Just Like Shooting the Memory of Fish in a Barrel of Water

This week’s XKCD is, to put it mildly, a skeptical win:

Dilution

“Dear editors of Homeopathy Monthly: I have two small corrections for your July issue. One, it’s spelled “echinacea”, and two, homeopathic medicines are no better than placebos and your entire magazine is a sham.”

Being denizens of the internet, I assume you’re all familiar with Randal Munroe’s webcomic, XKCD, and have therefore probably already seen this. Still, it’s nice to have celebrities speak up on behalf of skeptical causes, like illustrating the absurdity of homeopathy.

While we’re on the topic of homeopathy, you should try our Guess the Cure game, created by our very own Kim Hébert. (Here’s the answer.)

2 Responses to “Just Like Shooting the Memory of Fish in a Barrel of Water”

  1. efz says:

    Your funny picture is in error. Wouldn’t a 30C dilution of semen be a very effective abortion medicine?

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    Mitchell Gerskup recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. An avid atheist and skeptic, he has served as the President of the University of Toronto Secular Alliance, helping to promote science, reason and critical thinking around Toronto. He also volunteers with the Centre for Inquiry’s Ontario branch, and currently sits on the CFI’s Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism. Mitchell is also an accomplished competitive debater, having debated all across Canada. In addition to issues of economics and philosophy, Mitchell is interested in the fields of science and technology.