Skeptics Attempt Mass Suicide in Belgium

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  1. Chu Gai

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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.
     
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    It was a nice stunt and a fine way of showing just how bogus homeopathy is.
     
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    So.... arsenic isn't poisonous? [​IMG]
     
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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. [​IMG]
     
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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.
     
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    I love it. What a great idea to show the absurdity of homeopathy.
     
  8. 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.
     
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    DAMN! I've been using a dried Chameleon and singing the Barney song. [​IMG]
     
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    i'm not sure i will believe very much this website reports on.

    CJ
     
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    Did you read the article? They are debunking these ridiculous claims, not endorsing them.
     
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    There was an article about the mass suicide in the most recent Skeptical Enquirer magazine as well. Pretty funny.

    Brian
     
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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
     
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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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