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Old 30 January 2013, 12:39 PM
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Yes, I know what a placebo is.

I was wondering why you think there is evidence that a placebo works. So I asked you: A placebo works compared to what? If you're comparing a medicine to a placebo are you claiming that the 1/3 of the people get better in that case because of the placebo? So, for example, a placebo is put on wounds in one group, a drug is put on wounds in another. Both groups get better and you're saying that the placebo "worked" in some way? Is that the kind of evidence you're talking about?
Originally Posted by damian View Post
It is thought that around 1 in 3 people will feel the effects of fake medicine.
Is that what you think? (Sorry but I don't think the passive tense is going to allow you to make this claim without evidence.)
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