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99 thoughts on “Testing Homeopathy – Part 1: Plausibility

  1. 11:10
    Come on, at least give a cure for bat shit…
    Like if you ate or smelled bat shit you'd puke… so the homeopathy cure is for… puking.

  2. 6:20 in other words it's a sphere of water with 166 times the mass of the observable universe. In case somebody doesn't realize how big that is, it's roughly 8e24 times the mass of the sun, or 5.89e12 times the mass of the entire Milky Way. It'd create a black hole 5.24e9 light years in diameter. That's half the diameter of the observable universe. Just like we feel tiny in the face of the Universe, the Universe feels tiny compared to homeopathic dilution.

  3. To be fair Hahnemann's ideas were not much wierder than quite a few others of his time. What really amazes me is how this crap stuck and people in the XXI century are still going for it!!!! Oh well… guess it's a world of batshit!!! 😛

  4. Who was the guy that did the 9/11 debunking? British guy, i can’t remember, but you guys ought to get together and kick some tardo ass.

  5. Sadly, the placebo effect is usually a part of why people sometimes buy into this crap, they believe they'll feel better, thus causing their bodies to ignore symptoms, thus claiming they're cured.

  6. 7:30 I wonder if this is a primitive notion of dissolving. They get rid of most of a substance but not the microscopic bits that go into the water, and thus claim water has onion memory because a little onion chemistry is dissolved within.

  7. 10:09 SO this means they are no longer using elixers, that is they aren't even potentially harming themselves they're just eating (possible bacteria-y/dirty) sugar… Well it's safer… despite the fact they're rejecting modern medicine which is still dangerous.

  8. There's no reason to test homeopathy. The world's first double-blind study was done on homeopathy. It was worse than placebo. Several hundred studies later… Still not as effective as placebo.

  9. It's such a weird idea. They dilute the substance to make the symptoms less impacting yet the diluted substance is supposed to be more potent? How does that even make any sense? I guess people shouldn't have been enriching uranium for nuclear weapons. They should have been diluting it to point of 0 uranium in water to 30C so that they could build 50 megaton bombs with a thimble of the water. Hell we could just dilute that uranium to 100C and have insanely powerful nuclear fuel that can power the world for centuries with just 1ml.

    I have a friend who believes this BS. She's always like "I had a cold and the remedy fixed me right up". When ask her how long she was sick she says a 2 to 3 days. I'm like "that's the normal amount of time had you not taken anything. She also does not find it weird that every one of the remedies taste exactly the same, like a sugar pill or sugar water.

  10. Funnily enough I took, for a VERY short time, a homeopathic remedy for menstrual cramps. It was slightly different from the 30C shit, and was in a sugar and powdered milk pill, for some fucking reason.

    Note: I only tried it because I have a natural high tolerance to Anti-inflammatories, and I was looking for any possible substitute that I could find so I wouldn't need to constantly overtake just to get it to work.

    So, when I took this weird ass pill, I got a severe leg cramp. Very weird. This happened every time I took it. So I looked up the plant in the pill. Its a potent abortion agent from ancient Egypt, and my body was freaking out XD homeopathic remedies are bullshit, but are also fun XD

  11. If water has memory triggered by shaking, and the human body contains roughly 70% water, does that mean violently shaking people with Alzheimer's disease will make their memory 70% better?

  12. 5:48
    "And yet here we are saying dilution makes them more powerful."
    wait for it… waaaait for it…

    I love it

  13. Sugar pills – I remember those. As a child my mum took me to a homeopathic clinic in glasgow – cant remember what they were trying to cure – probably my asthma or adhd. Great job (NOT).

  14. If water memory were true you could use it to duplicate a solution out of pure water. For example you could make one bottle of whiskey, dilute and shake it and now you'd have more whiskey. So long as you didn't drink the last of the whiskey up and had access to water, you could always make more whiskey by simply diluting and shaking it.
    Nobody has ever wished something were true more than I wish that were.

  15. Homeopath. Even the word sounds like some sort of sinister lunatic. Which I suppose they are should they eventually start taking money from desperate, terminally I'll people.

  16. Before I even start watching this video I am gonna make a guess as to what its pros are.
    1 can cause a placebo effect
    2 ?????
    and for the cons
    1 Everything else
    2 Lose all your monies to total fucking charlatans

  17. As a kid I learned about homeopathy like follows:
    I asked my father why the people living in that house have their chandelier outside and so much junk in the garden.
    He explained to me that it is a homeopathy doctors office.
    I asked what he does.
    He told me when whiny people feel sick, they go there and get sugar pills and a good show.
    But when they are really sick, he sends them to a proper doctor.
    Also people who are afraid of taking medicine are sent there by a doctor and the homeopathy nurse fetches the prescribed medicine from the pharmacy, grinds it down or otherwise puts it in sugar pills before the patient arrives. When they have to perform a injection they hypnotise people or give them sleeping medicine in the sugar pills.
    The end.

