Every now and again there’s a small ray of sunshine through the darkness that is ‘alt med’.
Well done to Richard Saunders of the Australian Skeptics for approaching Today Tonight with this story, and well done to Today Tonight for following it up. And they did it well, too.
Here it is:
Unfortunately, it’s all been said and written before, but it’s refreshing to have it on a ‘mainstream’ and generally credulous show like TT.
Perhaps the only new thing we learned was that our Therapeutic Goods Administration is looking at how homeopathic remedies are being marketed – and hopefully will ensure that they are not presented as medicine.
I always get a chuckle as proponents try to justify/explain how homeopathy works. The poor spokeswoman in this instance had to resort to “one day quantum physics will be able to explain how it works“. Oh my, that’s desperation. And please, before worrying about how it works, let’s all realise that is doesn’t work in the first place – there’s nothing to explain.
Once again, kudos to Richard Saunders and Today Tonight.