there are certain elements which slip through the net. After all, this is why homeopathy is still being touted, despite having been disproven for centuries!
I’d suggest that in your quest to rid the world of useless medicines you evaluate what makes a good medicine, how we know whether it works or not, and how we can test things. If you could begin to look at what ‘energy’ medicine even means, too, this would be a great place to start. But then what do I know, after all I’m thicker than granite…
Thanks again for your interest, good luck in your quest!
And finally, another good one, from simply ‘gisela':
What garbage you write about Homeopathy – I read your entire website and found that you definitely do not know about Homeopathy. Thank god there are professional Homeopath that show and have the evidence that Homeopathy works. Even your Queen believes so – so you guys are not doing the world a favor. Get a life.
A US Homeopath
And my response:
Thanks for your interest in our campaign! First of all, may I just say thanks for taking the time to read through our entire website – we put a lot of time and energy into every word we write, so it’s encouraging to know that some people are reading it in such depth, thanks very much! Plus, it all helps the Google ranking (not that we need the help, of course). I’m interested to hear which elements of homeopathy we have wrong – is it the description of succussion? The dates of Hahnemann’s discoveries? All were researched, but I’m happy to correct if you can provide reliable updates. Similarly, if you can put me in touch with any one of those professional homeopaths who have evidence (of which, I assume from your tone, you likely consider yourself one) we’d be more than happy to look over it, and change our minds. As yet, no evidence has been remotely convincing, but I remain open-minded – I’d certainly say I’ve read more homeopathy papers than the Queen, which I suspect explains her ongoing support for this quackery. Still, fortunately for her she has the wealth of a nation to take care of her where homeopathy fails – this isn’t true of the many people around the world who are conned into believing in this useless system. Those people are our motivation.
Thanks again for your feedback.
Yours favourably and full of life,