Posts Tagged: scientific authority

High Dilution, Homeopathy, and the Purpose of the Scientific Journal

By Melinda Baldwin On June 30, 1988, readers of the British scientific journal Nature opened their issues to find a lead editorial titled, “When to believe the unbelievable.” The editorial’s sub-headline was even more provocative: “An article in this week’s

High Dilution, Homeopathy, and the Purpose of the Scientific Journal

By Melinda Baldwin On June 30, 1988, readers of the British scientific journal Nature opened their issues to find a lead editorial titled, “When to believe the unbelievable.” The editorial’s sub-headline was even more provocative: “An article in this week’s