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Homeopathy-The New Fundamentalists Seminar 2008

Homeopathy-The New Fundamentalists Seminar 2008

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 AND THEAND THENEWNEWFUNDAMENTALISMFUNDAMENTALISM
Lionel MilgromLionel Milgrom
RxPr Px
 
e ew unamenasm: wae ew unamenasm: wais it?is it?
It is based on an extremely narrow interpretation of It is based on an extremely narrow interpretation of science and evidence-based medicine (EBM).science and evidence-based medicine (EBM).
It denies efficacy for any therapeutic modality thatIt denies efficacy for any therapeutic modality thatcannot be ‘proven’ in RCTs.cannot be ‘proven’ in RCTs.
It ridicules, ignores, or misunderstands any explanationIt ridicules, ignores, or misunderstands any explanationof homeopathy’s efficacy, and current research dataof homeopathy’s efficacy, and current research datasupporting such explanations, especially from outsidesupporting such explanations, especially from outsidebiomedicine.biomedicine.
It uses experimental bias, hear-say, even innuendo inIt uses experimental bias, hear-say, even innuendo inorder to discredit homeopathyorder to discredit homeopathy
(e.g., Ernst’s recent claim that(e.g., Ernst’s recent claim thatnegative trial data supposedly obtained by the Nazis has been deliberatelynegative trial data supposedly obtained by the Nazis has been deliberatelycovered up for over 60 years. See Ernst E, The truth about homeopathy.covered up for over 60 years. See Ernst E, The truth about homeopathy.
Br J Clin PharmacolBr J Clin Pharmacol
2008;2008;
6565
(2):163-4; and(2):163-4; and Milgrom LR and Moebius S. IsUsing Nazi Research to Condemn Homeopathy Ethical or Scientific?
Bri JClin Pharm
2008;
66
(1):156-7))
 
It is itself, therefore, unscientific; indeed, it is anti-It is itself, therefore, unscientific; indeed, it is anti-scientific.scientific.
 
The New Fundamentalists: the mostThe New Fundamentalists: the mostvolublevoluble
In the UK:In the UK:
Edzard Ernst Edzard Ernst 
,,
Professor of CAM at the University of Exeter;Professor of CAM at the University of Exeter;
Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,
Oxford professor, academic/author;Oxford professor, academic/author;
David Colquhoun,David Colquhoun,
UCL professor of pharmacology,UCL professor of pharmacology,
Michael BaumMichael Baum
, Emeritus, Emeritus
professor of oncology, and his co-professor of oncology, and his co-signatories of the Times letter (23/05/2007) urging healthsignatories of the Times letter (23/05/2007) urging healthauthorities to cut funding for homeopathy/CAMs.authorities to cut funding for homeopathy/CAMs.
Sense About ScienceSense About Science
, which includes science writer and, which includes science writer andbroadcasterbroadcaster
Simon SinghSimon Singh
, and Labour peer, and Labour peer
Dick TaverneDick Taverne
;;
Ben Goldacre,Ben Goldacre,
Guardian journalist;Guardian journalist;
From the US,From the US,
Magician,Magician,
 James Randi  James Randi 
Physicist,Physicist,
Robert L Park Robert L Park 
 

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