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  • Emily68 { Try the herb Gingko biloba, which helps to improve circulation to the ears That reminds me of the story about the guy who says, “I… } – Apr 18, 11:53 AM
  • qetzal { Haven’t you heard? You don’t need to eat at all! Give it all up, and become a Breatharian! } – Apr 18, 11:43 AM
  • stanmrak { Someday, you might realize that we are all living in a science fiction novel. I already know. } – Apr 18, 11:42 AM
  • stanmrak { Mitchell and Webb… they’re comedians, right. More predictable behavior from debunkers. Why don’t you offer a plausible argument instead. Because you don’t have one. } – Apr 18, 11:38 AM
  • stanmrak { Your knowledge of extraterrestrials leaves much to be desired. Why would a species advanced enough to travel across the galaxy want to make contact with… } – Apr 18, 11:36 AM
  • Dfjo { Here in western Canada we are presently being “Blessed” by the fruits of the Dutch ‘assumed’ medicine community, the epidemic of measles can attest to… } – Apr 18, 10:57 AM
  • n brownlee { ““smart” is “someone who believes aliens traveled light years to Earth, to buzz a few planes, then left no proof” You forgot the crop circles…. } – Apr 18, 10:48 AM
  • David Gorski { But that is a defining characteristic of SCAM, its proponents develop resistance to disconfirming facts faster than gonorrhea to antibiotics. Heh. I’m going to have… } – Apr 18, 10:25 AM
  • Dave { I think WLU’s point about “how many would have died without treatment” is meant to show the context of how some iatrogenic harms occur. As… } – Apr 18, 10:03 AM
  • Windriven { I think you’re on to something, weing. My dog has a taste for cat sh!t. AND she appears to be free of cancer. Nickersonian proof!… } – Apr 18, 10:00 AM
  • goodnightirene { Who funds all these silly and useless studies from Asia? The entire system seems to be rotten to the core with funders and practitioners alike… } – Apr 18, 9:55 AM
  • klo { Reading this told me nothing new or shocking, yet that familiar sick feeling I get in my stomach when something my family has been earnestly… } – Apr 18, 9:48 AM
  • Dave { the middle paragraph should read “less than 2000 kcal/wk” for the 18/10000 incidence. There’s no edit capability on these posts unfortunately, and I’ve been up… } – Apr 18, 9:27 AM
  • Josh { This seems like flawed rationale to me to say “hours of looking down leads to kyphosis, an HVLA thrust that lasts a SECOND will correct… } – Apr 18, 9:16 AM
  • Dave { There was an article in the NEJM 1991 325:147 giving the following data. For people with a body mass index of less than 24, the… } – Apr 18, 9:00 AM
  • Windriven { ” And they do not know their hops. I was warned that a beer was hoppy.” Less happy hopophiles might argue that the Brits do… } – Apr 18, 8:46 AM
  • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge …How many of those would have died without treatment?… I do believe after reading your messages that the scientific medical system is worse off… } – Apr 18, 8:29 AM
  • weing { @Hank, Let’s say I make a claim that if you eat a teaspoon of my excrement 3 times a day, it will cure your cancer… } – Apr 18, 8:21 AM
  • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge ……….And why are you bringing up studies from 1854? I realize homeopathy hasn’t moved on since the 19th century (18th really), but that’s not… } – Apr 18, 8:18 AM
  • Laurens { It gets much worse, Dr Crislip, much worse. In the Netherlands, an acupuncturist was actually allowed to write a Ph.D. thesis about acupuncture and moxibustion,… } – Apr 18, 8:07 AM
  • Windriven { “What you are a failed mathematician?” In a sense. A mathematician who wanted to eat. Back in the day the market for pure mathematicians isn’t… } – Apr 18, 7:18 AM
  • Windriven { “What you are a failed mathematician?” In a sense. A mathematician who wanted to eat. Back in the day the market for pure mathematicians isn’t… } – Apr 18, 7:18 AM
  • Hank Nickerson { Bruce does anyone that is a Logician know this? I am certain that we prove affirmative and negative propositions all the time in logic. The… } – Apr 18, 6:48 AM
  • Bruce { “So, going from a diet of locally-grown unprocessed foods to one full of packaged and processed ones full means you’re getting better nutrition and will… } – Apr 18, 6:41 AM
