The Case Against the Case Against Homeopathy

Have you read the previous blog? I hope so, it might give you a better context into which to put . .

The Case Against the Case Against Homeopathy

SHOUT OUT to homeopaths in the home of Hahnemann, Germany; and homeopaths all over the world, in Ireland; Austria; Pakistan; Chile; Poland, Canada; Australia; India; the Netherlands; Croatia; Argentina; Iceland; Togo; the home of Clarke, the United Kingdom; and the home of Kent, the US of A, all who have been reading this column. Thanks for your support . . theoretically

You can stop reading now: THERE IS NO CASE AGAINST HOMEOPATHY.

There never has been and there never will be.

The rest of this blog is entertaiment of the type you’d find on a Roman holiday.

THE PROBLEM WITH theoretical reasoning, it always falls and fails under the grinding wheel of everyday use, and should it ever be hauled into the assizes, there’s always a jury: Half who knows somebody who has tried homeopathy  . .  and swears by it . . and half who knows somebody who hasn’t . . and swears at it.

Homeopathy isn’t easy to explain to people who aren’t familiar with it, and even harder to explain to people who are . . or think they are. Bu then again nobody has really been able to explain gravity very well, either. Those who have tried it swear it’s for real, but like homeopathy, try to explain it to someone who isn’t familiar with it’s effects and you may get a puzzled look, and hear them say they’d rather stick with levity.

And just because we can’t explain how something works doesn’t stop us from using it if we know it does. Thank God we don’t have 13th century scientists following us around in pushcarts telling us we can’t listen to our radios or watch our TVs, use our toasters or launch our pets and heroes into outer space, because they “don’t know how it works, it’s too implausible . . its the work of the devil!

OR PLACEBOS . .

And presumably, to them, neither do we know how all these rather obtuse things work, because our explanation for how they do won’t suffice for the zeusophobe who has already decided it’s psychogenic, i.e. the operator is responsible, possessed by the Devil, or in 21st century terms, in the mad thrall of a placebo.

Though they’ll never admit it, the sad fact is there are a number of things that don’t make sense, even to the most gifted atheist or prize winning scientist, things such as ontology, the study of Being, or why it is that hasn’t crushed by its own weight yet?

The rest of us lamebrains are compelled to ask, why must Atheists and Intelligent Design authors fight? Why must Creationists and Evolutionists quarrel like dogs over what is Holy to them? What is there in Bible ink that doesn’t jibe with chalk dust?

In the sage words of Rodney King after his Hyundai was pulled over for breaking a hundred MPH downtown (and he was truncheoned into a flapjack) “why can’t we all just get along?”

Exactly . . although maybe not going as fast as Romney, but who’s to criticize another man’s direction? I don’t hear our Australian jurists trying to kick that one out of bed.

This digresses down to demands for minute details as examples, like the contradicting figures “scientists” give us for the size and age of the observable Universe, a 48 billion or so light year radius mistake that made it to that size in only 13.7 billion light years. Talk about speeding, even Rodney King couldn’t explain that one.

Oh, they will surely cough up some hairball explanation for it, to be sure, mumble something about an “expanding Universe,” but common sense impounds us not to make it worse with a dumb excuse like that one, just take Rodney’s advice and STFU the next time you break the light speed barrier, talk to my hand, call my attorney, get a job.

Confused? Well let me put it this way. Why is it that the objects most distant from the eye, those galaxies, quasars and nebulae, look about the same age as those much closer . . ? Shouldn’t they all be proto galaxies, quasars and nebulae?

These calculating minds, such as the one that prepares bulls against homeopathy in Australia, and the one that touts it in the UK Guardian, should be able to explain to us why it is that telescopes can view perfectly modern galacti well beyond what should be the limits of astronomical observations, the radius of 13.7 billion light years . . i.e. 6.85, an eight of what all these logically attuned, homeopathy-hating astromoners claim it to be.

I SUGGEST TO YOU THIS is why junior James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) astronomer and homeopathy-hater Neil deGrasse Tyson is in a state of perpetual hyperventilation; why JREF astronomer and homeopathy-hater Phil Plaitt runs away from cameras held by believers; and why JREF eponym James Randi has to play three card Monte with the code to the double blind for every homeopathy biochemical lab test he witnesses.

 Well, pshaw you say, what about shooting all the homeopaths? What do the sunspots on Arcturus have to do with that, that’s why we’re here isn’t it?

Well, I say, I may seem to be rambling because I can’t see my prepared notes due to the blindfold, and I haven’t finished my cigarette yet, and I thought that besides supper the condemned gets a few last words in edgewise, you see, and I find it fascinating, if not celestially funny, that the spoken size of the Universe, in total, matches Avogadro’s number, 10 to the 23rd, the point in serial dilution, when it so happens, by some wild coincidence, the homeopathic remedy ascends from the material to etheric, where the van der waal forces take over in structure from what was formerly the domain of heterogeneous molecular composition, and not one, not one in a Godzillion of the intended molecule is left in solution, when it goes from dumb science into the spiritual dimension.

But wait!

This can also be put into the atheist’s dimension of astronomical and homeopathic wonders by saying that what we see, (although it may look like a lot) is hardly worth mentioning. In fact, like they say of the high dilute, it‘s nothing at all. The theoretical size of the unseen Universe, that which is beyond myopia, is estimated (without any intended regard to homeopathy) to be 10-23rd power times larger than the observable Universe.

By material standards, in our observable Universe, we are real enough, but in our theoretical one we are nothing at all.

Same as the case against homeopathy.

NEXT: Implausible as it may seem . .

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Million Dollar Challenge Revisited

OPEN LETTER to Phil Plaitt and the James Randi Educational Foundation.

Posted on Plaitt’s blog.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/11/24/giving-thanks-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-445768

Dear Phil Plaitt,

Twelve years ago I applied for the James Randi Educational Foundation award to prove homeopathy. James Randi accepted my application, corresponded with me over a protocol, and then months later dismissed me as being inconsequential, claiming he was going to put Nobel laureate physicist Professor Brian Josephson and immunologist Jacques Benveniste to the test instead.

Canadian  author Syd Baumel of The Aquarian wrote to Prof . Josephson to inform him that my application to JREF preceded theirs. Prof. Josephson replied to say he never applied for Randi’ Challenge, was not interested in the Challenge, and Randi was sent back to me.

The basic protocol which Randi said would win the Challenge was a simple one. It would be to provide a method by which to identify placebo from verum in a double blind trial, of which there are several.

