[ExI] Quantum Homeopathy?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 10:08:10 UTC 2010

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM, The Avantguardian
<avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The consensus opinion of the dominant allopathic medical establishment is that
> homeopathy is bunk. But I am at a loss to explain the results reported in the
> following immunology paper.
> http://www.springerlink.com/content/dmby16rmj02dhxat/fulltext.pdf
> The journal while not top tier is still respectable and the experimental methods
> used were quite well designed to avoid accusations of bias by using blinded
> methods, multiple labs, and automated measurement.
> In summary, what is shown is that *extremely* dilute solutions of histamines
> were capable of inhibiting the activation of white blood cells known as
> basophiles. To give you an idea of how dilute a 10^-30 molar solution is, it
> means that one liter of the solution is expected to contain on average less than
> a single molecule of histamine. The tiny amounts of the solution they used on
> each sample were on the order of 20 microliters.
> Thus it is statistically highly unlikely that even a single molecule of
> histamine was actually applied to the cells. Yet three independent laboratories
> measured statistically significant results. Could this be some sort of quantum
> phenomenon where the histamine molecules became entagled with the water
> molecules and were simultaneously present *and* not present in the solution? I
> am boggled by this result.
> Stuart LaForge

This seems to be a continuation of the Jacques Benveniste controversy,
which started with a "Nature" paper in 1988:


Stathis Papaioannou

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