Its been a week since I checked my yahoo mail. Prasad had mailed me on ideas of putting in someone to prove that homeopathy is indeed a practice medicin.. er.. um.. (I feel like the hobbits when Bilbo said “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”). Anyways here is his mail:

We all know that the government of India is patronizing alternative systems of medicne like homeopathy. But do you know that if one could scientifically prove the efficacy of a homeopathic drug he could win Rupees 44 crores (One Million US Dollar). The Million Dollar Challenge by JREF includes homeopathy as paranormal. If you know any person who you think could prove that homeopathy is indeed a system of medicne please inform him about this challenge. Even if he is not interested in crores of rupees it will atleast keep the anti-homeopaths mouth shut. I’ve tried in consulting a few ‘well known’ homeopaths at our area, but they said they had no time to spare for the test :)) They all say that hundreds of people consult us daily and it is the proof that the system works!!!

For details about the challenge visit http://randi.org/research/index.html

The Challenge started in 1964. Though there were thousands of applicants none of them could succeed even the priliminary test.

One Mr. Vanshi from India is into the fray now. The JREF would accept a protocol that simply demonstrated that Mr. Vanshi can tell the difference between a homeopathic solution and a non-Homeopathic solution. If he can do this, he would be the first person EVER to pass the JREF Paranormal Challenge preliminary test.

Regards

Prasad

I did not really get the claim that JREF has in its logs. But I almost figure out that its enough to prove that a solution is homepathic (WTF?). I think I lost it (the actual claim involved here).

Raju ? He appears in my head again.