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    Hello everyone!

    I'm a chemist working on my master thesis to be finished summer of 2013, the subject is crystallisation of CuCl2.

    My interests within chemistry is physical chemistry, biological nutritients and biochemistry.

    I'm also very interested in alternative sciences and trying to explain alternative treatments like homeopathy and acupuncture.

    Cheers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OxygenBlue View Post
    I'm also very interested in alternative sciences and trying to explain alternative treatments like homeopathy and acupuncture.
    Placebo effect.

    I find it very disturbing that someone studying chemistry at master's level could take homeopathy seriously. Work out how many atoms of the active ingredient there are in a liter of a typical preparation.

    p.s. Welcome to the forum!


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    The placebo effect is also worth studying! :-)

    There are a few indications that points in the direction, that it might not be all about molecules... I think we should never disregard something that is strange and doesn't fit with our theories, just because we don't have another theory that fits.

    This study of a homoeopathic solution of tin (diluted 1:10, 30 times = statistically no molecules) show that there is still and effect, albeit its proven very indirectly: http://www.biodynamisk-forskning.dk/...rlin2010SB.pdf

    p.s. Thanks :-)
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    It is hardly a peer reviewed study, is it? How seriously can you take it? Especially when you set it against the multiplicity of studies that have turned up nothing.

    The reason for dismissing homeopathy is not that is strange and doesn't fit our theories. It is that it has never been shown to work.

    And also - welcome to the forum.
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