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Kil
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Posted - 01/30/2010 :  13:26:58  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Overdosing on water

Oh hey. This is fun!

This from the NZ Skeptics:

A public mass overdose of homeopathic remedies has forced the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths to admit openly that their products do not contain any “material substances”. Council spokeswoman Mary Glaisyer admitted publicly that “there´s not one molecule of the original substance remaining” in the diluted remedies that form the basis of this multi-million-dollar industry.

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The Christchurch “overdose” included an “underdose” – homeopaths believe that the more dilute things are, the more potent they become, so the skeptics were careful to try that approach. There are also claims by product manufacturers that, in fact, dosage doesn´t matter at all – whether you take 1 pill or 100 – but the important thing is the frequency of dosage, and the skeptics covered that base too. No ill effects were reported, apart from a distinct drop in the level of cash in various wallets. For the demonstration, Hyde reluctantly purchased two small boxes of tablets and a 25ml spray from a Unichem pharmacy, costing $51.95.



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Posted - 02/09/2010 :  16:05:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send cantbe323 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A public mass overdose of homeopathic remedies has forced the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths to admit openly that their products do not contain any ?material substances? >>

The actual healing effect of any homeopathic remedy can't be realistically assessed, because there are too many other variables involved, some they're not aware of.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 02/09/2010 :  16:39:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by cantbe323

The actual healing effect of any homeopathic remedy can't be realistically assessed, because there are too many other variables involved, some they're not aware of.
Name one.

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R.Wreck
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  18:51:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by cantbe323

A public mass overdose of homeopathic remedies has forced the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths to admit openly that their products do not contain any ?material substances? >>

The actual healing effect of any homeopathic remedy can't be realistically assessed, because there are too many other variables involved, some they're not aware of.

cantbe323


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pleco
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  19:21:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have this rock that keeps tigers away.

I'll sell it for $1000.

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Hawks
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  19:31:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by pleco

I have this rock that keeps tigers away.

I'll sell it for $1000.
Does it work?

METHINKS IT IS LIKE A WEASEL
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Dave W.
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  19:54:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Hawks

Originally posted by pleco

I have this rock that keeps tigers away.

I'll sell it for $1000.
Does it work?
Do you see any tigers around here?

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pleco
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  20:58:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The actual anti-tiger effect of the rock can't be realistically assessed, because there are too many other variables involved, some we're not aware of.

But I guarantee it - I have never seen a tiger any where near the rock! I accept paypal or money order.

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bngbuck
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Posted - 02/10/2010 :  23:50:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bngbuck a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pleco.....

Homeopathic payment of $1000 ($0.0000001) coming your way. Rock must be homeopathic for check to clear! Have BB gun for tiger if one shows up following installation of rock!
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Randy
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Posted - 02/11/2010 :  01:27:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Please allow 6 to 8 years for domestic delivery.

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Hawks
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Posted - 02/11/2010 :  10:36:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by bngbuck

Pleco.....

Homeopathic payment of $1000 ($0.0000001) coming your way. Rock must be homeopathic for check to clear! Have BB gun for tiger if one shows up following installation of rock!
At 30X that would be more like $0.0000000000000000000000000001. Sign me up.

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moakley
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Posted - 02/12/2010 :  10:25:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by pleco

The actual anti-tiger effect of the rock can't be realistically assessed, because there are too many other variables involved, some we're not aware of.

But I guarantee it - I have never seen a tiger any where near the rock! I accept paypal or money order.



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Randy
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Posted - 04/17/2010 :  10:28:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://news.yahoo.com/comics/dilbert

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

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Ricky
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Posted - 04/17/2010 :  17:10:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Randy

http://news.yahoo.com/comics/dilbert

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Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
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