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"Isopathy is a slightly stupider subform of homeopathy" - surely it is slightly saner as that is the principle of vaccination?  Lily Inspirate me. 10:42, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Sure there are similarities with isopathy and vaccinations, but then there are parallels between homeopathy and modern pharmacology. The problem is though that if nosodes retained any pathogen, it would actually be infecting the patient with the full-blown pathogen rather than providing a (for lack of a better analogy) "strawman" that the immune system of the patient can wail on to develop immunity without risk of infection. As an example, some of the early polio vaccines were improperly prepared, and as they were a nosode, the vaccine actually ended up infecting about 1,000 or so children with polio. --Eira OMTG! The Goat be Praised. 13:55, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
I accept that they're both crazy, although I suppose that as bacteria are alive and can multiply rapidly there is a greater probability that some active ingredient might be present in the final product. I'm just not convinced that it should be described as "stupider" - "equally stupid" perhaps?  Lily Inspirate me. 14:05, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm alright with "stupider" because at least normal homeopathy does not use infectious material. There really isn't a greater chance that there would be active ingredient (only the dilution effects that), but were there any active ingredient, then it would potentially increase and become dangerous. Meh, at some point can one really draw a line and make comparisons like this though? Feel free to update the wording. --Eira OMTG! The Goat be Praised. 14:09, 7 January 2011 (UTC)