From time to time we at 10:23 get some pretty brilliant hate mail. Every now and again, one stands head and shoulders above the rest, and deserves to be shared – when this one dropped into the inbox last night, I knew it was one such piece. Enjoy!
Date: 20 November 2010 21:05
Subject: You did it all wrong
You should have consulted a homeopath when conducting your overdose. Any lay homeopath could have told you that the best way to produce symptoms using homeopathy is to REPEAT THE DOSE. That is how homepathic remedies are proven, duh!
Arsenicum Album 30C or up higher, try a 200C
Repeat dose 3 times daily until symptoms appear. Stop them if you don’t want the damage to be permanant but continue if you really want to be a believer in the power of homeopathy.
You should begin to feel a burning from your mouth to your anus, incredibly painful. Go on, try it….
That is why homeopaths know that the minutest dose can cure,
It’s unfortunate that you haven’t seen the positive effects of homeopathy, because it is cheap to produce, and can make a big difference in the poor populations of the world, as well as the rich, that’s probably why India funds homeopathic hospitals, saves the gov’t lots of money, and EFFECTIVELY CURES!
And my response:
From: Michael Marshall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 21 November 2010 15:07
Subject: Re: You did it all wrong
Nice to hear from you, and thanks for your feedback.
As it happens, we know a little more about homeopathy than you gave us credit for. We actually know that homeopaths believe that we need to REPEAT THE DOSE DUH as you put it. We’d done the research. Hence, why Mike did this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0Z2_K9yup0
I think you’ll find it alarmingly similar to the very test you describe. A week of taking Nux Vom 3 times a day, as advised by a homeopath no less. Mike (cc’d) was not damaged, and therefore not permanently so either. He wasn’t taking Arsen Album, so he didn’t get the burning mouth and anus you seem to wish he got, nor any of the pain you appear to hope he experienced. Sorry to disappoint you with that one.
This, along with a myriad of other reasons, is why people who learn about homeopathy know it’s not able to cure anything.
I’m intrigued by the idea that homeopathy is cheap to produce, though – when I took my own homeopathic overdose, I paid £5 for 84 pills. How cheaply would those pills have been produced? It’d be interesting to know how much profit you believe the homeopath made from me on that single vial of products. If it is indeed so cheap to produce, it must be immensely profitable – no wonder you and other homeopaths are so keen on it!
I wish the homeopathic hospitals of India were effective – as it happens the life expectancy in India is significantly lower than that of countries with real healthcare, with a variance of 20 years or so. It’d be a great world where people weren’t dying because they were advised that ineffective medicines could cure their fatal diseases. I hope I live long enough to see it.
All the best, and thanks again for wishing us burning anuses/mouths etc!