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Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, on homeopathy (and Oscillococcinum)

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has written a hard hitting opinion on homeopathy (and Oscillococcinum).

He writes:

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[quote]Oscillococcinum is a complete hoax product. The method of production is to take an extract of duck liver and heart and dilute it in a 1:100 ratio with water, and to do that dilution over and over, 200 times. Wikipedia, in the article I linked up above, eloquently explains what this means: “Mathematically, in order to have a reasonable chance to obtain one molecule of the original extract, the patient would have to consume an amount of the remedy roughly 10^321 times the number of atoms in the observable universe.”[/quote]

Homeopathy – Oscillococcinum in particular

Jimmy Wales

http://jimmywales.quora.com/Homeopathy-Oscillococcinum-in-particular

 

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