In which Orac does his part to increase awareness of homeopathy in honor of World Homeopathy Awareness Week

Today, April 10, is the first day of World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW), or, as I like to call it, World Sympathetic Magic Awareness Week. Now, given my dim view of homeopathy, in which I view it as nothing more than, well, sympathetic magic, you’d think I wouldn’t want people to pay attention to WHAW. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is because I view homeopathy as nothing more than quackery based on magical thinking that I actually want people to be aware of it, starting with some of the more hilarious bits that homeopaths have published over the last year. Like this bit:

Which I had some fun with here.

Or this bit:

Which I also had some fun with here.

All of which is why this is the best homeopathy poster ever:


In fact, these two videos probably demonstrate the utter ridiculousness of homeopathy better than almost anything else, which is why I present them again in honor of WHAW. First, there’s the already classic Mitchell and Webb sketch, even though it’s maybe a year old:

Here’s an oldie but goodie, Homeopathic E.R.:

Finally, stand up comedy can be perfect for deconstructing nonsense like homeopathy:

David Mitchell and Dara O’Briain even talk about O’Briain’s bit:

There. I trust I’ve done my part to spread awareness of homeopathy in honor of World Homeopathy Awareness Week. However, there are still six days to go. Here’s hoping we find some more fun to have with homeopaths before next Friday rolls around.