Understanding how homeopathy works is no longer done in chemistry but in physics. Not only that, but people who know little or nothing about the subject, who have never sat in for long periods with homeopaths, and who cannot see that health improvements can be monitored by scans, blood tests and other devices or methods. There is placebo in homeopathy, just as there is in conventional medicine; but conventional medicine, given its acclaim and status, its settings in, and the myth of 'doctor knows best' is much more likely to create placebo reactions than a system that is derided, scorned and dismissed by know-nothings, and which takes place in humbler settings. Science does not work in the lame way Mr Crumlish and others think. He needs to read Kuhn's study of paradigm shifts or Harry Collins's excellent study of replication, which show with great exactitude that science does not move forward easily or without controversy.
The beneficial effects of homeopathy are far beyond the feel good factor of someone listening to you. When herds of dairy cows recover from mastitis thanks to homeopathic remedies in their water troughs (something quite standard for many dairy farmers), it is most certainly not because the vet spoke nicely to them and had a listening ear. If you're not willing to learn, to study, to engage in sensible debate, then you know nothing at all about science. If you were a student of mine, I would fail you on the spot."