Sunday, May 16, 2010

Careful There, Doc...

Brittish doctors are calling Homoepathy "witchcraft". There's nothing surprising about this. Magical treatments with no basis being dispensed by people with nothing more than faith and bad statistics is no different than magical spells with no basis being dispensed by people with nothing more than faith and a few frog legs.

The doctors rightly point out that these "treatments" do nothing more than the placebo effect and are calling for the end to taxpayers footing the bill for this bogus treatment. But in going beyond these facts and using a perfectly valid analogy, the group may have just opened up the door to a law suit. After all, that's exactly what happened to Simon Singh because Brittish law doesn't protect the free speech of citizens, but rather protects those that get their feeling hurts by not being told exclusively what they want to hear.

Hopefully the homeopathic group won't be as stupid as the BCA. After all, Simon won his appeal. Hopefully that will set some precedent.

4 comments:

Atheistno1 said...

British Doctors may be calling Homeopathy "Witchcraft" & it may well be but it does create a second alternative to legal drugs side effects & keeps a balance to privatized health system, stopping it from being one 'Business' sided.

Jon Voisey said...

Dancing in feather hats creates a second alternative to legal drug side effects & keeps a balance to privatized health system, stopping it from being one 'Business' sided.

Atheistno1 said...

I bet your the sort of person that believes in zodiac signs too Jon.

Jon Voisey said...

I bet you;re the sort of person that doesn't understand sarcasm no1.