Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators

Chris Lofting (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 06:51:02 +1000

From: "Chris Lofting" <>
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Subject: Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 06:51:02 +1000

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From: Lloyd Robertson <>
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Date: Monday, 30 August 1999 6:23
Subject: Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators

>At 07:05 PM 29/08/99 +1000, Chris Lofting wrote:
>>Your dismissal of homeopathy is interesting and suggests you are not up to
>>date on these sorts of things for it has been found that at the micro
>>water contains an imprint of what was mixed with it where *chemical*
>>analysis shows only water is present. Quantum mechanics has led to this
>>discovery. The vigourous shaking of the water supposidly 'brings out' the
>>imprint pattern (I have a ref somewhere, there is a company in France as
>>well as here in Australia that is investigating this).
>Come now Chris. The vigorous shaking of water has something to do with
>Quantum Mechanics? And even if it did, this would support the homeopathic
>claim that water remembered "essence" of rose petals, at $30.00 (CDN) per
>oz. is going to cure me? Gee, we better tell the homeopaths this, they'll
>have another straw to grasp!

;-) I will see if I can dig up the ref and give you the details. Analysis of
the patterns in the details may tell us something about the methods used to
sell the homeopathy idea.

If I recall the essence is usually a sample of the thing that made you sick
in the first place -- works on the 'like cures like' concept, notice there
is a 'purity' emphasis here in that nothing else other than that that did
the damage can cure the damage; there is a thought pattern at work that can
be attractive just as other 'purity' emphasising disciplines/groups etc
attract followers.



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