Monday, May 23, 2011

What constitutes proof?

Seeing may be believing, but it isn't proof.

That's been scientifically demonstrated for medical treatments. In his blog "But it works for me," Adam Slagell makes the skeptical point that just because a treatment works for someone doesn't prove its efficacy.

We've all heard of the placebo effect; believing a cure will work often produces the result even without any medicinal content. Tragically, the same is true for the nocebo effect; ... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

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