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Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 20:54
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Posted By grantus_max
Does that include third world countries where...

Does that include third world countries where regular trips to the dentist are in short supply, as is the education required so people know what they need to do to maintain oral health?
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 20:51
Replies: 94
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Posted By grantus_max
Brilliant - a link to some site that's hardly...

Brilliant - a link to some site that's hardly going to be partial about the issue because they've already made their mind up about how evil it is.

I'll say again - the discussion about whether it's...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 16:38
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Posted By grantus_max
Ha - as if :) But in case there's any doubt,...

Ha - as if :)

But in case there's any doubt, naturally occurring fluoride has the same detrimental effect on human physiology as fluoride from industrial sources IF the dosage exceeds safe levels.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 15:22
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Posted By grantus_max
First off, saying that mass medication of the...

First off, saying that mass medication of the population is wrong is an argument about ethics, which is completely separate to whether it's actually safe or not. That's for another discussion.

"Safe...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 15:08
Replies: 94
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Posted By grantus_max
I suppose so, if you think that mis-represented...

I suppose so, if you think that mis-represented scientific articles and conspiracy websites constitute 'evidence'.



No. It's a salt. Excess salt is excreted out of the body. If it built up within...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 12:22
Replies: 325
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Posted By grantus_max
If you can't think of a single scenario where...

If you can't think of a single scenario where it's reasonable to report someone for doing a particular thing, then you're not trying.

As someone else said, seeing a person three sheets to the wind...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 12:08
Replies: 325
Views: 11,927
Posted By grantus_max
If you're still talking about hogging the...

If you're still talking about hogging the overtaking lane here, that is something you can now earn yourself a charge of driving without due care & attention for -...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 22:01
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
That's a list of her work, but there's no...

That's a list of her work, but there's no information that I can see about who reviewed it, what their credentials are and what they found.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 21:11
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Posted By grantus_max
We could trade accusations of naivety all night...

We could trade accusations of naivety all night long, but it's unlikely we would achieve that much. The situation will remain that fringe 'science' will remain on the fringe until it can be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 21:01
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Posted By grantus_max
That's a bit rich coming from someone who spins...

That's a bit rich coming from someone who spins any anecdote about James Randi into a portrait of jealousy, hypocrisy and greed.



That's because I'm happy to leave that to people who *do* know what...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 19:57
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Posted By grantus_max
I linked to the journal and a couple of relevant...

I linked to the journal and a couple of relevant Wiki articles at http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showpost.php?p=75505275&postcount=2371

As far as I'm aware, Beischel's work hasn't been peer...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 19:51
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Posted By grantus_max
Oh - so it wasn't you attempting to provide a...

Oh - so it wasn't you attempting to provide a modicum of credibility to Bauer by referring to an as yet un-named person at Berkeley, who also questioned the link between HIV and AIDS then? Did you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 16:37
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Posted By grantus_max
So your main point of contention here is that the...

So your main point of contention here is that the author of the paper in question doesn't describe himself using the label that critics apply to his position regarding the relationship between HIV...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 15:56
Replies: 235
Views: 8,063
Posted By grantus_max
Lazy thinking.

Lazy thinking.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 15:44
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
Alternatively, you could look at the Wiki article...

Alternatively, you could look at the Wiki article to acquaint yourself with what the term HIV/AIDS denier actually means, and then take a look at what the person has written and see if it equates to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 12:53
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
The point I have now made quite a few times is...

The point I have now made quite a few times is not that people don't have a right to publish whatever they want, but that some journals have lower standards of what they will accept for publication...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:55
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Posted By grantus_max
I suggest you read the Wiki page on Henry Bauer...

I suggest you read the Wiki page on Henry Bauer at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Bauer and also look at the entry for AIDS denialism at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS_denialism, which...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:42
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Posted By grantus_max
Only when it suits, apparently.

Only when it suits, apparently.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:42
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
That's rich coming from someone who has dedicated...

That's rich coming from someone who has dedicated years to putting a negative spin on anything that Randi has ever done.



And how are you supporting this claim, given that you have provided no...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:25
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
All within the context of a magic act, which is...

All within the context of a magic act, which is the salient point you repeatedly ignore in your continued attempts at assassinating the characters of anyone who dares to show up paranormal claims as...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:17
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
Indeed not. Which is why I'm happy referring to...

Indeed not. Which is why I'm happy referring to actual scientists who think he's full of crap.


Nope - all I'm doing is demonstrating how 'experts' such as Beischel can only get published in crappy...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:15
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
Not as obvious as your fixation with wanting to...

Not as obvious as your fixation with wanting to paint him in as negative a light as you can spin.



You're pretty much doing the same thing to him on here.
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:11
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
Really? So are you suggesting that there are no...

Really? So are you suggesting that there are no records of Randi challenging paranormal claims prior to 1972?


And you know this how, exactly?



It depends how he's framing it. If he's saying it's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 11:00
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
I'm responding directly to your comments, which...

I'm responding directly to your comments, which included some whiffling about an un-named professor at Berkeley. I've also explained plenty why I think it's relevant if a professed scientist can only...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 10:54
Replies: 3,051
Views: 86,707
Posted By grantus_max
I've no idea about the telepathy claims. However,...

I've no idea about the telepathy claims. However, I've no real issue if Randi started off down that path as a young man and then changed his mind because he thought it was dishonest to present such...
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