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April 15, 2010 9:22 PM   Subscribe

In recognition of World Homeopathy Awareness Week I give you "The Science of Homeopathy" Also, from the horse's mouth "homeopathy awareness week 2010". James Randi of course gets his licks in as well.

Previously
posted by nola (28 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
and they're shaped like little u-ies... and what they do is they work by vibration...

Vibrating little u-ies will heal you.
posted by Huck500 at 9:27 PM on April 15, 2010


Get me some wolfsbane, also known as monkshood, in here! And a whole tray of flower remedies!
posted by sharkfu at 9:27 PM on April 15, 2010 [9 favorites]


Let me guess - there's so little science on Homeopathy that it makes it ultra-potent?
posted by qvantamon at 9:28 PM on April 15, 2010 [26 favorites]


James Randi has one of the best pairs of eyebrows in the world.
posted by Scattercat at 9:29 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


... and Edward Teller has the other best pair.
posted by benzenedream at 9:35 PM on April 15, 2010


Haha, I posted that same Homeopathic ER video to the green earlier today, which I think I originally saw somewhere on here or AskMe. Great video. <3 James Randi, too.
posted by ishotjr at 9:36 PM on April 15, 2010


That first link is begging for a techno-remix.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 9:43 PM on April 15, 2010


I move someone make a History of Awesome Eyebrows FPP, complete with categories for Mobility, Expressiveness, Size, and the special Grandpa Munster Prize.
posted by Scattercat at 9:48 PM on April 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


That "Science of Homeopathy" video is pretty awesome. I'm so glad that God sent us Stephen Hawkings.
posted by mr_roboto at 9:50 PM on April 15, 2010


This video of James Randi remains my go-to in showing people something to explain homeopathy. It's clear, coherent, and educational.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:59 PM on April 15, 2010


"James Randi gets his licks in" has taken on a new meaning for me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:01 PM on April 15, 2010 [4 favorites]


I reject any discussion of eyebrows that fails to recognize the majesty and power of the inestimable Peter Gallagher.
posted by Errant at 10:04 PM on April 15, 2010


An unintended double entendre, I assure you AZ.
posted by nola at 10:07 PM on April 15, 2010


I love James Randi. Thanks for posting this.
posted by lexicakes at 10:08 PM on April 15, 2010


Did you know that the British Chiropractic Association happily promotes bogus treatments, btw?.
posted by Phanx at 11:17 PM on April 15, 2010


Did you know that the British Chiropractic Association happily promotes bogus treatments, btw?

Did you know that if the most legitimate term in your organization's name is "Association", its a pretty bogus organization.
posted by hal_c_on at 11:43 PM on April 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


BBC's Horizon did a decent show on homeopathy back in 2002 called Homeopathy, The Test. It was rather too kind to the pseudoscience, allowing it the easy out of being merely "unexplainable", but was pretty good about showing how the most prominent recent claims have been debunked by Randi and scientists in rigorous tests. I think most folks watching the show would come away with a pretty clear realization that it's been debunked.

The whole thing is available on Youtube, as well:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
posted by darkstar at 11:46 PM on April 15, 2010


World Homeopathy Awareness Week is .00000019 hours long. Though you may have missed it you're better for it.

That'll be $39.95.
posted by sourwookie at 12:09 AM on April 16, 2010 [11 favorites]


Thanks for this, I love James Randi. Most lovable crank ever.

(Not to demean him by calling him a crank, but he is indeed very cranky about this subject -- one that most people shrug off -- and I love him for it.)
posted by cj_ at 12:19 AM on April 16, 2010


howdoeshomeopathywork.com
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 1:24 AM on April 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Dilbert on Homeopathy...
posted by JoeXIII007 at 4:40 AM on April 16, 2010


Homeopathics: Stupid idea, or the most stupid idea of all?
posted by five fresh fish at 8:29 AM on April 16, 2010


The problem with homeopathics, and the idiots that use them is that the idiots do not want to be smarter. They have the worse sort of ignorance, where they have access to the knowledge and facts, but actively stay in ignorance; they want to be stupid rubes.
posted by fuq at 8:47 AM on April 16, 2010


You know what, I love these homeopathy advocates. Without them, my day would have completely lacked any Turbo Encabulator footage.


Also, dear god listening to these people make me angry.
posted by tylermoody at 9:50 AM on April 16, 2010


I reject any discussion of eyebrows that fails to recognize the majesty and power of the inestimable Thufir Hawat.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:41 AM on April 16, 2010


If a homeopathic cure doesn't fix your problem, you obviously didn't dilute it enough.
posted by storybored at 11:41 AM on April 16, 2010


I wasn't aware of the World Homeopathy Awareness Week before coming across this post. Perhaps they need to change it to World Homeopathy Awareness Minute to make more people more aware. Just a though.
posted by JeNeSaisQuoi at 12:04 PM on April 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


> This video of James Randi remains my go-to in showing people something to explain homeopathy. It's clear, coherent, and educational

Fantastic video. But James needs a new suit--apparently he's 5'6", but he looks about 4' tall in those pants.
posted by Decimask at 6:35 PM on April 16, 2010


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