In “The Disease Only Homeopathy Can Cure” commentary, a reader named Lenny says,
Kaviraj says “Evidence is evidence, regardless how you want to twist it. You have invented the term, now eat it.”
Which is worrying. How someone can dare to engage in a debate regarding evidence-based practice whilst failing to understand the fundamentals is something to make one raise an eyebrow. There are levels of evidence, Kaviraj. From simple anecdote up to the level of meta-analyses. Journals will now use a star-rating to indicate the level of evidence in a particular study.
If homeopathy worked, we’d use it. Even if we didn’t understnad how it worked, even though it confounded all known physics, we’d be all over it like a rash.
But it doesn’t. At least not beyond placebo. For us to state this gets the homeopaths angry. We are questioning their faith, their beliefs, what they stand for, what they hold true. But this is not a religion. It is a supposed medical intervention. And this can be tested. And the more we test it, and the better we test it, the worse it performs. Sorry, boys. Much as it’s painful, you need to read the books, try to understand what we’re on about and realise you’re barking up the wrong tree.
IN a response, I answer:
Isn’t it hilarious that everything the anti-homeopathy crowd says against homeopathy ends up being true for them? Look at this comment by Lenny in response to “The Disease Only Homeopathy Can Cure.” He’s so contradictory he even contradicts himself.
He says, “If homeopathy worked, we’d use it.”
LOL! Homeopathy DOES work and we DO use it. Just look at the figures for usage worldwide. It certainly outperforms the gilded crap Lenny’s trying to peddle. Cubans in 2007 issued 2.5 million doses of homeopathics and stopped the leptospirosis epidemic in their highest risk region, while it went up 22% in untreated regions. And this is typical of epidemiological studies comparing homeopathy against allopathy. How does Lenny explain that? Look up the stats in Bradford’s Logic of Numbers if you don’t believe it.
Then Lenny says “Even if we didn’t understand how it worked, even though it confounded all known physics, we’d be all over it like a rash. But it doesn’t. At least not beyond placebo.”
As I’ve pointed out, people in countries that don’t have their media controlled by racketeers like Pfizer, they ARE all over it like a rash, and like a rash it is growing. And it doesn’t confound all known physics. Apparently Lenny didn’t hear my talk at the Cavendish Laboratory.
Well, you can’t condemn a man for being ignorant, but you can for being arrogant, and that’s what Lenny is. He’s arrogant, he makes assumptions about things, he fails to ask important questions, and doesn’t recognize superior intelligence when he reads it.
Here’s the prima facie truth of the Beddington Lunacy. Lenny says it doesn’t work, and then he qualifies it by saying it doesn’t work any better than placebo. But wait . .Lenny! That means it DOES work, you just said so. You implied placebo works, so you believe homeopathy works. So you agree, homeopathy works! And that’s even with hordes like you and 10:23 running around saying it doesn’t! pretty strong placebo!
Does anyone but me and my colleagues see how stupid people have become? Lenny’s not the only one, Professor Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor of the Fourth Reich, who wants the Third World to die in an epidemic so they won’t invade Britain, says the same damn thing as Lenny.
“In a recent article in a UK newspaper, it was inferred by this reporter that the Chief Science advisor of the UK government announced to the public, especially those in the Third World countries, (the ones Britain failed to oppress during compulsive b0uts of Anglo imperialism) should not use homeopathy. Homeoapthics, he says, have no science to back them up and are no better than placebo.”
“Doctor, does homeoapthy work?”
“Of course it works, it’s a placebo! The Chief Scientist and a chap named Lenny say so! And if that isn’t enough, it’s been tested on a couple million Cubans and they’re about to invade Britain!”
Given homeoathy’s superior performance in epidemics, it is easy to calculate Beddington’s phobia of homeoapthy in supercharging the Third World to overthrow Beddington’s Fourth Reich. Have you noticed how uppity the Indians have been lately? And they take dilutes by the bowlful.
In fact, from the sound of it, Lenny could very well BE Beddington in disguise. He might as well be. Like Lenny Beddington says, “Sorry, boys. Much as it’s painful, you need to read the books, try to understand what we’re on about and realise you’re barking up the wrong tree.”
Those books would be the “Organon of Medicine” by Hahnemann, and the repertorized materia medica by James Tyler Kent, MD for one, and John Henry Clarke, MD, for another, plus Kaviraj’s works on agrohomeoapthy. And a book with some simle phrases in Hindi like, “Please don’t kill me.”
Professor Sir Lenny Beddington is wrong and Kaviraj, as always, is right.
Unfortunately for the Fourth Reich, homeopathy works.
John Benneth, PG Hom – London (Hons.)