Tuesday, 27 January 2009

UK government science advisor criticised over stance on homeopathy

UK government science advisor Professor John Beddington has been criticised by MP's over his stance on homeopathy. Should someone in his position be advising that, "there may be more to government policy on homeopathy than science" or should he be leaving politics to the politicians and just sticking to the science? Hmm, that's a tricky one... how should the science advisor be advising... the science advisor... hang on - the SCIENCE advisor!!!??? Oh drat, the clue was in the name all along.

The Grauniad covers the story as does the BMJ and healthcare republic and the Times. Oh, and in the interests of balance someone is making a load of dodgy claims about homeopathic research, also at healthcare republic.