Randi finally ended correspondence with me. I’ll leave it to him to say why.

Since that time I have lectured at the Cavendish Laboratory at the invitation of Prof. Josephson on the supramolecular chemistry or the homeopathic remedy; Josephson says, “The idea that water can have a memory can be readily refuted by any one of a number of easily understood, invalid arguments.”

He describes how many scientists today suffer from “pathological disbelief;” that is, they maintain an unscientific attitude that is embodied by the statement “even if it were true I wouldn’t believe it.”

Does JREF suffer from pathological disbelief? If not, then prove it with my simple test for homeopathy, accepted by James Randi.

Leading a team of material scientists, the renowned Professor Emeritus Rustum Roy wrote a review of the literature on water structure and postulated it’s relevance to homeopathy, showing that the substances used in homeopathy have physical indices that identify them from their vehicles (as I proposed); Roy says that the literature “does definitively demolish the objection against homeopathy, when such is based on the wholly incorrect claim that since there is no difference in composition between a remedy and the pure water used, there can be no differences at all between them.”

Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier produced a series of experiments showing that high dilutes as used in homeopathy radiate an EM signal and have filterable crystalline-like nano structures, H-bond structures associated with their signal.

When Montgnier was asked if he is concerned that with hiss research into the natures of high dilutes as used in homeopathy he was drifting into pseudoscience, he replied adamantly: “No, because it’s not pseudoscience. It’s not quackery. These are real phenomena which deserve further study.”

In 2010 top water chemist Professor Emeritus Martin Chaplin of London South Bank University has said that water does indeed store and transmit information concerning solutes through its hydrogen bonded network.

There has been an explosion in the research of homeopathy. In 2007, Teela Johnson and Heather Boon wrote a review for pharmacists of the research in homeopathy in an article for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education entitled “Where Does Homeopathy Fit in Pharmacy Practice?” Am J Pharm Educ. 2007 February 15; 71(1): 07.

They say, “Several meta-analyses have also concluded that homeopathic treatment is significantly better than placebo. The first was carried out in 1991 by Kleijnen et al. They identified 107 published papers that scientifically evaluated the efficacy of homeopathically prepared treatments. Of these studies, 81 reported positive effects for homeopathy, with 9 of the 11 highest quality trials showing positive results.
“A second, extremely rigorous, meta-analysis was conducted in 1997 by Linde et al in an attempt to ascertain whether or not the clinical effects of homeopathy are due to placebo effects. They evaluated 186 clinical trials that tested the efficacy of homeopathically prepared treatments. Of these, 89 reported sufficient data to be included in the main meta-analysis. After controlling for publication bias, and quality of evidence, their results showed that homeopathy performed significantly better (combined odds ratio was 2.45 in favour of homeopathy) than placebo, with a confidence interval of 95%. Additional scrutiny, including methodological revisions by the authors themselves in a subsequent paper, confirmed these findings.”

The Cuban government has used homeopathy to stop its annual leptospirosis epidemic; the nation’s number one rated medical facility , the MD Anderson Cancer Clinic, has used homeopathy to treat cancer successfully in vitro and in vivo; the American Medical College of Homeopathy has opened this year in Phoenix, Arizona; the legislature there is now licensing homeopaths under the Doctor of homeopathy (DH) designation, medical doctors trained in the use of homeopathics as MD(H).

In light of this information, and the fact that my original protocol to JREF has not changed, I submit to you that my claim on the JREF award is now more valid than ever, and the challenge to you is to make good on it, and to put the original protocol, as submitted to JREF in January 0f 1999 to the test, using independent, scientifically qualified judges who have the credentials for approving the final protocol for such a test and disposition of the award.

signed,
John Benneth, Homeopath
503 819 7777

According to Wikipedia, Plaitt formerly worked at the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State University. In early 2007, he resigned from his job to write a book entitled Death from the Skies, .

On August 4, 2008, he became President of the James Randi Educational Foundation. He served in that position until January 1, 2010, when he was succeeded by noted skeptic D. J. Grothe.

Let’s see how he takes it.

 

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The Homeopathic Physician General

Kill the health scare system and replace it with one that works.

HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN GENERAL

What the world needs now is a new office of Physician General, a homeopath. Homeopathy is curative medicine, superior to the palliative medicine of allopathy. Homeopaths are superior physicians.

It’s time to make a real physician the chief medical authority.

surgeon general is the head of a public health service or the head of an armed forces medical service. The title of surgeon general is outdated, from the 19th century, when the office was commissioned in 1871. It is laughable, that in the 21st century, we are still mired in 19th century concepts that have become outdated and superceded by a new biological paradigm of supramolecular medicine, the new defining term for what homeopathy is.

“Surgeon General” is now the highest ranking health official in the US. He or she has the power, by executive order, to issue decrees mandating compliance in matters of public health. The US Physician General replaces the Surgeon General as the chief medical officer in government.

The problem with such a title is it designates a martial command of medicine. It implies that the highest, most critical function in medicine is surgery, the branch of invasive, allopathy that treats injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, especially with instruments.

[Allopathy is the most common form of treatment regarded as "medicine" in the U.S. It treats illnesses with substances and procedures that create symptoms and conditions different from those of the illness, usually desensitization or removal.]

Allopathy does not cure.

Allopathy is  inferior to homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic medicine creates symptoms similar to those of the illness in order to trigger powerful, organic curative forces. It is superior in most appliations to allopathy.

Now, many conditions do require surgery, but many conditions do not,  yet are treated with  unnecessary and dangerous surgery.

DEATH BY ALLOPATHY

“An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed each year, writes Gary Null, PhD., in Death by Medicine. Rather than reverse the problems they purport to fix, these unwarranted procedures can often lead to greater health problems and even death. A 1995 report by Milliman & Robertson, Inc. concluded that nearly 60 percent of all sugeries performed are medically unnecessary, according to Under The Influence of Modern Medicine by Terry A. Rondberg. Some of the most major and frequently performed unnecessary surgeries include hysterectomies, Cesarean sections and coronary artery bypass surgeries.”

http://www.naturalnews.com/012291.html

One report shows that within a 6 year period  there were 65000 lawsuits against allopathic drug companies.

There is more to medicine than just surgery. Invasive, palliative “medicine” as practiced in allopathy is inferior to the curative medicine of homeopathy.

