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(Gizmodo)   Scientists come unanimously to the conclusion that homeopathic medicine is complete nonsense. Still no cure for cancer, homeopathic or otherwise   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-10-02 09:09:47 PM  
11 votes:
I submitted a headline for this with 1/1,000,000,000,000,000,000 the humour, which would have made it much funnier...
2017-10-02 04:31:55 PM  
11 votes:
I don't care who marries who, it's medicine and they have a right to sleep with whoever they want.
2017-10-02 05:05:01 PM  
10 votes:
Mitchell and Webb - Homeopathic
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2017-10-02 04:50:56 PM  
9 votes:
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2017-10-02 03:16:22 PM  
9 votes:
i.imgur.com

/oblig
2017-10-02 06:19:33 PM  
8 votes:
I thought homeopathy was giving guys a bit of dick to "inoculate" them against going gay in the future.

You'd be amazed at how many of them fell for that. I know I was.
2017-10-02 05:54:59 PM  
8 votes:
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"Right now I would take homeopaths and I'd put them in a big sack with psychics, astrologers and priests. And I'd close the top of the sack with string, and I'd hit them all with sticks. And I really wouldn't worry who got the worst of the belting with the sticks."
2017-10-02 05:02:44 PM  
8 votes:

Khellendros: It is not intellectually possible to read the history, formulation, and concepts behind homeopathy and come to the conclusion that there is any basis for believing it works.  None.  At all.  It is literally more reasonable to believe in pixies and magical fairy dust healing people of all of their ailments.

Once it became clear that there exists these things called atoms and molecules, and their repeated dilutions rendered exactly zero particles of any of the supposed healing agent, they quickly migrated to hand waving explanations of the "memory of water", literally claiming "quantum signatures" were healing people.

And after hundreds of studies of homeopathy, the statistical data is exactly identical to placebo.  Even seeing the expected number of "effective" studies acting like it works and "harmful" studies showing it makes things worse.  The curve is exactly as the predicted distribution for placebo across the data sets.  It's been that thoroughly studied and discredited.


The reason so few surveyed scientists accept homeopathy is that the survey group itself must have been diluted 50X. Of course none of the original supporters of homeopathy are left, but the group retains their memory. The unanimity against homeopathy by the individuals in the final group is exactly what would be expected if the group itself supports homeopathy.
2017-10-02 07:41:49 PM  
7 votes:
Water memory is real and I have the proof.
Soak tea bags in water and the water remembers to taste like tea and change color.
BOOM.  Science Y'all.
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2017-10-02 04:57:48 PM  
7 votes:
You're all just being homeophobic.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-10-02 05:03:15 PM  
6 votes:
There must be .000001 of a scientist out there who believes in homeopathic medicine, and that's enough.
2017-10-02 03:27:57 PM  
6 votes:
Ain't no scientician gonna shoot my babies up with no autism juice.
2017-10-02 06:03:58 PM  
4 votes:

JRoo: Pff, who are you going to believe?

A bunch of people educated in thousands of years of empirical knowledge?

Or someone who's selling you a bottle of water that cures everything?


Cures everything, you say? Dropsy? Gout? Dumdum Fever? Caked Knuckles? Detached Dermis? Fallsies Downsies? Reticulated Splines? Slumped Lung? Hiding Hair? Flat Teeth? High Stepper's Heel? Coalman's Eye? Dickinthemouth?
2017-10-02 04:32:40 PM  
4 votes:
That is your cispathic privilege talking!
2017-10-02 09:19:07 PM  
3 votes:

Khellendros: It is not intellectually possible to read the history, formulation, and concepts behind homeopathy and come to the conclusion that there is any basis for believing it works.  None.  At all.  It is literally more reasonable to believe in pixies and magical fairy dust healing people of all of their ailments.

Once it became clear that there exists these things called atoms and molecules, and their repeated dilutions rendered exactly zero particles of any of the supposed healing agent, they quickly migrated to hand waving explanations of the "memory of water", literally claiming "quantum signatures" were healing people.

