Waaaay offtopic

David J Patrick davidjpatrick-rieW9WUcm8FFJ04o6PK0Fg at public.gmane.org
Sun Dec 21 18:08:44 UTC 2003

> One person I'd never believe is a naturopathic "doctor". Naturopathy 
> is based on a bogus belief that a tiny amount of something that causes 
> the same symptoms as a disease will cure or prevent it.  The problem 
> is, that the doses generally prescribed are physically impossible.  
> For example a common dilution of the "medicine" is 10X or divided with 
> water or alcohol 10:1, 10 times.  The problem with this amount of 
> dilution, is that the number of molecules gets in the way.  In order 
> to consume one molecule of the substance, you'd have to drink several 
> thousand gallons of water.  They also have another dilution of 100C, 
> which is 100:1 100 times, which is even more impossible.
> You might want to read "Voodoo Science" by Dr. Robert Park or "A Demon 
> Haunted World", by Carl Sagan for further info.

I think the practice you are slagging is actually "homeopathy".
Yes, microdoses sound downright improbable, but I have to say that I 
have seen it used successfully countless times over the last 30 years.
Just because we don't understand something doesn't always mean it's bogus.

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