Mass Homeopathy Overdose Protest

Water’s for drinking and swimming in.

Boots Chemists are selling homeopathic remedies alongside genuine medicines, creating the impression that bottles of plain water somehow have medicinal powers.

These people wrote to Boots complaining about the way they stock plain water beside legitimate medicines, but received only a bland formula letter by way of reply.  A homeopathic letter, in fact, containing no meaning or sincerity.

Not good enough. Here’s their way to protest. 1023.

The idea is to stage a mass overdose outside Boots shops across the country.

Since homeopathic remedies contain no active ingredients except water, this can cause no harm.  But it also shows that, since homeopathic remedies have no ingredients, they can do no good either.

Date@ Saturday 13th March.

Time: 10:23 am.

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1023 ?

That’d be Avogadro’s number.

12 thoughts on “Mass Homeopathy Overdose Protest

  1. Of all the things people could be protesting about at the moment.. homeopathetic.
    I’ll throw a bottle of water over them if I see them, it’ll do um the world of good.

  2. ohhh yeahhhh … wow I’m feeling really fired up ….. ummmm let’s seee I’m gonna pour a whole bottle of wart off cream on my foot and because I won’t die and my foot won’t fall off that will prove it doesn’t have any active ingredients and can’t work and they are liars and greedy money grabbers …

  3. Its interesting to note that Samuel Hahnemann “invented” homeopathic remedies before Amadeo Avogadro worked out how many molecules are in a given amount of substance. ‘Prufung’ my hole. On the Society of Homeopath’s website they say that ‘a 30C dilution contains less than one part per million of the original substance’. By use of a calculator, it can be simply worked out that the actual dilution is, in their own terms, ‘one part per million million million million million million million million million million, which is definitely ‘less than than one part per million of the original substance’. I believe there are dilutions of 200C available (which equates closely to a dilution greater than the total number of atoms in the universe). It seems like they are not even qualified to do simple arithmetic. Cunts.
    And on the ‘memory of water’, it should be remembered that these fuckers flog a little sugar pill, not homeopathically diluted water. The memory of sugar, which has remembered something that was remembered by water but was passed on to sugar as the water evaporated, taken in a dosing regime dubiously similar to that for medical drugs. Oh, and they are PROVEN to work no better than placebo. Will they ever kindly fuck-off?

  4. I like this bit from the same web site:

    Scientifically it can not yet be explained precisely how homeopathy works, but new theories in quantum physics are going some way towards shedding light on the process.

    It’s a nice combination of evasion and lies, mixed in with fake-scientific waffle.

    It can’t be explained how homeopathy works because it doesn’t work. And there’s no connection between quantum physics and homeopathy except in the imaginations of the people who peddle this nonsense..

  5. One last quote from their site, its my personal favourite:

    “If you are given homeopathic remedies…..try to avoid placing them near your mobile phone. If you travel abroad, where possible, try to avoid putting the remedies through the X-ray scanner”.

    They don’t offer any explanation for this. Mobile phones emit radio waves, on the extreme low energy side of the electromagnetic spectrum (low energy, long wave), X-rays are on the complete opposite end of the spectrum (dangerously high energy, short waves). Am I missing a trick? What about everything in-between? Like microwaves, visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light? According to them, by some strange physical occurrence, only two discrete bands of the spectrum (which can be seen in any secondary level science book) effect homeopathy remedies, but they do not offer any explanation.
    I cannot, for any reason, fathom how quantum mechanics could shed any light on the mechanisms of homeopathy. Its a very powerful, counter-intuitive theory and I guess they’re using it as another ‘black box’ to hide in. I would love to see how they are interpreting it but again, they don’t offer any.

    Your right too, their site is riddled with fake scientific waffle. Its dripping with what the great Richard Feynman described as cargo-cult science, the similarities between fake science and religious activities on the Melanesian islands during the 1950s;

    “During the war they saw aeroplanes with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they’ve arranged to make things like runways, to put fires along the sides of the runways, to make a wooden hut for a man to sit in, with two pieces on his head for headphones and bars of bamboo sticking out like antennas-he’s the controller- and they wait for aeroplanes to land. They’re doing everything right. The form is perfect. It looks exactly the way it looked before. No aeroplanes land”.

    Superficially their web-site looks half convincing with references and superscript numbers, technical words here and there, talk of research trials etc. But it lacks substance. Its complete bullshit.

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