Last week, Jacques Benveniste, the man who gave the world the ‘memory of water’ (ie. the modern scientific claim of homeopathy), died in Paris. The publishing of his paper on successful experiments with homeopathy in Nature started a firestorm, which appeared to finally have come to an end when attempts at replication (under the gaze of Randi no less) were deemed unsuccessful. However, as I reported a couple of months ago, more scientists appear to have had success with the procedure. Nature has carried an obituary for the man, which is perhaps fitting as it was with that journal that much of the controversy began.