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Skeptical Analysis of the Paranormal Society

"Le doute n'est pas une condition agréable, mais la certitude est absurde."

—Voltaire

Homeopathic Sulphur Results

Would we recommend this? Not a chance.

The prescriptions Alison needed to actually get better.This test, obviously, did not go so well. It ended with a lung illness - the very type of illness the homeopathic remedy was said to cure. This doesn't necessarily mean that all homeopathy is bunk (we'll let you decide on that one by learning more about it), but it does mean that, in this case, it certainly didn't help.

Did it hurt? No, not directly. But homeopathic remedies are not marketed as a supplement. They are marketed as the cure.

It may seem incredibly stupid of us, after realizing exactly what homeopathy claims, to allow one of our own to take a remedy rather than prescribed medicine.

It is stupid.

But it's only stupid because we knew.

Homeopathic remedies are sold in the same aisles as FDA-approved medications.

By appearance, they look like the same thing.

Go out and ask twenty people what homeopathy is. Did any of them know about the dilution? Did they know that homeopathic remedies are water or sugar?

By putting these products on the same shelves as regular medications, we are giving them a respect they have not earned. We are saying that it is permissable to market a product as a cure for cancer when there is no evidence it is any such thing.

Or as a cure for mental illness. Or as a cure for chronic bronchitis. Or as a cure for any illness you have ever imagined, any pain you have ever felt.

This is the most expensive undertaking SAPS has ever had. The bill for the medications, the doctor's visit, the ER... All were hefty.

Imagine if we'd really been relying on it to work.

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