Homeopathy made simple

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July 3 2010 7:30 AM

Homeopathy made simple

Darryl Cunningham -- the man who did this devastating comic strip about antivaxxers -- has turned his sights on homeopathy. In just a few dozen panels he describes this alt-med nonsense, shows why it's nonsense, shows why it's dangerous, and then provides a dramatic and emotional example of just how and why belief in homeopathy can kill.

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His terse description of the Penelope Dingle case hits like a punch in the throat. Homeopathy is dangerous, mostly because it lures people away from real medicine. But it's also dangerous because it promotes magical thinking, which eats away at all of reality.




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