Monday, February 21, 2011

Homeopathy: Another Boring Topic With Women

We haven't blogged about Homeopathy in a long time, because - like environmentalism - it's boring, and just too trying to accept that anyone could fall for the whole "water is medicine" scam. But fall for it they do - and in the most expensive ways possible. Let's have Ben Goldacre explain what Homeopathy is, in case the cup in that woman's hand, above, isn't a good hint:
To recap: homeopathy pills don't work better than placebo dummy pills in trials. They are made by taking one drop of the original substance and diluting it in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 drops of water, then taking one drop of that solution, which is now just water, and shaking it near some pills, which you then buy to treat an illness.
Got that? Good, because now you can guffaw along with the rest of us as we tell you:


San Francisco has erected a cathedral to it.

Why would anyone do that? We don't know (the people who are doing it can't even explain it,...)

But there's a newspaper in New Zealand that's suggesting selling water will be a great career path.

Unless you want to be regarded as an expert, then you get no love.

But don't lose heart:
The solutions to life's problems are so simple when one believes that homeopathy can fix everything. Apparently, homeopathy claims it can prevent life-altering problems like unemployment, homelessness (i thought homeopathic housing was homelessness!), addiction, rape, child sexual abuse, malnutrition (erm, don't they instead mean dehydration?) and it can even function as bulletproof armour. My mind boggles.
And so does ours, my friend, so does ours,...