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Ignorance is Bliss: How homeopathy works, and why it doesn’t

I’m going to explain homeopathy in three sentences, but just know that I’m not making any of this up. Homeopathy is based on two principles. The first is that like cures like… so if you’re bitten by a poisonous snake, the antidote would clearly be “more venom!”  But not just any amount of venom – the second principle is that you should dilute the antidote, because it’s more potent that way.


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