[ExI] New Yorker article: The Truth Wears Off

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Thu Dec 9 02:58:34 UTC 2010

... On Behalf Of BillK
Subject: Re: [ExI] New Yorker article: The Truth Wears Off

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:
> anyone have access to the full text?
>> Jonah Lehrer, Annals of Science, "The Truth Wears Off," The New Yorker,
>Ask and ye shall receive...<http://crayz.org/science.pdf>  BillK

Is it not a remarkable coincidence that the efficacy of any medication tends
to decline in such a way that it reaches zero at the exact moment the patent
on that medication expires.  Fortunately, there is always a new medication
with a fresh patent, that appears to be miraculously effective in treating
whatever malady the now-defunct medication once cured.


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