I love science. I don’t write about it much anymore. I tended to ramble on about evolution, and keeping religion out of the classroom. I will leave detailed science articles to people that actually know what they are talking about. haha.
One thing that I find so interesting is the placebo effect. Why? Placebos show the power of the mind in making someone feel better. Does that mean that real medicine is not effective? No, it’s just that the patient needs to be sold that the pill, shot, operation will help.
Maybe that’s how homeopathic medicine actually works? lol
Here is a cool video about the placebo effect, and how it’s effects are measured, and how there are geographic differences with how well it works. I quote Bill Nye the Science Guy when I say, “Cool Science”…
- The strange powers of the Placebo Effect (guardian.co.uk)
- Placebo effect is inherently human – that includes ALL HUMAN BEINGS (bipolarblast.wordpress.com)
- Is the Placebo Effect a Problem for Atheism? (santitafarella.wordpress.com)
- Ethical placebos (stunning, but not actually surprising) (sethgodin.typepad.com)