homeopathic Meds (again)

 
JamesBrown
 
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JamesBrown
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17 November 2010 13:28
 

I got involved in an argument on Huf Post about Homeopathic remedies with some true believers.  The article clames that a cure for Fibromyalgia is within reach using this stuff.  I made this comment:

I have a *great* idea.  Mr. Ullman says:
“Over 200 years of homeopathic practice have found that homeopathic medicines that are of a higher potency—that is, those that have undergone a greater number of dilutions, with vigorous shaking of the solution in between dilutions—have a longer term effect”

So - get some extract of poison ivy, cross the Canadian boarder at upstate N.Y.  Find your way to Niagara falls and drop it in.  Then rush back downstream and scoop out some of that now super dilution that has been shaken so hard by the fall. 
Fibromyalgia can now be cured AND since the water will find its way to the ocean and then, by evaporation back to Canada and over the falls again in a few years it will become EVEN STRONGER.
The possibilities are staggering.

The comment was rejected by the moderator for the article but for the life of me I can’t see anything out of order in it.

Am I missing something?

 
Nhoj Morley
 
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18 November 2010 02:52
 

I see where you are going with this.

You set off my spamdar. The bots go to a lot of effort to look like real posters, of which I now suspect you are one.

My apologies.

 
JamesBrown
 
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18 November 2010 07:51
 

I don’t know to be offended or not.
So your spam filter went off - fine.  But do you also have an opinion?

 
Nhoj Morley
 
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19 November 2010 08:45
 

No, I just clean up around here.

 
 
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eucaryote
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11 December 2010 11:01
 

“Over 200 years of homeopathic practice have found that homeopathic medicines that are of a higher potency—that is, those that have undergone a greater number of dilutions, with vigorous shaking of the solution in between dilutions—have a longer term effect”

This is kind of a common thread running through belief systems. In order for the belief to be sound and effective, one must believe most strongly in the most preposterous claim of the system.

 
 
 
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Starfire
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02 March 2011 17:49
 

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