Posts Tagged ‘malaria’

David Treddinnick MP Defends Woo

February 20, 2008

The smell of pork pies and burning underpants was wafting through Parliament in the early hours of this morning (20 February) as David Tredinnick got onto his hind-legs to promote woo. (more…)

Why I Oppose Homeopathy

December 19, 2007

Homeopaths, particularly the non-medically qualified such as Sue Young, claim that their opponents either do not understand homeopathy or are in the pay of Big Pharma. (more…)

AIDS, Malaria, Homeopathy & Southern Africa

November 16, 2007

I’ve been reading about the Maun Homeopathy Clinic in Botswana here. It is a depressingly dangerous combination of danger, delusion and humanitarianism. (more…)

Who to Believe?

November 6, 2007

It’s November, the month of leaf-fall, fireworks and bonfires. Judging by the smell surrounding the latest SoH press release, somebody is burning underpants rather than leaves on their bonfire this year.

 Nick Cohen of the Observer seems to have rattled their cage this time. I notice that once again the SoH is claiming that the makers of the Newsnight expose failed to produce a single example of a Society member giving dangerous and misleading advice. I thought I would contact Sense About Science and ask them about this. Arathi Prasad, their Public Liaison bod, very kindly and promptly replied and said that in fact Sense About Science did supply a transcript that named a Society member to the SoH. This directly contradicts the SoH position so who should I believe? On the one hand, we have researchers who have filmed evidence to back up their assertions, on the other we have a self-styled professional and regulatory body that not only ignores complaints from members of the public as you can see from reading my post “The Society of Homeopaths – A Pretense of Professionalism”  but also breaks its own Code of Ethics on its own website, as Gimpy has shown I was going to dismember their letter to the Observer in more detail but unfortunately Gimpy has beaten me to it. 

How the SoH Spun the SAS Malaria Sting

October 26, 2007

While fact-checking for my last post I reread the Society of Homeopath’s press release which they issued following the Newsnight/Sense About Science malaria sting. Since they cite this in their letter to the Guardian as evidence of how seriously they took the revelations about homeopaths giving potentially lethal advice on avoiding malaria, I thought I’d reproduce it in full with my comments. (more…)