Stopp pressen: Amerikanske forskere har funnet homøopatiske legemidler i drikkevannet! Det er Skeptico som bringer nyheten (og Skepsis' blog gjorde meg oppmerksom på den). For våre barns fremtids skyld viderebringer jeg et sitat:
In the course of a five-month inquiry, our teams tested the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas for numerous homeopathic remedies including Arsenicum Album, Belladonna, Kali Carbonicum, Aurum Metallicum. Despite multiple testing scenarios, and despite using the most advanced and sensitive equipment available, we were not able to find even one molecule of the homeopathic remedies in any of the tap water samples we examined. While this would not be a problem with allopathic medicines, homeopathic remedies are stronger the more dilute they are. This means that samples of water we tested containing zero molecules of, for example Arsenicum Album, would be potentized at the maximum strength possible, and as such could present real risks to the American public who would be unknowingly consuming these powerful homeopathic drugs.
Heldigvis har kommentatoren Susan B. et forslag til hvordan man skal få slutt på det uhyggelige uvesenet:
[I]sn't the solution to the problem of homeopathic drugs in the water obvious? Just dump huge quantities of undiluted drugs into the water until the potency goes down to a more reasonable level.