concerned: I am concerned that whoever you are, you do not sound very concerned. I am afraid of what you do sound like. What sounds like it matters to you more is that you have an opportunity to be in on some sham scam. How would one patient out of ten be of significance to any discussion? It begins to sound like toothpaste commercials of old, where we heard the common statistic about that proportion of people. Except in those, only swaying buying masses by the latest sales technique was intended.
I say give 10 people sham treatment under propofol, but don't tell them it's part of a study.
I am getting very concerned about the ethics of this wee discussion. Have you also talked to the police department about this? Why don't we, while we're at it, advertise a cure for cancer, starting with ten people, and give them each a pacemaker? If anyone claims to be cured of cancer, we will have proven placebo exists!
Please tell me this is a joke. I do not want my opinion of my fellow human beings to be so low. Why don't I see any smiley faces? If this is some king of social-networking form of entrapment I don't find it funny.
I think people who have some form of ethical morality should be the only ones allowed within a hundred miles of a scientific study. Some people around here are beginning to sound, shall we say, more sadistic than scientific?
I could be wrong. It might be just the latest criminal fad, like date-rape. You really should consult with your local law enforcement first. I knew all the states had different laws, but wow!
I am getting to be very concerned for your mother. Another thing that scares me is that your obvious preference for, and belief that the CNS is the most important "part" of the body, leads me to think that you think that it has some kind of "magickal" power over the rest, via the famous placebo effect, or perhaps by design.
P.S. -- somebody here described the placebo effect in magickal terms ("mind over matter") but a more rational definition would be "CNS over CNS, PNS, organs and limbs".
Sounds more like walking upright. Why can't other animals do this magick? Has the brain evolved so far as to be able to perform feats of healing never seen in 150 years? Amazing. And I thought *I* didn't get out much!
I don't really get what your saying. I'm not a doctor and I can't perform studies so I don't need to talk to any police. I loathe doing so anyway.
I didn't mean that a study like that would discredit CCSVI, I said it could determine whether some of the effects being reported could be placebo, which many claim here is impossible. Your selective quoting left out the part where I said if no one shows "miraculous" results, they should all get the real procedure. I think a study as such would be at least as ethical as performing an unproven operation outside of a clinical study. But I'm no medical ethics person.
I think the CNS is probably the most important part of the body, and I think because of my CNS, so I think this seems to be true. (I think I think therefor I think I am.)
I see you live in Ottawa, if you don't believe that I'm 26 years old and unemployed, you can meet me in a public place somewhere if you want. I think my appearance, cleanliness (or lack thereof) and disability bus pass could put your mind at ease if you think I'm secretly a neuro or something. I don't think many neurologists ride the bus, or are on ODSP.
And yes, I am very concerned about my mother, which is why I spend 3-4 hours a day taking care of her.
P.S. --- I am a fan of de Sade, and as Nietzsche was fond of saying, "We amoralists..." But didn't de Sade run in front of a horse and carriage to save a baby? and didn't Nietzsche go mad after seeing a man floggin a horse? Yes, I think we amoralists can be a compassionate bunch.