News Briefs 03-05-2004

Ah, nice to be back, and some cool new features like user blogs and automated news feeds to boot. Should be fun to follow this fresh new version of TDG...


Quote of the Day:



The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

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Bill's picture
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30 April 2004
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This url is to a pic of the 12-cornered stone.

http://www.lenta.ru/science/2004/05/01/i...

Bill

Lee's picture
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1 May 2004
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"Homeopathy involves treating illnesses with such extreme dilutions of herbs, animal substances and chemical compounds that frequently not one molecule of the diluted substance is left in the solution."

This is factually incorrect. Recent investigations - I read them on TDG last year if I recall - have shown that homeopathic shaking concentrates molecules. They don't disappear completely.

I have to wonder about the article being in Psychology Today. From their perspective homeopathy is a psychological phenomenon. They are not properly equipped to judge this subject. The fact that they mention placebos makes their report suss.

Oh, and it's nice to be back.

archdake's picture
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1 May 2004
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You're right. Modern scientists (and medical scientists are no exception) tend to exhibit a rather arrogant behaviour.
What they fail to understand or feel that threatens their self-righteous universe is thrown to the Spanish Inquisition dogs!!