Kent and quantum mechanics
22 December 2017 (online)
In ‘Patient–practitioner–remedy (PPR) entanglement. Part 3’,[ 1 ] the author quotes Kent (‘a remedy is only homeopathic when it cures the case’) in order to support his thesis.
Keeping Occam's Razor in mind, it is my opinion that Kent is simply emphasizing that one is not engaged in the art and practice of homeopathy if the simillimum is not given. Certainly one is able to interpret freely but, in this case, Kent's remark should be judged on its philosophical merit or within an historical context and not in quantum theoretical terms as Milgrom suggests. I say historically because it is also possible that Kent was commenting on the mongrelized homeopathic methods of some of his colleagues who utilized homeopathy in an allopathic fashion.
If Milgrom, and others, wish to use Kent to support quantum models it would be wise to use more Kentian interpretations and references than just a single passage.
- 1 Milgrom LR. Patient–practitioner–remedy (PPR) entanglement. Part 3. Refining the quantum metaphor for homeopathy. Homeopathy 2003; 92: 152–160.