On Tuesday (Jan 22) the Canadian Post ran a column that excoriated homeopathy with the usual quips about homeopathy witchcraft and having no scientific evidence. Canadian homeopath and homeopathic activist, Karen Wehrstein, formulated an excellent editorial response which even cited the Cuban leptospirosis study.
Check it out – http://fullcomment.
Please also visit the website that Karen and her Canadian colleagues created that features scientific evidence proving homeopathy’s effectiveness.
This article was mentioned on MN Homeopathy Yahoo group. I replied as below. This is not meant to be an insult of any sort, but please do take it to heart! I liked your article a lot, but… If you ever need my expertise in order to avoid such problems, please feel free to contact me anytime. If we want to be given any respect, we must be impervious to any criticism from the scientific community.
Jacob Mirman, MD
I feel the idea of this response is good.
Many of you know that being a devil’s advocate is one of my specialties. So, with this in mind, this is what I see.
The following statement in this article does not make any scientific sense without further explanation:
“… emerging research suggests that homeopathic solutions actually contain nanoparticles of the original dissolved material.”
In fact, I am not sure an explanation I would be happy with exists. The fact of the matter is, potencies above 12C do not contain any of the original dissolved material, not nanoparticles, not microparticles, not milliparticles, none of it! Let’s refrain from using scientifically sounding BS in support of our cause! Any homeopathy critic with minimal understanding of science will have a field day with this statement. This is how an otherwise wonderful article can be rendered totally unusable.