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Skeptics Attempt Mass Suicide in Belgium (1 Viewer)

Ike

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They aren't nuts, and the headline is a little misleading. It was a stunt to disprove homeopathy by attempting to kill themselves with a homeopathic solution. It was a failure, thus proving their point.
 

PhillJones

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Not in a dilution of one part per 30,000 it aint. In fact it's actually good for you in such dilutions. Maybe they've prooven homeopathy instead. ;)
 

Julie K

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Phil,
30C is a dilution of 1 part in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 parts of water.

At such a concentration it is unlikely that any trace of the arsenic remains.

Might as well wave a dried frog over a glass of tap water while chanting a teletubbies song. That is just as effective in doing good or harm as a homeopathic remedy.
 

Chu Gai

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Agreed. What's nuts isn't what the skeptics did, its the caving in of insurance companies that cover this nonsense. Randi had a nice read on it too.
 

Julie K

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Did you read the article? They are debunking these ridiculous claims, not endorsing them.
 

BrianShort

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There was an article about the mass suicide in the most recent Skeptical Enquirer magazine as well. Pretty funny.

Brian
 

Christ Reynolds

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actually yes, and i dont really see where they try to challenge the claims. unless the last half of it is written sarcastically, then i understand it. if not, i dont understand where they try to challenge the claims.

CJ
 

Julie K

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I thought the whole thing was written sarcastically. This passage had me LOL:

"The idea is refreshing; unlike free-energy scams that tap the zero-point energy, or shield gravity, Hunt Aircraft Corp. proposes to do it the old-fashioned way, i.e., violate Conservation of Energy."

It's a site for skeptics. Pointing out that a proposed scheme violates the Conservation of Energy is all that is needed to challenge the claim.
 

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