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Do you use Homeopathic "remedies"? Do you understand just what it is you are taking? [View all]

Several potency scales are in use in homeopathy. Hahnemann created the centesimal or "C scale", diluting a substance by a factor of 100 at each stage. The centesimal scale was favored by Hahnemann for most of his life. A 2C dilution requires a substance to be diluted to one part in one hundred, and then some of that diluted solution diluted by a further factor of one hundred. This works out to one part of the original substance in 10,000 parts of the solution. A 6C dilution repeats this process six times, ending up with the original material diluted by a factor of 100−6=10−12. Higher dilutions follow the same pattern. In homeopathy, a solution that is more dilute is described as having a higher potency, and more dilute substances are considered by homeopaths to be stronger and deeper-acting remedies. The end product is often so diluted that it is indistinguishable from the dilutant (pure water, sugar or alcohol).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathic_dilutions


Just HOW great the dilution factor really is can be difficult to conceptualize, so here is our friend, Richard Dawkins, to explain it in visual terms and in only 2 minutes, that anyone with a functioning brain can understand.



My question to the users of Homeopathic "remedies" is this:Now that you KNOW that there is no medicine at all in your "remedy", why would you waste your money on these products?

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