Professor Edzard Ernst is professor of complementary medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter. An odd place for a man who seems to absolutely despise his chair.
Ernst is a homeopathy hater.
Couple of weeks ago he posted a blog in a run of the mill collective UK blog for health professionals called PULSE.
I answered and got in troule. Appears I’ve been banned from it.
Pulse features a number of articles by British health “professionals,” (I think they’re future yardbirds) rambling musings by goofy “doctors” bored out of their empty minds from doling out the same poisond everyday to their victims.
But Ernst’s blog caught on fire. It was entitled Stop the Teaching of Pseudoscience. It’s had an overwhelming number of responses in the commentary. Whereeas most PULSE blogs usually have any where from zero to seven of eight comments, Stop the Teaching of Pseudoscience has had 68 comments so far by last count, and the debate till rages on.
Maybe it as something I said . .
Although it doesn’t mention any particular doctrine by name, those familiar with Ernst’s rants know exactly what he’s talking about and what it is he’s trying to convince people of.
He’s trying to destroy homeopathy. And of course he wants you to join him in the witch hunt.
Now that may sound a little too hysterical for rational discussion, but it’s really nothing new. “Modern medicine” has been trying to destroy homeopathy for the past two hundred years, and so far hasn‘t done it. Occasionally somebody like Jacques Benveniste gets burned at the stake for having drank the high dilute, or run out of town, like Montagnier was, for having said it’s real, but for the most part homeopathy just seems to keep chugging along, almost as if it’s powered by the hatred.
What by the Britics assessment of it, it should have been dead-dead long ago, but here it is, still around and chipper after all these years . . and seems growing like a weed. . quickly, worldwide!
The Indian Chambers of commerce reported this last year that homeopathy is growing at 30%.
If this holds true worldwide, it means that by my prec ise calcuclations what is now a mere $5 billion a year industry will have overtaken the current medical system by 2042 and in current values will have become a thirteen trillion dollar industry ($13,000,000,000,000).
I you don’t like that, you better pound some sand in your ears, because I predict it going to get louder as it becomes clearer and clearer to a growing number of medical and science professionals that homeoapthic medicine is very real and very effective medicine.
Well, Ernst’ blog had a huge response, drawing in a cadre of engineering homeopaths to undermine its premise, with the usual homeocritics weighing in, pseudoskeptics, the narrowcasters of contempt posing as the broadcasters of reason, the dwindling posse of the law suit ridden allopathic pharmaceutcal industry and their phony doctors, trying to muster popular support to destroy homeopathy, the planet’s only, truly and comprehensively, curative medicine.
You may wonder how it can be said that it is curative. And well you should wonder. Never hesitate to ask a good question if it’s not leading to a preferred answer.
Consider for a moment who’s really leading this debate, who’s really prosecuting here.
I don’t think it’s who most people think it is. Nichts doch, Professor Ernst. By its mere survival it’s homeopathy.
And why was I kicked off PULSE?
For starters, I don’t like it. As usual they only run blogs by the poison pushers. They claim to be medicine, but when confronted by real medicine, they push it away. Homeopathy takes more than a bribe from the pharmacy to deliver the right medicine. It’s patient-client intensive. The practiioner has to listen closely to his customer, he has to be a skilled oberver of the human condition and well versed inhi reference material, something you don’t in the modern hacks of medicine, who simply shove the latest potion at you.
And they want to stop it, because it doesn’t suit THEM, the deadly drug dealers and poisoned pill pushers. Just a for instance, 10% of pharmaeuticals now contain highly poisonous flurorine. Many antidepressants are fluorinated organics, such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoextine, fluvoxamine and paroqetine. Fluoroquinolones are a commonly used family of broad sectrum antibiotics.
Thirty percent (30%) of of agrochemical compounds contain fluorine. Although this water is usually not treated along with sewage, it does contaminate rivers with runoff organofluorines.
I also mentioned that a certain pharmacetuical company had been convicted of racketeering; that and all the lawsuits now being thrown at the pharmas for dumping petrol in people’s mouths, if referenced, would shut down the Internet.