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Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Susterma...

CAMsters try to portray Galileo as a maverick, persecuted by science. Wrong. He was a mainstream scientist persecuted by religious dogmatics (Image via Wikipedia)

Every time I check Scoop.it I get depressed at the amount of expensive snake oil being hawked around the world, e.g.: $25 for a candle to stick in your ear (a practice that comports obvious risks and provides no discernible health benefit whatsoever). Colonic irrigation touted as “natural” (when did “natural” require lots of expensive equipment?). Adaptogens… WTF is mushroom-based coffee? So much nuttery, so little time.

Homeopathy advocates claiming their sugar pills are incredibly advanced science. Oh for fu…

I’ve had it up to here with homeopathy and its magic water. The  same tired old lies and delusions get trotted out every time, with only marginal changes, presumably in the hope that they can fool some more hapless punters into parting with their money before the latest spin gets widely and publicly debunked. The new wheeze is to claim it’s science so advanced that no other branch of science on Earth can understand it, although funnily enough there is a simultaneous rejection of scientific methods for evaluating homeopathy. So let’s be clear on this…

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