    Then many years after the fall of the wall I hear about homeopathy again. This time a woman asks me if I had a idea what is wrong with one of her friends. Her friend has a broken arm and it won't heal, despite the medicine she has taken. So in my confusion I asked her, what kind of medicine would help with a broken arm? The shocking answer was homeopathy pills left over from when she had back pains. I nearly lost it and asked what kind of doctor suggested that kind of treatment. The answer was that her friend didn't go to a doctor, because they give people cancer to become rich. In the end it turned out she didn't even wear a cast and the arm was swollen and inflamed. I was lucky to convince her to call a ambulance before she loses her arm.
    So I learned that homeopathy in the west is somewhat more shady.

    At this point I also want to thank the author of this video for all the things I learned by watching this video. And for hopefully curing some dumb in the world.

  18. Homeopathy was a product of its time. One can't blame the founder when he didn't have any access to the knowledge we do now, but one can blame those that try to advocate it now. They should know better. It is like the old flat earth and geocentric theories too. On the surface, these theories might seem to be plausible, but only for prehistoric societies or those societies that don't have access to the knowledge we have now.

  19. If water has a memory then it should also remember the digestive tracts off all the creatures it has passed through for billions of years 🙂

  20. The question is, why was the NHS even paying anything for this woo!

  21. I really don't understand how Homeopaths and Natropaths are legally allowed to operate in any sane, non corrupt country!!

  22. At the average velocity of a water molecule, it would only take about 16,000,000 years for the "medicine" to homogenize throughout that sphere of water that is the required size of a third the size of our galaxy.

  23. I understand all the reasons why homeopathy is bullshit, but unfortunatelly, I have positive experience with that. Once I´ve had multiple warts on my feet (one big and 8-10 smaller). I had them for about 8 months, I was several times treated by dermatologist – they burnt it few times with no effect, they told me to "cut it off" regularly after bath, so I did. Nothing was working. Then I tried those homeo sugar pills. I already knew its just placebo and didnt expect anything. But it has visible effect after only 2 days of "using" and warts start to disappear. After 2 weeks it was fully healed and no trace of wart.
    I know those sugar pills couldnt do anything, I doubt that possible placebo effect could have been so fast and effective. Still this homeo bullshit is the only thing that helped me. So I guess Im dumbheaded homeotard (at least im not a flattard) 🙂

  24. Shaddup you pretentious twit, Homeopathy DOES indeed work. Made my knob bigger! And I only had to smear pheasant droppings on it, thrice daily, for a fortnight. So easy! (Weekly maintenance doses of dung beetle, liquefied and dissolved into enema fluid are required, I should add)

  25. if water has memory… sewage reprocessing plants… TOILETS… ye see the issue… having peoples terrible diseases remembered by water

  26. Camel crap and bus tickets. That's where I was going wrong. I was using tram tickets. The stuff you learn on the internet. Thanks for that.

  27. While homeopathy is complete bollocks… the placebo effect is real. People thinking something will cure them usually are cured or at least feel better. How is this possible ?

  28. Only found your channel yesterday – via links from watch James Randi videos and I am glad to see a nice Woo-woo reference to the Amazing Randi in this vid! The videos are excellent and deserve for more exposure!

  29. Before you show your ignorance about the facts concerning homeopathy, you really should do your homework first. If homeopathy doesn't work, why do government's around the world recommend using homeopathy to over billion people around the world who use it to HEAL their ailments that modern medicine can't do anything to help. If you are interested, which I'm sure your not, but if you are, you can give me your email and I'll send you an Evidenced Based Research 200 page pdf file.

  30. man i dont know what this says bout me but i think i understand why they think that, not that i agree at all
    if you take a powder and mix it in water it changes colour right? idiots think that its remembering the powder so if you and if you shake it, then itll REALLY remember

  31. surely by the same logic if you took a drop of cyanide and diluted repeat diluted repeat etc. you could kill thousands in an instant if you were to then contaminate a water supply. If so the military would've utilised this years ago.

  32. Of course. I didn't know what this was before I watched this video and OF FUCKING course there's religion involved. Sadly for religious people, science can change, the Bible can't. It's set in what it says, factual or not and they wouldn't dare modify it.

