Chapman’s Nocebo Study

Wayne Gulden, March 18 2013

Simon Chapman, a public-health professor in Australia, has long maintained that the health and annoyance issues from wind turbines that people complain about are the result of nocebo. Recently he published a study that purports to conclusively demonstrate that those health complaints are not caused by the wind turbines; rather they are caused by anti-wind activists (presumably like me) instilling these ideas into people by our writings……

This was typical Chapman – designed a study whose outcome could safely be predicted to confirm his prior beliefs, cherry picks the data, ignoring stuff he doesn’t like, and finishes up with unsupported assertions and innuendos.

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