There is an excellent webcomic called xkcd. By excellent, I mean it is primarily for very nerdy math and science oriented people. It has the tendency to make very good points.

In addition to three new comics every week, if you hover your mouse over each one, a piece of text appears (much as when you hover over a file or folder, the name tends to appear). The hovertext is generally another joke, or an addition to the comic which makes it funnier, or makes another point. Something like that.

The most recent comic makes an astounding point about homeopathy. It reads:

“I just noticed CVS has started stocking homeopathic pills on the same shelves with–and labeled similarly to–their actual medicine. Telling someone who trusts you that you’re giving them medicine, when you know you’re not, because you want their money, isn’t just lying–it’s like an example you’d make up if you had to illustrate for a child why lying is wrong.”

Loathe as I am to say it, I hope someone dies while taking homeopathic medicine from CVS when actual medicine could have helped them, just so their blood will be on the hands of whoever thought this was ok.

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