The Skeptical Teacher

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

Amazing Skeptical Smackdown of Homeopathy!

Posted by mattusmaximus on February 8, 2010

(Hat tip to Phil over at Skeptic Money for passing this little gem along 🙂 )

Below is some footage from a BBC show called Dragon’s Den, where would-be entrepreneurs make a sales pitch to the assembled judges about why their idea is worth funding.  In this case, a homeopathic doofus pitches his “miracle water” to them using the standard alt-med, “natural is good” woo-woo, with disastrous results.  What follows is, to me, an excellent example of in-your-face skepticism in action – with the perfect combination of hard questioning, demands for evidence & research, and moral outrage.  Take a look…

3 Responses to “Amazing Skeptical Smackdown of Homeopathy!”

  1. ObSciGuy said

    Ha! Good to know it’ll help with “Prostrate” problems @ [1:37]

    I like they come right out and call him “the classic snake oil salesmen” — thanks for posting 🙂

  2. Don said

    That really is quite amazing. I’m honestly surprised they savaged him so badly.

  3. Adrian said

    Just a point, the show is on CBC, not BBC

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