One of the claims that in the past has been used by homeopaths to explain how their remedies “work”, is that water has a memory, and that the succussing (shaking) of the solutions allows the water molecules in the solution to “remember” the active ingredient (e.g. arsenic oxide, anthrax, snake venom etc) even after it has been diluted out of the solution. This has always struck me as rather odd given the relative size of the molecules. For example in the diagram below represented in blue and green is a single molecule of anthrax toxin*, while in the white box to the lower right of the diagram is water). How could a small molecule like water remember something as enormous as the anthrax toxin?
It must be magic!
* Note – Anthrax poison extracted from diseased sheep spleen has been used to prepare homeopathic “treatments” for acne, gangrenous degenerations and apparently anthrax itself
ps – a big thanks to Gold for reminding me I had this diagram.