You heard about that guy who’s been in a coma for twenty years that they now believe is conscious?
Watch this video.
There are two things going on here. The first is the neurological testing. I don’t have any way to look at the charts and even if I did, I wouldn’t know how to read them, so I can’t comment on that.
But the woman moving his hand around? That’s called "facilitated communication" and it’s bullshit.
When tested properly (by blindfolding the facilitator), what we find is the victim cannot communicate at all. He misses buttons, types gibberish, cannot answer personal questions (that the facilitator would not know) correctly, and otherwise fails.
One such test involved showing an item to the patient and not showing it to the facilitator. Then, the patient and facilitator were instructed to type out what the object was. The study showed a zero percent success rate.
ZERO PERCENT SUCCESS RATE.
Like I said, there are two things going on here. The first, I’m not qualified to comment on. The second… Jeebus. How does anybody believe this crap? I know the family feels awful and wants to communicate with him in some way, but subjecting yourself–and your injured loved one–to this kind of humiliation is just terrible.
And that woman doing the typing? She belongs behind bars for fraud. Absolutely shameless.