I find it very interesting that Jim Humble, in his latest newsletter, bashes the scientific method, then points to an example of it as proof that chlorine dioxide can work against the swine flu...
Jim Humble is not a scientist. Otherwise he would embrace the credibility that comes from doing a series of controlled tests and proving the effectiveness of a product. Instead of offering proof of effectiveness, and the steps involved in getting those results, he simply goes on mood changes ("I feel better now") and when the results don't happen, he adjusts the protocol or adds another chemical and says "try that."
He also seems to choose which scientific tests he chooses to support. He initially stated that chlorine dioxide lasted 12 hours in the body. Now he has dropped that to 2 hours. Yet, scientific tests done with monkeys show that chlorine dioxide is gone within minutes. He never has said what type of tests he did to come up with his numbers, but when he revised the 12 hours down to 2 hours, he simply stated that further testing has revealed this.
I can give you a quick scientific test to run to show that the chlorine dioxide is very quickly used up once it gets inside the body. Mix up a dose of Miracle-Mineral-Supplement , and check it for the concentration of chlorine dioxide. I use test strips that have been calibrated, according to a scientific method, to measure the concentration of chlorine dioxide. Next, take a mouthful of the solution and swish it around inside your mouth for 30 seconds, then spit it out into a glass. Measure what you just spit out for the presence of chlorine dioxide.
When I run this simple test, starting out with 600 PPM chlorine dioxide (a very strong solution) I find that after 30 seconds the concentration of chlorine dioxide has dropped to 0 PPM. This brings up the question of what is getting into the blood stream if all the chlorine dioxide is used up in the mouth and stomach...?
I will admit that when the scientific method doesn't support your claims, it is much easier to bad mouth the method than it is to actually figure out what is going on.
Jim Humble is correct in that it does take a lot of money to bring a drug to the point where the FDA allows it to be used on people. However, I don't think that he is interested in bringing a drug to market. It doesn't take a lot of money to demonstrate, via the scientific method, that something is effective. The Japanese study he referenced to could be duplicated for a cost of a few thousand dollars, even though it is quite complex in that it is difficult to maintain constant air concentrations of chlorine dioxide.
I think the difficulties and corruption of the drug approval process are well known, but just because it costs drug companies a lot of money to bring drugs to market does that justify the lack of proof that Miracle-Mineral-Supplement is effective?
Jim Humble, once you have used the scientific method to demonstrate that Miracle-Mineral-Supplement is effective, and shared that method with others so they can follow it and verify it, then you can run away to the jungle and be paranoid. Right now it seems that you have the cart ahead of the donkey...