Monday, March 10, 2008

Or did you say "highly deluded?"

Homeopathy is one of those nutcase fringe beliefs, like orgones and barbershop quartets. The idea is that the cure for any pathology lies in finding something that actually causes the same symptoms. This is diluted until it is mathematically unlikely that even a molecule of the original substance remains. Believers claim that some intangible memory of the remedy persists. By that same logic, each sip of water you take is subtly infused with the feces of every creature that has ever lived... Brontosaurus, Socrates, Katherine Hepburn, et al. But if "like cures like," why are homeopaths so full of it?

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