[BPSDB]A regular visitor to Gimpy’s excellent blog cannot help but notice that there has been a surge of comments – particularly this post and to a lesser extent this one. The reason is not hard to find.
As I have previously noted, Jeremy Sherr is not happy with the criticism he has received regarding his proposed trials of homeopathy to cure AIDS in Tanzania. Rather than engage with his critics, Sherr wrote to various pro-homeopathy blogs (such as this one) and requested that Gimpy be flooded with pro-homeopathy commentry.
This they have done but again, like Sherr they do not engage with the substantive of Gimpy’s posts – the ethically dubious nature of the proposed trial. Or at least, I cannot find any attempt to do so. Maybe there is one hidden amongst the verbiage of attempts to reframe the debate, tired old canards about evidence based medicine and spammed cooments from the likes of Nancy Malik.
If just one of them had posted a simple explanation of their position that could have been effective. Perhaps their homeopathic philosophy suggests to them that any arguments are made more potent if they are greatly diluted with tens of thousands of meaningless words.