a most excellent take-down

Over on Respectful Insolence, one of Orac’s specialties is the dissection of various forms of jiggery-pokery/hocus-pocus/pseudoscientific nonsense. This post of his is well worth reading: it takes a recent paper on a purported ‘energy-healing’ technique & explains why what was done is very far indeed from good science. (It’s worth repeating the old aphorism that the plural of ‘anecdote’ is not ‘data’.) You would have to wonder about the peer-review processes for that particular journal…

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