Talk:765: Dilution

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Technically, however, homeopathy states that diluted semen should act as a contraceptive. To get pregnant, they would have to dilute a birth-control pill or something. 134.94.171.148 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I remember someone complaining that homeopathic medicines are labeled similarly to the real thing on drug store shelves. Wouldn't this mean that, at least in some interpretations, it's the medicine which can be diluted into a cure?173.245.52.135 17:47, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
No, the previous user is correct. The "theory" of homeopathy is that to cure a symptom you provide something that would cause that symptom diluted into some ridiculously small dose. Any products that are marketed with the label "homeopathy" but are primarily an active ingredient that would have a detectable effect are using the label incorrectly. For example, there are two kinds of zinc in Zicam, both diluted at 2x, which means they're 1% of their original solution strength. The label doesn't indicate the original solution strength and doesn't indicate how much zinc is actually present in the medicine. Zinc is known to improve the immune system, so taking a diluted zinc supplement to stop a cold would, if homeopathy were true, would be the opposite of what you'd want to do. Contrast this with the homeopathic remedy Belladonna, prepared at 30X concentrations (preparation is 1x10^-30 of original concentration) supposedly cures the circulatory system, because in normal concentrations Belladonna causes tachycardia, among other things. Ioldanach (talk) 14:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Any marks for realising why scientists can't replicate homeopathy's results? :))
Maybe Cueball is Sterile?108.162.215.89 00:07, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 21:40, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Can we conclude that the woman is Megan? 67.188.195.182 21:32, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

The woman is in fact Megan, I did edit the transcript.--Dgbrt (talk) 22:38, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

I found this explanation of the wording helped: "Traits that cause greater reproductive success of an organism are said to be selected for, whereas those that reduce success are selected against." (From http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_selection) --Insomniac (talk) 05:59, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

I find it more likely that the female is Danish, as she has longer hair.--Forrest (talk)09:41, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Except Danish is actually smart. 172.68.34.106 20:21, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

I wrote out 1 nonillion, because #1162 also applies to quitters who don't have enough text space to make their point properly. International Space Station (talk) 23:26, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

You still used a log scale. That’s approximatwly what place-value system is, as was pointed out in a few What-Ifs. There has not been enough hard drive space yet manufactured to make your point properly (assuming at least one bit per part water). --162.158.74.171 02:50, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

I like homeopathy, and enjoy talking to its proponents. I find it incredibly entertaining. 108.162.245.106 20:51, 15 May 2016 (UTC)