Re: Homeopathich dose
- From: "CDB" <bellemarec@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 16:54:41 -0400
Athel Cornish-Bowden wrote:
On 2008-05-24 19:48:51 +0200, "CDB" <bellemarec@xxxxxxxxxxxx> said:
Marius Hancu wrote:
Would you think "homeopathich dose" means a "liberal dose" here?
[Lew is a P.I., hired to guard Franz-Ferdinand during the Expo
1892 in Chicago, not a very easy task, as the crown-prince gets
easily embroiled in troubles, as in this bar frequented by
Lew, supposed to be disciplined in the ways of the East, would not
allow himself the luxury of panic, but at times, like now,
could've used may be a homeopathic dose, just to keep his
Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, p. 48
No, a very small one. Homeopathy is a kind of
medical practice in
which medicinal, often poisonous, ingredients are so diluted that
the water you dose yourself with retains only the memory of them.
Well, that's the claim, but there is no actual evidence that the
water retains anything of the sort. It's a matter of faith.
I agree that the effective ingredient in all their doses is the
placebo effect. I have been told that a significant share of the
effectiveness of allopathic medicines can be attributed to the same
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