A response to my explanation today by Jeff Garrington:
“In homeopathy each succussion takes place in the small environment of a closed test tube and involves a relatively very small amount of water.” Surely this isn’t the case with Helios, Nelsons and other manufacturers of Homeopathic Water.
Or am I mistaken, are thousands employed shaking test tubes.
“JG: You are mistaken.
Remedies were laboriously handmade but now many homeopathic pharmacies use Korsakoff machines where ONE vial is emptied (the small residue in the bottle being considered the ‘one drop’) and refilled and succussed to the required potency over hours or days.”
Here is Helios’s page: http://www.helios.co.uk/Helios%20Potentising%20machine.html
Here is a picture of the machine:
No swimming pools or oceans required.
More myth-busting at http://www.homeopathyworkedforme.org/
It continues to amaze me how skeptics are ignorant of the facts of the therapy they love to hate (although to be fair to Jeff he isn’t too bad).