Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Letters Homoeopathic product licence

MHRA label seems to be illegal

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 10 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2333

Rapid Response:

Homeopathy and faith

Brian Kaplan refers to ‘incontrovertible evidence’. There is no such
thing as incontrovertible evidence. Appeals to ‘incontrovertible evidence’
or ‘scientific proof’ are characteristic features of non-scientists. They
are faith positions, and have no overlap with science. I think failure to
see this distinction is at the root of the homeopathy debate.

Competing interests:
Freelance medical writer

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 June 2009
Matt Lewis
Freelance medical writer
Home, Macclesfield, SK10 1DE