Bill P. Godfrey et al

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I make the sun rise!

Its true! Every morning I point my sun raising staff eastward and command the sun to rise. Right on cue, it rises.

I even did a scientific study, recording the sun rising every day thanks to my commandments. What more proof would you need?

That would appear to be good enough for the reporter who wrote "New study is boost to homeopathy" (BBC)
A six-year study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital shows over 70% of patients with chronic diseases reported positive health changes after treatment.
Sounds great, but later on...
Professor Matthias Egger, of the University of Berne, who worked on The Lancet study said the study was weakened by the lack of a comparison group.
They didn't even give a control group placebo treatments? This doesn't just "weaken" the study, it totally destroys any scientific value it may have had.

Someone once remarked that I should try a control experiment by just sleeping in one day and seeing if the sun rises anyway. I dismiss such remarks as rather-dull.


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