No it doesn't. You don't understand science and you don't understand placebo effect. Your inability to think with the subject of Scientology is astounding. EDIT: Let me help you. A good technology must have these qualities: Predictability, Consistency and Reliability. Placebo effect is unpredictable, inconsistent and unreliable. Predictable: Hubbard's "tech" has specific and exact promised results -- they are on the Grade Chart and in HCOBs. The actual results are unpredictable and never the promised results. That's placebo effect. Consistent: Each process should always produce the same result on every "pc". With Hubbard's "tech" one never knows what will happen to the "pc", if anything. That's placebo effect. Reliable: With application of a good technology, no unexpected or undesirable effects should occur. That's not Hubbard's "tech". No one knows what's going to happen, good or bad. That's placebo effect. Hubbard's "tech" results are consistent with placebo effect and not the slightest like a good technology.