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Kevin Anthem's picture

Hello Mr. Paul Grobstein!

Hello Mr. Paul Grobstein! (or Professor Paul, if I may)

I'm Kevin. I merely stumbled upon this great avenue for learning science. I'm not really a science buff here, but I do want to learn some real science bits. While I may have simply forgotten everything my biology teacher taught me, here are the top three questions that popped up instantly.

1. How does the placebo effect really work? Does it do any good at all?

2. Is it possible that from a scientific standpoint, religious prayers are actually psychological therapy? Or maybe prayers = energy?

3. Is there a scientific basis for mental telepathy? Is it even possible?

Thanks in advance!

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