Everybody with an IQ above room temperature knows that homeopathy is complete and utter bullshit.
My My our SlashJocks are out in force tonight.
It is really sad to see how absolutely certain some people are about things, particularly among people who should have enough IQ to *grasp* the real limits of our knowledge.
There is a profound lack of knowledge concerning most of the food we consume. I am not talking here about dumb consumers. I am talking about the scientific community as a whole. Most of the chemicals used in food production have never been subject to any real testing. Of the handful that have been tested the scientific community is utterly ignorant how such tested chemicals work in the presence of other tested and/or untested chemicals. It's not as if there had been exahustive scientific research which cleared chemicals for use in food production. The vast majority of chemicals that used to be used in food production which are no longer used were excluded from usage by discoveries in unrelated scientific research that determined possible health issues with said chemicals, but again they were not found to be unsafe by careful research of these chemicals in food production, by scientists who study food production and human health in regards to food consumption. Simply put our scientists know slightly more than enough to be dangerous, but only slightly. You state something with absolute certainty about homeopathic products.
- Yet there exists no scientific basis to draw such a conclusion
. The research simply hasn't been done. We do not now, nor have ever, nor will ever live in a world where scientists have performed exhaustive research into all of the chemicals used in production. When after the fact, after a product has been brought to markert and consumed by perhaps millions, we discover some health issues which we can directly correlate with the presence of a precise chemical in said products, we may take steps to ban or limit the usage of such chemicals. However the fact remains that the American public in general has been the testing grounds for industrialized food production for the better part of a century now. We are all guinea pigs in the great big experiment in modern food production. For all the knowledge that our Bio-sciences have produced in the last 50 years, we are still only beginning to scratch the suface of what is yet to be known. If you really want to be a stickler for *actual* scientific knowledge just go ahead and remove all the chemicals used in food production which have never had any *real* testing(as it pertains to the human body as used in food consumption), and then get back to me when the shelves are all empty.