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PostHeaderIcon Experiments on Memory of Water

In this month’s newsletter, Homeopathy for the 21st Century (HMC21) report on an experiment on the memory of water derived from work by Nobel prize winning Luc Montagnier. It is hugely interesting work, described here.

Montagnier Experiment on French Television

A one hour 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.

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.

PostHeaderIcon Nobel Prizewinner investigates High Dilutions Effects

The Homeopathy Research Institute has reported that Nobel Prize Winner Professor Luc Montagnier (the man who discovered HIV) and his team have begun a very promising line of enquiry with direct relevance to homeopathy as they continue to investigate the characteristic physico-chemical properties found in high-dilutions of biological material.

They found that pathogenic bacteria and viruses show a distinct EM signature at dilutions ranging from 10-5 to 10-12 (corresponding to ~3CH to 6CH) and that small DNA fragments (responsible for pathogenicity) were solely accountable for the EM signal. The EM signature changed with dilution levels but was unaffected by the initial concentration and remained even after the remaining DNA fragments were destroyed by chemical agents.

They observed that the EM signal was destroyed by heating or freezing the sample. Also, a ‘cross-talk’ effect was found whereby a negative sample inhibits the positive signal in another sample if they are left together overnight in a shielded container. It was also noted that the samples needed be ‘vortexed’ (a process akin to succussion) for the EM effects to be present. They propose that specific aqueous nano-structures form in the samples during the dilution process and are responsible for the EM effects measured.

In other words, after the diluting and shaking, there is still a measurable effect.
Does that sound like a placebo effect to you?

I can always give you a remedy and you can judge for yourself.

Reference
Electromagnetic signals are produced by aqueous nanostructures derived from bacterial DNA sequences
Revue Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences
Éditeur International Association of Scientists in the Interdisciplinary Areas, co-published with
Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISSN 1913-2751 (Print) 1867-1462 (Online)
Numéro Volume 1, Number 2 / juin 2009
DOI 10.1007/s12539-009-0036-7
Pages 81-90