What the #$*! Do They Know?
One article on PainSci cites Scerri 2004: Why Do We Get Sick?
PainSci notes on Scerri 2004:
Although my evidence-based massage therapy practice attracted an unusually level-headed cross-section of society, for months of 2004 I was nevertheless besieged with giddy reviews of a film I loathe, What the #$*! Do We Know?!, because of its egregious interpretations of quantum physics and generally tedious new age sillyisms. But don’t take my word for it. Eric Scerri competently shreds the ridiculous scientific pretensions of the film. See also Wikipedia’s excellent article, which explains that David Albert, the most credible expert in the movie, “granted the filmmakers a near-four hour interview about quantum mechanics being unrelated [my emphasis] to consciousness or spirituality. His interview was then edited and incorporated into the film in a way that he claims misrepresented his views.”
This page is part of the PainScience BIBLIOGRAPHY, which contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers & others sources. It’s like a highly specialized blog. A few highlights:
- Inciting events associated with lumbar disc herniation. Suri 2010 Spine J.
- Prediction of an extruded fragment in lumbar disc patients from clinical presentations. Pople 1994 Spine (Phila Pa 1976).
- Characteristics of patients with low back and leg pain seeking treatment in primary care: baseline results from the ATLAS cohort study. Konstantinou 2015 BMC Musculoskelet Disord.
- Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of universal school-based mindfulness training compared with normal school provision in reducing risk of mental health problems and promoting well-being in adolescence: the MYRIAD cluster randomised controlled trial. Kuyken 2022 Evid Based Ment Health.
- No long-term effects after a three-week open-label placebo treatment for chronic low back pain: a three-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Kleine-Borgmann 2022 Pain.