Talk:Dennis Merzel

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Former good article nominee Dennis Merzel was a Philosophy and religion good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Clinical trial[edit]

The following text

"A randomized clinical trial of Merzel's Big Mind method showed statistically significant differences between the treatment and control groups for all parameters measured,[1] though Johnson notes that the reported effects may also result from factors such as group effect, suggestibility, and/or simple expectation,[2] and that the study may have limited generalizability due to the high level of education of the participants.[2][note 1]"

was appended:

"A randomized clinical trial of Merzel's Big Mind method demonstrated significant positive results and stated, "That [since] such profound effects can be induced in a short time period implies the potential for enormous benefit for not only the spiritual development of individuals in general but most important for clinical populations where prolonged meditation-based interventions may not be practical. The patient groups most likely to obtain the greatest benefit are those suffering with end-of-life issues where time and energy level are reduced and spiritual insight rather than mere psychological well-being is considered a priority." This study showed statistically significant differences between the treatment and control groups for all parameters measured.[1] However, Johnson notes that the reported effects may also result from factors such as group effect, suggestibility, and/or simple expectation,[2] and that the study may have limited generalizability due to the high level of education of the participants.[2][note 2]"
  1. ^ a b Johnson 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Johnson 2011, p. 207.

The "randomized clinical trial" doesn't meet teh standards of proper scientific analysis. The way this "trial" is quoted here is suggestive and unacceptable. Flash, I suggest you simply stop editing Wikipedia, since your only objective is to promote Merzel and his Big Mind Process. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 12:39, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Personal attacks aside, would you mind walking me through how it does not meet the standards of proper scientific analysis? Thanks FlashClairvoyance (talk) 13:05, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Read the article on Big Mind Process, where it is clearly explained what's wrong with this "trial". My suggestion is not a personal attack, it's simply a conclusion based on your edits: you're a WP:SPA, whose contributions don't conform to Wiki-standards. Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 14:39, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

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Merger: Big Mind Process[edit]

I've merged Big Mind Process into this article; too little substance; probably a mere promotional spin-off. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 03:36, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

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