Thursday, October 25, 2007

Making Fun of Homeopaths

The 72nd Skeptic's Circle is up. The circle is mostly focused on Homeopathy this time.
It makes an informative read about alternative medicine though.


Anonymous passionlessDrone said...

Hi Interverbal -

Getting a 404 on the link. (?)

The funny thing (for me) about homeopathy is that my mother, who I used to hound incessantly about the hippie nonsense was and is still big into homeopathy. As a side note of opposites attacting [for a while], my father had a subscription to 'The Skeptical Inquirer' for as long as I can remember. Figure that one out.

Anyways, the ironic thing is that when I started trying to help my son, what I found was that many of the things I perceive (?) to be helping Luke are straight from homeopathy-land, digestive enzymes, pro-biotics, and toxin removal. I was put in the precarious position of admitting maybe she wasn't so crackpot after all. LOL!

Take care!

- pD

9:13 AM  
Blogger Interverbal said...

Hi PD,

The link should be working.

Hahh, you think that your parents attraction is odd. I am related by blood to more than one individual who claim to be senstitives or psychics. And I have a younger sibling who fancies herself quite the little ghost hunter.

It is not so much that I think opposites attract, it is that I think skepticism or belief are only one aspect of our personalities.

Moving on, I think Bernard Rimland at his most lucid and thoughtful, commented on how science is not like building a pyramid, but like a crossword puzzle where figuring out one answer sometimes means having to go back and erase an answer in another slot.

Doing real science sometimes means we get unexpected results. Sometimes the results are really! unexpected. Its happened before and will happen again.

However, my advocacy is that the science actually be conducted.

Thanks PD

5:04 PM  

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