I get kooky email. (Why do they write in purple?)
Re: … the overhyped swine flu scare…
Regardless of media hype, let me give you an inside look. The cases in the US are mild because they are caught at the fever stage. If the virus is allowed to morph past the fever stage, then death is one result of this virus. We saw in the 1917 pandemic that during the Spring there were not a lot of deaths, but in the Fall, people died in 24 hours. What can we take from this?
If you can stop the virus at the fever stage, you are pretty much “home free”. I have isolated four medicines to pick–you pick one. Keep on hand. It is the knee-jerk reaction to danger fever medicine that you not only have for THIS flu but EVERY flu.
It will cost about $7 at the health food store. I outline the four and how they are different here:
http://**********.com/flu.html (fraudulent link redacted)
You will be, in my opinion, not 100% protected, but you will stop the virus from morphing at the fever stage and that’s the biggest hurdle.
I agree with you, the media hype is sickening, because they scare people and don’t adequately prepare them. The strategy I outline is the same one used now for over 200 years. It was used more successfully than conventional medicine during the 1917 pandemic.
For the nth time, I had to respond to this quackery, and will share it with my readers. I don’t suffer fools gladly:
Homeopathy is a vicious fraud. In all but the “weakest” potencies, the medications contain not one atom or molecule of the original substance–but are only sugar pills.
The homeopathy proponents’ argument asserts that the structure of the atoms of the “medicine” are somehow imprinted on the water or the sugar, etc. and transferred to the person who takes the medicine–paradoxically having a greater effect the less actual medicine is present. This is utter nonsense.
It completely violates the laws of physics. If you understood those laws, you wouldn’t tolerate their violation so glibly.
If you don’t agree, or physics is too technical for you, consider this thought experiment: that every drop of water on earth has been recycled billions of times over the years. It came originally from distant comets in space. Then it landed on earth billions of years ago, where it proceeded to evaporate, fall as rain, eventually pass through the bodies of numerous organisms, be excreted, evaporated, fall as rain again and again, was taken up by plants, stored underground for millions of years, and on and on, beyond our capacity to imagine.
Given this long and storied journey, if homeopathy were true, each contact the water had with any of the substances in its history would have left an “imprint” just as the “medicine” is claimed to. Given all the different contacts and re-purification (over billions of years) where the water touched everything from natural minerals to virulent bacteria to toxins and poisons ad infinitum, and was then diluted again–how are we to expect that contact with a miniscule amount of medicine for a few minutes, hours, or days, which is then fantastically diluted, would have any affect at all–or at least any effect on a scale that would even compare to the “imprint” from the water’s natural journey?
The answer is, we can’t. And that’s even assuming–for the sake of the argument–that water molecules can be “imprinted” on a non-physical level with anything, which they can’t. And it’s also assuming that the “manufacturers” of the “medicine” do anything other than bottle sugar pills. It’s not like there’s any way test it for potency or guard against mislabeling, since none of the pills contain any of the original substance.
The idea of homeopathy relies not just on misplaced trust and bogus diagnosis, but concepts of dualism or non-physical realities having some power to affect the physical world, which is also complete stupidity.
On scientific, logical, and just plain common-sense grounds, homeopathy fails utterly.
p.s. You are asking people to spend their hard-earned money on sugar pills. And it is a cruel hoax to perpetrate such a fraud on ignorant and vulnerable people who may be sick or afraid of getting sick. If they listen to you, they also might not go to a real doctor, and if they really have swine flu, that might actually kill them.
Have a nice day, and take some philosophy and science courses so you don’t humiliate yourself like this again.
As if that weren’t enough, this wackaloon wrote me back again.
Thank you for writing. It was known from the beginning of homeopathy that a medicine could not retain its holograms or images but a few hours when mixed with other substances. This is especially true where medicines are mixed together. So we agree there.
(No, I don’t agree with anything you are saying whatsoever.)
Theory can fall short of experience. Homeopathy has had stellar results in pandemics: cholera, yellow fever, scarlet fever, 1917 pandemic.
(sarcasm: That’s why the 1917 flu pandemic killed tens of millions of people, because homeopathy was so effective, right? /sarcasm)
Experience has shown a result that is different than theory. Talk is cheap :)
To which I replied:
Completely undeterred by logic or facts, the bullshit just keeps on coming, and coming, and coming…
It is sort of hard to judge a medical science that is as mystical as homeopathy. Francis Bacon said that medicine lies somewhere equally between metaphysics and natural history, which if you read the ensuing text, means, natural science. So there’s a place for the metaphysics in healing which is not measurable.
But getting back to reality. I have cured cases of cancer, obesity, all types of serious diseases. If I thought this was bogus, I would have left it, but I have found just the opposite, how amazing Nature is in healing people. How does science explain “synchronicity” which is metaphysical. Some of these things they don’t have a model for.
Hitting myself repeatedly in the head with a shoe–like Jeff Spicoli