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I'd like my placebo effect to be woo-free, please.

I take your point, but I can't off hand imagine anything which would produce the sort of impact, for want of a better term, as the medicinal attention and personalised relaxation that therapies such as reiki demonstrably can produce. And if you think that you can then just go right ahead because there is obviously a huge untapped market out there for therapies which can be shown to be even marginally effective.

You could stop working for the man and be your own bosss
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I'd like my placebo effect to be woo-free, please.
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Passing by a TV in the airport (ps-- I'm in Montana again for the weekend), I heard that ISIS sleeper cells were "almost certainly" already in the country, even though there is no evidence suggesting anything of the sort.

I mean, in the buildup to Iraq One, I honestly had fears that there were terrorists in the country, just waiting for Hussein's signal. But then again, I was eighteen goddamn years old, and didn't know shit about world politics. But to think, I could have skipped college and immediately become a Fox News pundit.

But back to OP: is there an implication in there that merely TALKING about counter terrorism increases the chances of an attack? I'm being facetious of course, but that appears to be the logic they're using.
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Reflexologists can fuck right off, though.

If your discipline talks about energy and you're not some kind of engineer or physicist, you will all be thrown out the airlock with no regrets.

Saw an article once, wish I knew what to google, in which a Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS was caught lulling his patients long enough that they were relaxed enough for him to fuck off into the corner and read the Sun for an hour.

If that was me? I'd have just been like "Yeah, I'm just THAT GOOD. I can operate on my dudes from this distance, and multitask at the same time."

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Okay, fuck this planet - I want off  :argh!:

You appear to be in pain, dear. Here, try a nice hot sweet cup of tea and some evidence.
 http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/treatment/complementary-alternative/therapies/reiki

Is reiki an all singing, all dancing panacea? Is it fuck. But it does seem to have some utility in the treatment regimes of people going through particular challenges, like cancer treatments, or like actually just having cancer in itself. And if you still want off the planet there is probably a tablet for that.  :wink:
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Aneristic Illusions / Schrodinger's Jihad
« Last post by Cain on Today at 09:56:22 am »
Schrodinger's Jihad: the state in which a country is both under threat from a terrorist attack that is "highly likely" to happen, yet there is no "specific threat or information suggesting an attack is imminent."

See also: UK "counterterrorism" "policy".

Serious comment: this is just shameless, even by our current government's standards.  The threat level has been raised, not because of any actionable intelligence (that has been reported in the press) but because the government is going to hold discussions next week on modifying counter-terrorism legislation.

Again.

Because thus far our counter-terrorism legislation has done wonders for reducing the threat of terrorism in the UK.  Only...if the government could somehow bring control orders back in, it'd be even better.
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Wrap it in gauze, under a smear of bactine, to keep the gauze from sticking.

Thanks.  Unfortunately, no gauze at all.  I ran it under a cold tap for a bit and left it alone overnight, which seems to have done the trick.  Still hurts like hell whenever I hit the spacebar, though.

Jesus.  :horrormirth:

I have a real talent for ripping my thumbnails off.  As you may or may not recall, I did something similar about 4 months back.
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THIS IS WHAT ATHETITS BELIEVE:



That wasn't a typo was it? There are actually people who don't believe in breasts?  :eek:
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Reflexologists can fuck right off, though.

If your discipline talks about energy and you're not some kind of engineer or physicist, you will all be thrown out the airlock with no regrets.

Saw an article once, wish I knew what to google, in which a Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS was caught lulling his patients long enough that they were relaxed enough for him to fuck off into the corner and read the Sun for an hour.

If that was me? I'd have just been like "Yeah, I'm just THAT GOOD. I can operate on my dudes from this distance, and multitask at the same time."

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Okay, fuck this planet - I want off  :argh!:
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Principia Discussion / Re: An amusing bit against the number 5
« Last post by Regret on Today at 01:11:48 am »
... nothing to say, just :mittens:
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« Last post by The Right Reverend Nigel on Today at 01:11:45 am »
Its like that NYT article I posted on FB...academic and disciplinary/work field bubbles are even more likely than social networking and political ones.

I mean, at least sizeable amounts of both Republicans and Democrats disagree with the Drug War.

I've definitely noticed the academic bubbles... behavioral economists totally recreating research that was done by psychologists in the 50's and 60's, and calling it "groundbreaking".
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