Written by James Randi
The brouhaha that began as a
comprehensive homeopathy test In Greece, has been consuming far too
much of my time and attention, and of my colleagues, as well. Forget
all previous correspondence exchanged on the subject. What appears HERE is the current status.
We’re starting anew.
Bear in mind that WE are offering the million-dollar prize, and WE will
control the parameters, in line with the rules of the challenge – which
are available to everyone. There will be no more exceptions, which I
had – unwisely – granted to certain persons in order to be more
accommodating; they have always chosen to be difficult, capricious, and
arrogant as a result of this courtesy. No more.
require that George Vithoulkas submit a regular, properly-filled-out
application, and submit it – just as we require EVERYONE to do. After
that has been received, we’ll go ahead – as with any regular applicant
– with the arrangements, including the requirement for the preliminary
stage. Since I’m not personally handling the challenge applications,
I’m not aware of how many places George Vithoulkas has tried for a
venue, but I know that his own country turned him down, as well as some
others. Second, we’ll require that Mr. Vithoulkas obtain a venue and
all the necessary facilities for conducting a double-blind, correct,
acceptable protocol, before we will go ahead – following the receipt of
The protocol used by the Royal Society/BBC tests in the UK – based on
Jacques Benveniste’s design, and carefully supervised by the
homeopathic community there – would be acceptable for this set of tests.
Don’t contact me personally on this matter. I’ll not entertain any
arguments or pleas. It will be handled by Alison Smith, working with
others on our staff.
These 300 words constitute my entire commentary on the matter.