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Presentiment or entanglement? An alternative explanation for apparent entanglement in provings

Lewith, G.T., Brien, Sarah and Hyland, Michael E. (2005) Presentiment or entanglement? An alternative explanation for apparent entanglement in provings Homeopathy, 94, (2), 92 -95. (doi:10.1016/j.homp.2005.02.005).

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A number of authors have recently discussed the possible role entanglement in homeopathy. Walach et al have published a homeopathic proving which they interpreted as demonstrating entanglement between placebo and verum groups in a proving. The lack of a ‘run-in’ period was a weakness of this trial.
We present further results of our proving of Belladonna which show that subjects who reported symptoms during the placebo run-in period (‘presentiment provers’) were more likely to report symptoms during the treatment period. This data suggests and the observations of Walach et al may be explicable by conventional mechanisms including differential reporting and constitutional type

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: proving, entanglement, presentiment privers, belladonna


Local EPrints ID: 24382
ISSN: 1475-4916
PURE UUID: 4dea0aac-9960-4641-a50b-4595bd41c60f

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:13

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Author: G.T. Lewith
Author: Sarah Brien
Author: Michael E. Hyland

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