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Originally posted March 21 2007 at 23:03 under General. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled. Last modified: 21 March 2012 at 13:55

Bachelor Of The Ridiculous

Amazed, annoyed, bewildered

Oh Dear…

Just so we’re all clear what we’re talking about, this is the wonderful James Randi talking about homeopathy:

There should be a YouTube video here but it seems not to have rendered!

Now, it seems some UK “universities” are offering BSc degrees in the subject. This is not science. No properly trained scientist could advocate the methods used to “prove” homeopathy, never mind believe for a moment in its obvious fallacies. It is inconceivable that such a thing should carry a BSc tag.

Of course the universities offering such things are what were once called polytechnics, and are more eager for students (and hence money) than they are for any serious standing. They should not be allowed to dilute the standing of the degree for their own gain however—despite what their course may “teach” you that won’t make it stronger for anyone. This must stop, now.

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