Saturday, July 3, 2010

Homeopathy is a scam

Aias's mommy posted about how we give our child homoeopathic teething tablets. I'd like to take this opportunity to mention that homoeopathy is the stupidest thing on the planet and has no basis whatsoever. Check out this quackwatch article

I feel very strongly about this. When we were selecting a vet for our dog, my only criteria was that they did not offer homoeopathic remedies. This was actually hard to find living in the mount pleasant area of Vancouver. We ended up with a fancy Yaletown vet. Our dog now gets laser teeth whitening and a pedicure with every visit but no

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 : 1 dilutions of anything.

In my opinion, if you are an MD and you suggest homoeopathic remedies, it completely destroys your credibility. It means that you fail at physics, you fail at chemistry, you fail at biology and you fail at life. MDs that suggest homoeopathic remedies don't deserve their degrees, their medical licenses or their salaries.

Do the pills work? We have no idea. I'm sure they work as well as placebo. I'm sure the baby likes how they are a little bit sweet and I'm sure we like to be able to give him something for the pain and I'm glad we aren't giving our infant real pain killers. Let's be totally clear though, homoeopathy isn't bullshit. It is a single drop of water taken from the same ocean that has a single molecule of bullshit floating in it. It is the essence of bullshit.

Teething is fun

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