Take the one most controersial issue of our time: Tobacco

The effects and antidotes of tobacco smoking and usage were already well known in great specifity by homeopathic physicians a century before the allopaths had anything to ay about it. The Surgeon General in 1964 Dr. Luther Leonides Terry, M.D. published the landmark report  in 1964 saying that smoking “may be” hazardous to health.

That alone was enough to spark nationwide anti-smoking efforts. But Terry and his committee refused to define cigarette smoking as an addiction . . the committee was made up of “doctors” who smoked.

Anyone who has taken up smoking knows that the consumption of tobacco has addictive effects. Terry’s obvious error, which anyone can see now was false, wasn’t corrected for 24 years.

By the 1900′s homeopathic references had noted extensive symptomology for tobacco poisoning. The more current Repertorium Publicum shows 2,106 ymptoms specifically for Tabacum.

No one can now deny that the effects of tobacco can be dramatic, if not drastic, on the human constitution. But these have been seen for hundreds of years. Fifteenth century Turkish writer wrote, “As to tobacco’s harmful effects, there is no doubt . . . tobacco is medically noxious in that it makes morbid the aerial essence  .  . for men of dry temperment . . it is no wise permissile. It will increase his dryness an will constantly dessicate the moisture of his lungs.”

English King James I, in his 1604 Counterblast to Tobacco, wrote “A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.”

In a 1790 essay entitled Tobacco, American journalist and rebel Phillip Freneau wrote, “Tobacco was surely designed to poison and destroy Mankind. “

To be fair, it should be noted that not everyone who smokes dies of it. Of the nine oldest known living people, a third of them smoked. Louise Marie Meilleur was an avid smoker and lived to be 117.  Shigechiyo Izumi took up smoking at the age of 70 and lived to be 120 years old.  Jeanne Calment, the last person to have met Van Gogh, lived to be 122 and smoked up until the age of 117. I seem to recollect reading somewhere that she smoked Gauloise, a short, wide unfiltered cigarette made with strong, dark Syrian tobacco that stings the lungs.

In a Farewell to Tobacco, 19th century English writer Charles Lamb wrote “”For thy sake, Tobacco, I would do anything but die.”

So, as you can see, tobacco is an example of the egregious long term medical incompetence of the Office of the Surgeon General. But don’t stop

Vice Admiral Regina Benjamin, current U.S. Surgeon General

there.  There are other mass maladies even worse than tobacco that the Surgeon General has missed.

IT’S IN THE WATER

How about the use of chlorine and fluoride in drinking water?

Standby for shocking news.

Chlorine and fluoride are deep acting poisons that have gone unnoticed by the Surgeon General, poisons that homeopaths have known about for many years, poisons that have contributed to the high murder rate and hypersexuality that can be seen in modern populations since their introduction in the mid 20th century.

Then there are the vaccines, which in essence are homeopathic. The only trouble is, the allpaths haven’t learned to cut the dose.

Then there are the countles allopathic drugs that flood the market that are bringing on a tidal wave of lawsuits and crinal penalties.

It’s a medical disaster.

I’ve been gypped!

Steven commented on People’s vs. Corporate Medicine

There’s nothing left to discuss. The science has been settled and Homeopathy doesn’t make the cut. This is why we’ve left it.

Goodbye John, you and Homeopathy will fade from memory despite all of your efforts.
Homeopaths are quickly becoming the new flat-earthers.

signed,

Steven

Dear Steven,

LOL! If there’s nothing left to discuss, then why are you still discussing it?

We’ve heard this same pathetic cry now for 200 years, the “end of homeopathy,’ how it’s ‘finally been exposed for the fraud that it is,’ and then a year later we hear its overtaken Congress.

It is Congressionally mandated now, you know.  you id know that, didn’t you?

In fact it’s been Congressionally mandated for over 100 years!

The FDCA was sponsored by a homeopath, Sen Royal Copeland, MD. Homeopathy is now being used to treat cancer patients in the nation’s number one rated cancer clinic, MD Anderson, in Houston. It’s growing at 30% annually worldwide.

And you think by posting a comment on a blog, moderated by a homeopath, you’re going to stop it?

“Oh gosh, in 45 words posted on the John Benneth Journal some guy named Steven just put a stop to an industry of FDA regulated and approved medicine. golly, what are we going to do now? I guess we’ll just have to burn that warehouse full of books on homeopathy and go back to swallowing that crap that killed off the Kennedys.”

Check it out Brainstein.

But before I pull the lever on my automatic allopathic self-burial system, where all I have to do is lie down, pull the lever and it dumps the dirt on top of me in the grave, could you please grant me one last request?

Could you answer a question?

Who are you talking about when you’ve decided the science has been settled? George “I’m the decider” Bush? Pee Wee Herman? Ronald MacDonald? James the Amazing Randi? Steven Novella? Scientists at Glaxo Smith Klein . .or Pfizer?

And just which science are you talking about ?

Christian Science? Rocket Science? Social Science? Pseudo Science? Political Science? The Science of Homeopathy? Mr. Science? The Science of Homo Dumbo? The Science of Creationism? The Science of Cretinism? The Wonderful World of Science? Popular Science? Modern Science? The Science of Atlantis?

The Scientist’s Science of Scientism? The Science of Science of Science of Science?

The Science of Steven Novellaa?

You know what I think? I think there just isn’t enough Science to go around. I mean, if you say the Science has been settled, it implies that people have been arguing over it, which means that people just aren’t getting enough of it. I think we should all have a backpack full of it. And you Professor Steven (Novellaa?), I nominate YOU to be the Scientist of all Scientists, Chief Scientist Steven Noellaaa?)

You’ll have to wear a lab coat and thick, horn rimmed glasses, of course, and talk in a monotone voice, and preface every sentence with “according to my precise calculations . . ” and give us the double blinded peer reviewed random controlled studies, tests and trials reported in peer reviewed double blinded no peek Science magazines, Journals, and Comic Books, like Super Scienceman.

Now I’ll just pull that lever . .

Hey!

It doesn’t work!

I’VE BEEN GYPPED!

NOVELLAAAAA!

John Benneth, Homeopath

503 819 7777

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HOMOSEXUAL SUICIDE 200% MORE LIKELY

UNITED KINGDOM - The UK medical journal BMC Psychiatry found that the risk of suicide jumped over 200% if an individual engages in a homosexual lifestyle, supporting U.S. studies showing the severe physical and psychological risks associated with homosexual behavior.

