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A Solution for the Wikipedia-Problem: Freewiki

Written by Joerg Wichmann

Homeopathy Joerg Wichman is starting a new website called Freewiki, to counter the current Wikipedia which is used to denigrate Homeopathy and other natural healing methods.

Everyone who has tried to find information about a homeopathic subject or any other form of alternative medicine in Wikipedia, will know that Wikipedia has become an instrument not to spread knowledge but to manipulate public opinion.

And everyone who has tried to correct wrong statements or mobbing against homeopathy in a Wikipedia article will have found themselves blocked as a user and the correction reversed within a few minutes. So, there is no possibility to change the situation as Wikipedia is in the hands of well organized groups of fanatic materialists who block all users with a different philosophy.

Some research showed that homeopathy and CAM are not the only targets of Wikipedia manipulation. Critical political views outside the mainstream are also, as well as ecological issues that include a critical view on Monsanto.(footnote: You can read some of this research in more detail in my blog “Homeopathy and the World”).

Behind these attacks on several subjects and their exponents is a group of people who falsely declare themselves as “skeptics”. (footnote: Why they are not you can read here.) These pseudo-skeptics are not just acting as individuals according to their personal belief-system, which would of course be their right and part of our freedom of opinion and belief. But they work organized for a targeted manipulation and rewriting of Wikipedia and other media. There is a group called GSoW – “Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia” (no joke!) with the only objective to do just that and to train newcomers to manipulate Wikipedia. (footnote: You can read this in this article and in their own publications.)

Now what to do? We can just go on complaining about the situation and wishing for someone to change it. But Wikipedia is far too important as a public reference system and becoming more important every year, so that it will more or less monopolize “objective information” within a short time and be the only source people turn to if they want to “know” about something. – We can’t leave it at that.

Obviously fighting against something we don’t like, is not the way of homeopathy. Homeopathic would be to do the same, but a bit different. So, I decided to build a platform that covers all those issues that are being misrepresented in Wikipedia and give them a fair and solid description. This platform is called FreeWiki and it is online already though with too little content yet.

On the one hand FreeWiki is a necessary alternative to the distorted articles in Wikipedia and is meant to draw public attention to this problem. On the other hand, it is also a chance for us to collect solid homeopathic information in one place where it is easily accessible for everyone.

Regular readers of “Homeopathy for Everyone” will know of Wiki4CAM, a website project started by Dr. Manish Bhatia several years ago with quite similar goals. Sadly this project had to be stopped because it was taken over and spoilt by the same groups of people that dominate Wikipedia.

Why a new attempt? What is the difference? First, this time there will be no anonymous and free access to FreeWiki. All users have to register with their full name and email address and apply for editing rights. This is a bit clumsy but necessary to protect the site. And secondly FreeWiki will not only cover CAM subjects which would make it interesting only for insiders who know it anyway and would not arose much public interest. FreeWiki will be an online encyclopaedia for all those controversial subjects that are treated like enemies by the dominating Wikipedia editors.

Doing this FreeWiki will raise consciousness to the fact that homeopathy and CAM are part of a much wider movement that is critical of an overly materialistic view of the world and of destructive ecological, economical and political behaviour. It will do so for CAM insiders to be more politically conscious and see their therapeutic and healing work in a wider context. And it will make political and ecological activists aware of an alternative to conventional medicine being a necessary part of a new form of peaceful and sustainable society.

All of you who read this and feel competent in any form of homeopathy or CAM, please feel invited to contribute and support FreeWiki. FreeWiki will follow the same strict rules regarding sources, quotation, ethical values (non-discriminating, non-racist, no insults or offences, etc.), and others as Wikipedia was meant to in the first place; and the project is donation based.

You are invited to participate in this project and introduce your fields of knowledge in the form of encyclopaedic articles. Any kind of proposals, ideas, criticism and additions are very welcome. Interested? Register in FreeWiki and write to Joerg Wichmann, [email protected].

About the author

Joerg Wichmann

Joerg Wichmann, born 1958, lives in the countryside near Cologne, Germany. He is a licensed Heilpraktiker and works as a homeopathic therapist, an author and lecturer and runs the "Bergische Homoeopathie-Schule" " a three year post-graduate course in homeopathy. Joerg has done provings of : Fagus sylvatica (Beech tree), Tyto alba (Barn owl) and Betula alba (Birch tree). He was co-founder and president of the board of the SHZ – Foundation for Homeopathic Qualification in Germany. His writings include : The Natural System of Remedies and Lisa and the Mystery of the White Globules – A Story about Homeopathy for Children. His current main project is the Homeopathy Proving's Website www.provings.info


  • Great stuff! – A real homoeopathic remedy 😀

    Only one problem – the ‘create account’ link at the top right does not work ….
    So we cannot join in and help.

    Help would be appreciated!

  • A very good idea. Discrediting Wikipedia for spreading nonsense about things they don’t understand is a marvellous idea.
    But those who intend to show where wiki is bungling should be highly intelligent and knowledgeable in Science subjects. Hence if what they are writing is to be taken seriously, they should also be able to and should differentiate the correct methods and interpretations of the Science of homeopathy and disown all the stupid and incorrect methods that have been proposed and being spread by so called self appointed modern gurus of homeopathy.
    We have seen how homeopaths are readily accepting nonsensical teachings od such Neo gurus without even questioning the consistency of such half baked teachings with the original concepts and laws.
    For example; a teacher ( I don’t wish to name one bcoz there are many) says snake remedy patients displaying the stealthy nature of snakes – we haplessly accept this nonsense without asking whether the poison causes symptoms of poisoning or a snakelike behaviour and habits in the provings ! Hahnemann and contemporary experts never wrote about symptoms which are imaginary and can be attributed to every person on earth if we are sufficiently biased ! But the intention of the compilers of the Materia Medica was always to list exclusive symptoms and definite symptoms though individually overlapping but presence of a few would be unique enough to single out a particular remedy, And an absence would be a definite eliminating point for that remedy.
    I don’t think any antagonising the Wikipedia without clearly defining -what is homeopathy and what it is not ( even by disowning some of the teachings of the modern masters) would have the intended impact.


  • Make sure to connect with goodgopher.com and naturalnews.com. Lots of people there will want to know about this.

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