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India wasting money on swine flu homeopathic research

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on August 7, 2009

Via The Hindu we get news that the state of Maharashtra is investing money in research into a homeopathic swine flu vaccine of sorts.

A senior city homeopath Dr Sreerang Oak had on Friday advocated a preventive treatment combining two bio-chemic substances of homeopathy — ‘Kali Mur’ and ‘Ferrum Phos’ (with power of 12 X )– which he said could arrest the spread of the H1N1 virus among population.

Wow, they know they can arrest,  read stop dead on its tracks, the spread of the swine flu, before the research the money is supposed to be spent on has even been done! That does not augur well for the state of Maharashtra!

Four tablets each of the two medicines, easily and cheaply available with chemists could stop the infection in the first stage, bestowing an immunity on the person against the virus, he claimed.

They even know the exact dosage for goodness sake, before the research is done! Talk about quackery!

State of Maharashtra: Fail!


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Unbelievable stupidity of the day-Boy marries dog to ward off wild animals

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on February 18, 2009

Just when you think you’ve heard them all, just when you think we have hit rock bottom as a species this story comes along and the bottom goes further and further away from our feet.

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – An infant boy was married off to his neighbors’ dog in eastern India by villagers, who said it will stop the groom from being killed by wild animals, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

“We performed the marriage because it will overcome any curse that might fall on the child as well on us,” the boy’s father, Sanarumala Munda, was quoted as saying by a local newspaper.

The dog belongs to the groom’s neighbors and was set free to roam around the area after the ceremony. No dowry was exchanged, the witness said, and the boy will still be able to marry a human bride in the future without filing for divorce.

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