I want to hear about water memory, and how it forgets everything it ever came into contact with to only retain the memory of the ingredient that gets successed right out of the remedy and then tupped up with alcohol or dropped on a sugar pill.
How does the water not memorize the sugar or alcohol and not forget what was diluted out?
Do we know the alcohol content of liquid homeopath remedies? I never get to see what percent of the remedy is alcohol. At least we can surmise how much sugar and other fillers are in the pill forms by reading the “non-medicinal” ingredients.
How does the sugar and/or alcohol not affect the magical effects of the homeopathic water?
[quote] Conventional drugs for adults can contain no more than 10 percent alcohol, and the amount is even less for children’s medications. But some homeopathic products contain much higher amounts because the agency has temporarily exempted these products from the alcohol limit rules.[/quote] http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/096_home.html
Somebody else already asked about water memory, rather politely. I get too worked about these things. I was the one who asked about her contradiction (saying she doesn’t treat diseases, but that her remedies can cure ANYTHING). I hope I wasn’t too rude.
As hosts, we want to strike a balance between curiosity, politeness, and skepticism. We’d like to provide a forum that will allow us to ask questions of people we don’t normally get to speak to, but in a way that confronts the guests with science, evidence and critical analysis. We also want to keep attracting guests.
As a caller, you don’t have to worry about these petty things.
Thank you. Yes, there would be nothing without guests. I was holding back though, as I don’t think the poor guests could take a total shot of the Eos in Action. Just ask anyone on the science boards at http://www.randi.org 🙂
Thanks so much for having this show and the guests. I admire how you can strike that balance.
Fortunately, I was able to listen to Q Transmissions in my car but I was not able to call in. Great show and I like the new format. There is a lot of subject material when it comes to skepticism.
Homeopathy is not like astrology, numerology, tarot card reading or the many other wacky beliefs out there. The danger of homeopathy is that the victim may not seek medical help from a qualified medical practitioner.
Most of the so called homeopathic cures listed on Jessica’s website are for relatively minor ailments. Often, these minor ailments will spontaneously go into remission without any intervention. Even serious medical conditions like cancer are known to go into spontaneous remission. If the victim was coincidently receiving homeopathic treatment when a serious problem went into remission, the homeopathic treatment would unjustly receive the credit. Jessica’s website does not have any cases where homeopathic treatments failed. I am sure there are plenty.
When Jessica was asked to explain why homeopathic treatments work, she sounded like a script from Star Trek. Homeopathic treatment works because “insert techno babble here.” Her explanations consisted of misusing scientific terms like resonance and quantum. She obviously does not even know the meaning of these words.
Heather brought out a very good point about the placebo effect. If the homeopathic victim believes that the treatment will work, often they feel better after receiving the treatment. Also, spending a great deal of time with the victim discussing the victim’s problems will have a positive effect on the victim’s well being.
Homeopathy is a scam and it would not stand up to the scrutiny of scientific investigation. It is so ridiculous, I don’t think any scientist would waste their time investigating it. Homeopathy makes victims out of people that are desperate to find cures when scientific medicine fails to help them.
Desiree, I would like to introduce your program to a topic of professional investment provider malpractice. I have worked in it for 30 years and done a light documentary at http://www.breachoftrust.ca . CTV will be doing a program this Saturday Oct 1 on W5 about issues related to it. I was interviewed by them and may appear in the program.
I have just learned about your program and I would love to talk to you about something that cost every Canadian about half their retirement dollars……..and makes malpractice practitioners fairly rich in the process.
cheers and best
(camping in BC until about friday or sat this week)