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Challenging Homeopathy

In the September/October issue, Kendrick Frazier describes comparison tests of high-potency homeopathic preparations that a German skeptic group plans to conduct.

I think that uninformed readers will be greatly confused by the term high potency. Homeopaths use the term to describe a treatment that has great effect, whereas a scientist would consider it the weakest possible strength. This is because the greater the dilution of the active ingredient, the higher the potency they claim! So if the German test is to distinguish between various high potency remedies, the subjects will be comparing samples consisting of more or less pure solvent, probably quite difficult.

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