1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest, Please note that adult content is not permitted on this forum. We have had our Google ads disabled due to some posts that were found from some time ago. Please do not post adult content and if you see any already on the forum, please report the post so that we can deal with it. Thanks, scara
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Please read this post: https://www.glory-glory.co.uk/community/threads/fund-raising-for-jeremy-yermiyahu.10542/
    Dismiss Notice

Quacks & Pseudoscience

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by scaramanga, 15 Dec 2015.

  1. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2013
    Messages:
    10,665
    Likes Received:
    7,344
    I don't disagree with any of that.
     
  2. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    36,737
    Likes Received:
    28,088
    And tighter controls/enforcement on claims made in advertising, promo literature, etc
     
  3. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2013
    Messages:
    10,665
    Likes Received:
    7,344
    I'd hope that's already the case, but I suppose there will always be someone on the internet who says "acupuncture cured my aids" or some b0ll0cks.
     
  4. Bullet

    Bullet Steffen Freund

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    14,452
    Likes Received:
    10,212
    You know when a player approaches the pitch, spins 180 degrees, touches the floor, points at Jesus and GHod in the sky, hops backwards and chants Kabbadi as he runs on the pitch?

    That.
     
  5. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    20,937
    Likes Received:
    9,516
    There's obviously a big difference between vaccine denial and people getting a useful placebo effect from something with no active ingredients.

    In both there's a similar problem in that solid scientific findings aren't being communicated well enough, research funding is mostly profit driven, and that flawed and bogus research is easy to do and publicise. The consequences of that range from the benign and even somewhat helpful placebo effects to the deadly and even civilization threatening (climate science denial).

    For me there is no solution to the deadly and horrifying consequences that don't tackle the underlying issues. And thus also is by it's nature critical of the relatively benign.

    If my teeth hurt I go to the dentist. If I need my car fixed I go to a mechanic. I will not get my car repairs at my dentist any more than I will get my teeth fixed by my mechanic. For scientific questions the consensus of experts in the scientific field really is what should be listened to. Not a single scientist, not some random person's anecdotal experience, not someone selling a product. Until that is widely accepted there will be serious problems that will seem impossible to solve.
     
    scaramanga and milo like this.
  6. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    36,737
    Likes Received:
    28,088
  7. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    36,737
    Likes Received:
    28,088
     
    scaramanga likes this.
  8. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    11,528
    Likes Received:
    9,745
    Location:
    south shore
    QUOTE="milo, post: 1165551, member: 122"][/QUOTE]

    Whose had their regular 10 year tetanus booster??
     
  9. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

    Joined:
    15 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    19,672
    Likes Received:
    11,544
    Location:
    RIP. Coronavirus 2020
    Whose had their regular 10 year tetanus booster??[/QUOTE]

    They last for life now dont they?

    Well that is what they told me last time I went to A&E when I had a bad crash off my bicycle and cuts and bruises and a sprain, asked them about a booster and they said they were a life time. Unless they dont think I have long left.
     
    Bullet likes this.
  10. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Sergei Rebrov

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,268
    Likes Received:
    2,585
    If you've had three or four of them then they think that can cover you for the rest of your life.
     
  11. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    36,737
    Likes Received:
    28,088
  12. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    11,528
    Likes Received:
    9,745
    Location:
    south shore
  13. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    36,737
    Likes Received:
    28,088
  14. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    16,678
    Likes Received:
    14,773
  15. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Steve Carr

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    7,409
    Likes Received:
    5,652
    "No longer funded" rather implies it once was.
     
  16. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    16,678
    Likes Received:
    14,773
    Up until 2017 it was freely available on NHS in England

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/homeopathy/
    But some GPs are still prescribing it

    https://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/c...et-to-be-blacklisted-under-nhs-england-plans/
    And some quacks think it can cure COVID-19

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...s-ties-over-homeopathic-covid-cures-t9lztglcl
     
  17. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Eric Dear

    Joined:
    13 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,792
    Likes Received:
    3,246
    The Venn diagram between Covid deniers and Homeopathy fans is strong.
     
  18. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    16,678
    Likes Received:
    14,773
    :oops:

     
    Last edited: 5 Nov 2021
  19. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jack Jull

    Joined:
    19 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    13,616
    Likes Received:
    12,739
    Location:
    Oslo
    I have a friend who believes in and read tarot cards. And I have another friend who believes in that brick. Friend 1 has now convinced friend 2 to not buy a house after all because according to his fudging cards the house is haunted. I've been wanting to send them both messages, but my wife won't let me, because if I do I might upset some equilibrium which might eventually lead to friend 2 not moving away from the area we live in (we want them to stay). They're very good people, but they believe in a lot of weird brick.
     
  20. Bullet

    Bullet Steffen Freund

    Joined:
    14 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    14,452
    Likes Received:
    10,212
    Maybe you need to delete "not" in your post Daisuk? Else it makes no sense.

    I think you need to tell these braindead my tits that star signs and tarot cards and tea leaves and palm reading is all far, far less believable than flat earthers.
     

Share This Page