Dr. Prinsloo responds to sceptics from this forum

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AcinonyxScepticus (August 31, 2009, 11:15:38 AM):
Dr. Prinsloo runs a website called "Biocura" where he quotes certain members of this forum and comments on Captain Klingon's Homeopathy suicide attempt. He also mentions The Skeptic Detective's comments on a Parent24 article about homoeopathy.

However, he refuses to debate people he calls "the IGNORANTS" (his capitalisation). From his website we learn that "the IGNORANTS" are:

Is not a qualified Homeopath;Has not studied Homeopathy to the extent that a Homeopath does;Has not conducted extensive research on Homeopathy in accordance with the scientific principles of Homeopathy under the supervision of a qualified Homeopath;Does not possess sufficient experience in the practical application of Homeopathy in a clinical setting;Who is not registered as a Homeopathic Practitioner in South Africa and / or does not meet the requirements for such registration;Who is not an expert on applied Homeopathy.


This means that even Professor Edzrd Ernst, professor of Complimentary Medicine in the United Kingdom and co-author of Trick or Treatment, does not qualify because he "is not registered as a Homeopathic Practitioner in South Africa".

Basically Dr. Prinsloo wants to sully the name and misrepresent the positions of all critics and never enter into a debate. The logical fallacies he uses in defense continue to pile-up.

James
(tip o' the "USS Dauntless" cap to Captain Klingon)
AcinonyxScepticus (August 31, 2009, 11:21:46 AM):
I also noticed that the Biocura website features its own "Detox" calculator, which would mean that any normal human being would have "toxicity" somewhere on his scale (even if you score zero - which is impossible - you still have "toxicity" which must be treated).

DETOXIFICATION POINTS SCALE

Total Points: Less Than 100
Patient with mild to moderate toxicity

Total Points: Greater than 100
Patient with moderate to severe toxicity.
Mefiante (August 31, 2009, 12:38:03 PM):
That response by Dr Prinsloo is one of the funniest things I’ve read in some time. The only mildly distressing part is that it is – apparently – not a parody.

The good doctor’s definition of “evidence” clearly bears little relation to that used by most scientists. He also appears to differ with his homoeopathic peers on the question of dilution of medicinals. Does he hold with one of homoeopathy’s founding principles that potency increases with dilution? If so, he should have little trouble providing his critics with an unequivocal demonstration of homoeopathy’s efficacy above placebo instead of a loose collection of self-serving testimonials and anecdotes.

How about it, Dr Prinsloo? Oh wait, he’s not going to speak to us because we’re IGNORANTS. The question is, how does he know that? Or is everyone who disagrees or even differs with him on homoeopathy an IGNORANT? Certainly, his definition thereof makes this outcome likely because any detractor can simply be dismissed due to meeting one or more of his criteria for being an IGNORANT.

'Luthon64
Jane of the Jungle (August 31, 2009, 13:03:17 PM):
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This means that even Professor Edzrd Ernst, professor of Complimentary Medicine in the United Kingdom and co-author of Trick or Treatment, does not qualify because he "is not registered as a Homeopathic Practitioner in South Africa".

Only in Souf Af-frieka ;D

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Oh wait, he’s not going to speak to us because we’re IGNORANTS.

IGNORANTS or.....REALISTS Doc??? ::)
Owen Swart (August 31, 2009, 15:38:04 PM):
I posted a response to his article on my blog, more for entertainment value than anything else. Good times.

http://01universe.blogspot.com/2009/08/answering-dr-prinsloo.html

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