So what better way to introduce February than with a catch up of the '10:23' campaign.
For those that are not familiar with the '10:23', let me briefly summerise it.
At 10:23am on January 30th, more than four hundred homeopathy sceptics nationwide took part in a mass homeopathic 'overdose' in protest at Boots' continued endorsement and sale of homeopathic remedies, and to raise public awareness about the fact that homeopathic remedies have nothing in them.
Sceptics and consumer rights activists publicly swallowed an entire bottle of homeopathic 'pillules' to demonstrate that these 'remedies', prepared according to a long-discredited 18th century ritual, are nothing but sugar pills.
The protest aims to raise public awareness about the reality of homeopathy, and put further pressure on Boots to live up to its responsibilites as the 'scientist on the high street' and stop selling treatments which do not work.
But whats the harm? Well, to save me going into it all, check out Simon Singh's article on the matter by clicking whats the harm in homeopathy?
Does homeopathy work for you? Have you ever tried it? RiPA would be interested to hear your stories surrounding this alternative health care. Email us at email@example.com.
OK, so whats next in store for RiPA? Several projects are underway but we are still wainting for a MEDIUM or a PSYCHIC to step up to our study. Many have came but then backed down. We have been as open as we can within the protocols and we are willing to adapt within reason. So again, of you are, or know of any MEDIUMS or PSYCHICS that are willing to help promote that what they do IS possible. Get in touch, drop us a line by simply clicking the following sentence. RiPA's test the mediums. See, we make it soooo simple!
We have our first theatre investigation of the year set for the 12th of February so be sure to look out for that.
Also, we have a public talk on the paranormal Tuesday 02/02/10 on whether or not the subconscious mind exists. If you are interesting in attending this. just drop us a line at the usual address, firstname.lastname@example.org we'll be in touch. It starts at 20:30 and you will get to not only meet the faces behind RiPA but also get to ask questions.
Till next time, heres a video on 10:23
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