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    I have to agree with your friends. I'm Progressive and we CAN trust science in most instances, but we cannot trust "Western" medicine, and that is an absolute in my opinion.
    The book is, "Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy" by Dr. James Tyler Kent, MD.  Absorb Lectures I and II. Then find yourself a classical homeopathist who practices the Advanced Teachings of the 5th and 6th Organon, as written and defined by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.
    First, you are utterly ignoring the scientific method with your opening statement, rather quickly contradicting yourself in regards to support of science.

    Getting into homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann effectively invented homeopathy, the Organon is his book on the subject.  Last updated in 1841 at the height of medical knowledge.  Courtesy of wikipedia:

    While translating William Cullen's A Treatise on the Materia Medica, Hahnemann encountered the claim that cinchona, the bark of a Peruvian tree, was effective in treating malaria because of its astringency. Hahnemann believed that other astringent substances are not effective against malaria and began to research cinchona's effect on the human body by self-application. Noting that the drug induced malaria-like symptoms in himself, he concluded that it would do so in any healthy individual. This led him to postulate a healing principle: "that which can produce a set of symptoms in a healthy individual, can treat a sick individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms."
    So if say... garlic... was known to produce bad breath in a healthy individual, a person with bad breath should then take garlic to cure his condition.  Behold, the wonders of science!

    Stealing from PhillyJeff above:

    The premise of homeopathy is that water has memory, and if you dilute a substance to the extent that there are ZERO MOLECULES of the active ingredient, it just makes it more powerful.
    Water is constantly in motion in its liquid state, due to ionic interactions and thermal energy.  There is no memory of a substance as any molecules present before a substance is removed will be redistributed to fill in the gap left.  So, no scientific basis for homeopathy.
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      nominally about "homeopathy," but one could "fill in the blank" with all sorts of "alternatives" to science that are widely believed by well intentioned (and unfortunately deluded) friends on "our" side.  

      Must be nature's way of making sure the rapidly overpopulating human race will thin itself out eventually.  No matter who is in charge.

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