After having heard about so-called miraculous cures and unexplainable results from natural medications, I became interested in matters of Homeopathic Medicine. There is no shortage of information on that subject.
According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey of the use of complementary health practices by Americans, an estimated 3.9 million adults and 910,000 children used homeopathy in the previous year. These estimates include use of over-the-counter products labeled as "homeopathic," as well as visits with a homeopathic practitioner. Out-of-pocket costs for adults were $2.9 billion for homeopathic medicines and $170 million for visits to homeopathic practitioners.
Wow! That's a lot of money. The ill and the ailing people of America spend billions of dollars each year on snake oil and voodoo charms and witch-doctors? And that's after discovering that their multitudes of fervent prayers to their Lord and all their tithes and offerings have done them no good.
It has been reported that Hillary Rodham Clinton has been known to send homeopathic remedies to her colleagues. That must mean something; don't ya' think?
Yeah... it means something all right.
Regarding homeopathy... as Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper might say, "It's all hokum."
Note: Sheldon Cooper is played by Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory.
Betsy Ross, Jackie Onassis, JFK, and Daniel Boone have all appeared on Pez dispensers.
On this day, August 12 in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovered three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turned out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen. Amazingly, Sue's skeleton was over 90 percent complete, and the bones were extremely well-preserved. It has a length of 42 fteet, stands 14 feet tall at the hips, and is estimated to have weighed more than 6.4 tons when alive.
In October 1997, Chicago's Field Museum purchased Sue at public auction at Sotheby's in New York City for $8.36 million, financed in part by the McDonald's and Disney corporations.
WORD FOR TODAY
A system for the treatment of disease by minute doses of natural substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of disease.
mumbo-jumbo; scam; phony-baloney; bullshit
Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine originated in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of "like cures like", according to which a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure similar symptoms in sick people. It is widely considered a pseudoscience.
Scientific research has repeatedly found homeopathic remedies ineffective and their postulated mechanisms of action implausible. The scientific community regards homeopathy as a sham; the American Medical Association considers homeopathy to be quackery, and homeopathic practice has been criticized as unethical.
(born August 12, 1939)
George Hamilton is an American film and television actor. One of his best-known MGM films was the iconic Where the Boys Are (1960. He went on to star with George Peppard as a soldier in 1963's The Victors, and as a Confederate captain in a 1967 drama, A Time for Killing.
Hamilton made two memorable bio-pics: Your Cheatin' Heart (1964), in which he portrayed the country-western music legend Hank Williams, followed by Evel Knievel (1971),
A surprise blockbuster hit came his way in 1979 when Hamilton showed a flair for comedy in Love at First Bite. The film's box-office success created a popularity surge for Hamilton, who followed it with a comic portrayal of a famed swordsman in 1981's Zorro, the Gay Blade.
(born August 12, 1971)
Nicole Brown is an American actress and comedienne. Brown has appeared in various commercials, television shows, and films throughout her career. She has appeared on The War At Home, Malcolm in the Middle, That's So Raven, and the U.S. version of The Office. She also had a recurring role as movie theater manager Helen Dubois in the Nickelodeon TV show Drake & Josh. Currently, she appears as Shirley Bennett on the NBC comedy series Community.
(born August 12, 1956)
Bruce Greenwood is a Canadian actor and musician. He is generally known for his roles as U.S. presidents in Thirteen Days and National Treasure: Book of Secrets and for his role as Captain Christopher Pike in the 2009 Star Trek film and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. He has appeared in several supporting roles, such as Hollywood Homicide, Double Jeopardy, Déjà Vu, I, Robot, Dinner for Schmucks, Capote, and as the motion capture alien dubbed "Cooper" in Super 8.
(August 12, 1887 - January 1961)
Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics.
Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Schrödinger in 1935. It was recently made popular to the general public when explained in an episode of The Big Bang Theory, The philosophical issues raised by Schrödinger's cat are still debated today.
There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.