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Maybe I can get into this homeopathy thing?

Post by Miles » January 9th, 2008, 9:26 am

Especially with places like this - scientific homeopathy!

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Post by Michael » January 9th, 2008, 9:47 am

Hahahahaha, unbelievable, from the About section:
FairDeal Homeopathy is a company set up to provide you with effective* homeopathic remedies at a fair price.
*Guaranteed as effective as all other homeopathic remedies.
And then this...
Homeopathy works through a complicated interaction with the human body and mind known as the "placebo effect". The placebo effect is still not fully understood, but is very effective for certain conditions†.
†Requires belief
You know, I could even have my arm twisted that in some cases... some incredibly minor medical conditions COULD be solved through the placebo effect in certain people. I mean the mind can be a pretty powerful thing. But surely if the patient knows about it then the whole thing is pointless?!

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Post by Michael » January 9th, 2008, 9:49 am

Oh man, it even gets better... check out this testimonial, the only one they've got on their site:
Your product arrived next day, and I was cured of my nasty headache within hours! Well done FairDeal Homeopathy - much better results than I'd get from those so-called "scientists"!
– Mrs. I.M.Rabeed, Doncaster
Within HOURS you say! Amazing! The placebo effect in action! :)

Hey, at least they're not making up their testimonials.

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Post by Miles » January 9th, 2008, 10:18 am

Hahaha my understanding it was a very subtle parody of real homeopathy sites :)

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Post by Miles » January 9th, 2008, 10:20 am

BTW I love this:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN= ... ddcarrolA/

The chick who wrote this book about "irrational beliefs" uses homeopathy! Ahahahahaha.

More here: http://skepdic.com/homeo.html

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Post by Michael » January 9th, 2008, 12:44 pm

Oh serious? Well that's just embarassing. I love that it's that subtle I couldn't figure out it was a parody. :D

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Post by Stu » January 9th, 2008, 7:04 pm

I'm sure if you'd read this bit you would have cottoned on Michael
Carefully selected ingredients are diluted and shaken (homeopaths call this shaking process "succussion") beyond the level where there is any active ingredient left in the solution.
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Post by Michael » January 10th, 2008, 4:08 pm

Hahahah, yeah I don't like reading so much.

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Post by Tim » January 10th, 2008, 4:24 pm

It seems like they really take money though, wtf?

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Post by Michael » January 10th, 2008, 4:41 pm

Haha, NOW who's a parody?!!??!? HMM????

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Post by Miles » January 10th, 2008, 5:18 pm

How so? They have a form that you fill out but you don't give any payment details. I've seen parody websites do stuff like that before.

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Post by Tim » January 10th, 2008, 7:30 pm

I filled it out and it took me to PayPal with their details filled in.

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