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by DrS
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The Soil Association
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: The Soil Association

It's made no discernible difference for the past thirty or so years so I doubt it'll start now.
by DrS
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The Soil Association
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

Re: The Soil Association

I note that the admission came via PM rather than openly on the post itself ...

Bloody organization made life hell for smallholders in Wales when I was there with their sometimes nonsensical (and sometimes dangerous) regulations.
by DrS
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Ideas Or Improvements.
Topic: Skeps Forum Twitter account.
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Skeps Forum Twitter account.

I've got quite a busy website, but I still find twitter pales into insignificance compared to Facebook. I have just under 400 or so "followers" on twitter, but just under 4,000 or so on Facebook. Also, in terms of people clicking back to my own site, it's negligible compared to Facebook, and I perso...
by DrS
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Psychology and Neuroscience.
Topic: Handedness
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: Handedness

I'm right handed and had right-ear problems which left me with slightly better hearing (mainly psychologically so) in my left ear. A few months ago I'd have said, therefore, that the reason I held the phone to my left ear was for hearing reasons. But recently, my left side hearing has deteriorated a...
by DrS
Mon May 09, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Does the moon affect our mood or actions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Does the moon affect our mood or actions?

I knew an emergency services ambulance driver years ago who worked night shifts in the greater London area, and he swore that although they would get some sleep quite often, they never got any during full moons. He only worked nights and said he'd had years to verify this. I don't really see where t...
by DrS
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 195
Views: 20465

Re: EU Referendum

The expat forums I am still on (even though I'm no longer abroad) are full of it and I have to say that the 'outers' are winning hands down but I think this might be expected - it's far easier to knock than justify. It's the same in Tenerife, and here many are pensioners ... and I have to say that ...
by DrS
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Rembrandt's life in self-portraits.
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Rembrandt's life in self portraits.

Wonderful! How do they DO that?
by DrS
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Art And Photography.
Topic: Rembrandt's life in self-portraits.
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Rembrandt's life in self portraits.

Fantastic! I still count Schama's Rembrandt's Eyes as one of my favourite books!
by DrS
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Skepticism and Critical Thinking.
Topic: Freedom of speech
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Freedom of speech

I remember 15 years ago being told that my concern - and complaint - was "inappropriate" when a poster on Manchester University Arts Fac notice board was advertising a talk by someone who would now unequivocally be called a "hate preacher". And yet the PC liberal ... what? brigade? lot? left? ... I ...
by DrS
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Science and Mathematics.
Topic: Life on Mars
Replies: 25
Views: 4577

Re: Life on Mars

I'm sad and shocked too. Can't actually believe it. I imagine quite a few of us grew up with him, he was always there, in one persona or another. I thought all was fine and that the new album was yet another wonderful surprise that he'd sprung on us ... of course the real surprise was still to come....
by DrS
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Silly Stuff.
Topic: It's Chriiiistmaaaas!!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3898

Re: It's Chriiiistmaaaas!!!!!!

and I missed this thread too! But I've seen it today, and I hope everyone had a good day - however they define it - yesterday! We have lots of leftovers, but that's the best bit of Christmas for me!! Merry christmas, yule, solstice, navidad, weinachten, festive season, holidays ... whatever ... and ...
by DrS
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Welcome to Skeps. Why not say Hello and introduce yourself?
Topic: I made it!
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Re: I made it!

ditto!
by DrS
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Psychics and Mediums.
Topic: 'Reverend' Colin Fry
Replies: 33
Views: 6253

Re: 'Reverend' Colin Fry

no, buying the site doesn't equate to setting up a foundation. Setting up a foundation is like setting up a company - there is paperwork, official registration, and a sum lodged to confirm solvency. It doesn't have anything to do with what the foundation might do, like buying land. Synchronicity or ...
by DrS
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Music And Literature.
Topic: What book are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 156
Views: 20114

Re: What book are you reading at the moment?

I love my kindle! At the moment, I'm reading Philippa Gregory's Red Queen, sequel to the White Queen. It's all a bit flowery, but the history's reasonably solid enough (apparently not the case for her Boleyn novels). But they don't come close to Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, which was superb, and which...
by DrS
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Alternative Medicine and Therapies.
Topic: Gary Mannion - the INTERNATIONAL psychic surgeon
Replies: 35
Views: 4633

Re: Gary Mannion - the INTERNATIONAL psychic surgeon

chutzpah ... or stupidity. I think he could just be a bit dim. :roll: