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Skeptics demonstrate in front of European Parliament

"Overdose" to show that there is nothing in homeopathic products

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On Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 10:23 AM sharp, Skeptics will take an “overdose” of homeopathic products in front of the building of the European Parliament; place de Luxembourg in 1050, Brussels. This is part of the worldwide “10:23” campaign to raise awareness about the fact that homeopathy simply does not work.

European scientists and skeptics protest in front of the European Parliament. They ask Members of the European Parliament to protect citizens of Europe and stop the encouragement of these useless products. According to various EU directives, homeopathic products can be sold as medication in the whole European Union without having to prove their efficacy - unlike procedures for real medication, which are only permitted (and correctly so) after passing severe scientific tests.

Schedule

10:00 Public statements by prof. Willem Betz, skeptical expert in alternative medicine, and Amardeo Sarma, Chairman of ECSO, the European Council of Skeptical Organisations.
10:23 Skeptics take overdoses of highly diluted homeopathic products
10:30 Press conference in the Brasserie Ketje at place de Luxembourg

ECSO supports Simon Singh

ECSO has extended support to science journalist Simon Singh, who is under legal attack in the UK for his critical article about chiropractic. ECSO is one of the over initial 100 signatories of a statement in support of Simon Singh. On the 19th of June 2009, the campaign to keep libel laws out of science had received more than 12,000 signatories. Support from the scientific community and from skeptics all over the world has been overwhelming.

Read more: ECSO supports Simon Singh

ECSO Symposium 2008

Grenoble, France, 20 - 21 September 2008

Program

Saturday, 20 September 2008

14.00: Registration
14.30: Hypnosis – A Scientific Appraisal (Dr. Michael Heap, UK)
15.15: Is Alternative Medicine Really a Soft Medicine? (Prof. Willem Betz, Belgium)
16.15: Testing Paranormal Claims Scientifically: Two Examples (Nicolas Vivant, France)
17.15: ECSO Board Meeting
19.30: Dinner

Sunday, 21 September 2008

09.30: Crop circles and UFOs : Myths and ‘Scientific’ Legends (Francesco Grassi, Italy)
10.15: Darwin in the Classroom. How to Deal with Creationist Skeptics in Secondary Schools (Prof. Johan  Braeckman, Belgium)
11.15: Skepticism in Hungary (Dr. Gabor Hrasko, Hungary)

Complete information and online registration

For any further enquiry contact: registration (at) ecso.zetetique.fr

Local Organizer: Observatoire Zetetique

ECSO Bulletin Board Online

To enable a wide discussion on the topics covered by ECSO, the ECSO Forum has been installed as a service to those interested. It is open to both people involved in the various ECSO members organisations, as well as to the general public. To be able to post to one of the Forums, you need to register. Forum categories and specific Forums will be added if there is sufficient interest.

Next Congress in Budapest

The next European Skeptics Congress will be hosted by the Hungarian Skeptics Society in Budapest, Hungary, in 2010.

Read more: Next Congress in Budapest

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