MD, PhD, FMedSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd

A few weeks ago, John Benneth – I am sure you know John, he is one of the few homeopathy-fans who make Dana Ullman look sane – published this note:

I am overwhelmed . . I am being shipped to Paris next week with bioengineer Bronson Ayala assisting to receive from the Conte Foundation homeopathy’s highest award, the Yves Lasne Price, for my research into the homeopathic mechanism, and deliver my thesis, “Physic of the Infinitesimal.”
Wish us luck . .
Au revoir!

John

Knowing the utter nonsense this man tends to publish on youtube (see for instance here) or elsewhere, I did not assume that there was any truth to it (see also here).

I was wrong!!!

Today I found this on Twitter:

29/09/2016 Paris Prix Yves Lasne décerné à John Benneth l’un des grands chercheurs & journalistes de la recherche fondamentale Homéopathie

The award does actually exist – here is the website.

AND THERE EVEN IS A PHOTO FOR THOSE WHO DOUBT IT

benneth

Unfortunately I did not find any press release or similar announcement of the prize. Therefore, I have to go by the short note on Twitter. It names John Benneth as one of the great scientist of basic research into homeopathy. That was new to me. So, I quickly did a search on PubMed to retrieve some of his work.

Guess how many papers I found?

ZERO!

The inevitable conclusion is that in homeopathy things are, as we all know, upside down; therefore to receive homeopathy’s highest award, one has to prove that one has never published any research into the subject.

It’s all quite logical, if you think of it.

14 Responses to John Benneth received homeopathy’s highest award

  • He’s obviously working on the homeopathic principle that the fewer papers you publish, the more powerful they are.

  • And not before time. At great risk to his mental health he has striven to disprove chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. A true champion of homeopathic research.

  • That award looks a bit large. I would have expected a 100C version would be presented.

  • He’s one of a handful members. Nice to give an award to one of ‘themselves’.

    • Just watched his YouTube attack on James Randi, which I’d forgotten. I hope somebody somewhere is keeping an eye on him. I know the homeopathic ‘community’ has a long-standing reluctance to criticise anyone who belongs to their cult, but surely this fellow is disturbed. There have been two or three times when I’ve watched, or read, stuff on YouTube, and felt almost scared that they might climb out of the screen and go berserk.

  • I say it again, homeopaths are homeopathy’s worst enemies.

    Here is one reason why I have no sympathy whatsoever with this imbecile. There are more videos to be found, demonstrating his malignant, erratic behaviour but these short clippings of John Benneth “at his best” are just about what a normal adult human being can tolerate in one day.

    https://youtu.be/VXmYP9VAvlA

    Just to lighten up your spirits after seeing the above vileness, here’s a cavalcade of homeopaths including JB, trying to explain what they think makes shaken water soaked sugar pills work. JB is unusually calm and benign in these clips (He’s the one wearing the yellow tie) I guess this video also sums up JB’s scientific efforts 😀

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KS4eeXFjhE

  • Loons award fellow loon with title to demonstrate that he is, without question, the looniest of the loons.

    We could’ve told them that years ago and saved everyone lots of effort.

  • Guess how many papers I found?

    ZERO!

    The inevitable conclusion is that in homeopathy things are, as we all know, upside down; therefore to receive homeopathy’s highest award, one has to prove that one has never published any research into the subject.

    It’s all quite logical, if you think of it.

    It is certainly consistent with my hypothesis that quacks tend to favour the route of least evidence.

  • You are all a bunch of clathrate deniers!

  • I’m sure that receiving this award was an undiluted pleasure.

  • Ah but John has never published because he only does presentations and briefings. His work and his discoveries come so fast that anything he publishes will be instantly out of date.

    Probably.

    (Incidentally, maverick genius pilot / aircraft designer / military strategist / thinker John Boyd used this approach always, constantly updating his presentations as new evidence emerged – you know, how homeopaths never do – but he and Benneth have two crucial differences. Boyd was a genius and what he said was correct. Benneth is an idiot and what he says is wrong)

  • Guess how many papers I found?

    ZERO!

    The inevitable conclusion is that in homeopathy things are, as we all know, upside down; therefore to receive homeopathy’s highest award, one has to prove that one has never published any research into the subject.

    It’s all quite logical, if you think of it.

    Of course you’d think it is ZERO, you homeopathy-denier!
    It is not zero, just diluted to a little over 1M. And therefore, highly potentized. How does it work, you ask? A-ha! John has memories of research — even if the field of medicine may have no memories of the John ever researching anything.

  • I Googled this prize. The foundation that awards it is the “Academie Privee des Sciences”, which proclaims itself as “Grand Projet du 21ème Siècle”, shades of HMC21. The website has three portraits: Hahnemann, de Broglie and Einstein. One of these three is not like the others…

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