Researchers Drs. Paul and Kirk Cameron of the Catholic Medical Association said statistics show the lifespan of homosexuals is on average 24 years shorter than heterosexuals.

As a health threat, even smoking pales in comparison, as studies show smoking shortens life by an average of only 1 to 7 years.

Research shows tolerance of homosexuality, or lack of it, has no influence on homosexual health.

In the United States and Denmark - the latter of which is acknowledged to be highly tolerant of the illness, homosexuals die on an average in their early 50′s, or on the average in their 40′s if they have AIDS. The average age for all residents in either country ranges from the mid-to-upper-70s.

According to psychiatrist Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons, a member of the Catholic Medical Association, there is evidence homosexuality is a psychological disorder accompanied by such mental health problems as “major depression, suicidal ideation and attempts, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, conduct disorder, low self-esteem in males and sexual promiscuity with an inability to maintain committed relationships.”
Click here to read the article from which this data came.

“Michelle Bachmann should be praised for her courageous dedication to providing relief from the nightmare illness of homosexuality, just as she should be praised for her stand against the forced use of Gardasil.”

Renowned homeopath Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj should be given the Nobel Prize for his work in curing it.

If we have true compassion for our homosexual children, parents, cousins, brothers and sisters, then the homeopathic treatment of people with homosexuality should be made mandatory.

John Benneth, Homeopath

NEXT: A remedy for homosexuality

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Amanda Knox Returns, Occupies Mainstreet, Steve Jobs Moves On

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2011

It’s been a busy week, a notable week, a week in which the three main stories had pieces inthem that touched my old home town of Portland, Oregon . .  or nearby to it.

AMANDA

The four year ordeal ended for Amanda Knox, the 23 year old American girl, and Raffaele Sollecito, 27, an Italian student, who were convicted in 2009 by an Italian kangaroo court for the November 1, 2007 murder of Meredith Kerchner. Knox returned home this week to Seattle, Washington showing signs of post traumatic stress.

The murder conviction was finally overturned after it became obvious to the watching world on appeal that the medieval prosecution had presented no evidenza, no evidence, none, nichts, nothing against the Knox and Sollecito. It all pointed to Rudy Guede, a resident of Perugia, who had already been convicted of Kerchner’s sexual assault and murder and given 30 years.

Apparently the conviction of Guede, whose DNA was plastered all over the crime scene, wasn’t enough drama for prosecutors Giuliano Mignini and Manuela Comodi. They wanted to entertain us all Caligula style with four years of kidnap, cruelty and defamation.

Amongst theories du jour that stood as motives, the tabloidal charges leveled against Knox and Sollecito, were that the murders had been part of a Satanic ritual, the same accusations Migniini had tried to convict 20 others of unsuccessfully before in another case; that Knox was acting on rage induced by smoking marijuana, or hashish; she was jealous; she an Sollecito had been reading pornographic comic books, etc., etc.

Judge Massei hungrily ate it up, as if he had found the details in a magazine rack net to the check out line in Safeway.

I say put these prosecutors and this judge in jail for eight years each, so they can experience what they put their victims through. That’s four years each for Amanda and four years each for Raffaele. I’d suggest these dehumanizers be drug through the mud the same way they did Amanda and Raffaele, but that would just put us on a level with them, now wouldn’t it?

Except in this case the charges would be true.

Maybe we should consider the same treatment for US prosecutors and judges when they cross the line, too.

OCCUPY WALL STREET

This week saw the continuance of an unusual event, one that may be a paradigm shift, planned in August. It began on September 17th and grew into a series of demonstrations throughout the U.S. called Occupy Wall Street. The corwd alls itself the “General Assembly.”

Beginning with a September 17th march on Wall Street in New York by 1,000, with 100 to 200 staying overnight in cardboard boxes, it was a nebulous movement to address the debt ceiling crisis. By this week it had transformed sharpened into demands to separate money from politics by way of a Presidential Commission.

Inspired by other mass movements around the world, Occupy Wall Street was the brainchild of the social activist group Adbusters. It began in Zuccoti Park in New York City and quickly spread to other cities throughout the U.S. threatening to spread further, even beyond the borders of the U.S.

It even came to my town, and Portlan, living up to it’s reputation for weirneess, turned out in all its eclectic shine. Minstrels, hippies, pot heads, cops, nurses, firemen, the National Guard with flowers in their rifle barrels, nuists, skydivers, all pulling for the downall of . . what was it?

Oh yeah, the Bankof America is now harging five ucks a month for the privilege of lettingthem have your money. We, the nation, ail them out an they say thankyou by srrewing us. This country is run by Goldman Sachs until we cut them off at the knees by getting their money out of our politics, tax stock trades, put made back in the USA and get control of our currency, or something like that.

THE DEATH OF STEVE JOBS

The weekdays ended with the October 7th funeral of an iconical American figure, information age visionary Steve Jobs, 56, the founder of Apple Computer. He apparently die of pancreatic cancer, the homeoapthic remey for whih is calcarea arsenicosa 9be areful how you take it) often the end of alcohol abuse in both reformed and active alcoholics. Forbes estimated Jobs 2010 net wealth at $8.3 billion, making him the 42nd wealthiest American.

Some say Jobs had been a difficult man to get along with. But I think most of us who didn’t know him personally think of him warmly, as the greatest innovator of our generation.

He attended college in the same Portland, Oregon neighborhood where I lived for many years when we were both a lot younger. They say he slept on the floor of friends’ houses, which could have been next door or even upstairs in the old brown Queen Anne where I was living downstairs, as many of the tenants around me were Reed College students, where he went to school for a semester and later audited classes.

Was that the guy who used to borrow my vacuum cleaner?

Steve Jobs is a tribute to Amerian ingenuity and success, a rags to riches kind of story. That might have been him I saw collecting Coke bottles alongside the road for money to buy food with. That might have been him trying to get me to go to a Buddhist feast when I was at the airport.

That might have been him wanting to borrow my vacuum cleaner, and then not bringing it back.

Maybe he’s still got it.

Can someone check please?

I always wanted an Apple computer, and still do. Back in the late eighties that was the machine to have for most graphic uses, but at that time I was programming voice telephony functions, and the ancillary equipment, the hardware that went into the bus slots at the back of the machine, were all made for PCs.

The reality distortion field

Apple computer, and Steve Jobs, came to be associated with “the reality distortion field.” a term used to describe Jobs’ ability to convince himself and others to believe almost anything, using a mix of superficial charm, charisma, bravado, hyperbole, marketing appeasement and persistence.

