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Help bring skeptical question to the attention UK conservative party leader

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on January 6, 2010

I received an e-mail from Tom, a reader from England, with a request for help. The conservative party in the UK is accepting questions over the web about the future of the NHS, and Tom has put in a question about homeopathy which is of a skeptical nature. The questions will be answered by the party leader on 01/08/10.  Here is the question we hope to have talked about publicly:

“Given the lack of scientific evidence for the efficacy of homeopathic products, does the Conservative Party have a view on the continued funding of such products by the NHS, or on current labeling policy regarding such products? If so, what is it?”

The way this works is that the question must be voted up high enough, via clicking the check mark, to be one of the ones picked up for answer.  In order to do that you need a Google account. You login with that account and click the check mark. That’s all. Since I have two Google accounts I voted for it twice. And the good news is that someone else has posted a question along the same lines, also pointing out the lack of efficacy. I voted for both. I encourage everyone to take the 30 seconds it takes to do the same. Here are the instructions:

Go to the following website:  http://www.conservatives.com/draftmanifesto/

There is a search box at the middle of the page , on top of the video. To the right of the search box you’ll see a “Sign In” link. Click that and sign in with your Google credentials. After signing in enter “homeopathic” on the search box and hit search. The two questions will come up. Click the check mark on both and you’re done. You’ve thus helped further the skeptical cause. Thank you.

PS: The even is in two days, on  January 8th, so I need to ask you to vote and link to this entry on your blog, Twitter or Facebook, as much as you possibly can.

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