French TV Features Positive Documentary on Nobel Winner’s Experiment with Homeopathy

Luc Montagnier won a nobel prize for the discovery of the AIDS virus. More recently he has been doing experiments to show that the highly diluted and succussed process in homeopathy is scientifically valid and effective . The consumer organization H:MC21 writes:

A documentary On a retrouvé la mémoire de l’eau [Rediscovering the Memory of Water] has been broadcast by the state-owned France 5 television station and is also on You Tube at The film looks at an experiment conducted by Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering the AIDS virus. In France DNA from a patient infected with aids is serially diluted in a similar way to making a homeopathic potency; Phials of this highly diluted material are then randomly mixed with phials of distilled water; A phial of prepared DNA is identified from the randomised samples by its electromagnetic signature; This signature is recorded as a digital file, and the file is transmitted to a laboratory in Italy; There the file is used to generate an electromagnetic field, and a phial of distilled water is exposed to this field for one hour; Protein bases and a catalyst are added to the the water, and the original DNA molecule is reconstructed; The structure of the two DNA molecules in France and Italy are then analysed and compared, and are found to be virtually identical. As they say, in theory this “is like making a photocopy without an original”, unless the homeopathic process of potentisation enables water to record information about material placed in it. This experiment follows in the footsteps of Jacques Benveniste, and it is a particularly striking demonstration of how it is possible for homeopathic remedies to be active despite not having any of the original material in them.

Computerized Test Confirms Positive Results for Homeopathy Potentization and Proves BBC Experiment Incorrect

Its remarkable what a difference new computerized and automated equipment makes. Except the British Broadcasting Company doesn’t think so. One of the most controversial tests or experiments showing that homeopathic potentized dilutions are active is utilizing diluted and homoeopathically potentized histamines on human basophils. The BBC, on the show Horizons cobbled together a “scientific” experiment disproving that there was an effect. Yet, the experiment has been successfully replicated in many laboratories around the world. Other notable scientists including Dr. Madeline Ennis, a Professor of Pharmacology, at Queen’s University, Belfast successfully showed that it worked. The problem is that the counting is open to human error.

Well, now the controversy is over. A new technique carefully utilizing modern computerized equipment called flow cytometry protocol has produced POSITIVE results.

The conclusion from this new experiment was “Using a strictly standardized flow cytometry protocol and a new dilution/succussion procedure, we have shown that low and high dilutions of histamine inhibit CD203c up-regulation in anti-IgE stimulated basophils.”

Unfortunately the BBC continues to rebroadcast their 2002 faulty but controversial experiment.