How would you like to take an overdose with a clear conscience, in a good cause, knowing that you won't come to any harm from it? That's what some wacky sceptics are doing thing morning, and con-science is it, for they are protesting at Boots the chemist selling homeopathic so-called 'remedies', accrding to a news, taking bottles of the pills which will of course not do anything. It's a very nice idea, but...
The barmy theory of homeopathy is that the 'medicine' gets stronger the more you dilute it. They are diluted to the point where there is not one molecule of the stuff in a litre of water, and the water remembers what it's supposed to be doing ot something. The more you dilute it, the stronger it is. You see? So if you take a lot of it, they can just say, aaah, you've made it weaker. In theory all of us that have never taken such things should all be dead by now, for by not taking any of it we've taken an infinitely strong dose. So by taking lots of them, we've undermined our argument in their terms. It would be like trying to disprove the resurrection of Christ by having yourself killed and thrown in a cave and staying dead and not coming back to life three days later. They wouldn't be impressed because they think it was a miracle and only worked for Jesus in the first place, and they almost certainly wouldn't be thinking you were Jesus. It's not easy to get a large number of Christians to believe you're Jesus, especially these days, I think that's why not that many people try it, rather than the other way around. Anyway, it's not a very good analogy. I could, of course, think of a better one quite easily, but it's more empowering if I don't and invite you to suggest one. It Is What It Is is interactive!
Barack Obama has addressed the House Republican Caucus in Baltimore, and given a great performance in a question and answer session afterwards which you can see here. So good that apparently Fox News cut if off twenty minutes before the end. Don't get me wrong, I haven't drunk the Obama kool-aid - but after his predecessor it's great to see a grown-up in the job, and I like his style, it's an intelligent, relaxed style not aimed at morons. If he ever makes cheap shots it doesn't seem like it, and sometimes he seems like the only grown-up in the room. I'm not always a big fan of grown-ups, but they have their place.
that's all from me for now
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