Dear Mike, dear Christopher,
I am a young scientist (ecologist) and I think I am quite familiar with
approach to ask questions and try to find anwers by the method of
From the age of 2 years on I have bee severly ill. I had Asthma
bronchiale, and doctors
were not able to help me with this (except for giving me cortison). When I
was 7, my parents finally took
me to a healer, not because they were convinced, but because they were
desparate and did not know what to do better. This man treated me
successfully within short time,
without earning much moneyby that. He was working with Hopeopathy.
I do not know what in effect this man did, and why it helped. But
according to my own experience, I see no reason why one should be
principally against such methods. Moreover, I cannot see that we
(scientists) would be able to give a perfect 'model' of how life and the
world works. I do not say we are wrong (I would question myself), but the
picture we a able to give is by far not complete. It seems to me a big
misunderstanding of scinece to say 'what we do not understand may not
exist'. Rather, as long I do not understand what has healed my I may not
say if Homepathy works or works not.
Therefore I respect the saying 'who heals is right'
(unfortunatelly I don't know the author of this saying).
All the best,
On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Mike Foster wrote:
> Homeopathy has no basis in scientific theory and has been repeatedly
> demonstrated to simply not work as claimed by those who believe in it, or
> who don't believe but push it simply for profit. It could have indirect,
> postive effects due to psycho-physio interactions, but so could eating a
> few grains of sterile sand if you believed in homeosandy. Homeopathy can
> have important side effects like death if it misleads someone with a
> serious illness into feeling they only need homeopathy to get well.
> Professional scientists should actively oppose pseudoscientific frauds such
> as homeopathy, not support them.
> "There is no alternative to medicine" - A. Rational
> At 12:41 PM 9/8/03 -0400, christopher Scipio wrote:
> >I am a homeopath and homeopathic researcher. I am looking for someone who
> >could wildcraft or supply me with some dumontia contorta to make into
> >homeopathic medicines. I am doing research but am having trouble locating
> >samples. I am willing to pay for the service. Homeopathy uses minute
> >amounts of substance so I would not require sizeable quantities
> >"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a
> >miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
> >Â Â Â Â -- Albert Einstein
> >"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
> >He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would
> >Â â€“ Albert Einstein
> Mike Foster
> Moss Landing Marine Labs
> 8272 Moss Landing Road
> Moss Landing, CA 95039 USA
> Phone: (831) 771-4435
> Fax: (831) 632-4403
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