Research has shown that placebo’s work even when people are told they are placebo’s ahead of time.
Lu:6:39: And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
'Science' for the most part demands that we ignore that factor as irrelevant because we can't study it in a test tube or petri dish.
Quote:Research has shown that placebo’s work even when people are told they are placebo’s ahead of time.
I've read the same. My guess is that the test subjects were the beneficiaries of the human contact they received during the course of the study.
What it tells me is that some patients don't care what they are getting as long as they are getting something. The mere act of engaging in being treated has an effect. It's really pretty amazing. And demonstrates clearly that it's hard to differentiate between purely chemical results and psycho-biological results.
Absolutely! The study patients were getting the unspoken message that someone cared about their pain and were trying to help.
So how do we put that into a national program?
How about a national program where someone actually does care and is trying to help?
You mean like the good that religions offer the world today?
Oh wait, a national program of that kind is against the law isn't it.
National programs intended to help people are not against the law. Only National programs that promote religion (of any type) are.
There might be national programs based on religion intended to help people without promoting or proselytizing religion, but I don't think I can name any. Do you know of any?
Quote:National programs intended to help people are not against the law. Only National programs that promote religion (of any type) are.
What if the solution that society needs is 'spiritual'?
The Salvation Army does a lot of good work with minimal promotion. I send them a few bucks now and then.
It still offers the world a moral lamp stand. A call for modesty rather than the wide chase for all that is banal without considering the impact
"What if the solution that society needs is 'spiritual'?"
What if the solution that society needs is a brutal dictator? Should we do that?
Reductio ad Hitlerum, also argumentum ad Hitlerum, is a term coined by philosopher Leo Strauss in 1951. According to Strauss, the Reductio ad Hitlerum is a humorous observation where someone compares an opponent's views with those that would be held by Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party.
I see that you conveniently avoided the main point once again. Nice work.