Ben Goldacre and the Inquisition

Ben Goldacre and the Inqusition

Posted on November 29, 2007. Filed under: Ben Goldacre and the Inquisition | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Damian Thompson said on his blog:

” Congratulations to Ben Goldacre for a terrific onslaught on homeopathy in the Guardian. There must be tens of thousands of Guardian readers who dabble in this 200-year-old witchcraft; perhaps Ben will finally succeed in penetrating what the Catholic Church (itself no stranger to counterknowledge) used to call “invincible ignorance”. ”

Hmmmmmmmmm witchcraft and the Catholic church. My, my, DAMIAN that smacks of the inquistition. The times of witch hunts have been one of the darkest periods of human history. The fear of “evil” and “powerfully dangerous” witches originates from folk beliefs that were encouraged and enhanced by the Church and then institutionalized as the Holy Inquisition. The Inquisition was an investigating institution of the Roman Catholic Church. This all sounds like a witch-hunt to me……………… (definition of a witch-hunt; an intensive systematic campaign directed against those who hold different views.)

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