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The 15 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes Of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Mar 20, 2013

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Homeopathy

Like crop circles, Homeopathy is a fraudulent pseudoscientific sham that continues to have it's staunch supporters across the globe, it's obvious nonsense though. This form of supposed medication is created by diluting medication to an insane degree. For instance, if you were to take a Homeopathic head ache remedy, it's actual medicative power would contain less than a millionth of it's original content. Many report positive results, but this is just a placebo effect (a healing effect that occurs only because the patient believes it works). Like all placebos though, it's actual effect is infinitesimal to zilch. In spite of the fact it's been debunked to the hilt, many "New Age" and "alternative healing" gurus tout it as the real thing—they're either delusional or con men, so don't ever be fooled by this quackery!

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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