Homeopathy: Great Medicine or Dangerous Pseudoscience?

Following the debate that was held between André Saine and Dr. Steven Novella at the University of Connecticut Medical Center on March 22, 2013, on whether homeopathy is a great medicine or a dangerous pseudoscience. Drs. Saine and Novella have agreed to pursue this debate further into an in-depth, professional discussion through questions, answers and comments.

Questions addressed to André Saine

Q1. What do you consider to be the best clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of homeopathy for any indication?

Asked on March 28, 2013

Completed. June 11, 2015  |  Read summary

The summary of André Saine’s answer to Dr. Steven Novella first post debate question was written to address Dr. Novella’s concern that the four-part answer was too long to read. This summary should take no longer than 30 minutes to read. Even though, it was sent multiple times to Dr. Novella, he never acknowledged receiving it and never responded to André Saine’s detailed and comprehensive answer to his question. How can we interpret Dr. Novella’s sudden arrest in communication other than the arguments and facts presented in André Saine’s answer are too incongruent with Dr. Novella’s worldview? It is interesting to note that skeptic Joe Schwarcz had also quit abruptly the post-debate written exchange he had initiated with André Saine.

Questions addressed to Dr. Steven Novella

Q1. It is quite common for homeopathy to be grossly misrepresented…

Asked on March 28, 2013
Picture of André Saine, N.D., F.C.A.H.

André Saine, N.D., F.C.A.H.

André Saine is a 1982 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is board-certified in homeopathy (1988) by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and has been teaching and lecturing on homeopathy since 1985. He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject of homeopathy.