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You and I need to have a pint sometime (we could even make it a homeopathic one). You're coming out with Borg-talk and that's my bag. Are you the real world version of Locutus? I'd actually be quite happy if we are the Collective. I think it would be cooler than Picard's head. When I was young I used to think that's what "heaven" would be like - open thoughts, no lying, everyone accepting of the thoughts of everyone else and every thought was out there.
(I can't believe I'm putting that on a public board, but what the hec....)
The squirrel digresses........on to the studies on my rodent cousins.
Bert, you are so right about that. So...Just to be sure I'm looking at the right rat study, is this the one that pertains to noise & microvascular damage? I just glanced through... What I didn't like about that one jumped out right at the beginning. I would need to know what kind of cages these rats were housed in...huge red flag...so I'll boldly go where no (wo)man has gone before:
In normal lab conditions rats are housed either in "rat racks" made of metal or in plastic bins, and only occasionally in small metal cages. In my personal experience, any kind of metal disperses and mutes the effects of Reiki and I believe the type of enclosure would make a difference in the outcome. Experienced Reiki practitioners usually remove their jewelry for that reason. I hope I'm not talking out of turn here, I'm pretty sure this isn't the type of discussion you're looking for, and I haven't read the study in depth yet, but I just had to put this out there. The lab rats I once worked with at Wayne State in Detroit (I was a veterinary tech. with the Division of Lab Animal Resources) were certainly friendly enough to handle, as most rats are. I'm not saying hands-on Reiki is better than distance, but the possible presence of a lot of metal surround would certainly affect the outcome.
Vlad ~ Great! I'll wear mine, too! Save me a seat.
Does this mean that no further research should be carried out on energy work since there will never be any point in trying to show that God exists? No more tax dollars put into it. No more E. Coli testing or rat testing. Nothing.