Gerben de Jonge

Den Haag / The Hague, Netherlands

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Gerben de Jonge
Posted almost 4 years ago
James Randi: Homeopathy, quackery and fraud
No, his attitude will stay alive in many of us, who would rather help humanity with their problems, rather than scamming their money from them by abusing their vulnerabilities. Besides, as he and several others here have pointed out, he is actually searching for evidence. He will give a million dollars to anyone who can prove they have any form of psychic ability. How easy is that? If you can *really* speak with the dead and/or move stuff with your mind, then why not go earn a quick million dollars? I know I would.
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Gerben de Jonge
Posted almost 4 years ago
James Randi: Homeopathy, quackery and fraud
A favourite teacher of mine used homeopathic 'medicine'. As it was English class, she always made us discuss topics, with homepathic medicine being one of the most talked about topics. While we never talked about what sickness she had, she did say the homeopathic medicines worked, and made her feel a lot better. I however refuted the possibility that it was *really* working (as opposed to the placebo effect). And in the end she actually seemed to understand my point of view. She died the summer vacation after that school year... I still think it's somehow related to her not fully believing in the medicine anymore, plus the obvious fact that they don't *actually* work. My point is: While I respect people wanting to try something different, only do so if it's backed up by *real* science. People who try to scam others into taking fake / unproven medicine, should start being afraid of me punching them in the face.