Old 02-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #61
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It just happened to me today (or was it yesterday?).

It was a very profound observation, too. Sad, really!

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #62
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mine aren't profound either dammit!

although they could be said to be full of profundity

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #63
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http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/8/828.full.pdf

Uh oh...
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:42 AM   #64
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This item requires a subscription to JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association.
You expect me to pay?! - Sod that.

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:08 AM   #65
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Oh that's weird... I guess it's because I'm on my university's campus that that doesn't even come up.

Oh well, I downloaded and uploaded the PDF so you guys can access it =)
"Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal
Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism"
http://www.mediafire.com/?1v3w2b1etkbumns

News story
http://news.discovery.com/tech/cell-...sm-110223.html
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:52 AM   #66
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Gosh!
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Glucose metabolism rose in these areas by about 7 percent — an increase typically seen when brain regions become active. For instance, glucose metabolism in the language centers of the brain rises by about 10 percent when a person is talking
Perhaps we'd all better stop talking - it's so much more dangerous than using mobile phones!

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:05 PM   #67
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Gosh!

Perhaps we'd all better stop talking - it's so much more dangerous than using mobile phones!
It's 43% more dangerous to talk!

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Old 02-25-2011, 02:31 PM   #68
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It's 43% more dangerous to talk!
We'll see about that next time I evaporate when someone's cell goes off.

thank goodness he's on our side
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:05 AM   #69
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Bit of a quandary regarding whether this should go in Shit or Good science as it is good science talking about shit science- anyhoo- made an abitrary decision to put it here

PZ trounces another creationist

(the creationist version of 'science' and reading of Wolpert kinda reminds me of a certain 'self-taught' neurologist lol)

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Old 05-05-2011, 04:14 AM   #70
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A small inroad into the quackery market at last comes under some sort of control.
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New European Union rules have come into force banning hundreds of traditional herbal remedies.

The EU law aims to protect consumers from possible damaging side-effects of over-the-counter herbal medicines.
For the first time, new regulations will allow only long-established and quality-controlled medicines to be sold.
Won't it be heartbreaking if some of the scumbags providing uncontrolled crap are forced out of business.

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:43 AM   #71
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useful site telling the truth about 'alternative' and 'complementary' stuff

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Although most alternative health therapies are seen as being relatively safe, this is not always the case. It is known that some can be potentially harmful. Also, unlike fully qualified medical doctors, many alternative health practitioners have not received adequate training in the skills of differential diagnosis (i.e. the determination of which two or more diseases with similar symptoms is the one from which a patient is suffering based on an analysis of the clinical data). Consequently, this can place patients at risk of not receiving proper medical attention. Other factors such as patient dependency, misleading information, and patient exploitation due to an undefined and/or unlimited scope of practice can also cause a delay in appropriate medical advice or treatment being sought.

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:49 AM   #72
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and this short video by Ben Goldacre about Homeocrapathy

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:23 PM   #73
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Team Claims It Has Found Oldest Fossils

A team of Australian and British geologists have discovered fossilized, single-cell organisms that are 3.4 billion years old and that the scientists say are the oldest known fossils on earth.

Their assertion, if sustained, confirms the view that life evolved on earth surprisingly soon after the Late Heavy Bombardment, a reign of destruction in which waves of asteroids slammed into the primitive planet, heating the surface to molten rock and boiling the oceans into an incandescent mist. The bombardment, which ended around 3.85 billion years ago, would have sterilized the earth’s surface of any incipient life.

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:32 PM   #74
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Isn't that when the Scientologists arrived?

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Old 08-30-2011, 01:13 PM   #75
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Not sure if this is the right place for this or wether its been mentioned before.

But it is GOOD SCIENCE "Life before dinosaurs"

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