Posts Tagged ‘Louise Mclean’

A Second Year of Steam

January 17, 2010

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Having completed a second full year of blogging, I thought I’d do as I did in 2008 and post an overview of the year. It’s a bit late as I’ve just returned from South Africa and most of the time was a fair distance from an internet connection. Enough excuses. (more…)

Louise Mclean Interviews Dana Ullman

July 20, 2009

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I recently found this, Lousie Mclean’s interview with Dana Ullman. (more…)

A Few More Facts About Homeopathy

June 19, 2009

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I thought I had finished with Lousie Mcleans “Facts About Homeopathy” but I see from this that the number of facts now stands at 55.  Here are the additional five facts with my comments. (more…)

“Popularity of Homeopathy”

June 11, 2009

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The final tranche of Louise Mclean’s “Facts about Homeopathy” discusses the ‘popularity’ of homeopathy. As I have said previously, scientific reality is not determined by voting – and even if it were, homeopathy would be trumped by evidence based medicine, known to homeopaths as ‘allopathy’. (more…)

“Homeopathic Practitioners”

June 5, 2009

[BPSDB]More of Louise Mclean’s ‘Facts’ about Homeopathy , this time on homeopathic practitioners. (more…)

“Scientific Studies”

May 29, 2009

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More of Louise Mcleans ‘facts’ about homeopathy , this time about scientific studies of homeopathy. This is an area where the homeopaths want to have their cake and eat it. On the one hand they say, as Mclean does in Fact 36, that homeopathy can never be properly tested in double blind randomised trials because each prescription is individualised to the patient and on the other hand they claim that there have been successful clinical trials. (more…)

“Orthodox Medicine Opposing Homeopathy”

May 18, 2009

[BPSDB]This is a constant refrain from the homeopaths: that orthodox doctors are in some sort of conspiracy against them. This supposes that doctors would prefer their patients to not recover rather than prescribe homeopathy. I know doctors have a bit of a reputation for arrogance but the belief that they would prefer patients to die rather than prescribe a treatment that works just because they don’t understand how it works seems to be going a bit far. In fact, the evidence in support of this thesis is thin even by homeopathic standards. (more…)

“Homeopathic Hospitals”

May 9, 2009

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More of Louise Mcleans homeopathic facts this time about homeopathic hospitals. It will surprise absolutely nobody to discover that she thinks they are wonderful and I disagree. (more…)

“Homeopathic Medicine”

May 6, 2009

[BPSDB]Analysis of more factoids from Louise Mclean’s “50 Facts About Homeopathy” . This time I’m going to look at the second section, “Homeopathic Medicines”. (more…)

“How Homeopathy Works”

May 4, 2009

[BPSDB] I was reading some stuff on homeopathy and followed a link to this, Louise Mclean’s “Fifty Facts About Homeopathy”. I’m going to look at the first eleven factoids, subtitled “How Homeopathy Works”. (more…)