Apple was off in its own little world. Just like Steve was. It might have been smaller planet, but everything worked, or at least that was the illusion those of us who didn’t live there had.

I guess that was just the way it was, it was either his way or get back on the space shuttle, go back to PC World.

That’s how you define the American success story. You can look at that as a good thing or not.

Maybe he was lucky, in the right place at the right time, but I‘d prefer to think it as because he was a genius. Never having known him or ever used his equipment, I nevertheless think of him fondly, a distant god, the guy next door.

Amanda Knox’s Perugian Holiday

AMANDA KNOX SET FREE TO BOTH JEERS AND CHEERS

10/03/11

Perugia, Italy – Amanda Knox, the young woman held in an Italian prison for years, convicted of murder and rape in the death of Meredith Kercher, today was set free. In an Op Ed piece in the L.A. Times Nina Burleigh writes:

“After a few weeks in Perugia, I saw that there was something very wrong with the narrative of the murder that the authorities and the media were presenting. There was almost no material evidence linking Knox or her boyfriend to the murder, and no motive, while there was voluminous evidence — material and circumstantial — implicating a third person, a man, whose name one almost never read in accounts of the case.”

Something wrong? That’s putting it mildly. c a third person? Who does Burleigh think she’s protecting? The convicted murderer was and still is Rudy Hermann Guede, a 21 year old man from Abijan, Côte d’Ivoire, who’s DNA was smeared all over the crime scene, including a bloody handprint found on Kercher’s pillow, matched to Guede.  Guede had fled town (Perugia) by train a few days after the murder and had to be extradited from Germany.

What more do you need?

That Knox and her friend, Raffaele Sollecito, an engineering student in Perugia, were even suspected in the murder is outrageous enough; that they were charged with it by the Italian authorities is enough to make anyone with any sense want to stay as far away from Italy as possible; that they were convicted of it is enough to make a less forgiving man push launch on Italy.

If it had been up to me I would have sent in the Marines.

The prosecutor changed his mind more times on what Knox and Sollecito’s motives were for the crime than a kid stoned on weed ordering ice cream at Baskin and Robbins for the first time.    I mean what the hell?   One moment the prosecution had Knox orchestrating an orgy; the next a Satanic ritual; the next she was a jealous lover; the next she did it beause she high on drugs . . but if she was, she obviously couldn’t have been as high as he was.

Italy ought to scrape about a billion Euros together to pay these kids off for what they did to them. My God, how is Italy going to live this down? Have they checked the water in Perugia? Is everyone there that crazy?

Maybe its a virus that causes mass insanity, or presenile dementia.

The  place ought to be quarantined. By the time they had convicted Knox they had already convicted Guede of the crime!

It reads like a witch hunt, something out of the 16th century. There was a report of a crowd outside the courtroom yelling “Shame! Shame!” as Amanda was escorted from the  courtroom grimacing in tears. I tried to translate “shame” and came up with 24 different Italian words for it.

It’s like the number of words that Eskimos have for “snow,” or Arabs have for “sand,” I guess. All nuances of what is under their feet, the many words for it . . in all its different colors, tetures and shades.

It would seem that from the long list of variations on this intransigent theme of guilt, it would seem that the Italians dwell on shame a little more than English speakers do. Perhaps it is because they have so much to be embarrassed about . . the Roman Holiday, Nero, Mussolini, Fascism the Catholic Church, the Mafia.

And now add to this list Amanda Knox’s Perguian Holiday.

Keeping a girl imprisoned for years like that, without any evidence of her guilt., selling her diary, then convicting her of slander after they had driven her mad with sleep deprivation . .  and the crowd was yelling Shame! Shame! . . at Knox?

Not to be outdone, had he known of it,  it would have inspired Caligula to even greater storms of creative cruelty.

Why is Obama wasting smart bombs on people like Anwar al-Awlaki when there are targets like these Italian prosecutors wandering around looking for Americans to grab in Perugia?

I read a homeopath the other day commiserating on cognitive dissonance to say that we homeopaths deal with mental problems on the cellular level. I find that to be profoundly true. I could only respond that it was one of those things I had to dwell on to avour it for awhile. In curing mental problems the remedy is indeed the stuff of quantum psychiatry.

Perhaps now it’s time we start shooting our pellets down their throats with a BB gun.

In the Knox situation I was seized today by how little the light of evidence guides the monstrous crowd in the darkness of what it wants to believe. How can I believe that I am free of such unawareness of prejudice when I see my fellow man casting it about so nakedly?

Bah!

I immediately thought of my own business and the mountains of evidence that show the effectiveness of my remedies, the ever growing number of remarkable cures I have seen . . and yet how we homeopaths let the false skeptic plant that doubt in our minds and imprison us like Knox, . .with nothing more than slurs.

I always find myself having to shake it off an remind myself, never believe the opposition.

Dear Amanda, nicknamed “Bambi”  by her cellmates, a young woman, not much more than a girl when she was imprisoned years ago, forced to stand alone and make a plaintive plea before they would set her free, and when they did, be cast into the crowd’s obloquy. She could have used that advice . . never believe the opposition when they say you’re wrong and they’re threatening you with it. If you start believing what the opposition is saying about you and what you do or did, you haven’t got to know yourself well enough yet.

How would they know what happened, to be so sure of it? How quickly people who know nothing of a thing will condemn it, voice a strident opinion of it, not because of the evidence, there was none, but because that’s what they wanted to believe.

That’s what they wanted to believe. The look on her face.

Justice, ha! Well, as I have reminded myself,  it builds character . . if you let it.

Ciao!

John Benneth, Homeopath

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Supermodels reveal fashion secret: “HOMEOPATHY MADE ME BEAUTIFUL!”

Supermodels vs. superskeptics: “Homeopathy made me beautiful” and “It’s all in your mind!”

Supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Kate Moss, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Natalia Vodianova, Daria Werbowy, Miranda Kerr, Carolyn are all now suspects in what super skeptics such as James “the Amazing” Randi, Edzard Ernst, Ben Goldacre, Steven Novella, David Colquhoun say is one of the biggest scams of time! HOMEOPATHY!

DATELINE NEW YORK: The fashion world is all abuzz with this correspondent in reports from the runway that homeopathy makes you beautiful. According to the New York Times, after traveling and working hard, New York fashion designer Phillip Lim was getting a bit puffy, so he tried out a secret remedy that had escaped the runway: Homeopathic Arnica Montana.

