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Comment Humans (Score 1) 204

Don't try to outsmart them. Any "system" you try to impose will be corrupted and subverted. You merely create a class of specialists who figure out how to extract the maximum benefit from such a system at the expense of everyone else. Doesn't matter what it is - capitalism, feudalism, communism or bureaucracy. You think you are doing a good thing but you are not. My philosophy of government is: LESS is MORE.

Comment "Science" (Score 1, Redundant) 253

the authors found that the particular bacterial population that thrives in the high-fat regime persists in the gut even once the mice have returned to normal weight and normal metabolic function after a dieting cycle. This leaves them more susceptible to weight gain

Because this is why people get fat. From eating fat. In other news, eating sugar causes diabetes.

Comment Re:So, substitute "bad stuff" for "good stuff" (Score 1) 297

Yeah. It can get diluted to the point that there really is no molecule in the final product at all: A nice example of the dilution illusion is Oscillococcinum: It supposedly contains 10^(400) g of an extract of duck liver and heart (it's diluted 200 times with a 1:100 ratio). Compared to that, a proton weights 1.67 * 10^(-24)g. - that is the proton weights about 10^376 times as much. And it's not only diluting the crap out of plants or stuff, sometimes it's actual crap being used - or urine, blood, or tissue. Or as said, duck liver and heart. Apparently, at lager stages of treatment there some might also use undiluted stuff. And some others might not dilute as much as others.

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