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Homeopathy is as silly as it gets

How much do you know about homeopathy? Did you know that it works by diluting the remedy to the point that it is like a single drop in all the World's oceans? I had heard that, but was surprised at reading about the principle of "like cures like" in this eSkeptic article by Harriet Hall, MD:
Homeopathy was invented by Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700s. It is based on the now-outdated principle that “like cures like,” and the lower the dose the better in homeopathy. If coffee keeps you awake, highly diluted coffee will put you to sleep. The more dilute the coffee, the better you will sleep.
I should have known of this principle much earlier. Next time I have a cold I will go and drink some water without any rhinovirus in it, and expect to be cured. I'll let you all know how that works. I expect it will lower the period I am sick from the usual week to about seven days.

Besides, if Queen Elizabeth uses it it can't be all bad. She's like how old now? 81?

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