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ISBN-10: 0821801309

ISBN-13: 9780821801307

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A dilution of 200C would go far, far beyond the dilution limit of the entire visible universe! It would, in fact, be another half century before other physicists actually determined Avogadro’s number. Belief evoked the placebo effect and allowed their body’s own repair mechanisms to function unimpaired by stress. The process of shaking the solution between successive dilutions is presumed to charge the entire volume of the liquid with the same memory. Many scientists felt the editor of Nature should have rejected the paper outright.

These new beliefs are selected by the brain to be consistent with beliefs already held, but they are generated without any particular regard for what is true and what is not. Our illness may have had nothing to do with the food, but unless we’re facing starvation, there’s not much to be lost by avoiding it. Animals with damage to these parts are no longer perturbed by stimuli they previously learned to fear. If B again follows A, however, it may still be a coincidence, but it will now be far harder to persuade us of that.

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