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Evaluating the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s position on the implausible effectiveness of homeopathic treatments

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In 2009, the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (STC) conducted an ‘evidence check’ on homeopathy to evaluate evidence for its effectiveness. In common with the wider literature critical of homeopathy, the STC report seems to endorse many of the strong claims that are made about its implausibility. In contrast with the critical literature, however, the STC report explicitly does not place any weight on implausibility in its evaluation. I use the contrasting positions of the ...

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10.1007/s11017-017-9415-y

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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
4
Pages:
335–352
Publication date:
2017-07-04
Acceptance date:
2017-03-31
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EISSN:
1573-1200
ISSN:
1386-7415
Pubs id:
pubs:703072
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uri:a79e92b8-15d6-41b3-bed4-67c69e773de0
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uuid:a79e92b8-15d6-41b3-bed4-67c69e773de0
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English
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