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Written by James Randi   

Well, Dr. Ben Goldacre – columnist for The Guardian newspaper in the UK – has done it again. I urge you to go immediately to Badscience.net and download/print this excellent article for future reference. It is the single most effective item that I’ve ever seen examining – from the scientific point of view – the farce known as homeopathy. This will equip everyone with the facts, the arguments, the history and the simply ludicrous nature of this so-called medical philosophy and practice. It’s all done in a bit more than 4,000 words, it’s painless reading, and it’s a huge step forward in this ongoing battle between legitimate medical practice and quackery.

Well, Dr. Ben Goldacre – columnist for The Guardian newspaper in the UK – has done it again. I urge you to go immediately to Badscience.net and download/print this excellent article for future reference. It is the single most effective item that I’ve ever seen examining – from the scientific point of view – the farce known as homeopathy. This will equip everyone with the facts, the arguments, the history and the simply ludicrous nature of this so-called medical philosophy and practice. It’s all done in a bit more than 4,000 words, it’s painless reading, and it’s a huge step forward in this ongoing battle between legitimate medical practice and quackery.

 

I’ve just done what I’ve wanted to do for some time now: I’ve sent Dr. Ben Goldacre, MD, the first-ever honorary membership in the JREF. It’s the least we can do to recognize his continuing contributions to rationality via his hard-hitting column, “Bad Science,” the motivations of which can be seen at guardian.co.uk/science/2003, headed with this illustration of the patron saint of pseudoscience – whose name is not Frankenstein. Look that one up…

Welcome aboard, Ben.