Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Homeopathy and Avogadro's Number

 
Avogadro's Number, or it's more modern equivalent, Avogadro's Constant, is 6.022 × 1023 mol-1.

There's a new website called "Homeopathy: There's nothing in it" that explains why Avogadro's Number is important in understanding why homeopathy is a fraud.


[Hat Tip: Phil Plait]

12 comments :

  1. I was watching CP24 the other day and there was a segment between news stories about homeopathy. A homeopath stationed in the Whole Foods in Yorkville was explaining some basic homeopathic techniques, such as licking a pH strip to determine whether your body was at a healthy alkaline pH. Too bad it's managed a jump to mass media now.

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  2. The punctuation of your text is unfortunate. I'm sure that what you mean is

    There's a new website called Homeopathy: There's nothing in it. It explains why Avogadro's Number is important...

    But what you've said is

    There's a new website called Homeopathy: There's nothing in it that explains why Avogadro's Number is important...

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  3. @athel
    the link spans the text...you're an idiot if you can't figure that out

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  4. Anonymous: Of course I could figure it out. It's perfectly obvious if you look at it on a screen with the link highlighted (and if you assume that there is just one link, rather than two, one on either side of the colon). But what happens if you print it with a monochrome printer? What happens if someone reads the text out loud to someone else? Moreover, although it's not good practice to have two links with just a space to separate them, it happens quite often.

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  5. Real (homeopathic) medicine cures even when Conventional Allopathic Medicine (CAM) fails

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  6. Puja, do you have any evidence to support your claim? Your statement stands alone, without any support that I can see. Care to provide some?

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  7. Evidence-based modern homeopathy is the scientific revolution (fastest growing medicine in the world) in the 21st century

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  8. Evidence-based modern homeopathy is the scientific revolution (fastest growing medicine in the world) in the 21st century

    a. What does popularity, or the increase in popularity, have to do with a proposed therapy's effectiveness? What does popularity have to do with evidence, or fact?

    b. Again, you can say it's evidence-based or that it works as much as you like. Please present the evidence in question.

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  9. Beware Larry, they are trying to dilute you with spam.

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  10. @TheBrummel

    130+ studies in support of homeopathy medicine published in 45+ peer-reviewed international journals

    Medicines for specific disease conditions, Ultra-molecular dilutions, Structure & Memory of Water, Animal Studies, Plant Studies

    http://knol.google.com/k/dr-nancy-malik-bhms/scientific-research-in-homeopathy/pocy7w49ru14/2#

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  11. Anonymous: "Beware Larry, they are trying to dilute you with spam"


    Won't that just make him stronger?

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