It’s Homeopathic Awareness Week!
Via Dave Gorski, I’ve learned that it’s Homeopathic Awareness Week. Homeopathy, in case you’re not aware, is the belief that incredibly dilute solutions of non-pharmacologically active herbs can somehow cure disease. Basically, it’s making magic potions, minus the magic part. Also, minus the curing disease part. To celebrate, here’s a great sketch on the subject from the BBC show That Mitchell and Webb Look (also a hat tip to Gorski).
Suffice to say, the clinical evidence that these remedies work is non-existent.