“I FELT MY SKIN GLOW”

“I heard of models and other designers taking Arnica before big events or photo shoots, so I thought I’d try it out,” he said. The newspaper reported Mr. Lim tried a three-day oral regimen of arnica. He was pleased with the results. “I did feel like my skin glowed afterwards,” he reportedly said.

International models say, HOMEOPATHY MADE THEM BEAUTIFUL

But does it really work? Or is it all in our minds? According to TOP NEWS, Arnica Montana adds “a special element of attraction to personalities, flushing out impurities and embedding freshness in the skin.” They say the use of homeopathy in the fashion world appears to be so successful that it is said “the fashion industry has had no option but to accept it with open arms.”

But according to skeptics, it just can’t work because they know of no chemistry by which it can work. They say what homeopaths purvey as “Arnica” doesn’t have any detectable Arnica in it at all!

James Randi, a 5’4” 85 year old bald stage magician is very angry.

“These are swindlers liars, cheats, frauds, fakes, criminals,” he says in a Youtube video rant.

“Come on, sue me!” he yells.

He looks at his shoes. “No they won’t sue me, they know damn well their case won’t stand up in a court of law! It doesn’t stand up in science at all, it falls apart, and they say ‘but we’ve got these affidavits,’” he pauses, chuckles and goes off the rails with a strange non sequitor.

Affidavits? What’s he talking about?

“Yeah,” he says, “and Nixon said he didn’t now about Watergate . . and he was the President of the United States! Now am I understandably angry about this thing? Have I got a good cause to be angry?”

“Not really,” says John Benneth, homeopath. “Actually the opposite is the truth. If what he said was true, then he’d be suing us, and winning.”

At the end of the video the enterainer makes a rambling pitch for his “educational” foundation in Ft, Lauderdale: “To run this foundation in Florida and try to attract people to it so they subscribe to the foundation and help to support us.” He starts to mumble, “ .  . what I’m shamelessly doing for you right now . . if you want to do it on a more local level . .”

Contrary to what Randi says, people who have made an in depth study of homeopathy say you don’t have to know how it works to know that it does. In fact, too much use can be dangerous!

DANGER: Overuse may have adverse side effects!

At the New York Fashion Week, the homeopathic remedy was reportedly used topically by models as a gel to cure puffiness and get an instant glow. Some report they have also used it orally.

Lim says, ““It’s supposed to slim you down because it flushes you out. And it clears up your skin.”

But one manufacturer of an Arnica based skin cream says too much too often may be harmful. Despite her use of Arnica in a topical product, Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas remains concerned about long-term oral use.

“I would be O.K. if they did it for a few days for a photo shoot once a month,” she said of those who take it orally. “But if they’re having a photo shoot every week, and they’re regularly on it, I would be very worried. Especially for models, they’re very thin, and it’s easier to get toxicity.”

The NY Times reports that in online homeopathy forums Arnica oil has also been touted as a remedy for alopecia, or hair loss. Others reported that it clears up skin inflammations. Nelsons Pure and Clear Acne Gel lists Arnica as one of four active ingredients. In an Elle magazine interview, the model Gisele Bundchen touted Nelson’s gel as a gentle way to clear up blemishes.

As a homeopath I (John Benneth) am interested in Arnica for deeper things than as just a superficial beauty aid, but as an internal beauty aid as well . . for what it does to the human Spirit. I have seen it happen with my clients. A kind of beauty comes over them. They seem happier.

Arnica serves as a wonderful introduction to homeopathy. It is the most popular homeopathic remedy sold.

Since ancient times Arnica, which is made from a yellow mountain daisy, has been a chief vulnerary, i.e. healer of wounds. Homeopaths have long recognized it as a “traumatic” par excellence.

According to the N.Y. Times, orthopedic surgeons prescribe arnica; dermatologists recommend it after plastic surgery and after injections of Botox and Restylane.

When the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg was injured in a ski accident in January, during her recovery she tweeted, “Arnica gel is the best thing you can do for bruises. … I cannot say it enough …,”

One of the odd indicators that Arnica is needed as a remedy for an illness is “coldness of the nose.” For example, John Clarke, MD, notes a case of facial neuralgia on the left side, the face swollen, dark red, very painful to touch. He writes it was cured with Arnica, the guiding symptom being “cold nose.”

A warning here: Arnica is often used topically for wounds, but it should not be used directly on broken skin. If it must be used as an ointment, it should be applied to the part that is not injured. This may seem counterintuitive, but there are many things about homeopathy that do not make sense to those who have not studied it.

Here are clinical conditions listed by Clarke which indicates treatment with an oral dose of homeopathic Arnica is neeeded:

“Abscess. Apoplexy. Back, pains in. Baldness. Bed-sores. Black-eye. Boils. Brain, affections of. Breath, fetid. Bronchitis. Bruises. Carbuncle. Chest, affections of. Chorea. Corns. Cramp. Diabetes. Diarrhœa. Dysentery. Ecchymosis. Excoriations. Exhaustion. Eyes, affections of. Feet, sore. Hæmatemesis. Hæmaturia. Headache. Heart, affections of. Impotence. Labour. Lumbago. Meningitis. Mental alienation. Miscarriage. Nipples, sore. Nose, affections of. Paralysis. Pelvic hæmatocele. Pleurodynia. Purpura. Pyæmia. Rheumatism. Splenalgia. Sprain. Stings. Suppuration. Taste, disorders of. Thirst. Traumatic fever. Tumours. Voice, affections of. Whooping-cough. Wounds. Yawning.”

Before taking Arnica for any condition, consult your homeopath!

There are also mental indications which suggest Arnica’s use broadly in quantum psychiatry as a pre-emptive strike on pandemic mental conditions.

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Homeopath challenges skeptics with homeopathic date rape drug

Homeopaths and their desperate opponents . . who interminably deny homeopathy’s effects . . have been at each other’s throats now for several weeks on a blog by a notorious homeopathy hater.

Homeopathy is, of course (much to the horror of the medical establishment)  curative medicine, an alternative treatment that has been working quite successfully for people who either can’t afford, and/or have been screwed by, the common brands of what pretend to be medicine.

The blog in question is on a site especially reserved for health professionals. The title of the offending article is entitled “Stop the teaching of pseudoscience,” and I certainly applaud the idea if it means the author will shut up; it does the school where he holds a chair no credit to have a man in their employ noted for endlessly publishing self-referencing studies.

