Homeopath, author, supplier of books and remedies Dana Ullman, (The Homeopathic Revolution) one of our best advocates of homeopathy, has written another great column for the Huffington Post, Disinfomation on Homeopathy: Two Leading Sources.
This time, amongst other things, Ullman hits on a topic I have been personally involved in with two people I have had some intense dealings with over homeopathy: Stage magician and professional homeopathy antagonist James “the Amazing” Randi, and Nobel laureate and physics Professor Brian Josephson of the Cavendish Laboratory.
I first became acquainted with both men back in 1999 when I applied for the magician’s, to date, phony Million Dollar Challenge (MDC) offer to prove homeopathy.
After a notarized application and months of “negotiations,” which were really nothing more than stalls, Randi stated he was dropping my application for another he said was made jointly by Prof. Josephson and Jacques Benveniste. [Click here to watch Jacques Benveniste’s lecture at the Cavendish, “Electromagnetically Activated Water and the Puzzle of the Biological Signal.”]
A query to Prof. Josephson revealed that they had not applied for the MDC, as Randi had claimed. Neither Benveniste or Josephson wanted anything to do with it. It was merely wishful thinking on Randi’s part, or a dodge. I had the proof and it was going to cost him a million bucks for me to show it to him on a level playing field.
As it turns out, no matter how many times Randi has reworded his “Challenge,” it always ends up being the same:
You have to prove it to him, you have to prove it to Randi. Who is dumb enough to think that Randi is going to pay $1,000,000 to someone to prove him wrong after years of calling it criminal fraud? You couldn’t prove to him that the sky is ever blue or that shit doesn’t taste good, not when he’s got a million dollars riding on it!
Isn’t Randi the one who’s always crying ab0ut “critical thinking,” “random-controlled double-blind trials,” “publication bias,” “scams,” “how scientists can be fooled,” and then, when faced with his own platinum jewel- studded standard, he does his vanishing act. Where’s Randi? He’s offered a million dollars for Walgreen’s to prove homeopathy to him, and what am I, chopped liver? WHat do I need to do to get him to return a phone call, change my name to Justin Bieber and speak in falsetto?
It’s an old fashioned greased pole contest! “A million bucks to anyone who can shimmy up this here wooden pole.”
What you don’t know is that the pole is greased, and if you come back with professional pole climbing gear he accuses you of trying to cheat and yanks the offer. This is Randiland, Fantasy World of Science Magic. Randi’s the judge, jury and executioner of the award. If this isn’t so, then the Challenge to Randi is to put my 12 year old claim to the test once and for all.
Proof that my claim on Randi’s greenstamps was widely recognized is that the BBC emailed me, begging for permission to jump my claim before they could conspire to produce their flop.
In case you haven’t got it, the point to this is, Randi’s Challenge isn’t science: It’s a stunt.
This is proof that Randi and his posse of pseudo scientists are simply gaming everyone’s ignorance to solicit malice for an effective and legal medical practice. It gives them an excuse to call it “fraud”, “a scam” and “criminal.”
Read Dana Ullman’s excellent Huff Post article to see how Randi produced phony “replications” of biochemical tests of homeopathy that failed for TV cameras after the Benveniste experiment was reproduced by European scientists in a multi-centered trial.
The BBC crocumentary was built around an Irish chemistry professor who participated in the multi-centered test and found that the supramoleculars used in homeopathic remedies had biochemical effects. Watch it and ask yourself the question, why aren’t these people watching her repeat the test? How can they expect a reasonable outcome with inexperienced person trying to replicate it it?
Randi had to discredit this test, and so they “idiopathicized” it as much as they could, what they must do with all succesful homeopathy experiments . . make it seem like it’s the only one ever done and that it has no ties whatsoever to science, to logic or to medicine, or to any other evidence at all, when in fact it always does. Not only are these biochemical tests replicable, they are also explainable chemically as supramolecular substances, meaning their action is found in the specific, unique signal particular to each remedy. The action,or mechanism of homeopathic remedies is electromagnetic, and these indies can be now be detected.
Now get this: Ennis’ work has not only been replicated, the in vitro tests she and others did showing biochemical action of high dilutes were themselves replications of numerous tests done previously, such as those by Jacques Benveniste, and even his tests were replications of previous tests by other scientists, such as Poitevin!
Between 1984 and 2007, the basophil degranulation test, was replicated 24 times and published in Nature TWICE, by Benveniste and by Hirst!
Now get this: Hirst shows, as unbelievable as it may seem, that there was a significant biochemical effect demonstrated by homeopathic high dilutes, even though Hirst et al still could not believe their own results!
