Annika Merkelbach: Your book will soon be published in English. Do you expect similar reactions internationally?
Natalie Grams: Well, I also know the story of Edzard Ernst very well, and of Simon Singh, and I see parallels to my experiences there. Everyone probably experiences the same thing in these cases. The skeptic, especially in pseudo-medicine, seems to be a controversial figure anyway—experiences of attacks, bullying or slander, even court cases seem to be „normal.“ So, I don’t necessarily expect in my case to be any different.
In Germany, people have become a little accustomed to me now; now I am curious to see how my position will be perceived internationally. However, the international criticism of homeopathy is not new; I will only be one an additional person. A special aspect to this however is that homoeopathy was invented in Germany, so criticism from within Germany maybe gives the whole thing a new spin.
Merkelbach: You haven’t only had positive experiences since 2015. What motivates you?
Grams: „I think that’s two things in particular. On the one hand, I am motivated by the fact that I made a mistake, and although I’m a medical doctor, I did not recognize this for a long time. It’s my aim to avoid that other people might also make this mistake and perhaps believe in homeopathy, so much that they miss or delay a proper treatment—with disastrous health outcomes. Especially when it comes to children who cannot yet decide for themselves. Of course, this is the core, more a medical, altruistic motivation.
But, on the other hand, I must also say: this maliciousness I was confronted with generated something like „Now more than ever“ within me, so I will not put up with that. I put up reasonable arguments and what happened? Instead of discourse, people distorted and twisted them and lifted all this onto a totally personal level! I am fed up with this.
This motivates me to present myself and say „No, I’m sorry, here are the arguments and, now more than ever, where are your reasonable answers?“
Ebenfalls sehr lesenswert: eine aktuelle Analyse des Diskurswandels bei Die Erde ist keine Scheibe.
- Natalie Grams: Professional Homeopath to Professional Skeptic, CSI am 22. Januar 2019
- Homöopathie – Eine „Lüge“? Die Erde ist keine Scheibe am 22. Januar 2019
- Die kleinste Geige der Welt, Onkel Michaels kleine Welt am 22. Januar 2019
- Natalie Grams: Homeopathy Reconsidered. What Really Helps Patients. Springer 2019, 124 Seiten, 24,60 €