Technically, the joke's only truly homeopathic if the period in question was copied from some text that provokes similar symptoms. Plus it's got hardly any power at all - this is what, only 99.98% whitespace? Be serious now.
Might have shot yourself in the foot with this one. The intent of a joke is to make someone laugh by presenting them with a neat little story, tidbit, or pun. This joke just does it with a period, and does it well.
Comparing this to the "reasoning" behind homeopathy, it looks like it actually did what the homeopathetic (remember what I said about puns...) crowd says that homeopathy does.
i.e. - Your joke has ACTUALLY transferred meaning and humor (the purpose of the joke) with just a period, just like a water pill would transfer a cure for a disease using diluted water. If it's any consolation, I probably have no idea what I'm talking about, and am told I have a terrible sense of humor.
Regularly, yes, but not always. There are documented cases where homeopathic drugs do have some small, measurable effect that can be linked to the workings of some substance in the drug, rather than just a purely psychosomatic effect. Simply put, where a sugar pill is never intended to be anything other than be a placebo, there is an outside chance that a homeopathic drug may do something, useful or otherwise.
And now, Imbenarion, the burden of proof lies on you. I have never seen any evidence that homeopathic remedies work in any way other than as a placebo. That is not to say that evidence doesn't exist, but that's why the burden of proof lies on you.
Homeopathy totally works if you are a Type-I diabetic who needs a really small amount of sugar to make sure you have the insulin equilibrium my extraordinarily limited understanding of the subject tells me you do.
@ Sam: "the full stop seen here is actually a highly diluted mournful tragedy."
That was absolutely hilarious. I concede my argument on the basis that your "highly diluted mournful tragedy" made me meta-laugh instead of meta-cry. Kudos.
Imbenarion, by definition a homeopathic remedy contains none, not a single molecule even, of whatever the supposed curative agent is supposed to be. If it's actually homeopathic it has no measurable pharmaceutical effect outside of either a mild sugar increase or bit of hydration. There are however products which happily slap the homeopathic label on themselves but do in fact contain useful quantities of pharmaceuticals compounds - whilst be actually effective treatments they are not in fact homeopathic. it's funny really... the knock off products which claim to be homeopathic are actually far far more useful than the original products they mimic. Sad, isn't it?
I thought the joke was that you open the page and think 'There's nothing in it?' which of course is a common assertion about homeopathy, as the page does it in an unconventional and/or amusing, yet still compact method, this makes it a joke.
And then I come along to extract all the humour from it by explaining it.
This page is about as meta as you're likely to get.