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by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Lovely bit of woo...
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Lovely bit of woo...

... doing the facebook rounds...

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by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Bloody Dowsing Again
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Bloody Dowsing Again

Also, any water leak that has been running for a while has highly detectable attributes: wet dark ground, accelerated plant and algae growth where the pipe and soil are wet, damp smell in enclosed spaces, etc. So even just walking along the pipe and looking would likely have found a reasonable leak...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: UK General Election - May 7th, 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2747

Re: UK General Election - May 7th, 2015

Why no mention on the forum? Folks got bored with it a while ago, I expect. Inconclusive result expected. But this made me smile. Very good!! Skeptics do politics very badly. Any pretence of logical thought or conclusions drawn from consideration of evidence is lost to blind bias and preconception....
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Philips Blue Touch Pain Relief Patch
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Philips Blue Touch Pain Relief Patch

It is some considerable time since my complaint to the ASA regarding this 'wonder' product. In fact can't recall off top pf head when, but have a feeling it was very early this year or late last. Today received this missive from the ASA. Shall try to remember to post again when I hear further: Apol...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Scion
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Scion

Anyone convinced enough by the promise of this... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2619213/The-149-Star-Trek-molecular-scanner-tell-exactly-calories-cake-fruit-ripe-perfume-genuine.html ... to put up some dosh? I'm not. Mind you if it can tell the difference between homeopathic remedie...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Fuel from seawater
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Fuel from seawater

http://news.yahoo.com/us-navy-game-chan ... 44958.html

Any thoughts? The article just doesn't ring true to me on many counts.
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: How to heat a room using a candle.
Replies: 2
Views: 348

How to heat a room using a candle.

Is anyone else getting this stuff on facebook? They usually involve plant pots and other rustic, green type clobber. Apparently you can increase the amount of heat you get from candles by putting a couple of flowerpots over them. :fp http://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/heat-your-room-1-c...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The suspense is killing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: The suspense is killing...

Just to make things clear (as Smudge messed up the quotes :ay ) it is I who is retired, Matt is the self employed procrastinator.

It is unclear which of these Smudge is claiming to be.

I might think about fixing the quotes tomorrow sometime.
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Browsers.
Replies: 37
Views: 3969

Re: Browsers.

After quite a bit of fiddling, I find this forum and its software respond more quickly when I use Internet Explorer. The logo is always there, rather than at every other refresh, and the thumbs up smiley is always there too. I'll stick with my Google Chrome, better overall performance and nice inte...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Six Nations Rugby headline writing thread
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Six Nations Rugby headline writing thread

Yes - great shame it was only announced two minutes after scheduled kick off but I don't think it could have been helped. It all looked OK when the pitch was inspected some time before the match (90 minutes I think) but it was -5 at KO and -10 and dropping at half time. Perhaps 9 O'clock at night is...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The suspense is killing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: The suspense is killing...

DrS wrote:How does he know that his "scientific research ... will result in a series of breakthrough announcements "

;pu
Good point. He won't have already decided what result he wants would he? Surely not! That would mean he's tailoring his research to produce the desired result. Unthinkable. :-o
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Six Nations Rugby headline writing thread
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Six Nations Rugby headline writing thread

"Experimental England team of world cup hopefuls beat hardened, experienced Scotland with a 5 pound per man heavier pack and home advantage." ;-)
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Great Farage Demolition Job
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: Great Farage Demolition Job

bindeweede wrote:Nigel Farage looking more serious than is usual.

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by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The suspense is killing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: The suspense is killing...

Skepticism is a questioning attitude towards knowledge. I think it's quite clear that you're questioning whether or not this is pseudo science and I think you're probably capable of using critical thinking to reach a conclusion. It's clear just because a claim comes from natural news we can't deduc...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The suspense is killing...
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Re: The suspense is killing...

Zep wrote:It's from NaturalNews. Ergo it is utter tripe made up by a looney hiding in the Columbian backwoods (truly!) by definition. And that's being harsh on tripe.
You are being as non-skeptical as me then Zep. Which almost certainly makes us both 100% correct in this case...