Monday, October 10, 2011

So much for that new career as a satirist

In the course of argument, a proponent of homœopathy corrects my misconception:
there are no magnetic monopoles, in nature or in homeopathy. The two 'single-pole' magnetic remedies are made by exposing water to one pole of a magnet for a prolonged period, similarly to the manner of preparation of other remedies from magnetic or radiation sources (x-ray, gamma emissions from positronium decay, x-rays, and electromagnetic radiation). There is nothing inherently absurd about this, nor about a piece of Berlin wall prepared homeopathically
Emphasis mine; added in homœopathic dose.

Vacuum: The dreadful cost of homœopathic medicines
This left me too disheartened to ask about diluted vacuum or diluted black hole.

A homœopathic preparation of neutrinos is of course a sovereign remedy for the after-effects of faster-than-light travel.


fish said...

I think he misspelled homeopathetically.

Substance McGravitas said...

Isn't all the water everywhere on Earth already homeopathically dosed with magnetism? I mean, I get out of the tub and I have to use this laborious process to get it all off me.

Another Kiwi said...

A friend would like to know about the possibility of making beer by submerging an unopened can or bottle in, say, a bathtub for a week or so.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yeah, well you probably don't believe in Artistic Jurassic Kraken either, do ya S.C.?

Smut Clyde said...

Dibs on "Berlin ichthyosaur death assemblage" as a band-name.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I found the name "Shastasaurus" rather intriguing.

A dinosaur that went around drinking root beer all day sounds pretty cool.

fish said...


Another Kiwi said...

Mapp is an dangerous idiot but it looks like this was unauthorised use.

fish said...

It would have been unusually bad political judgement (even for an idiot) had it been legit.