A Double-Blind Study Is Truly Doubly Blind

Music: Kommt her zu mir. By Heinrich Herzogenberg.
From the free classical sheet music collection of the W. Icking Archive.
Copyright by Andre Van Ryckeghem at Kunst der Fuge.

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A double-blind study is doubly bind:
First, because it thinks it's in control;
Second, because it's in too much control,
Masking viscera with the face of mind.
Being's neither linear nor lined;
Cause and effect are interactive; the whole
Disintegrates divided into parts; the goal
Must be with more humility defined.
One sees by flashlight; variables unknown
Cannot be controlled; nothing is
Isolable; each moment is unique.
Yes, statistics help, but they are prone
To hide what might be missing. Scientists quiz
The world and get the answers that they seek.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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