Why does Homeopathy seem to irk skeptics the most?

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  1. suede

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    Of all the alternative forms of medicine, it seems like Homeopathy irks the skeptics the most. Why is that? Why does Homeopathy irk you more than any other alternative medicine you think doesn't work?
     
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    Any "medicine" that isn't based on the rigorous, tested and peer reviewed Scientific Method is no alternative.. it's snake oil.
     
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    LOLOL.. Don't you know?
     
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    And that answered my question how?
     
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    No, tell me.
     
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    This.




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    Its snake oil..

    Look it up and compare it to Osteopathy and Allopathic medicine...

    Why would you throw up such a silly thread without doing any homework?

    Are you a teenager?
     
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    Because people believe in science, not superstition, and no one in their right mind is going to advance "medicine" that hasn't been proven to be scientifically valid.

    Homeopathic medicine isn't medicine.. it's a bunch of made up crap that causes people to kill themselves by not seeking scientifically based medicine.
     
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    Are you on crack? I know you think it's "snake oil," but my question is, of all the "snake oil" medicines out there, why doesn't Homeopathy irk you skeptics the most?

    Criminy.
     
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    You skeptics really need to go back and read my OP. You're making yourselves look like *****.
     
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    Your OP question is STUPID. It's SELF EVIDENT why people are skeptics geez.

    Do you understand SELF EVIDENT? Goes in line with COMMON SENSE.

    The answer to your question is so OBVIOUS that it didn't even need asking.
     
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    What do you think I'm asking in my OP?
     
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    I think the OP is asking why we think Homeopathy is MORE retarded than other types of snake oil.
     
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    I think they are all retarded snake oil no matter what you call it. If it isn't based on biological chemistry and rigorously tested and scientifically approved, it's not "medicine" it's a placebo.
     
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    Finally someone with a brain arrives (at least at understanding what my OP is about).
     
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    Most of the other alternative medicines have some scientific basis.
     
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    We understand fully what your OP is about and I'm dismissing ALL alternative medicine as a placebo, not just homeopathy. It is all bad.
     
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    Yes, we are basically saying that all "alternative medicine" is equally retarded. No one is singling out Homeopathy. It is just as retarded as any other alternative medicine.
     
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    I disagree. Herbal medicine does have some good points (heck, some pharmaceuticals are based on herbs.)

    That said, homeopathy is based on absurd theories, and there is no way it can work better than a placebo.
     
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    Your original premise is guilty of begging the question. Its fallacy that you've succumb to in the past on this forum.

    (namely that the official account of 9/11 is predicated on the percentage and location of debris found at a crash site)

    Please first establish that Homeopathic medicine irks skeptics the most before asking the question why homeopathic medicine irks skeptics the most.
     

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