Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Homeopathy is fake: Randi

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is spending your money “researching” homeopathy. But it isn't necessary. They should save your tax dollars and leave it to James Randi. Let him do his work and he'll put it right where it belongs: in the archives of quackery. In the video below he relates how he overdosed on homeopathic sleeping pills. Nothing happened. (Don't try it at home. Your favorite drug store homeopathic remedy may not really be homeopathic. Active or inactive, there may be real ingredients. Then, too, if you gulp down too much water you may get hyponatremic).

As Randi said, a homeopathic preparation is nothing more than water in a vial or dropped on a sugar cube. Which reminds me of the Steven Wright joke, in which he pondered the fact that he bought some powdered water at the store and didn't know what to add to it.

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