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Well Informed Citizen said on 24 April 2012

It seems fairly obvious that Hahneman, the original inventor of homeopathy, did not recognise the placebo effect of his original preparations and his method. And it seems that all who have followed his method since then, have been using his flawed reasoning, no matter how well-intentioned it may have been. If I were a homeopath, I would *definitely* want to know if my preparations had any real effectiveness, or efficacy! I would also want to know if there was any reality to its precepts and its contentions (water having memory, law of similars, etc). If it turns out that, as is the case, homeopathy is *merely* a placebo, then I would alter my views and behaviour to suit the scientific concensus. Perhaps reluctantly, but nevertheless, it would happen. I would hate to think that I might have wasted a ton of my time following a useless practice, and adhering to a useless modality, but, that is life. Sometimes, you just get it wrong! Better to admit that your original source of information which led you to believe that homeopathy was good and effective, was just wrong. And then to move on, and onto better things, and better sources of information. Cheers all, have a good and productive life.