The Skeptical Teacher

Musings of a science teacher & skeptic in an age of woo.

10:23 “Overdose by Homeopathy” Event a Miserable Failure

Posted by mattusmaximus on February 1, 2010

This is a follow up to my recent “Suicide by Homeopathy?” post – and by calling the event a “miserable failure” I mean that it was the homeopathy that was an epic fail.  Hundreds and hundreds of skeptics attempted to overdose on a variety of homeopathic remedies, and not one person was adversely affected. Which begs a question: why do homeopaths bother mentioning anything at all about dosage on their remedies when it is apparent that dosage doesn’t matter?

Apparently, the press caught wind of this public experiment and thought it was interesting – check out the BBC article on it. In addition, here’s an update on the event from the 10:23 Campaign, along with some neat footage as well…

3 Responses to “10:23 “Overdose by Homeopathy” Event a Miserable Failure”

  1. […] also not lost on the British protest group 1023.org, which staged a massive homepathy ‘overdose’ event late last month that resulted in, well, nothing. Of course, by the “less is more” […]

  2. […] examination of the pseudoscience of homeopathy in what was billed as the 10:23 Challenge – read more about how homeopathy failed to kill anyone via “suicidal overdose” at that eve… In keeping with the spirit of grassroots skeptical activism, the 10:23 Challenge is back for 2011, […]

  3. drvenkatesh said

    remedies selected at random will not do harm but carefully selected remedies which are inimical or antidotal will definitely aggravate & cause suffering.

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