Centre for Inquiry

Centre for Inquiry

January 11, 2011 06:00 ET

Homeopaths Accuse Skeptics of Working for 'Big Pharma'

Centre for Inquiry Calls for Evidence

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - The CBC program Marketplace recently investigated homeopathy. Seeking the scientific consensus, they consulted Centre for Inquiry Canada (CFI), a voice for credible science.

Representatives of CFI demonstrated the flaws of homeopathy with a live experiment.

The Official Homeopathy Resource website accused CFI of working for "big pharma."

"The claim that CFI is working for pharmaceutical companies is a lie. The website claimed something with no evidence to support them." said Ethan Clow, Director of CFI Vancouver. "However, providing evidence for extraordinary claims is something homeopaths never seem interested in doing."

"They should explain how their products are effective. The live experiment produced no effects despite using huge doses of homeopathic preparations of arsenic, belladonna, and caffeine."

CFI is the leading organization advancing skeptical inquiry and critical thinking in Canada.

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