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    A Call For Medical Nihilism - To Do Nothing Is Also Good Medicine

    To my greatest surprise, I stumbled upon yet another article in the Scientific American (SCIAM) that looked completely out of place in that publication. After all, SCIAM was (and continues to be) a bastion of official medicine and its articles often read more like drug company brochures than...
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    Scientists Call For Abandoning The Concept Of "statistical Significance"

    When somebody emailed Peat with the latest study showing a highly statistically significant outcome that immunosuppression was a viable treatment of autoimmune conditions, Peat's response was that most studies with "statistically significant" results are actually quite insignificant and often...
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    Everything Big Data Claims To Know About You May Be Wrong

    As many of you suspect by now, the whole push for the massive collection of human health data is probably not going to lead to any breakthrough cures/treatments. While the algorithmic analysis of massive data sets certainly has its value in terms of determining population-level or even global...
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