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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Experimental science 

xkcd: Placebo Blocker:

Placebo Blocker



I recall talking to a psychologist once about how people reacted to getting a diagnosis of a life-threatening disease.  So we thought perhaps we could do an experiment where we gave half the group a case of the flu, and the other half a life-threatening disease, and then we could evaluate which group behaved with more nobility and grace.  But this was in the days before ethics boards...

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Blasted ethics committees have taken all the fun out of research.



By Blogger jrkrideau, at 12:07 pm  

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