paddy at panici.net
Sat Sep 15 13:26:48 BST 2007
On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 01:34:35AM +0200, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> Talking of placebos:
Okay now look: there's nothing wrong with beating up on the homeopaths.
God knows they are asking for it. No news is bad news.
Just be careful not to drown the important and responsible message:
These things are harmless only in so far as they do not prevent timely
and appropriate inteventions (such as medical care).
Peter Chappell may be a dangerous crank or (for all I know)
misrepresented in this report, but Dr Shipman puts him in the shade.
It is good to point out faults, but there is a risk when dealing
with a group that is already ostracised of doing harm rather than
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