Advantages Kind to Ducks.
Disadvantages Not as much fun as sticking needles in yourself.
Bigbttommy's excellent review of Homoeopathy has already demonstrated many of the fallacies and much of the fraud surrounding this scam, so I'll try to cover new ground as much as possible. The pointlessness of testimonials, and improperly conducted trials is also well covered in the literature, so I'll concentrate on the 'magic' water angle.Homeoopathic 'medicine' is plain water. Often, a lactose pill with a drop of this plain water placed upon it.
It's one thing to have faith in something that those party-pooper scientists have disproved, and that there is much in the Universe still to learn. Very commendable. It's quite another thing to continue to believe after discovering that the Homoeopaths have been caught in a bare-faced lie:Even if we can believe that water has a memory, simple common sense dictates that nothing could have a memory of something that it has never come in to contact with, or has any awareness of its existence.
It's like claiming you 'remember' an Amazonian Witch-Doctor, whose name you don't know, and that a 'memory' of his incantations can cure you.
Fine. This is the argument they push.
The problem is, it's a lie, and that what is ACTUALLY meant is that :
You may-or-may-not have met someone, who may-or-may-not have met someone else, who may-or-may-not have met someone else... (etc. x 200) that met this Witch-Doctor and remembers his spell. Phew.
You may be able to cope with the first part , but surely it becomes an absurdity thereafter?
What follows is the details of this deception, which unavoidably has to use numbers to back it up. I guess in a magazine review, this would be in a side-panel, purely for readers who want the gory details. But hopefully the above will make the general point.
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