Thursday, 11 October 2007

Homeopathic legal chill

This looks worth following. Check out Professor David Colquhoun's weblog Improbable Science for a new posting, Society of Homeopaths: cowards and bullies.
      This concerns a post at the Quackometer, The Gentle Art of Homeopathic Killing, which strongly condemned the Society of Homeopaths' continung failure - unlike the Faculty of Homeopathy - to cease endorsing the dangerous fiction that homeopathy can protect against malaria (and indeed failure to enforce its own rules against members making claims, expressly or implicitly, to cure named diseases).
      Rather than addressing these issues, the Society of Homeopaths chose to get the post removed by legal chill, and complained to The Quackometer's service provider. Not the best of tactics: this egregious move has actually guaranteed the article's discussion, and dissemination to sites less likely to cave in to pressure. More at Improbable Science.

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