Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Homeopathy by numbers

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By way of an update to my post on the forthcoming 10:23 homeopathy overdose event, I must share this excellent post from The Times' science blog, in which mathematician Matt Parker addresses the maths behind the levels of dilution involved in creating homeopathic "remedies". It's utterly unbelievable, and the contexts Parker places the numbers in are great. My favourite being: "There is actually not enough matter in the entire known Universe to make the homeopathic equivalent of a single paracetamol pill." It's a fun read, and the perfect introduction to the reasons why homeopathy is utter nonsense. Enjoy!

In other news, 10:23 has received coverage today in both The Times and the Daily Telegraph.

1 comments:

Eiskrystal said...

You realise if anyone overdoses we are going to have to completely change how we filter and clean our water supply.

The way we do it at the moment if homeopathy worked we should all technically be dead.