Uncommon Dissent

Sunday, October 23, 2005

“We shouldn’t dismiss questions, even if some are ill-intentioned.” (0 comments)

Okay, it’s finally becoming clear why all the backlash against my homeopathic miracle machine. No, it's not that homeopathy is raising the wrong questions. No, it's not that homeopathy has been shown to be false (after all, it can accommodate all the results of modern medicine, so what would be the point?). It's that homeopathy's proponents are obnoxious. Ah, yes, the old "argument from botheration," a favorite tool of scientific refutation.


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