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Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century

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Defending Choice in Medicine

H:MC21 is a charity established to counter the unfounded propaganda against homeopathy by informing the public of the facts about homeopathy and its historical and scientific relationship to orthodox medicine.

It will do this through research, publication and campaigning.

Clicking on the links below will take you directly to various aspects of our campaign

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Publications

Nonsense, Not Science

 Halloween Science

Pilot survey of PCTs

Edzard Ernst interview

 Resource pack

CS&TC Report

CS&CT Evidence Check

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Charity no. 1124711
Registered address: Poppyseed Cottage,
High Street, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk PE33 9SF

1023 - An Overdose of Nonsense

The opposition to homeopathy has led to the formation a new group: 1023. Unfortunately they have not been able to produce any new ideas with which to attack homeopathy, as is shown by their choice of name. Based on the approximate value of Avogadro's number, it is a reference to their continuing conviction that there is no science more fundamental than nineteenth century chemistry. The fact that this idea was rejected by homeopaths at least 180 years ago, and has been rejected by other scientists for approximately a century has escaped their notice.

In an effort to prove that homeopathy does not work, members of 1023 have chosen to perform a bizarre stunt outside branches of Boots the Chemist in order to influence the company's policy on selling "homeopathic remedies". By taking "overdoses" of potentised substances they hope to prove that homeopathy does not work. 1023 - An Overdose of Nonsense shows that this experiment is so badly designed that it is in fact utterly incapable of proving their case, though it is capable of proving that the process of potentisation makes a significant difference.

1023 - An Overdose of Nonsense also points out that the premises on which the 1023 group's argument is based are profoundly flawed, since they do not fit with the facts. Indeed the evidence shows that the 1023 group does not understand:

  • basic mathematics,
  • basic scientific principles,
  • research evidence,
  • the principles of research design,
  • medical facts,
  • the principles of evidence based medicine, or
  • the principles of homeopathy.

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