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  • Spin
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    Should I challenge my dear aunt on this? She is otherwise a wonderful individual.

    Kit
    Member

    If it works for her, why does it matter? I don’t believe in homeopathy, but it has worked for me in the past and it clearly works for others.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Challenge? No harm in providing your own opinion.

    Why not write down your thoughts on a bit of paper, shred it and waft it in her general direction.

    grum
    Member

    If you can do it without coming across as an arsehole, then go for it.

    konabunny
    Member

    Pwn her with essence of Bomber.

    Spin
    Member

    I’m coming round to the idea that if you put stuff out in the (semi) public domain you should expect folks to question it.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Can we do this one again???
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0[/video]

    Spin
    Member

    I’ll probably just post that Mitchel and Webb ‘Homeopathic A&E’ skit.

    Edit – Beaten to it!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Write it down, hole punch the paper and then give her the hole.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]

    Or link this one in. She won’t know if you’re being funny or serious (or both).

    Junkyard
    Member

    but it hasthe placebo affect has worked for me in the past and it clearly works for others

    FTFY
    If it worked it would be called medicine

    Spin
    Member

    The latest is a quote from Gandhi “Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other form of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical.”

    I’ve got a lot of respect for Gandhi’s views in several fields but medicine isn’t one of them.

    Ramsey Neil
    Member

    Who says it’s pish and what has it to do with you ?

    Spin
    Member

    Who says it’s pish

    Tim Minchin.

    and what has it to do with you

    If you’ve got barmy ideas and you keep them to yourself then it’s hee haw to do with anyone. If you start declaring them then you’ve decided to make it everyones business.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    mikewsmith wrote:

    Campaigners survive homeopathy mass overdose

    Don’t be silly – to get an overdose you’d have grind those pills down and take one speck of the dust.

    Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever-growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne’s Butterfly Club in 2005.

    Qualfied to comment on homeopathy then?

    EDIT
    Then again, isn’t Mr Minchin’s brand of comedy homeopathic – delivered in such small doses it doesn’t really have any effect?

    Spin
    Member

    Cheers Onzadog – haven’t seen that before. Duely posted on FB.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    ChubbyBlokeInLycra wrote:

    Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever-growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne’s Butterfly Club in 2005.

    Qualfied to comment on homeopathy then?
    [/quote]As qualified as a homeopathist is to talk about medicines.

    grum will be along any minute to talk about clairvoyance, divining etc

    grum
    Member

    Who says it’s pish

    Science does. The amounts of active ingredient involved are so small that the ‘medicine’ can’t possibly have any effect and is indistinguishable from water, or sugar pills

    and what has it to do with you ?

    People promoting anti-scientific nonsense isn’t a good thing and should be challenged.

    Would you be happy if one of your relatives was promoting crystal healing, past-life regressional therapy, clairvoyance, or divining? What if it stops them seeking proper medical help for a serious condition?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Respect their views.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    grum wrote:

    healing, past-life regressional therapy, clairvoyance, or divining?

    See – I knew you were going to write that!

    Spin
    Member

    Respect their views.

    I respect respectable views.

    grum
    Member

    Respect their views.

    Why?

    See – I knew you were going to write that!

    🙂

    cheekyboy
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    I would ensure I was fully aware of all the important facts first !

    1/ Is she wealthy
    2/ Has she made out a will yet
    3/ Are you in the will
    4/ If not are you likely to be in it

    If all the above are negative, fill your boots and give her the tongue lashing you obviously want to !

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Nowt worse than a Nellie Know It All. 😛

    grum
    Member

    Nowt worse than a Nellie Know It All.

    Yes I hate it when people post stuff based on reason and critical thinking rather than superstition and myth.

    You can prove anything with facts. 😉

    As qualified as a homeopathist is to talk about medicines.

    So not at all then?But if you’re going to discuss this with someone who believes in homotherapy/crystals/black magic, why not take an unfunny “comedian” as a starting point, that’ll strengthen your argument no end

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Cheekyboy wrote:

    I would ensure I was fully aware of all the important facts first !
    1/ Is she wealthy
    2/ Has she made out a will yet
    3/ Are you in the will
    4/ If not are you likely to be in it
    If all the above are negative, fill your boots and give her the tongue lashing you obviously want to !

    Though if it’s a homeopathic will, the best thing might be to make sure she doesn’t like you.

    Rob Hilton
    Member

    If water has memory why doesn’t it all taste of piss?

    Any that hasn’t been passed through an animal will have nicely diluted all that that has, hence increasing the potential to taste like piss.

    peterfile
    Member

    Buy some Rescue Remedy and a copy of Ben Goldacre’s book.

    Tell her you will use the rescue remedy for a month if she reads Bad Science, then you can both sit down for a coffee in a few weeks to discuss your respective findings 🙂

    jon1973
    Member

    She feels better. Leave her to it. Why go to pains to try and undo any good it might be doing her, even if it is just some sort of placebo effect? Life is too short.

    Fueled
    Member

    Respect their views.

    CG, in your view, does respecting somebody’s views necessarily mean not challenging them when you disagree?

    You can challenge views and still be respectful. Just don’t be an arse about it.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    cheekyboy – Member
    …give her the tongue lashing you obviously want to

    FFS, it’s his aunt!
    You people disgust me.

    Although if you have any pictures……

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Simple rule

    Religion/Crazy ideas about Homeopathy/Other wacky stuff are like having an enormous penis, feel good about it yourself share it in private but don’t go waving it round in public or trying to shove it in other peoples faces.

    cinnamon_girl – Member
    Respect their views.

    I respect that they can have that view, I do not have to respect the view itself. Spout it in public and you get challenged, just like the people who post this stuff
    http://www.snopes.com/

    cbike
    Member

    Some painkillers don’t work unless the patient knows they are taking them.

    If folk thinks it helps them leave them to it.

    ivantate
    Member

    I saw it work. I didn’t believe it at all before but give it more repect now.

    If it gave a cure for her let her feel good. If she is just trying to make money then question away

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