Dear skeptic, if you are not biased and blindly prejudiced against homeopathy, and is a genuine seeker of truth, instead of “killing ” homeopathy on clubhouse and other social media platforms, kindly look around with your eyes open to reality.
Please find some time to visit a few homeopathic clinics in your city and see the patients waiting there, ask them about their experiences with homeopathy. Do not be under the notion that all those people are misguided uneducated ignorant folks- you will of course meet a lot of very rational, science-conscious, highly educated and socially well-placed people there. You can get first-hand information about hundreds of genuine homeopathic cures from them, if you are genuinely interested to know.
You are talking a lot about ‘dangers and deaths caused by homeopathy’. Do you know how many people allopathy kill or make chronically ill everyday around the world? Do you know, high dilution drugs used in homeopathy do not contain any drug molecule, and hence cannot produce any harmful effects upon living body?
You are saying that all beneficial effects attributed to homeopathy are only placebo effects. Dear sir, if placebo effects are real, will you agree, most of the beneficial effects attributed to allopathy medicines are also due to placebo effects? If not, will you scientifically explain, why placebo theory is applicable to homeopathy only, and not to allopathy medicines? Using your placebo theory, how will you explain those thousands of homeopathy cures produced in small children, livestock and even plants?
If you are ‘not aware’, of ‘evidences for homeopathy’, where from you got ‘evidences against’ homeopathy? How can you utilise your “lack of your knowledge” regarding homeopathy as an evidence against homeopathy?
How can you say homeopathy is a ‘superstitious health belief’? From my 50 years of observations, I am fully ‘aware’ that homeopathy really works. Give me 15 genuine patients with different acute and chronic diseases, to get treated by our homeopathic medical team. I will convince you by 15 days that homeopathy is not placebo or fake.
You always start your arguments from the blind ‘belief’ that homeopathy is ‘placebo’ and ‘quackery’, and you don’t want to know the truth through experiments. Do you think your ‘lack of awareness’ is enough evidence to disprove homeopathy?
You cannot declare homeopathic cure is scientifically implausible, only on the reason that homeopaths are talking a lot of implausible theories about homeopathy. We can change the wrong theories. Scientific theories about homeopathy are gradually evolving. Learn to differentiate between objective homeopathic cures and unscientific subjective theories currently going around about homeopathy.
It is true that theoretical system of homeopathy contains a lot of unscientific ideas, since they were evolved during a period when modern scientific knowledge was in a very primitive state. Due to this historical limitations, Hahnemann could not obviously explain all his truthful observations regarding disease and cure in scientific terms. But wrong explanation does not make a true observation of a natural objective phenomenon untrue. If an existing explanation of a phenomenon is wrong and unfitting to our scientific knowledge, scientific temper demands us to formulate new explanations that are fitting to advance knowledge environment. As per scientific method, limitations of a theory cannot be considered as an evidence to disprove the existence of a phenomenon as such. If theoretical system of homeopathy is wrong, what scientific community has to do is formulate a new theoretical system for explaining homeopathy, in a way fitting to advanced scientific knowledge.
Skeptics have every rights to criticise homeopathy. It is quite natural that anybody equipped with minimum basics of modern scientific knowledge will say ‘homeopathy is scientifically implausible’, if he happens to get introduced to only ‘theoretical\” part of homeopathy, which consistis of a lot of unscientific and ridiculously superstitious ideas.
Same time, skeptics should know, in spite of the ‘scientifically implausible’ theoretical system, the phenomenon of high dilution therapeutics and ‘similia similibus curentur’ involved in homeopathy observed by Hahnemann remains an objective truth proven by thousands of wonderful cures happening every day, which the master failed to explain scientifically due to the historical limitations of knowledge available to him.
My request to scientific community is, please do not fail to differentiate between the unscientific ‘theoretical system’ of homeopathy, and the objective natural phenomenon involved in homeopathic cure.
Homeopathy could be made acceptable to scientific community, only if homeopaths succeeded in explaining and proving the objective truth involved in it using advanced scientific knowledge and methods, discarding all those unscientific ideas such as “vital force” and “dynamic energy”.