"Challenge" to skeptics

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mdg (February 11, 2011, 15:18:17 PM):
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the 10:23 Challenge. (click on the link if you aren't)

Well here is a "challenge" from naturopath Mike Adams, who is possibly the stupidest person on the planet. Be warned, you will have a headache after reading his incredibly confusing attempt at logic.

A quote from his post.......

I am hereby challenging the skeptics to a public drink-a-thon, each drinking the medicines we advocate. I'll meet them in a public place, and we'll each drink the medicines we believe in the most.

I'll bring a gallon of homeopathic remedies and healing raw juices, and the medical fundamentalists and their supporters (the more, the merrier) can each bring a gallon of the liquid forms of chemotherapy, blood pressure medications, coumadin, or statin drugs. We'll chug them in public and see who's left standing. The results get posted on YouTube for the whole world to see. We'll title the video, "SKEPTICS COMMIT MASS SUICIDE BY DRINKING PHARMACEUTICALS AS IF THEY WERE KOOL-AID." Jonestown, anyone?

Do you have any doubt which of us will be left standing? Sure, I may need to pee a whole lot, but the restrooms won't be crowded, because all the skeptics won't be needing them anymore.

That outcome, my friends, would be sad, but newsworthy. More importantly, it would prove an important point: Medicine should be safe for people to consume, not so deadly that you drop dead after consuming it, which is what often happens with pharmaceuticals.

But, alas, my challenge will certainly never be accepted. None of the magicians, skeptics of medical fundamentalists will be publicly chugging chemotherapy any time soon, nor any other large doses of liquid pharmaceuticals. Why? Because they know how toxic those chemicals are.

Do you notice the irony here? The only medicines they're willing to consume in large doses in public are homeopathic remedies! They won't dare consume large quantities of the medicines they all say YOU should be taking! (The pharma drugs.)

And therein rests the truth in all this: Even the skeptics know that homeopathy is inherently safer than their own medicines.

No wonder they keep attacking it: If people found out about safe medicine, where would all of Big Pharma's repeat business come from? After all, the best thing about chemotherapy (from Big Pharma's point of view) is that it creates repeat business from liver damage, kidney damage and brain damage.

All these pharmaceutical poisons are so damaging to the human body -- and brain -- that these is probably one of the main reasons why the skeptics who take all these drugs are incapable of understanding high-vibration advanced medicine. A vaccine shot every year does wonders for lowering the IQ and killing off the creative thinking portions of the brain, after all.

So if you're looking for safe medicine, definitely take a look at homeopathic remedies. They so safe that even the critics can't overdose on them... but you have to admit the attempt makes for great entertainment.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031297_homeopathy_overdose.html#ixzz1Dej5eC1N
Brian (February 11, 2011, 15:58:03 PM):
Is there a similarity in the degree/extent of delusion concerning religion and the effectiveness of homeopathic 'medicines'? I ask this due to the striking similarity in argumentation, lack of reasoning skills, honesty, plain common sense and analytical skill between those who punt religion(s) and homeopathy. In addition, criticism and a search for scientific 'tests', verification, peer reviews etc are frowned upon by both groups and information is consciously twisted to suit each groups' particular agendas.

A major difference of course is that religion is a much bigger business than homeopathy and has certainly led to many more deaths and conflict. Added to that, religion is socially probably more culturally acceptable than homeopathy although traditional woo-woo medicines are big in third world countries as well.

Now: from a socio-psychological perspective: why are people so gullible as to so readily believe in medicines that don't work (include here pseudo-science stuff, magnetic arm bands, astrology, numerology, pyramidology etc etc ad nauseam)as well as mystical nonsense such as gods, angels, magic etc etc and when confronted with systematic, scientific evidence, reject it? Is it due to some ancient meme or genetic disposition to reach for 'magic' solutions (an easy way out) and hence an almost automatic hard-wired response not to face reality? Or is it due to the remnants of evolutionary 'throwbacks' to resort to what Julian Jaynes' termed: man's 'bicameral' mind, i.e.
the bicameral mentality lures people into searching for 'sure-thing' guidance from 'higher authorities', rather than using their own consciousness for making decisions and determining their actions.
Jaynes, J: "The origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind". Houghton Mifflin Co
bluegray (February 11, 2011, 16:11:14 PM):
Nice spin ::)
I almost admire his ability to bullshit. I get his logic even, twisted as it may be.
That is why people still believe in homeopathy, because bullshit can easily sound logical, and Mike Adams seems to understand this very well.
Mefiante (February 11, 2011, 20:20:41 PM):
All these pharmaceutical poisons are so damaging to the human body -- and brain -- that these is probably one of the main reasons why the skeptics who take all these drugs are incapable of understanding high-vibration advanced medicine. A vaccine shot every year does wonders for lowering the IQ and killing off the creative thinking portions of the brain, after all.
It seems then that our intrepid “Health Ranger” ::) got much more than his fair share of susceptibility to these “pharmaceutical poisons” and vaccines in his youth, which early damage has since been severely compounded by “high-vibration advanced” shaking of his cruelly stunted cerebrum. It’s too much to hope that he’ll understand a similar but safer paint-your-house counterchallenge where sceptics get buckets of paint and he gets buckets of water – diluted, should he so wish.

The saddest part about this mess is that there are other people so ill-informed that they look up to an inveterate moron of Adams’ imposingly singular calibre. On his own, he wouldn’t qualify for a tangential reference in a tabloid cartoon – even at 30X magnification.

Reading sh*t like this, can anyone blame you for despairing at thoughts of humanity’s future? Is the problem much bigger than we thought?

Hermes (February 12, 2011, 17:24:28 PM):
Why I'm challenging skeptics to drink a gallon of chemotherapy

Among the pages of twaddle Adams commits, the only statement that contains certain truth is that "homeopathy is not a drug". Well, neither is chemotherapy. It's a therapy in which various drugs may be administered in accordance with a specific regimen with the express purpose of killing micro-organisms or cancerous cells. That most chemotherapeutic drugs are administered intravenously also passes Adams by. Are these drugs toxic? Certainly, yes - they are intended to kill, they have severe side-effects, and an overdose could be lethal. But they can potentially cure certain ailments, in particular cancer. And yes, homeopathic substances are not as toxic - they simply do nothing.

I am amused by Mike Adams styling himself as the "Health Ranger". It evokes visions of a man on a horse, armed with delusive homeopathic dilutions, riding off into to sunset. When you're in Texas look behind you, that's where Mike Adams's gonna be.


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