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Show me the evidence on homeopathy

Dr Tim Robinson, in support of homeopathy, wishes that the sceptics would stop being restrained by 'scientific dogma'.

The phrase 'scientific dogma' is, of course, a non sequitur. If it is dogma, it is not scientific. As it happens, homeopathy is a good example of a dogma. Thankfully, since the age of enlightenment, men and women have preferred deductive reasoning to superstition, evidence to magic and sorcery, and objective trials to anecdotes. Were this not so I'd still be treating tonsillitis with the entrails of a frog.

When homeopathy lives up to the high ideals of objective, deductive reasoning and produces hard evidence in a peer-reviewed journal, I will begin to take it seriously. That is the true nature of science.

From Dr Christopher Bennett, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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