I'm finding a lot of similarities to CCSVI in some articles I've been reading on "Water Memory" and CCSVI. In the comments section of skeptical blog posts there are a lot of parallels to the reactions to the skeptics here.
First, the article from the huffington post health section that got me going in the first place:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullm ... 14619.html
--this one more so for the comments, but it's a funny idea---http://thelinc.co.uk/2010/02/sceptics-take-mass-overdose-to-prove-homeopathy-is-a-hoax/
I found this quote relevant:
Another major logical fallacy used in this article is the argument from popularity. The fact that homeopathy is the most popular alternative remedy in Europe and that millions of people around the world use it doesn't give any evidence of whether or not it works.
People will believe a lot of things. It is human nature to try to understand, often incorrectly, the world around us. People are often incapable of separating their experience from reality, failing to understand that correlation does not imply causation. The scientific method and statistics were derived for The scientific method and statistics were derived for a reason, because people have an inherent ability to find patterns in completely random data