Ben “I don’t sign my dead cat up to bogus professional organisations for the good of my health, you know” Goldacre on Gillian McKeith and her ilk:

We don’t need any more stupid ideas about health in the world. We have a president of South Africa who has denied that HIV exists, we have mumps and measles on the rise, we have quackery in the ascendant like never before, and whatever Tony Blair might have to say about homoeopathy being a fight not worth fighting for scientists, we cannot indulge portions of pseudoscientific ludicrousness as if they don’t have wider ramifications for society, and for the public misunderstanding of science.

12 February 2007 · UK Culture

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