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This is a link post Quantum Physics Provides Explanation Of Why Homeopathy Works.

Finally. A learned paper from a respected institution explaining how, and why, homoeopathy works.

Take *THAT* sceptics! Science proves that the homeopaths were right and you doubters were wrong, wrong, wrong.

Warning! Learned paper contains big words.

(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 3:41, , Reply)
This is a normal post Bindun

Sorry for shrinking your brain.

edit: I must say that the link you posted seems to be actually funny.

"Such preparations are made by diluting the active ingredient in a solvent, usually water, and shaking, not stirring, vigorously at each step. Though Bond (1) found evidence that shaking has a different effect from stirring a liquid, few scientists accept the "memory of water" theory (2, 8) used to explain the effect of a fraction of a molecule on a patient (5)."

So have a click.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 3:46, , Reply)
This is a normal post But

my learned paper trumps your youtube video because my paper contains big words and mathematical formulae. Plus it mentions quantum a lot and that is SCIENCE!!

Also, my learned paper contains a rigorous bibliography where other learned scientists have published papers supporting this paper and that is SCIENCE too. I am particularity impressed with references 1, 4 and 6.

And may I just take this opportunity to mention that it has been alleged that some practising homeopaths have linked to this article demonstrating their breath-taking grasp of SCIENCE!

(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 4:43, , Reply)
This is a normal post Yeah, I think it's a parody, well of a sort.
It only works if neither the patient or the drug is observed?

The journal of improbably research does publish real science papers, and not being a quantum physicist I suspect that the maths / physics is quite correct. However, I suspect the whole point is to demonstrate that this is the only way in which it could work.

I think. Probably.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 5:16, , Reply)
This is a normal post You Only *Think* It's A Parody?

Then perhaps I can interest you in my homoeopathy based weight loss program? Using the homoeopathic principle, The Law of Similars, in conjunction with The Principle of Minimum Dose, I can tailor a program that will enable you to almost effortlessly lose weight. Indeed, the principle of Less Is More will mean that the LESS exercise you do the MORE weight you will lose. Of course, you will still be bound the Laws of Cure which will mean that your weight loss will occur from the top of the body and work downwards. So you may find in the first few months that your hair, then face, get thinner before seeing any action on your stomach or arse. This is actually a very useful law as it enables me to continue to lighten your wallet without providing any concrete results....

Alternatively, I've got a bridge I could sell you.......

(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 5:34, , Reply)
This is a normal post Well...
I'm not sure. It sure as hell looks like one to my eye, it's the kind of thing researchers like to indulge in. But I'll pass on the bridge till I get my atomic physicist mate to take a look-see on my behalf thanks Legless.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 8:42, , Reply)
This is a normal post It's obviously a pisstake
I dun got a PhD and I think it's been written for a giggle.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 9:08, , Reply)
This is a normal post So have I!
But not in physics and i only read the first half page having corrections to do and stuff on a paper of my own... Perhaps i should go and have a more thorough browse.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:02, , Reply)
This is a normal post Very little in the way of equations
Nothing to back up what's being said and the point that it on;y works if you don't actually observe it's effects screams they're having a laugh to me.

Oh, and mine's in High Energy Particle Physics.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:29, , Reply)
This is a normal post Really, you don't need a PhD in physics to see that it's a parody.
You just have to read it. The laughter should be a hint.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:30, , Reply)
This is a normal post Read it?
Are you mad?!!!

OK, yes I should have read it beofre commenting, but the abstract seemed a fair giveaway.

And mine's in vertebrate palaeontology so I'm not exactly very physics literate...
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 12:54, , Reply)
This is a normal post invertebrate paleontology?
That's virtually an arts degree.


Edit: should learn to read and type. vertebrate palaeontology.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 13:15, , Reply)
This is a normal post Oi!
I'm an arts and humanities type! Less of that!
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 13:56, , Reply)
This is a normal post Yes, quite.
I guessed that was coming from a physicist. Used to it. ;-)

Yes, there's lots of extrapolation, but there's also lots of hard data too. And I get to play with dinosaurs as a day job. Really.
(, Wed 20 Jan 2010, 0:01, , Reply)
This is a normal post actualy the shaken not sturred martini of James Bond does have science behind it.
Shaking the martini breaks up the ice in the drink which in turn coosl it faster and produces a different taste to a stirred one.

Saw a program of peeps blind taste testing shaken and stirred martini's and the shaken one won hands down.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 8:51, , Reply)
This is a normal post Shaken v. Strired expalined
No Phd, but a Diploma in catering (specialising in bar service).

Shaking - if done correctly - means the martini should have small shards of ice floating in the gin. Stirred just cools the gin.

They do tastes different, but no barman has ever claimed that the gin contains the spirit of the ice. And barmen will talk shit, but even we know when summat's complete and utter bollocks...

And for the record. Gin + vermouth = a martini. If you're using vodka, instead of the gin, you've got yourself a vodka martini.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:06, , Reply)
This is a normal post Perhaps you could help me
My bartender friend laughs at me when I ask for a splash of the olive juice in my martini. Is he just being a snob or is there something fundamentally wrong with what I'm asking for?
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:44, , Reply)
This is a normal post I'd

be careful lapping Olive Oil when drinking. For one, Popeye will smash you face in and, secondly, you run the risk of coating your intestines with a thin layer of oil which may prevent the alcohol being absorbed - which kind of defeats the object of drinking.

A further hazard would be oiled and lubricated turds which may well slip past your tightly clenched sphincter leading to a heavy feeling in the pants department.

(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 10:57, , Reply)
This is a normal post not olive oil
the water from the olives
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:01, , Reply)
This is a normal post Like the dusty martini that is briefly mentioned:
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:03, , Reply)
This is a normal post My favourite quote:
"Incidentally, this is why cats resent people staring at them: the constant collapse of their wave function is a strain on their delicate senses."

I think actually having a degree in Physics makes this all the more entertaining!
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 8:47, , Reply)
This is a normal post Scratch that:
"it is therefore recommended that the doctor has no further contact with a patient after treatment. Best of all, he should move to another town, or for the truly conscientious, commit suicide. All this is most in the patients' interest."

I might have to accept this is a parody now...
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 8:54, , Reply)
This is a normal post I just like the fact...
that Erwin Schrodinger is described as a 'cat specialist'.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 11:23, , Reply)
This is a normal post That's brightened my day
I particularly liked reference 6. I've just had a quick read of it and may cite it myself in future.
(, Tue 19 Jan 2010, 9:53, , Reply)
This is a normal post Well that's certainly made me rethink my involvement in this
(, Thu 21 Jan 2010, 0:42, , Reply)