Homepaths Enter the Ebola Death Contest

Homepaths Enter the Ebola Death Contest

I do not understand why the practice of homeopathy is not considered a delusional condition.

In its classic form, as promulgated by Hahnemann, it is divorced from modern understanding of medical and chemical reality. I can cut Hahnemann a little slack since he came up with his fictions at the end of the 18th century.

But I would think that a modest understanding of chemistry and physiology would suggest that homeopathy is 100% pure bunkum.

Homeopaths are nothing if not inventive. Since Hahnemanns time they have remarkable variations on their nonsense. 

There are nosodes, the homeopathy answer to vaccines, recently suggested for the prevention and treatment of Ebola.

There are

"paper remedies," where the substance and dilution are written on pieces of paper and either pinned to the patients' clothing, put in their pockets, or placed under glasses of water that are then given to the patients, as well as the use of radionics to prepare remedies. Such practices have been strongly criticised by classical homeopaths as unfounded, speculative, and verging upon magic and superstition.

As if classical homeopathy isn't unfounded, speculative, and verging upon magic and superstition. So pot kettle black.  LOL.

And anything can be turned into a homeopathic nostrum:

In addition, homeopathic remedies can also be made making use of non-material sources, for instance, electricity, musical frequencies, magnetic fields and even moonlight. In fact, the possibilities are infinite.

Music. Really? I wonder if a Starlight Vocal Band homeopathic nostrum would cure my headache.

The delusional state that is the practice of homeopathy can lead to being a danger to others.  It is generally considered a bad idea to treat serious and potentially fatal diseases with magic.

For example, there is a Nigerian Newspaper with the headline American doctor proffers technology cure for Ebola.

What is this wonder cure?

White noise as the homeopathic remedy energy (that) is played in order to stimulate the body to heal itself.

One sound to be played if exposed, another if ill with ebola for more than 48 hours.

It is based on 'science':

It turns out that the energetic signal in homeopathic remedies can be extracted via a device consisting of a simple coil connected to an amplifier and digitizer, and the resulting signal can be stored on a computer as a .wav file or a MP3 file. This technique was developed originally in the 1990s by Jacques Benveniste, a French researcher doing immunology research. He demonstrated this in repeated laboratory experiments.

And be careful:

In any case, do not play for more than 15 doses. Too many doses may stimulate the body too much.

Not to be outdone by herbalists with 365 deaths from their worthless interventions, I guess the homeopaths want in on the action.  

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