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From Talk:List of fallacious quotes by homeopaths[edit]

Dunno if this is the right page or right title, but at least the quote's in an article now. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 03:05, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

The nav templates plus the sbs... that's problematic to say the least, but this table voodoo is beyond me. PacWalker 03:07, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, those can be nixed for now αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 03:08, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

A single quote isn't a list of quotes. Why does it need to be separate from the list of quote mines? WėąṣėḷőįďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 12:02, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Because if we had every quotemine ever it's be ridiculously long, and not subject specific. A creationist page, a homeopath (or maybe altmed) page, all make subject specific pages. oʇɐʇoԀʇɐϽʎzznℲ (talk/stalk) 16:24, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
But a list consisting of one item is not a list at all. This should be merged into the homeopathy article. WèàšèìòìďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:24, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Or more quotes could be added. Say, Hahnemann. 32℉uzzy, 0℃atPotato (talk/stalk) 18:32, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Imagine[edit]

... if the principles of homeopathy were applied to politics.

Though 'election into office' does seem to be a very potent means of diluting election promises into wishy-washy legislation. Anna Livia (talk) 11:56, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

You imply that they aren't. A politician dilutes his promises until not a single molecule remains of the original substance, then resigns after it turns out he's had a few bangs. Nog Bogmire (talk) 12:08, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
And other than manifesto-homeopathy? (And there are other reasons for political resignations - hands in the till, inappropriate statements, inappropriate contacts and employees...)
Is there also a reverse-homeopathy for politicians - stated blandness transforms into something far stronger? Anna Livia (talk) 15:58, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

BX Protocol[edit]

1,000,000X = 500,000C = Ratio of 10-1,000,000. Is this right?. If so, you may need a whole lot of Universes just to find a single molecule of the active ingredient. Panzerfaust (talk) 21:52, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Dangers of Distilled Water[edit]

Hey guys, um, I was brought to this article by redirect from distilled water Which seems reasonable enough, 'xcept I really was looking for some rational perspective on claims I've heard and read about just plain old distilled drinking water. Some folks are saying that it somehow sucks the nutrients out of your body, leeches nutrients out of the food you cook in it (more so than regular water even) And some of those folks coincidentally have home water filtration systems to sell. Also, apparently the severe purity of distilled water partially dissolves some of the cheap plastic containers it comes in? Then there's also "baby water" for use with infant formulas & such, which is distilled, with "minerals added for taste" at least one brand of such baby water (which I drink, when I don't have handy access to tap water, because it is usually the cheapest stuff at the store, and somehow tastes better than other bottled waters) comes in flouride and non-flouride varieties (a whole 'nother type of woo which has already been covered on this site) Then there's articles saying not to use distilled water when you fast, or that it will shorten your life, or can just straight up kill you (if you drink too much of it, or something). Meanwhile, I 've heard at least one story of a lady dying, because she drank gallons and gallons of water at some contest to win a car. I don't remember any mention as to whether that water was distilled, but I'm pretty sure overdosing on water is a real thing, right?

Meanwhile, since I'm babbling about water like a Brook, I should mention that my girlfriend is currently trying to pass a drug test, so she's spent a bunch of money on de-tox products to help her pass. Of course all of those products instruct the user to drink copious amounts of water, with some claiming that your urine will only be clear for about 7 hours (It all sounds like a lot of handy disclaimer-ing & "special instructions", but ok) I know there is an article here about "cleansing woo" and such, but is it really some how possible that any of these products would clean out your THC, or at least help you to briefly pass a drug test? Or that just drinking large quantities of water (whether distilled or otherwise) would do the trick? Searching the internet for answers to that one found me a lot of "profeasional"-looking websites eager to answer my questions, while helpfully mentioning a few specific products by name. Also, Answer.com and such-like sites seem to be riddled with shills on the subject. Do any of these products have any sort of legitimate scientific claim?

And finally, one of the products she took today was in pill form: "take 5 of these pills that have special ingredients to remove the THC/etc, drink bunches of water, and then pee like 3 times an hour until your urine stops being NEON YELLOW."
Dude, did my gf really just buy a whole bottle of magic pee-colour pills??? — Unsigned, by: Amishrobots / talk / contribs

Your body has organs which detoxify your body at the rate they detoxify it. Like your liver and kidneys. I would suspect that whatever your girlfriend is taking is not going to have a lot of effect on the rate at which they work - though I don't doubt that a lot of people will be happy to sell you stuff which claims it does. But I'm not a doctor.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 09:08, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Maybe you'd like to have a look at the Wikipedia article for more information on distilled water.
As far as your girlfriend is concerned, from what I know, nothing substantially helps and instead of those pills, she might as well have thrown the money into the toilet. But instead of asking strangers on the internet, you might want to talk to a professional for medical advice.
RSamys (bla) 09:55, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
I thank you guys for your opinions and unlicensed medical advice. Regarding the effectiveness of whatever "detox" crap she bought, I can offer this anectdotal evidence: It has been 18 days since she last used marijuana, she has used home drug testing kits several times now, and every last one of them has shown positive for thc. If there is any sort of magic detoxifying product, she has not found it. About the only effect these products have had on her was an upset stomach, and loose bowel movements. So if anyone is in need of a laxative that will make you feel like crap, I can ask her for the product name. Amishrobots (talk) 07:37, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Eclipses[edit]

If homeopathy 'worked' would not people 'going to the locality of a full solar eclipse' (and ensuring due protection of their eyes) end up with a full tan? Or does it not work that way? Anna Livia (talk) 09:58, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

You'd have to hit the moon in a particular way. It's all about the shaking. --Annanoon (talk) 10:05, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
The dark side of the moon? Anna Livia (talk) 10:33, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
The far side. The sun shines on both sides ;) --Scherben (talk) 22:20, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
A nod at this - and it is a discussion about eclipses. Anna Livia (talk) 23:20, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Explain why my resource was deleted, please.[edit]

Why was my resource deleted by Bongolian? Please explain. Titofrito (talk) 02:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Bongolian didn't "delete" it and also, your "resource" is crap. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 02:28, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
How so? Give five reasons. Titofrito (talk) 02:33, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Unengaging, low quality, virtually no views, adds nothing to the article, you wasted my time. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 02:35, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Why does it matter that it has no views? It's funny. Titofrito (talk) 02:40, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

No it's not. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 02:41, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@Titofrito You're trying to get page views for your crappy video by linking it from here. It's not going to work. Bongolian (talk) 03:17, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
It's not my video, I just found it. Titofrito (talk) 15:29, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, nobody else wants to see it. Don't put it back here. Don't link to it anywhere else. Just give it up. Spud (talk) 15:33, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
@Spud You know, all this drama reminds me of someone else with a desperate need for attention... ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 15:37, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Whatever. I give up with this. Titofrito (talk) 16:55, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sorry. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 16:59, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
It was a good resource. Titofrito (talk) 17:19, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
I respect your opinion, but it had real problems. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 18:32, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
You give up with this, I hear? Please move on, notLogicnsuch. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 19:17, 21 February 2019 (UTC)