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In case you ever needed to explain the (lack of) effectiveness of homeopathic medicines to anyone…:
(via Toothpaste for Dinner)
Now that’s funny. I had a holistic Dr tell me one time about all that homeopathy stuff. She really believes it and I respect her as a person but its just nuts.
The conclusion I came to was that it is dependant on believing that everything has a soul and its bound to each atom… its weirdness distilled.
My mom was into this for a while to help her with… I don’t even remember what it was supposed to be doing for her. It’s not even weirdness distilled, it’s weirdness diluted to the point that it isn’t even weirdness anymore.
I say, let the punishment be inversely proportional to the crime: fine should be $1/(10-30). That’ll teach ’em. Or, we could leave it at $10-30, exact change only, upon punishment of life incarceration.
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The New Scientist did a piece on homeopathy a few years ago and came to the conclusion that there was evidence that it worked, but for reasons that cannot be fully explained.