The Epiphanies of Edzard Ernst

Edzard Ernst is at it again . . but this time something is different, dramatically different. Instead of the usual pile on by hordes of skeptics usually heard in response to an article on homeopathy, joining in a keening wail, cavilling about its fraud, this time, in Germany, just the opposite is happening.

According to the Austrian doctor now residing in England, after an interview by Der Spiegel, an interview adverse to homeopathy, 100’s of delusional Germans are responding in the comment section by rhapsodizing about its virtues.

WHAT’S THIS YOU SAY?

According to a blog recently written by the First Chair of Complementary Med’s, this is a mass psychological aberration, and, he says, another well known homoeopath and I are at the head of it!

Some men are known for their perfidy, some for their boon; others for their acts and others still yet for their chance encounter with destiny. Some men, giants such as Alzheimer, Parkinson, Hodgkins, Lou Gehrig, Asperger, Krohn, lose their names to eponyms for newly discovered or idiopathic diseases, their remembrance only . . a malady.

Most of these eponymous diseases are named after the doctor’s who discovered them, others by the patients who sported them and one is named after two towns, Lyme and Old Lyme, in Connecticut.

Or was it New York?

I don’t know, I’m too busy fighting with that other homoeopath over who’s first chair of “homoeopathic delusionism” to get trivia straight. But I must say, how unfortunate for the denizens of Lyme, wherever they may be.

Well, NO MATTER! Tell us more about “homoeopathic delusonism.” How do I get this disease?.

My name might be the label for this troubling condition, but in lieu of a second opinion I think the honor of the odd hominem should go to the doctor who’s chasing me with it (or the place where he first started spreading it) ex-professor of “complementary medicine” Edzard Ernst, who at the University of Exeter  morphed into the Joseph Mengele of homoeopathy.

EXETER’s DISEASE

Why is Edzard Ernst so important? The reason is because he has been the chief ideologue of the placebo theory for the action of homoeopathics and Head Basher. Ernst wants you to use the murder meds big pharma pumps out and join the genocide. Homoeopathy is screwing up their plans to bankrupt America and drain the British Empire.  When you read in the Wikipedia article on Homeopathy the assertion that homeopathic medicines are dangerously inert traces back to Ernst, twisting the meta analyses, and hiding his wound . .

HIS WOUND?

Yes, his horrible, shocking weakness . . I’ll get to that later. But first you must know that in his December 3rd, 2013 blog, Ernst says at least 500 people, who in the German language newspaper Der Spiegel, have now identified themselves as “end-stage homeopathic delusionists” (sic) of which, he says, homoeopathy author, practitioner and proselyte Dana Ullman and I (John Benneth) are his favorite examples amongst the afflicted, both of us patriotic Americans!

WE’RE WINNING . .

Ernst says that after being interviewed about alternative medicine by the newspaper, which included his views on homeopathy (sic), only in part, hordes of people responded with anecdote and testimony, supporting homoeopathy [correct spelling] a system of medical similitude developed by 19th century Saxon physician Samuel Hahnemann.

INCREDIBLE . . ERSTAUNLICH!

ERNST SAYS testimonies included statements like “what I discovered shifted my world for ever.”

Such superlatives and rhapsodizing, Ernst says, are because homeopathic medicine induces an “epiphany.”

“The starting point of this journey towards homeopathy-worship,” he says, “is usually an impressive personal experience which is often akin to an epiphany (defined as a moment of sudden and great revelation or realization). I have met hundreds of advocates of homeopathy, and those who talk about this sort of thing invariably offer impressive stories about how they metamorphosed from being a ‘sceptic’ (yes, it is truly phenomenal how many believers insist that they started out as sceptics) into someone who was completely bowled over by homeopathy, and how that ‘moment of great revelation’ changed the rest of their lives. Very often, this ’Saulus-Paulus conversion’ relates to that person’s own (or a close friend’s) illness which allegedly was cured by homeopathy.”

HE’S AFRAID!

NEXT: Should I comfort him, or take him to task for his perfidy?

You decide!

Benneth

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