Minoʻaka 'oe, motherfuckers.

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ivoryandwines asked: I wonder what's your problem with homeopathic treatments? Because afaik around here they are treated as legitimate options for people with medication allergies or when it just plain works reliably and has less sideeffects. I treat colds and throat inflamations (and other inflamations usually depending on severity) with apis in small doses and that's definitly homeopathic. It has never failed me. I treat half my minor ailments with herb teas. it's not like this is somethign I'd ask a [1/?]




ask for a ‘real’ treatment to fix them, but they are uncomfortable enough that I have to do something against them and when my GP recommends things and they work I’m not gonna question if it’s some fancy ‘real’ medicine or just a herbal tea. I’m not exactly sure why homeopathy when practiced by a professional and practiced within common sense should be turned down as a treatment option? honest question. [2/2]
Long story short: Because there is literally nothing to “homeopathy”. There’s some stuff that gets that name used for it that’s actually some kind of medicine, but “homeopathy” per se is based on the “and if you remove even more of it it works even better” theory.
Longer analysis.
Basically, there’s nothing that is identified as “homeopathy” that “works reliably” in the sense of “can be shown to work in clinical environments in double-blind tests”. So for the most part, the word means “charging people money and making medical claims that are completely baseless”.

Hmm, looks like there’s a difference in meaning here.

In Germany, homeopathic medicine is the catchall for stuff that is not 100% lab-grown afaik, or that’s what I got from the use of the word around these parts here.

I mean it’s a fact that there’s stuff in some plants that helps with some stuff.

(my gp prescribed some stuff with bee venom in it for my inflamed throat, worked like a charm)

Ohhhh. That would explain a lot. The term here is used primarily for the “the more you dilute it the more it works” and specifically the theory that a thing which causes a symptom can treat other things which cause that symptom.

I’ll bet $50 that they’re wrong, it’s not actually synonymous with that, and this is just another example of homeopathy’s credibility benefitting from the convenient (and encouraged) conflation between herbology and homeopathy.

But the use of the term… well, that’s possibly true. most english-speaking people have the two terms mixed up, too. 

(not that I don’t think herbology treatments aren’t often irresponsible and uncontrolled, too…)

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My company, Shapeways has just launched our first step into enabling talented MLP fanartists to work with Hasbro owned IP, and sell their creations above board! 

The first license is granted to a select number of 3D artists including Brandon Lee JohnsonPaul PhilbinChristophe VidalMelinda Rose, and Brian Harris to create artwork based on My Little Pony.”

Fan communities and artists should be able to work with companies to create derivative works, but this has always been a really frustrating thing to deal with, from both sides.  Hopefully this will stand as an example of how a company as large as Hasbro can acknowledge, and work with its fandoms. Kudos to Hasbro for taking this step out into untested waters! :D

(Oh my god working for Shapeways is so cool. Sometimes I can’t even.)

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