It’s homeopathy awareness week. So be aware: it’s total nonsense

Jesus’ miraculous cures fall into this category. He wasn’t able to restore a missing limb… or to put John the Baptist’s head back on!

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Homeopathy amazes me by the number of otherwise intelligent people that believe in it. Some others do too, such as the UK’s Minister for Health Jeremy Hunt. How he keeps such a job while advocating such beliefs is a mystery.

Homeopathy is total nonsense. Proper scientists agree that it doesn’t work. There is no reliable scientific evidence for it, and no means by which it could possibly work other than invoking a placebo effect. It supposedly relies on dilution of some agent to such a point that not a single molecule of that agent remains.

If you believe in it, try this thought experiment, or do it for real if you prefer. Either way it will be at least as effective and much cheaper than paying for homeopathic treatment: collect a small bottle of seawater next time you go to a beach, preferably not at a sewage outfall (if you don’t live near the sea, best do the…

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2 comments on “It’s homeopathy awareness week. So be aware: it’s total nonsense

  1. Yes, it’s complete and utter moonshine. I went to see one once, based on a recommendation from a friend. This woman used a computer to add some credence to the hog wash. When I asked her what made up the ‘medication’ in the little phials she lined up, she said, “the computer”. Ummm. I was a computer programmer. I would have loved to program my machine to make me coffee. That didn’t work, either.

  2. Aaron Kove says:

    The belief in all things magic has kept the population down in the past. Think about it: Who needs a real doctor? Lol.

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