  33. In a moment of idle curiosity, I Googled how many Homeopathy "practitioners" were in my local area… 6 appeared, some of whom were listed under an NHS link.

    As I believe the kids say these days… WTF?

  34. So if I drink my own urine and start vomiting and suddenly contract violent diarrhea, that means my urine will cure vomiting and violent diarrhea, even though drinking it caused those symptoms in the first place…

  35. 4 years after upload I cant watch this horse shit. You are cimparing 18th and 19th century medicine to 20th century medicine. There is no comparison. This video is horse shit mixed with batshit with a dash of bollocks. The reason why life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years is because of 20th century medicine.

  36. By the "water remembers stuff by shaking it" logic, wouldn't water remember every last drop of piss and diarrhetic crap that got spun into it via a few trillion toilet flushes over the past century, thus literally making homepathy full of shit?

  37. Just writing in to say I feel bad for "witches" and their bad reputation. When Christianity decided it wanted a monopoly on healing in Europe's dark ages, it stigmatized such people as druids and herbalists, accusing them of serving the Devil and forcing them to undergo lethal or rigged 'tests' to prove their innocence of the accusations. In reality, these so-called witches and wizards typically knew what they were doing, their knowledge passed on for generations with solid observations at the base. They may not have had access to the tools that scientific research has today, but they were most decidedly no quacks.

  38. LoooooL, I'm an idiot…………..!
    I wanted to subscribe to you. I clicked the button and a message appeared on the screen asking me: "Unsubscribe from CoolHardLogic
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  39. It seems that France has grown tired of wootards, and changed their laws with regard to health insurance so that "treatments" through "alternative medicine" (explicitly mentioning homeopathy) are no longer paid for by insurance.
    Currently, insured people in France can get a refund for 30% of the costs of homeopathic "treatment" through their insurance company. The French minister for Health, Agnes Buzyn (a former doctor) wants to reduce this number to 15% in the next year, and to 0% in 2021. This decision is based off of a report released in June from the Haute Autorité de Santé, the independant national authority on healthcare in France, which concluded that homeopathy has no proven efficacy and thus should not be considered for compensating through taxpayers' money. Last year, refunds for homeopathic treatments cost the French government about 125 million euros.

    With this approach, France follows the example of the UK, Belgium, Sweden and Austria.

  40. I think it´s fair to mention that Hahnemann besides his Homeopathy made also some real contributions to science.Mainly food safety.

  41. The… "reasoning" behind homeopathy. In particular, the rule that more diluted things are more potent. Feels to me like a simplistic and irrational extrapolation of the actual effect of dilution.


    You have an active ingredient ("ai" from now on) that, say, causes headaches and vomiting. You dissolve the ai in a glass of water. If you consume one mass-unit ("mu" from now on) of ai, dissolved in that one glass of water, it causes headaches and vomiting at a symptom intensity ("si" from now on) of 1.
    2mu of ai in a glass of water cause 4si.
    0.5mu of ai in a glass of water cause 0.25si.
    0.01mu of ai in a glass of water cause 0si.
    So, an even more dilute solution would cause a negative si, thus curing the symptom if it already exists, right? (Wrong!)

    The example is very crude, but hopefully it gets my understanding of the underlying (lack of proper) reasoning of this "law" of homeopathy across.

  42. Homeopathy should be illegal. It's, at best, fraud. At worst, it kills people who look for cures to serious illness and look to homeopathy.

  43. When I first heard about this I thought it was bashing people for using tea tree oils and such for like a stuffy nose or other oils like camomile and such for bug bites. That sort of thing and got kind of confused as to what part of that would need debunked considering things like aloe are used for sunburns and it’s obvious that there are essential oils that definitely do help with clearing airways at least as far as sinus congestion and that sort of thing I mean hell a lot of it is in stuff like Vick’s vapo rub and icy hot. I don’t however agree with the cult of people claiming these oils and plants cure cancer and heal broken bones like magic. But there is some benefits to natural plan life and some basic healing or at least symptomatic treatment like bear root can help with chest congestion and I’m sure there’s more it can do I just haven’t bothered with testing anything more than that. But when I finally watched this video and a few others I’m concerned as to who the hell would buy that sugar water and diluted sugar water at that could possibly do anything.

  44. Funny thing.
    Most Scientific research says homeopathy does Not work but NONE of those scientist can explain why so many people show improvement after a homeopathic treatment.

  45. Going by the idea that more dilution means more a powerful effect random water should be a better treatment for literally anything than any homeopathic concoction.

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