A Statistical Analysis of God's Will Concerning Pain

Nothing is actually real until it happens to us, pain in particular. Until then it is merely a surge of power from a savage God, a false one created by simple mindedness, which informs us why the ancients were so ignorant in their conception of deities, as in the Greek and Roman gods, who were allowed the worst imaginable conceits without any cancellation of their worship or slowdown in their temple building.

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What Exactly Is An Antidepressant?

Five years ago, you were considered a snob if you insisted on bringing sodium channels into a discussion of pain. Now, everyone is acting as if they knew and know about sodium channels, no problem. It is even polite to mention calcium channels, now that the role of inflammation is being identified in a huge number of diseases. Each tiny new step in pain chemistry is resisted furiously and then suddenly accepted under an overwhelming weight of evidence.

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Indifference to Severe Central Pain

More is contained in obscure dusty books in rarely visited stacks in restricted libraries regarding the guarded and highly secret rites of ancient Egyptian temple ceremonies than is revealed about central pain in the open neurology shelves at modern medical libraries. It must the fascination of the mummy. Maybe we should dream up a bogus curse to catch the publlc’s interest. Maybe we could exploit the inability to tolerate the touch of clothing. “Naked Person Disease”. Sound interesting? It certainly does not sound believable. It would more likely lead to the building of jails than research laboratories. How bad can clothing be? With sufficient hypersensitization, worse than can possibly be imagined. Infinite sunburn, what a freak!

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