The name of this hater of real medicine is Edzard Ernst, a fake professor of “Complementary Medicine” at the University of Exeter’s Peninsular Medical School, apparently another shill for the phony medical racket that now dominates health  care in the Western world.

So far it has broken all attendance records on the PULSE site as small team of intrepid homeopaths and their supporters, armed with evidence and logic, are confronting myths about homeopathy and the mythomaniacs that tell them.

Most interesting in all of this is a challenge issued by Roger Barr, an Australian homeopath, who has suggested that to end the argument, skeptics put homeopathy to the test . . on themselves.

Here’s commentary on Ernst’s PULSE blog by Oliver Dowding, a dairyman who has used homeopathy extensively on his herds, in which he reasserts homeopath Roger Barr’s challenge to skeptics . . on Ernst’s PULSE blog . . to more or less engage in a bit of a proofing using Stramonium, Eagle and Scorpion . . to which I’ve added a fourth remedy .

DOWDING: Roger Barr challenged those of you such as Simon Barker, and others are sceptical disposition, to undertake the following trial. All I’ve seen is trite dismissal of the challenge is being something of an irrelevance. I don’t remember the exact words used, but I believe it went along the lines of its pointless because there’s nothing in it. Should that be the case, you’ll be absolutely fine, so why don’t you use your mouth and try these remedies as directed, it would be interesting to see whether you get the same reaction as Roger’s lawyer whom he challenged. I’m sure you’ll be absolutely fine, because as you say, and I’m sure you must believe in your own argument, there’s nothing in the remedies being offered. Should you refuse to answer this, or should you refuse to take up the challenge, I think we’ll all have to take that as indicating you fear that you might be wrong, and there could be something to homoeopathy after all, and you don’t want to be the one who learns the hard way. I’ll look forward to your response to this specific point, and this point only, as raised by Roger, which I’ve copied in case you’ve lost it in the threads. You can answer all other points in a separate reply. Roger said, 2.9.11, “I would urge anyone skeptical of homeopathy to do a proving of a homeopathic remedy. Best to do it with a supervisor but it can be done on your own. Just take a remedy in an ultra-dilute potency, say 12C up to 30C just so you can be especially skeptical, once a day for 7 days. Do something “fun” like Stramonium, or Eagle, or Scorpion! Report back. I challenged a lawyer who was quite skeptical and actually legally attacking homeopathic pharmacies. After the proving he stopped such activity. Enjoy. After it drives you crazy we will let you know how to stop the process.”
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Now, MY suggestion for a remedy to challenge sketpics to try is one I just put to the test. It’s called fluoricum acidum (fl. ac.) i.e. homeopathic fluoride. It just so happens that I decided to put it to the test, on myself, when a week ago  I tried ONE (1) little pellet of it for a study of fluoride, for an article I’m writing on it.

Well, I sure got my money’s worth . .

Among several mental symptoms that affected my behavior, such as suddenly becoming happy go lucky, and caving in to a bottle of whiskey, I noticed a sensitivity in my teeth, and I didn’t like it one bit. It’s still hanging on in my front teeth after a week.

The feeling is that it didn’t do me any good. Thank God I took it only once!

HOMEOPATHIC DATE RAPE DRUG

Fl. ac. has some other unusual symptoms in the category of hypersexuality, narcissism, paranoia  and debauchery, like satyriasis for the gentlemen, or for the ladies, nymphomania, and alcoholism for all of us together, in an orgy I presume, as it reportedly imparts extraordinary pleasure in coition . . and after it’s all over, a self-satisfied feeling while entertaining the delusion of being surrounded by enemies; the sudden desire to break off the engagement, fire the servants, chase the children out of the house and end the marriage . . tireless strength is given as a bonus, the ability to exercise the limbs perpetually.

And why shouldn’t it have these symptoms, for it is what is most commonly used in as an anti-depressant. Fluorine is the main active ingredient in fluoxetine drugs such as Prozac. A Brailian study actually compared fluoxetine to homeopathi treatment and found them equivalent in effectiveness, which considering the contras, makes homeopathy hands down superior.

Oh, did I mention it causes atrophy of the brain? Yes, recent studies have shown it actually lowers I.Q.  in chidlren. the health authorities are now recommending that baby formula not be made with tap water, since most of it now has fluoride in it.

It’s especially hard on the kidneys. It destroys them. Then the body is unable to excrete the stuff and it builds up in the bones and soft tissues causing cancer, caries, brittle bones.

Ironic, isn’t it, that Ben Goldacre, MD, Prof. David Colquhoun, Amazing Randi, PZ Myers, all the great minds of our day,  aren’t hopping up and down screaming about THAT like they do when they hear the H word?

Well, here we have a substance made from it that counteracts it. And they say it doesn’t work. Too bad. I can feel it now in my teeth as I type.

Now, I am quite aware that this sounds like I’m making it up, but if you check Clarke’s materia medica you’ll find I’m simply quoting authorities with credentials and experience greater than my own.

So just think about it. It’s prima facie.  If we are to take the cinema and news as replete with our delusions, then I think I am justified in saying the materia medica references are accurate in what fluoride poisoning from our water and other sources has done, can do and WILL DO.

But wait, there’s more . .

Did you know they now put fluoride in candy bars for bicycle riders in the guise of concentrated green tea extract? Yes, in fact a normal cup of tea, green or black, contains the same amount of fluoride as you’ll find in 7.8 liters of fluoridated tap water!

And that’s just from the fluoride in the tap water.

It gets worse.

Chlorine’s a whole n’other subject. When it comes into contact with organic matter, such as bits of leaves and things that fall into the reservoir, or that cabbage you had last night for supper, it forms chloroform, which in homeopathic form is noted for inducing in the prover the desire to kill.

You read that right. Chlorine, when it turns to chloroform . . and tests show that chloroform is indeed in tap water, gives you the impulse to kill! (Clarke)

Anyone I presume.

Now . . I wonder what would happen if we were to divide the homeopathy deniers into two camps, one which would take fl.ac. everyday for two weeks and the other homeopathic Chloroformum.

Then bring the two groups together in a room, LOCK THE DOOR and RUN!

Perhaps we could add fl.ac. an chloroform to Barr’s list of homeopathics to try.

No wonder we’re all going to Hell. If you haven’t succumbed to them you’re probably a wreck from fighting off the impulses.

