Homeopathy: Great Medicine or Dangerous Pseudoscience?
Debate on March 22, 2013 at University of Connecticut
Following the debate that was held between Drs. André Saine and Steven Novella at the University of Connecticut Medical Center on March 22, 2013 on whether homeopathy is a great medicine or a dangerous psuedoscience, Drs. Saine and Novella have agree to pursue further this debate into an in depth, professional discussion through questions, answers and comments. On a monthly basis for the coming year, each will ask the other a question that will require a response within a maximum of 30 days. The goal of this debate is to critically examine the contradictory claims made by each party: On one hand, homeopaths are claiming since Hahnemann that homeopathy is the science of medicinal therapeutics par excellence, while on the other hand, skeptics are claiming that homeopathy is a dangerous pseudoscience. By using the best of scientific thinking and by sticking only to facts and sound reasoning on this purely scientific question, Drs. Saine and Novella should eventually come to the same conclusion, as true scientists are self-critical, and true science is self-correcting.
Debate » http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/f45177db9279460797ffe70714a3f5611d
An integral transcription of the debate is available at » http://www.legatum.sk/en:misc:talk-saine-novella
Saine-Novella Post-Debate Exchange: Questions & Answers
Part III of Dr. Saine’s answer will follow in October.