A HUMBLE CONFESSION OF SAMUEL HAHNEMANN REGARDING HIS LIMITATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE

Samuel Hahnemann was a wonderful human being, who many times demonstrated his extraordinary humility and truthfulness in recognising his limitations and mistakes.

There is a most wonderful and meaningful statement Hahnemann made in the footnote of Aphorism 11 in ORGANON:

“to think of dynamic energy as something non-corporeal, since we see daily phenomena which cannot be explained in any other manner”.

It was actually a bold confession from Hahnemann regarding the LIMITATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE available to him during his period!

Please ponder over the implications of this statement, which amounts to a confession by Hahnemann: “think of dynamic energy as something non-corporeal, since we see daily phenomena which cannot be explained in any other manner”. That clearly explains how Hahnemann happened to “think of dynamic energy as something non-corporeal” It was only “since we see daily phenomena which cannot be explained in any other manner”! He never claimed his concept of dynamic energy is an ultimate truth of universe, but he used that concept only because he could not explain the phenomena of homeopathic cure “in any other way” at that point of time.

He was compelled to explain homeopathy using concepts of “dynamic energy” and “vital force”, only because he could not explain the phenomena of cure he observed, using “any other manner”! This statement constitutes a great historical truth.

That means, he would not have explained homeopathy in terms of “a non-corporeal dynamic energy”, if he could explain the natural objective phenomena of disease and cure he observed in “any other manner” !

By “any other manner” he actually means “by using scientific knowledge”. During that period, there were many “phenomena” that could not be explained scientifically, as scientific knowledge was in its very primitive stage. Superstitious concepts of “vital force” and “dynamic energy” had to be widely utilized to explain a lot of natural phenomena such as life, disease and cure. Hahnnemann could not be an exception.

Obviously, hahnemann himself realized the limitations of scientific knowledge available to him. We have to understand, concepts of “vital force” and “dynamic energy” are not inevitable parts of homeopathy, but only a part of its “limitations” of knowledge to explain “in any other manner” more scientific!

In the present knowledge environment, modern scientific knowledge has advanced to such a stage that it is possible to explain phenomena of life, disease and cure using modern biochemistry, without the help of “vital force” and “dynamic energy”, and we have enough knowledge to explain homeopathy in “other manner” more scientifically.

Author: Chandran Nambiar K C

I am Chandran Nambiar K C Author, REDEFINING HOMEOPATHY Managing Director, Fedarin Mialbs Private Limited Developer. SIMILIMUM ULTRA Homeopathic Software I am not a scientist, academician, scholar, professional homeopath or anybody with 'big credentials', but an old lay man, a retired government servant, who accidentally happened to fall into the deep waters of the great ocean of homeopathic knowledge during his fiery teenage years, and was destined to live a whole life exploring the mysteries of that wonderful world with unending enthusiasm. My interest in homeopathy happened very accidentally when I was only 20 years old UNDERGRADUATE ZOOLOGY student, through a constant relationship with a local practitioner who happened to be father of my classmate. I was a regular visitor in his clinic, where from I started reading BOERICKE MATERIA MEDICA and other homeopathic books, which helped me to cure myself my troublesome asthma that have been haunting me since my childhood days. I became a voracious reader of homeopathy.

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