Pinch me. I must be dreaming.
I say that because I actually see an article in The Huffington Post in which the blogger, Jacob Dickerman, actually correctly describes why homeopathy is quackery! For instance:
Homeopaths will tell us that water has a memory. That it vibrates in a certain way and thus knows exactly what the homeopath put into it. The thing is, if Hahnemann is somehow right about homeopathy, then it doesn’t only fly in the face of all those sciences I listed above (physiology, physics, chemistry, germ theory, hydro-dynamics), it flies in the face of public safety. Because the Florine in our water will have less of an effect than the 65-million year old dinosaur feces that have been naturally distilled for millennia. They say that it has no side effects, and they’re right. What they don’t say is that it doesn’t have any primary effects either.
I still can’t believe I’m reading HuffPo after my prolonged screed yesterday about all the psuedo science that’s appeared in Arianna Huffington’s little project since its inception in 2005. Best to head on over there before Patricia Fitzgerald, the homeopath who’s the new “Wellness Editor” at HuffPo finds out and tries to dilute it into nonexistence, like a homeopathic remedy.
Of course, any attempt to suppress it would only make it stronger. Many have discovered this law of the Internet–to their sorrow. It’s also a law homeopaths should understand. After all, they believe that diluting a remedy can make it stronger.