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this is causing a lot of uproar, for quite a while.
Now some counter papers are coming out.

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124


a statistical refutation. statistics, ummm, isnt that what got us in trouble in the first place?
http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.3718


a good explanation, and a warning, by a science based medicine guy.
links to other papers inside.

http://saveyourself.ca/articles/ioannidis.php

and a PLOS statement on the studies and publishing
http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020272

and a skeptic's look at natural health
http://www.nathanaeljohnson.org/all-natural/





 
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Good for thought. The named problem _is_ a problem because of that old human characteristic: We go for the sweet wide path to the big open gate. If you accept that then it ought to make you consider the value of people who really piss you off - and why they do.

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