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Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won a Nobel prize in 2008 for linking HIV with AIDS, has made controversial claims that highly dilute solutions of harmful viruses and bacteria emit low-frequency radio waves from watery nanostructures formed around the pathogens, suggesting a firm scientific foundation for homeopathy.
At the Lindau Nobel laureate meeting in Germany where 60 Nobel prize winners were gathered, along with 700 other scientists to discuss the latest breakthroughs in medicine, chemistry and physicist, Montagnier presented a new method for detecting viral infections.
Montagnier told the conference that solutions containing DNA of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including HIV, “could emit low frequency radio waves” that induced surrounding water molecules to become arranged into “nanostructures.” These water molecules, he said, could also emit radio waves. Montagnier suggested that water could retain such properties even after the original solutions were massively diluted to the point where the original DNA had effectively vanished. In this way, water would retain the “memory” of substance with which it had been in contact and doctors could use the emissions to detect disease.
For most scientists, Montagnier’s remarks are highly provocative due to its similarity to the principles that underpin homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines work on the principle that a toxic substance taken in minute amounts will cure the same symptoms that it would cause if it were taken in large amounts. Traditional scientists completely reject this, claiming there is no evidence to show that water can retain or transmit information.
Montagnier’s claims come at a particularly sensitive time, with the British Medical Association calling for the National Health Service to stop spending 4 million pounds on homeopathy. But to the burgeoning believers of homeopathy and the explosion of alternative medicine in celebrity and mainstream culture, Montagnier’s claims have been eagerly embraced.
Moreover, in the area of cutting-edge science, other brilliant renegade thinkers that have embraced the scientific foundation for homeopathy for detection and diagnostics include:
-Recently deceased French immunologist Jacques Benveniste
-Welsh physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Brian Josephson
-Geneticist / biophysicist Mae-Wan Ho
As Jacques Benveniste so efficiently remarked to SPTNK:
“It’s not the memory of water that is interesting. It is what water remembers. And water is a tape that is able to record anything from one discrete sound to a symphony. For example, we can record a whole serum that contains hundreds and hundreds and thousands of compounds. So we are interested in what and how these signals are recorded by water.”
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