• Homeopaths Totally Baffled By Cordial

    This is genius. Taken from Australia’s The Backburner:

    A spokesperson for Australian Homeopathic Association has released a statement today conceding that they are “baffled” by the concept of cordial.

    Homeopathy, an alternative medicine practice dating back to the 18th century, operates under the principle that water holds “memory” and that a substance will increase in efficacy as it is diluted in solution. Cordial, a sweet syrup used to make flavoured drinks with added water, operates under the principle that as you add more water to it, it gets less good.

    “It just doesn’t add up,” says AHA spokesperson James Douglas, “the more water you put in, the more it tastes like water, at 1 part cordial to 10,000 parts water, it tastes indistinguishable from water and nothing like the ‘super cordial’ we anticipated.”

    “Something like this flies in the face of our research, we’ve conducted tens of experiments under kind of okayish conditions and once or twice almost demonstrated that homeopathy definitely, definitely works.”

    “Sure, perhaps we can’t independently verify it but what’s science about if not blind faith?”

    The statement follows a conclusive report published by the National Health and Medical Research Council on Wednesday that there is no reliable evidence to support any claims that homeopathy is effective…

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    Article by: Jonathan MS Pearce

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    • guerillasurgeon

      I presume this is satire. Can’t always tell with Australians :-).

      • Tim Tian

        Try reading the URL.

        EDIT: Here’s another fun one http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2015/03/12/baby-paleo-diet-aims-caveman-infant-mortality-rate

        • guerillasurgeon

          You probably mean well, but you’re not Australian – or you’d almost certainly realise I was taking the piss :-). If you were a New Zealander, you’d definitely know. If you are English you’d probably know. So perhaps you could try not being quite so parochial.

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