The Universal Cure

Posted by hornlo on December 28th, 2008 filed in Life-Society, Sci-Tech

The year in crackpottery, and what it costs us.” (Coturnix, ScienceBlogs) links to several additional sites about bad science, among them “7 (Stupid) People Who Sued the Scientific Method” (McKinney, Cracked.com). McKinney humorously summarizes each case and then states what victory would imply.

At #4, for example, a number of scientists and Nobel Prize winners were sued when they disputed someone’s claim that water remembers any medicine ever dissolved in it, no matter how much it may be diluted, and furthermore, that this information can be digitized and sent over the phone. The implication, according to McKinney, is that the universal medicine is tapwater … or at most a phone call away.

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