01 Aug '11, 7pm

OpEd: Hey, Whole Foods: Stop Selling Snake Oil

OpEd: Hey, Whole Foods: Stop Selling Snake Oil

The second principle – the idea that a homeopathic remedy becomes more effective the more it is diluted – is almost too much to believe. In fact, most homeopathic remedies sold (such as the above-mentioned antimony cure) are diluted so much that there is not even a single molecule of the original compound remaining. Think of that: the “antimony” pills that you might buy to cure nausea are virtually guaranteed not to contain any antimony. Literally everything that we know about physics, chemistry, biology, and science in general tells us that this idea is nonsense. Homeopathic believers will argue that the water in which the chemical is diluted retains a “memory” of the original chemical and that this memory becomes stronger with successive dilutions, hence the effect. It goes without saying that this effect has never been observed by any scientist in any reputable experime...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/hey-foods-stop-sellin...

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