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Where are the Aliens :)

This subject has a curious history.  It never states the obvious.  Most likely any encounter with an Alien Civilization would take place through their Robotic Explorers - not unlike our own case.   If there were any life form in Mars or Europa - they would had meet our robotic devices.

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The Placebo Effect

The "belief' of the importance or relevance of a placebo effect always bothered me in the same way as the power of prayer. 

I've never worked on clinical trials statistics so I was never privy to data from double-blind randomized controlled trials (RCT).  Someone in the DC's Improbable Science did a great article on the subject.  

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