Homeopathic Community Mourns the Loss of Researcher Luc Montagnier

The French virologist Luc Montagnier who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus passed away on Feb. 8, 2022 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. He was 89. In January 2009, his work on electromagnetic waves produced by DNA in water was published in Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences. The homeopathic community was excited about the potential implications of this highly sensitive detection system to verify that electromagnetic signals of an original substance remain in water of a homeopathic dilution and produce dramatic biological effects.

“I can't say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions are right,” said Montagnier in an interview published in the Dec. 24, 2010 issue of Science magazine. “High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules. We find that with DNA, we cannot work at the extremely high dilutions used in homeopathy; we cannot go further than a 10 18 dilution, or we lose the signal. But even at 10 18, you can calculate that there is not a single molecule of DNA left. And yet we detect a signal,” said Montagnier about his reproducible results.

He further explained these waves in the Science interview, “What we have found is that DNA produces structural changes in water, which persist at very high dilutions, and which lead to resonant electromagnetic signals that we can measure. Not all DNA produces signals that we can detect with our device. The high-intensity signals come from bacterial and viral DNA.”

In a Nov. 1, 2011 television interview with France 5, Montagnier said, “The great error would be, the childish thing would be to say: This phenomenon, we do not understand it so it does not exist. That is very unscientific. Let us be modest; Let us think that we still have many things to learn from nature, that there are other theories that are close to being realized, but are still not completely actualized, and that perhaps they will one day explain our big questions.”