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by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The suspense is killing...
Replies: 17
Views: 2808

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...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Great Farage Demolition Job
Replies: 15
Views: 2504

Re: Great Farage Demolition Job

So far in that constituency they've put up Smith (the homophobic racist), Bolter (who someone tried to shag so she resigned) Neil Hamilton (who was caught with his hands in the kitty) and Smith (the homophobic racist) again.

I can't wait to see who on earth they're going to propose next...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: The suspense is killing...
Replies: 17
Views: 2808

The suspense is killing...

Am I being a non-skeptic by placing this prematurely in the Pseudoscience section? Time alone will tell - two months and two days to be precise... http://www.naturalnews.com/042791_scientific_breakthroughs_food_science_Health_Ranger.html# This research is the project I had initially stated would be ...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Spontaneous Baby Combustion.
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Spontaneous Baby Combustion.

It's probably nail varnish remover. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401922/Can-baby-just-burst-flames-This-child-claimed-spontaneously-combusted-times-Crazy-A-new-theory-offers-tantalising-explanation.html The ‘pork puppet’ was marinated in acetone, dressed in clothes, and placed in a chair...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Spontaneous Baby Combustion.
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Spontaneous Baby Combustion.

I'd take him away from his parents quicker than you can say Munchausens by proxy.

(nicked off ratskep)
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Perceptions of immigrants
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Perceptions of immigrants

The Spanish forums are all abuzz about a recent British TV programme that showed life on the Costas and those who live there in a pretty poor light. Anyway one thing that was made clear was that the majority of Spanish people are firmly convinced that UK pensioners (who make up the majority of UK re...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Wikipedia 24 hours Black-out - Read why
Replies: 35
Views: 4554

Re: Wikipedia 24 hours Black-out - Read why

Wikipedia says this about how it would (or at least could) affect them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more How could SOPA and PIPA hurt Wikipedia? SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary block...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Fourth phase of water
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Fourth phase of water

Your body consists of over 99 percent water molecules Nope - 55% to 78% Mercola is certainly misleading here but in his ambiguity lies something that is not a lie. By mass you are correct we're about two thirds water. But if you count up all those small simple lightweight water molecules there's 99...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Fourth phase of water
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Fourth phase of water

From Mercola's site, posted yesterday but much of it old news. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/18/exclusion-zone-water.aspx There is a fourth phase of water, not H2O but H3O2, and can be called living water. It’s more viscous, dense, and alkaline than regular water; has a ...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Economics and Law.
Topic: Labour leadership
Replies: 43
Views: 7287

Re: Labour leadership

Well, Corbyn's "Honeymoon period" hasn't lasted long, not that the UK press was ever likely to grant him one. I came across this open letter last night, criticising Corbyn's support for homeopathy. http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/an-open-letter-to-jeremy-corbyn-why-i-cant-take-a-believer-of-homeop...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Lunar Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Lunar Effect

Steven Novella does a convincing takedown of the Lunar Effect and the confirmation bias that perpetuates it even amongst scientists and mental health professionals. An often cited 1985 review by Rotton, Kelly and Culver found no lunar effect for a long list of events, including suicide, homicide, cr...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Water scale inhibitors
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: Water scale inhibitors

I did send a complaint to the ASA - about ecomagnets.com (another supplier) and have just received this... Further to my email below, we have now received a response from Ecomagnets. They have agreed to remove all claims from their advertising which state or imply that the H2flow product can prevent...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Water scale inhibitors
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: Water scale inhibitors

Here is an interesting paper on this issue.

http://www.chem1.com/CQ/magscams.html

Even if there is some basis of fact in this, calmag make some pretty bold claims for which they are supposed to have 'robust evidence'.

I'm considering sending a complaint to the ASA about their website.
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area.
Topic: Quadrantids
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Quadrantids

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/03/quadrantid-meteor-shower-dazzle Apparently if you blink you'll miss it but it could be good while it lasts. I don't know why the Guardian is quoting EST - probably just copied it from a US publication. The Quadrantid meteor shower, the first of 2012, wi...
by chaggle
Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Pseudoscience.
Topic: Water scale inhibitors
Replies: 12
Views: 2106

Re: Water scale inhibitors

Cheers guys. It's not expensive (compared to the cost of the whole thing which is quite shocking) so I'll just let them get on with it. Anyway I'm told it has to be fitted or the guarantee will be void. :roll: Here is part of the description from the calmag site... What CalCombi does… In simple term...