Julia Winter wrote:I listened to an interview with an author who has studied those who beat cancer with alternative methods:
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Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
I read as much as I could stomach of one of Hulda's cancer books, this one published under the name Clark. It took a basic technology (the radio) with complicated science that scares most people, and applied it to a frightening problem that is extremely complicated (cancer), and reported that the whole problem was solved. Its interpretation of that process was highly suspect for two or three reasons.
For example, she claims that each species emits its own characteristic frequency of radio wave.
You could say that she had some unique combination of equipment and skill that allowed her to obtain results that no one else could, but she could share this technology if it existed, and I am entirely convinced that she has no unique expertise. A friend and former colleague of mine was on a team that built the world's least-noisy radio reciever to search for dark matter. A significant part of the experiment was identifying and tuning out all explainable signals: cell phones, AM and FM and shortwave broadcasting, sattelite transmissions, the 60 hz signal from the US power grid, etc. There was nothing much left. If Hulda's theory were correct, there would have been a signal from the operator whenever he entered the room, and another from each strain of lactobacilli and e. coli on his skin and in his gut; the lactobacilli in his fingerprints would keep emitting after he left the room. There would have been anomalous signals from dust mites, and from worms burrowing in the soil overhead. No such signals were observed. They would have been published as evidence of dark matter, of course...but I digress.
An example of internally inconsistent logic: The book claims that pulses of radio waves applied to the body using electrodes kill the parasites responsible (in her opinion) for cancer. Unfortunately, says she, the parasites have parasites of their own, which burrow out of the dead bodies after treatment: the treatment doesn't penetrate through the outer parasites, and so to get three or four layers down, you need repeated treatments at particular intervals. She is right to notice that living things are electrically conductive, and this conductivity can shield the contents of a living thing from some sorts of electromagnetic radiation, but how does she imagine waves reach inside of a person, if they can't reach inside of a notional fluke?
The stuff on herbs was not the focus of the edition I read. The book I saw centered on radio waves that cannot penetrate a living thing, zapping histology-proof parasites within a living thing.