There are 1.39*10^18 m^3 of water on earth (Source: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.html)
A person drinks about 2 liters of water or 6.7*10^25 H2O molecules in one day.
Boring numbers? I disagree.
For example, Einstein drank about 55000 liters of water during his life (4*10^-17 times the amount of water on earth). Every day, we can expect to drink about 3 billion water molecules that passed through Einstein's body at some point during his life. That doesn't make us any smarter (or dumber), but in my humble opinion, it's an astonishing number. Even without all new physics at a subatomic level, the cycle of water and life is fascinating.
I apologize for going slightly off-topic.
Last edited by Herby; Feb 16 2012 at 01:59 PM.
Anybody going to be able to explain to me why skeptics bring up the argument that if water retains memory, then wouldn't water retain the memory of gross stuff like sewage, etc? What's the purpose of bringing that up?
Because then surely drinking any water would kill you.
Last edited by Skepticat; Feb 16 2012 at 03:32 PM.
I'm wondering why skeptic bring up gross stuff like "sewage" versus any other substance water would come in contact with that would retain its memory if that does happen?
Why don't you skeptics just say this what you said:
"This raises the question of how the water knows to remember the ingredient added by the homeopath but forgets everything else that's been in it."
Do you skeptics bring up the memory of "sewage" as a childish gross factor?
The internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhoea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind- boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not adding it to a fruit salad
I tried homeopathy many years ago. It was a pathetic total failure, sad to say.Originally Posted by suede;