And after hundreds of studies of homeopathy, the statistical data is exactly identical to placebo.  Even seeing the expected number of "effective" studies acting like it works and "harmful" studies showing it makes things worse.  The curve is exactly as the predicted distribution for placebo across the data sets.  It's been that thoroughly studied and discredited.


Last time an acquaintance mentioned homeopathic medicine, I offered her homeopathic wine.

The subject was not brought up again.
2017-10-02 07:29:11 PM  
3 votes:

meat0918: Wake me when they ban it instead of make special exceptions for it in US Law.


You want then to ban water?
2017-10-02 05:25:42 PM  
3 votes:
Pff, who are you going to believe?

A bunch of people educated in thousands of years of empirical knowledge?

Or someone who's selling you a bottle of water that cures everything?
2017-10-02 04:40:50 PM  
3 votes:

Khellendros: It is not intellectually possible to read the history, formulation, and concepts behind homeopathy and come to the conclusion that there is any basis for believing it works.  None.  At all.  It is literally more reasonable to believe in pixies and magical fairy dust healing people of all of their ailments.

Once it became clear that there exists these things called atoms and molecules, and their repeated dilutions rendered exactly zero particles of any of the supposed healing agent, they quickly migrated to hand waving explanations of the "memory of water", literally claiming "quantum signatures" were healing people.

And after hundreds of studies of homeopathy, the statistical data is exactly identical to placebo.  Even seeing the expected number of "effective" studies acting like it works and "harmful" studies showing it makes things worse.  The curve is exactly as the predicted distribution for placebo across the data sets.  It's been that thoroughly studied and discredited.


And let's all be grateful to the fundamental forces that there is no such thing as 'water memory', considering everything that's been thrown into water over the last few billion years.

To quote W.C. Fields: "I never drink water. Fish fark in it."
2017-10-03 07:44:31 AM  
2 votes:
If homeopathic medicine works, toss a bottle into Lake Mead.  If everyone downstream is cured then homeopathy is demonstrated.  Otherwise it is falsified.

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2017-10-02 06:48:58 PM  
2 votes:

Ed Grubermann: [img.fark.net image 480x360]
"Right now I would take homeopaths and I'd put them in a big sack with psychics, astrologers and priests. And I'd close the top of the sack with string, and I'd hit them all with sticks. And I really wouldn't worry who got the worst of the belting with the sticks."


Dara O'Briain: Science doesn't know everything
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2017-10-02 05:12:36 PM  
2 votes:
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/not really homeopathy
//but that makes it even more powerful!
2017-10-02 05:01:27 PM  
2 votes:
Of course a scientician is going to say homeopathicisms are wrong.  They are part of the big Patriarchy of oppression.  Follow the money sheeple!
2017-10-02 04:50:43 PM  
2 votes:
Sociopathic medicine, otoh....
2017-10-02 04:35:32 PM  
2 votes:
exsqueeze me?

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2017-10-03 10:00:20 PM  
1 vote:
Homeopathetic
2017-10-03 05:04:27 PM  
1 vote:
This is exactly the extremist definition I said is bullshiat. Thanks for reading. FAIL

Can you find and link to any definition of "homeopathy" that DOESN'T include water memory and succession?


And another "I know it all already" comes out of the woodwork. How about the entire section on "Hahnemann's concept" in wikipedia. Gee, that was SO HARD.  It does mention extreme dilution, but only after pointing out that this concept (not the bullshiat one that has you so dazzled) has existed since at least 400BC.

Just admit it, you are so convinced that you are right, of course you don't need to pay attention to the world outside of your own mind.
2017-10-03 02:32:29 PM  
1 vote:
I read that as "homoerotic medicine" and got very confused.
2017-10-03 09:37:05 AM  
1 vote:
Fortunately, my magnetic bracelet is still keeping my humors in balance.
 
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