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Talk:Unusual homeopathic remedies
- Indeed. I'm impressed that most of them seem about as genuine as you can expect. bomination 15:43, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Hey guys, Not that this makes the proving much more logical, but positrons are not so hard to come by as most antimatter, since they're a product of beta-plus decay. Sources that decay in this matter are used by doctors in positron-emission tomography. It is thus feasible that the homeopaths in question here were able to expose a vial of water to a positron beam, and some of these positrons would presumably have run into a stray electron to form positronium. This is basically the process they describe in the proving, and indeed they claim to have detected decay photons of the "characteristic" energy (I do not know whether the claimed energy is indeed characteristic of positron-electron annihilation).
Whether putting a vial in water in front of a beam of positrons for a few hours, then diluting the results and drinking has theraputic effects is rather another matter.— Unsigned, by: 126.96.36.199 / talk / contribs
- +1, the "Pharmaceutical Preparation" section states that they used a sodium-22 source. But the ethanol solution that was diluted never came into contact with antimatter. It was just irradiated with the gamma radiation resulting from annihilation. --Tweenk (talk) 21:24, 6 November 2011 (UTC)