Read Italo Vecchi’s report of Hirst’s testing at weirdtech.com, and Prof. Martin Chaplin’s view of it in his Homeopathy article at the LSBU.edu Water Structure website.
Benveniste’s original results, although dismissed by “skeptics,” Chaplin writes “were, however, confirmed in a blinded study by the statistician Alfred Spira and also in a rather bizarre Nature paper purporting to prove the opposite.” !!!
Don’t take my word for it. Do a little digging. INVESTIGATE! Don’t just take it from a guy living off the interest of $1M, see for yourself what the experts say. Homeopathic remedies are real medicine that have helped a steadily growing number of people who have been afflicted with serious, life threatening diseases.
For more comprehensive information about the biochemical testing of high dilutes, Google Witt, “The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies—–A systematic review of the literature.”
The Witt PDF is available here online.
You will see that not only have there been numerous replications of the trial Benveniste was crucified for, but that there have been other biochemical tests of high dilutes/supramoleculars as used in homeopathy. Benveniste was crucified by the medico-industrial complex as a warning to all other scientists: Do not attempt to do what this man has done . . or we will put you out of business or have you fired from your job, and you will never work again!
Their threats did not stop the man who won the Nobel prize for discovering AIDS, virologist Luc Montagnier from investigating what Benveniste had discovered . . and he in turn produced one of the most remarkable tests of homeopathy ever produced, a huge medical discovery: Electromagnetic Signals Are Produced by Aqueous Nanostructures Derived from Bacterial DNA Sequences.
What is so remarkable about the Montagnier study is that it goes beyond simply validating homeopathy. It shows five different things about the supramolecular sustances used in homeopathic remedies.
It shows evidence for polymorphic structuring of these susbtances; it shows they emit a detectable signal beginning at 1 Hz; it shows the signal causes aqueous replication in non contiguous water, i.e. in another test tube; it shows the signal is generated by the Schumann resonance (the Earth’s backgr0und radiation) and it shows that water can replicate solutes that pass through it.
If that isn’t enough to put the scientific world into a state of shock, here’s a bonus item, a trial that was done after Witt, by Sainte Laudy: Inhibition of basophil activation by histamine: a sensitive and reproducible model for the study of the biological activity of high dilutions. Click here to see that report.
As all pre-clincial tests such as Montagnier’s and Sainte Laudy can do, the Witt review clearly shows that these substances, without one molecule left of the originally intended substance in them, do indeed have biochemical . . and thereby biological effects! This doesn’t include tests on plants and animals, experiments anyone can easily do to see the impossible action of high dilute supramoleculars!
Matched with popular use and legal support of these substances by the courts and government, the scientific reports mentioned here and many others not, this is what makes up what is undeniable proof for the amazing effectiveness of homeopathy. Once you’ve seen this proof, the reason for the extreme malice for it begins to sharpen.
This is why they hate it: Homeopathy is a huge threat to the medico-industrial complex. Homeopathy is curative medicine. It is the only comprehensive, systematic curative medicine of its kind on the planet.
It doesn’t make addicts and debt slaves of its customers. It doesn’t make them dependent on it. Most people who are smart enough to use homeopathy are smart enough not to get sick. So, as you may surmise, it is not a big money making business.
Unlike the usual medicine, it doesn’t keep you coming back.
This is why I offer a free consultation to anyone with any problem. I want you to know that there’s an alternative to the crappy drama being portrayed as medicine you’re getting now. Homeopathy is superior medicine, superior to what you’re getting now at a fraction of the cost!
Don’t let the health scare system destroy you. Put homeopathy to the test. Experience it for yourelf. See if it works. And then when you’ve been cured, make a video telling the world “Homeopathy Works for Me!”
Do not deny yourself of this opportunity. Try homeopathy. It works.
“You have to prove it to him, you have to prove it to Randi.”
Well yes, that’s how it works for all claims. You say it works, you want the prize? You must prove it works.
If you say that’s not how it is: *I* say I can whistle the National Anthem at a pitch only audible to fleas. Prove me wrong 😀
(still waiting for details of that homeopathic test you’re supposed to design for me)
Well, its nice to see we agree on something.
In regards to the test you think I’m supposed to design for you, this is going the way of all pathological skepticism, which folows Benneth’s rule #2: All skeptics are liars.
Prove me wrong. You can’t do it. As soon as you demonstrate you’re no longer lying to me, you’re no longer a skeptic.
I’d be happy to arrange a demonstration for you.
John Benneth, Homeopath