Perhaps Ernst et all will get there ahead of time.

Response to my detractors: Why ad hominem?

Hue said 13 hours ago:

John,
Why do almost all your answers contain ad Hominem responses?
You have a number of people who have repeatedly explained why the study is poor, and why your conclusions can not be reasonably be obtained from them – yet, you consistently skip acknowledging any criticism and make irrelevant appeals without ever providing a solid answer?
Are you deliberately ignoring criticism?

Hue

Dear Hue,

You know, it always starts out the same way. You guys say, “oh there’s no evidence for homeopathy. Homeopathy is a scam, it’s crap, it’s a placebo, it doesn’t work, you’re a horrible person. Show me one peer reviewed trial in a respected medical journal . . and you can’t do it.”

Then when I do, its always, “oh this is a poor study.” Really? Where’s your double blind RCT that proves its a placebo? And what’s a placebo? You can’t even form a reasonable question about it. isn’t the first question whether or not these substances have biologial effects? No, you’re too busy flinging ad hominems to ask ad rem questions.

You’re too busy making up your own answers.

What happened to the “no evidence” charge? Now it’s gone from “no evidence” to “bad evdience.” You can’t even get your terms straight much less explainhowit is that despite your ongoing resitance to it, it’s use is becoming widespread. The Cubans used it to stop a mass epidemic, people line up for it by the hundreds in India, it’s used to treat malaria an AIDS in Africa, and do you really think MD Anderson is the first to use it to treat cancer?

Wrong, Einstein!

It’s been used for over a century to treat cancer by people who haven’t bought into the line of poison you push. Can you tell us what the survival rate is for chemotherapy? Did you hear Michelle Bachman complain about Rick Perry’s use of some phony “cancer vaccine?”

Where was the testing for that, Governor Perry?

Have you seen or read what Avastin does does to people? Where were the tests for that, PZ Myers?

Did you know that Pfizer, the world’s largest mfg. of phamaceuticals has been repeatedly convicted of fraud, bribery and racketeering for pushing untested drugs that killed countless people? And you’re crying to me about what you want to believe is a poor study that supports the use of an economical and amazingly effective medicine that competes with the $100,000 a pop crap you buy?

What is wrong with Hue, Edzard Ernst?

It’s very simple why you perceive almost all of my answers to contain ad hominems. The reason for this is because it’s an ad hominem argument to begin with. You’re not at a level of reasoning yet to implement ad rem, arguments to the point.

Allow me to make the study you’re referring to an illustration.

You say a number of people have explained why the study is poor. This isn’t necessarily true. Simply stating it to be so isn’t proof of it. You do nothing more than reference your own stupid opinion.

Dismissing the evidence on the basis of an anonymous opinion that simply says it’s poor, is not evidence that it’s poor. That’s an ad hominem argument. And this is typical of thinking that disguises itself as “skepticism.” It’s 99% pervasive among the skeptic “community.. It’s necessary to hold the opinions you hold.

In the scientific analysis, ad hominem is the ONLY argument left against homeopathy, and after the evidence for homeoapthy has been presented, ad hominem is the ONLY response left. I have never heard ANYONE ever apply global standards about the use of ad hominem in the discussion of this subject. If you read through the comments I get here, even though I now weed out the completely ad hominem, most of them, every comment against homeopathy ALWAYS contains a tint of it, and I’ve had people write some incredibly mean things to me. I’ve been called a murderer, a con man, a dupe, a fool, a fraud, a snakeoil salesman, etc.

Randi says what I am doing is criminal. He has publicly called me “this idiot Benneth . .” while complaining about one of my videos. Ad hominem is all I GET from the anti homeopathy crowd, even arguments that appear as ad rem are always tinged with the “stupid crazy liar” motif. Yet I have NEVER heard any of you defenders of polite discussion ever stand up and say to your own, “hey, that’s ad hominem,” because as soon as you do, the delusion you’re harboring evaporates. Ad hominem is what keeps your delusion that homeopathy isn’t real, intact in your mind. As soon as you see the ad hominem in your argument, it falls apart.

The only way for the uninformed to engage in a discussion of a subject which they have only putative awareness of is to simply brand themselves “skeptics” and “critical thinkers” and start flinging insults.

These people, for the same reason, are ALWAYS ATHEISTS. They always have to be labelled something in their own minds in order to participate, and the only way to talk about the subject is through ad hominem, to turn it into a character assassination of the reporter. Its a bad comment on atheism. But God lets it pass, because God prefers atheists.

You don’t seem to realize that top material scientists have destroyed the arguments against homeopathy and the amnesia of water. Read the work of Rustum Roy, read who he is and who he has worked with in the study of homeopathy.

I have repeatedly asked critics and crybabies, like yourself, to give me the global standards for these studies they are criticizing and NO ONE, in the hundreds of responses, has ever been able to do it, even though global standards exist, not only for science experimentation in general, not only for medical studies in general, but for studies of the action of the homeopathic substances in question . . high dilutes . . in particular.

For the umpteenth time, look at the Witt review for high dilutes “The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies–a systematic review of the literature.”

Witt is an example of what I’m talking about. Witt names eight criteria for judging studies of the in vitro action of high dilutes . . test tube experiments. Nothing could be more objective than this. Yet I have NEVER read one of you critics EVER mention the Witt review without me first being bringing it to the table, because it sets global standards for judging homeopathic trials.

Global standards are always the enemy of pseudoskeptics like yourself, who in solipsism judge the world by local standards. Knowing what the outcome is you’re seeking, you have to ignore the evidence contrary to it, eventually leaving you with nothing to attack but the reporter.

The Witt review is only one example of the ad rem proofs for homeopathy. Read what some of the world’s top material scientists have to say about it, people like Conte, Chaplin, Roy, Tiller, Montagnier, BellJosephson, Benveniste,  Demangeat, Ennis  none of these scientists were homeopaths prior to their investigations  and with the exception of Dr. Conte and Dr. Benveniste, all have been affiliated with universities, all highly respected scientists . . at least they WERE respected until they suddenly started asking questions an coming up with answers that didn’t fit into your box!

Now, instead of projecting your own ignorance of this subject on to others, I suggest you sit down and have a little talk with yourself about what it is you’re really doing, and then come back here and say, “John Benneth, I’m really sorry for having thought this way about you and homeopathy. Please tell me what I can do to help bring this amazing form of medicine to more people.”

John Benneth, Homeopath