Half Life of Truth?
Have you ever wondered what “half life” means?
In physics the half life of a substance is defined as the time that it takes for half of the original substance being decayed and half of it being left. For example, the Technetium isotope 99m is radio-active and decays through its own radioactivity. Its half life is 6 hours, so after that time only half of the original Technetium 99m is left. After 24 hours, 94% is gone.
Now ponder that scientific knowledge also has a half life. Therefore, after a certain period of time, half of what we think is true today, is not considered true anymore. Let me give you an example. When I was a young MD, we treated asthma with theophylline. We did elaborate serum levels to guarantee that the patient has the necessary amount of the drug in his / her blood stream. It was scientifically accepted truth. Since then, studies have demonstrated that the blood levels of theophylline have nothing to do with the effectiveness of treating an asthma patient.
Guess how long the half life of medical knowledge is? How long do you think it will take for half of what we think to be true in medicine today not to be true anymore? Different sources give different estimates. It varies from 7 to less than 3 years. Assuming a 5 year half life means, that half of what is true today is no longer true. That makes me think, was it ever true at all?
Homeopathy is more than 200 years old. According to the World Health Organization and given the number of people using it worldwide, it is the second largest medical system in the world after Western Medicine, and it is growing fast. The founder of homeopathy, Hahnemann published his groundbreaking book about his discoveries in 1810. Today it is still the foundation of what homeopaths know to be true. Students of homeopathy today still start out learning about this healing art with reading this old book. Some theories and explanations are not accepted anymore. But the basics are the same as 200 years ago. Homeopathy expanded and grew. Much was added. Yet what was true 200 years ago still is true today. It has been proven time and time again. Homeopathy changed the life of millions of people and helped them to regain their health.
I do not want to judge here. We are living in times of great change, so we also have to be able to change what we believe in. At the same time, there have to be things that are solid, things that we can rely on, that we can trust, simply because they are true. Homeopathy is one of those things.
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