Our respected ‘nanoparticle researchers’ of homeopathy have lately come with the claim that they have detected “QUANTUM DOTS” in potentized drugs, and started constructing ‘theories’ that homeopathic drugs act by the power of these mysterious ‘quantum dots’.
I would humbly suggest those ‘homeopathy scientists’ that they should at least consult some real scientists about this phenomenon known as ‘quantum dots’, before publishing this type of absurd ‘theories’!
I wonder why majority of our homeopathic community are behaving this much irrational. When somebody say they could detect some ‘quantum dots’ in potentized medicines while observed with nanoscience equipment, and ‘explain’ homeopathy with this ‘quantum dots model’, nobody asks a single question about it.
What exactly are these things called ‘quantum dots’? Why it is present in potentized drugs? Where from these quantum dots come in homeopathic drugs? What is the difference between molecules, nanoparticles and quantum dots?
Some body should have asked these ‘inventors’ to explain how these simple physical entities called ‘quantum dots’ are expected to retain the biological and medicinal properties of complex drug substances prepared from plant or animal sources, consisting of diverse types of chemical molecules.
Nobody asks such rational, natural and basic questions. Instead, everybody is delighted about this ‘detection of quantum dots’, and start theorizing about its ‘dynamic’ properties, ‘vibrations’, resonance’ and ‘quantum effects’! They start sharing this ‘wonderful’ research with their friends!
Please discuss with a person of science to know what really is these ‘quantum dots’, which our ‘homeopathic researchers’ are trying to mystify.
Scientists will tell you, ‘quantum dots’ are very tiny nanoparticles (2-10 nm in size) of elements or compounds displaying ‘semiconductor’ properties, especially those belonging to ‘metalloid’ class of elements in periodic table, such as silica, germanium etc.
Presence of ‘quantum dots’ in potentized drugs only indicates the presence of some particles of SILICA or other semiconductor elements.
Where from this SILICA comes in ALL samples of potentized drugs? Most probably by leaching from the glass and ceramic utensils used for potentization and trituration. That means, these quantum dots have nothing to do with the drug substance we use for potentization.
It is a very simple knowledge. Nothing to be researched or theorized about!
‘Quantum dots’ are tiny particles or nanocrystals of a semiconducting material with diameters in the range of 2-10 nanometers (10-50 atoms). That means, quantum dots are nothing but ‘very small’ nanoparticles. (size of nanoparticles is 10-100 nanometers, and that of quantum dots is 2-10 nanometers). Quantum dots were discovered by Alexey Ekimov at first in 1981 in a glass matrix.
Although some pure elements and many compounds display semiconductor properties, silicon, germanium, and compounds of gallium are the most widely used in electronic devices. Elements near the so-called “metalloid staircase”, where the metalloids are located on the periodic table, are usually used as semiconductors.
Our ‘homeopathy researchers’ should understand that what they detected in ultra-dilutions as QUANTUM DOTS are actually the SILICON particles detaching from mortars during trituration, and from glass vials during dilution and succussion . They will be most probably present in all homeopathic drugs. It is absurd to theorize that these SILICA particles or QUANTUM DOTS are the active principles of potentized drugs.
Homeopaths should understand, by saying homeopathic potencies contain “quantum dots” that can “influence genetic material”, our respected ‘researchers of homeopathy’ are doing a great disservice to homeopathy. By saying homeopathic potentized drugs can directly “influence genetic material”, they are opening doors for our enemies to attack homeopathy by raising the issue of genetic toxicity. Any drug that are claimed to “influence genetic material” will be considered by people as unsafe things potentially dangerous to living organisms.