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Zachary Taylor

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Infeasable Experiments?
« on: February 18, 2015, 12:29:12 AM »
Sometimes, experiments that sound infeasable aren't actually infeasable:

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Consider the findings of Donald Unger, arguably the most dedicated researcher of knuckle cracking. In his teens, after his mother warned him the habit would give him arthritis, he started cracking his knuckles in the name of science, according to a 2009 Los Angeles Times story. He continued pop the joints in his fingers for over 60 years but only on his left hand. He left the right hand untouched as a comparison. And his decades-long self experiment found no arthritis in either hand.

From http://www.vox.com/2015/2/17/8047879/cracking-knuckles-bad-for-you

Now, if we could just get a few dozen other people to do this, and randomize the hands...

Good luck tomorrow, guys!

Prof. Caetano

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Re: Infeasable Experiments?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 12:06:23 AM »
You would still have a problem with the lack of placebo...

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Re: Infeasable Experiments?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 12:21:52 AM »
Good point. I suppose you could change how you use your hands if you're forced to crack one all the time.