It isn't an opinion if it is science, It is evidence. It depends. If there are a few studies done on a subject, I'll still keep an open mind. But if there are thousands and thousands of studies done by different scientists in different ways and they all come to the same conclusion, then yes - I'd tend to go with the evidence.
It is one study, with 53 people in it. To form any kind of opinion either way you would need more studies, with more people showing the same results. Are there any other studies? Or are you really trying to get people to say they either agree or disagree that homeopathy is effective based on one study with 53 people?
Last edited by beebs; 28-10-2013 at 17:25.
Or maybe the better way of saying it is i think they sometimes "make" science fit the preferred theory without looking at the evidence objectively- popularity and money are involved after all. I think some scientists put their own true feelings /opinions aside and bow to popular opinion.
http://www.classichomeopathy.com/remedies/howmade.html (please note the spelling error which I have not removed because I found it highly amusing)
Succussion is essential. It has been proven that just diluting the material is ineffectual for making homeopathic remedies. Each dilution must be shaken violently with impact in order to become an effective remedy.
Succussion can be as simple as holding the vile containing the solution and pounding it against a book on a desk (with a lid on, of-course). This is now a 1X potency. X stands for ten in Roman numerals. To make a 2X potency you take one part of the 1X potency again adding it to nine parts of the diluting solution (alcohol, and water) in a vile with a lid, and then succus it. Seccussion is done at a minimum of 100 times per each level of dilution starting from the very beginning. This process continues until the desired potency (strength) of the remedy is attained.
I does happen, but not that often. I think a lot of the time, people don't believe findings made by scientists because it goes against their own bias and beliefs. It's easier to think scientists are dodgy, money grubbers etc, rather than change your own views and values.
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