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Distortion of Science Should be a Felony …

… in which case Deepak Chopra would be a serial offender. Here is one (among many) of his scientific distortions:1

Choprasclaim 3273869

… and here is a summary of the REAL finding:

Realreport 4157600The small number of participants (35) makes the study statistically uncertain.  That is why the co-senior author of the article has said that

the finding “needs to be confirmed by larger studies.”

Ten of the 35 patients embarked on a lifestyle change that included — as the picture clearly shows — FOUR categories, of which meditation was only ONE OF SEVERAL OPTIONS for the stress management category.

The study does not distinguish between the four categories, nor between yoga-based stretching, breathing, and meditation options of the third category. It is very possible that the elimination of meditation could have resulted in the same outcome for the study!

  1. Click on either picture to go to its source.

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