Homeopathy is Unscientific and Unethical

@article{Smith2012HomeopathyIU,
  title={Homeopathy is Unscientific and Unethical},
  author={Kevin R. Smith},
  journal={Public Health Law \& Policy eJournal},
  year={2012}
}
  • Kevin R. Smith
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health Law & Policy eJournal
In opposition to the premises of Against Homeopathy – a Utilitarian Perspective, all four respondents base their objections on the central claims that homeopathy is in fact scientifically plausible and is supported by empirical evidence. Despite ethical aspects forming the main thrust of Against Homeopathy, the respondents’ focus on scientific aspects represents sound strategy, since the ethical case against homeopathy would be weakened concomitant with the extent to which any plausibility for… 
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