On a recent trip to Washington, DC I visited a monument that most visitors to our nation’s capital never see. The German physician Samuel Hahnemann invented homeopathy, and in 1900, the American Institute of Homeopathy built a monument to him at a busy intersection in DC. In my latest column in Skeptical Inquirer, “What Should Become of a Monument to Pseudoscience,” I report on my pilgrimage to the Hahnemann monument and the history of homeopathy.
Speaking of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, my recent article on the rise of exorcism has been translated into Spanish. “La Nueva Ola De Exorcismos” can be found here.
In a couple of weeks, I will be traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil to give a few talks sponsored by a skeptics organization there, Questão de Ciência. The schedule of events is out.
I am very excited to be going to Brazil to support this new skeptics group in Sao Paulo. It should be fun.
That’s it for now. It is very hot here in New England. I hope you are staying cool wherever you are.