Keywords: Jacques Benveniste memory of water, molecules, drugs, applications, homeopathy.
This article follows the death of Mr Beneveniste in October 2004. We would like our readers rappler this: we must 1000 experiments to confirm a principle but one is enough to disprove! And be wise not to be right too soon, the world will understand pourait.
Jacques Benveniste died
By Eric FAVEREAU
The one who had discovered a memory of water fifteen years ago has died, a pariah of research, this weekend in Paris.
Jacques Benveniste, iconoclastic personality of French biomedical research, died this weekend, following a surgery in Paris. He 69 years.
friendly face, original researcher, and ultimately a tragic fate. Jacques Benveniste will remain the man of controversy. In which he will have won. And lost everything. Won everything, because for the first time in 1988 a major international scientific journal, Nature, published the report of his research when he seemed to show a completely inexplicable phenomenon, beautifully called "the memory of water". Benveniste claimed, with supporting evidence, "an antibody placed in aqueous solution could continue to cause a biological reaction, while the dilution rate reached such that the chances of the presence of a single molecule of the antibody in the solution become zero. " miraculous result, with beautiful images. Example: you drop a wrench into the sea at Brest, and a few hundred kilometers away on the other side of the Channel, the memory of a door could be opened. How not to dream about this water and keep all traces of the world? Aficionados of homeopathic doses were passing rubbing their hands with this discovery, homeopathic labs have indeed largely funded his work.
Benveniste lost everything, then. The same review made shortly after investigators used two -including one was a renowned illusionist internationally to try to reveal methodological biases of our experienced researcher. unique approach in the history of scientific publications. In any case, our two investigators dénicheront some methodological errors that could, in their view, explain the incredible results. It was then the beginning of a war of religions. Benveniste buta. Persisted, quarreled and isolated himself more and more to assume gradually the clothes of pariah as scientific research sometimes known in sewing. They no longer spoke of this research, it spoke only of his obsessive temperament. "The error is part of the scientific process. This is because Newton was wrong we got Einstein. I was ostracized because I had made a mistake ", still railed biologist in 2000. While the majority of the scientific establishment of the planet had grown tired of the fight, the doctor immunologist did not budge: "My experiences are fully reproducible way in," he asserted, again. After he continued. Losing the way the direction of his research laboratory at Inserm.
Jacques Benveniste had not always been a researcher at hand. Until his disputed discovery, it had been one of the most published French scientists in immunology, its original specialty, and the most popular. In 1971, his discovery of an activating factor of platelets had even placed in all medical textbooks and on the list of nobélisables.