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Existentialist  ·  1646 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who do you trust? Your Doctor or Your Psychic? - Conversation with My Sister

    It's complicated, because of the placebo effect.

When it comes to psychics (or are you talking about acupuncture?), it isn't so much a placebo effect as it is the psychic making very broad, generalized statements that could be applied to near anyone or any situation.

lil  ·  1646 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In the story the psychic is one person - a friend, who doesn't charge. The acupuncturist is another person that my sister has been seeing for a long time. She uses all kinds of Chinese medicine.

Existentialist  ·  1645 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A friend? Wow. I feel that makes it worse. I can understand lying to strangers for the sake of your job, but I could never do something like that to a friend...

Have you met this psychic friend? Do they seem delusional? Do you think they believe they are psychic?