Is this book an opinion or result of a research?

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Re: Is this book an opinion or result of a research?

Post by EricaWilson » 06 Jan 2019, 16:25

The book might have been stronger had the author been in the science field herself, but I feel that she still brings up a great amount of proof to back up her claims. She draws from outside sources, including things she learned from her own father's research.

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Post by TuyetMai » 08 Jan 2019, 10:12

From what I've read, it's a mix of both. The author strongly believes in her claims and she has her father's extensive research to back them up.

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Post by Sirajuddin » 08 Jan 2019, 11:40

The author of this book has given a reference from her father's experiment that how he had cured a French President, and there are other examples given in the book to prove that this book is the result of research.

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Post by raqstar1 » 08 Jan 2019, 16:54

I think that it really comes down to the fact that it isn't a scientific paper. It's a work of non-fiction where she incorporates the research that has been done and presents it in a way that is easily understandable to the general populace. So asking if it is research based or opinion based isn't really fair. She definitely gives ample backup to the research that she mentions in the book. But she also gives opinions based on her life experiences. In the end, I would say that it is a well written book with strong research to back the claims that are made.
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Post by piecesfallapart » 08 Jan 2019, 17:10

Father's research, it is more an opinion. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I do believe it's opinion.

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Post by Alicia09 » 08 Jan 2019, 18:11

I think this book is a result of research, because Sylvie did not even think to continue her father's work until she was approached by patients who originally healed from her father's extracts before he died. It wasn't until Sylvie saw the benefits of his extracts and the need for this type of help when she began to think about continuing the research. Sylvie also worked with multiple scientists and biologists to confirm the effectiveness of her father's extracts like Pao Pereira. So this book is definitely a result of research.

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Post by Samy Lax » 09 Jan 2019, 00:06

I think valid research has been done by her father on the subject. I find this good enough reason to believe in it.
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Post by Storm+ » 09 Jan 2019, 04:44

Much of the author's narrative is fueled by her opinions. However, the actual information and facts that she includes in her book are not mere opinions or the result of her father's ideas, but, rather, they are backed by academic papers and scientific studies done by a plethora of experts in the field. As such, this book is both a necessary result of the author's opinions and idealology AND a result of legitimate research.

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Post by jefftone » 09 Jan 2019, 06:41

I think she has acquired vital information from some bit of research on the same since she is neither a biologist nor a medical expert but a lawyer.Though her dad had deep knowhow on health,it is not enough to put it that she stagnated on that,she might have gone a certain step ahead to validate the above.Even though many people won't agree with her since she's not educated in the field of medicine.

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Post by Sweet Psamy » 09 Jan 2019, 07:50

The book is more opinion based. Specifically based off her father's research and knowledge as a lawyer. Blessings!

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Post by centfie » 10 Jan 2019, 11:00

Cancer is a life-threatening disease, this work should be based on research findings and not just one person's research. It's not an academic book, so I don't think the author's academic background matters. However, researchers in the field might find some gaps in research through this book and publish peer reviewed articles to refute or prove the ideas expressed herein.
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Post by Sunnyroyish » 10 Jan 2019, 11:09

In my opinion, the claims made in the book are opinions of the author. However, the author is not a complete fool. There is some research involved as the author's father was a biologist.
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Post by C-Extra22 » 10 Jan 2019, 12:56

Yes I think it is based on a sufficient level of research to back it's claims. Her father's research was spectacular.

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Post by cpru68 » 10 Jan 2019, 15:17

The one thing that has struck me as I have been reading this book is that the author is pretty transparent about the fact that she is out of her element in the field that her parents had careers in. But, she enlists help to continue on the work. That, to me, speaks volumes about the authenticity of the work. Henry Ford was a great inventor with only an eighth-grade education. He surrounded himself with the right people who knew the answers and to help him problem solve those things that were out of his league. I am finding that this author has done the same thing as she navigates her way through her father's much-valued work.
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Post by nonamer_miss » 10 Jan 2019, 21:19

According to a review that I've red, the book is a result of the author's father's life long research and his battle against big pharmaceutical companies. Whether it is her's or her father's, the research have produced positive outcome which matters more.

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