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May 27, 2009
Homeopathic Merchants Take Your Questions! Well, Sort Of.
I came across this tonight, and had to put up a link. The Guardian newspaper has started a "You Ask, They Answer" feature in its environmental section, and this week a British chain of homeopathic remedies (Neal's Yard) stepped up to the podium. Unfortunately, they weren't prepared for an onslaught of Ben Goldacre fans, who picked up on the opportunity quickly.
About twenty-four hours later, the newspaper had to close down the comments section. The Neal's Yard people had backed out, utterly, refusing to grapple with questions like: "Have you ever been offered a natural remedy that was so obviously without any merit that you refused to bottle it and sell it to your gullible customers, or does pretty much anything go?". But the whole thread is up for your reading pleasure here, even if the ball never does get hit back across the net.
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