  • Hank Nickerson { What you are a failed mathematician? Is that why you do not know the implications of Godel’s Theorem for your own area of expertise or… } – Apr 18, 6:36 AM
  • Iqbal { WilliamLawrenceUtridge “Does he understand why we undertake each step of an RCT? Does he understand why we randomize, why we have control groups, why we… } – Apr 18, 6:24 AM
  • Lawrence { Or one could simply look at the mortality rates and life expectancy from history & compare them to today….. I’m pretty sure that 76 -… } – Apr 18, 5:35 AM
  • Bruce { “does not give you anything you do not already have” } – Apr 18, 2:45 AM
  • Bruce { No, logic has nothing to do with proving positives and negatives. Formal logic is about deducing logical structure from a series of statements made on… } – Apr 18, 2:44 AM
  • Chris { Okay, Terrie, in your own words define “alkaline.”. Then tell what “pH” means. And finally explain where lemons fall on the spectrum. } – Apr 18, 2:36 AM
  • stanmrak { “They get a lot of those degenerative diseases because they live long enough to degenerate, thanks to SBM and better nutrition, among other things.” So,… } – Apr 18, 2:08 AM
  • stanmrak { Wow, you managed to find ONE case, which proves everything you assert! Did you look for all the cases of food contamination here in the… } – Apr 18, 2:03 AM
  • stanmrak { I love debunkers. When they have no plausible argument to raise, they resort to feeble attempts to discredit the messenger by name-calling. A real scientist… } – Apr 18, 1:56 AM
  • Frederick { Well, So bullets in the head also cure cancer in that perspective… We should sale that! lol } – Apr 18, 1:27 AM
  • Frederick { I guess you could eat rocks, No GMO, no Gluten, probably full of iron! that’s all good and natural! :) } – Apr 18, 1:19 AM
  • LDoBe { A lot of people believe that god loves them and wants them to be happy and at the same time believe god will have them… } – Apr 18, 12:57 AM
  • weing { “Here is a paper on proving negatives.” That works in deductive reasoning and assumes the premises are true. Induction doesn’t have that certainty. } – Apr 18, 12:52 AM
  • MadisonMD { You appear to think very highly of yourself, Dr. Proctor. Well, if you know more than everyone else, you should be able to provide some… } – Apr 18, 12:27 AM
  • MadisonMD { Godel’s incompleteness theorm … proved a negative Yes, sure, in pure mathematics and logic you can accomplish this. You can prove the pythagorean theorem definitively…. } – Apr 18, 12:02 AM
  • Windriven { :-) ! } – Apr 18, 12:01 AM
  • Sawyer { It’s all setup for the ultimate revelation: that the Milky Way revolves around a giant agglomeration of ascorbic acid. Galileo and Pauling were getting too… } – Apr 17, 11:42 PM
  • Windriven { Well done, Madison. I bailed after the unicorns because of the unfounded assertions: that unicorns would have necessarily existed at a time and place conducive… } – Apr 17, 11:33 PM
  • MadisonMD { Interesting article on logic, Hank. After the odd unicorn demonstration, it makes this argument: Someone might object that that was a bit too fast…after all,… } – Apr 17, 11:08 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “It is wrong because at the time of Galileo there was no evidence supporting Galileo’s position.” But that’s exactly the point. Lots of people had… } – Apr 17, 10:51 PM
  • Trish Groves { Interesting questions. The datasets (ie the full CSRs) for the two Cochrane reviews of Tamiflu and Relenza are now freely available here: http://datadryad.org/resource/doi:10.5061/dryad.77471 and the… } – Apr 17, 10:49 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “THIS IS EXTREMELY WELL KNOWN.” Maybe so. If it is, it should be a very simple matter for you to provide links to the evidence…. } – Apr 17, 10:45 PM
  • Harriet Hall { Logical reply: Dear WoundCare, We have no objection to your using honey, since there is good evidence to support it as a valid option. We… } – Apr 17, 10:39 PM
  • Windriven { I’m a physicist, chunky. I know quite well what Galileo did. As to Godel’s theorem, calling it one of the greatest discoveries in science is… } – Apr 17, 10:28 PM
  • Harriet Hall { Are you saying we have no common sense, altruism, or honor? Are you intentionally insulting us? Are you saying medicine is worthless unless it offers… } – Apr 17, 10:27 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Don’t flag ‘em, then it must linger like a dead woodchuck on the site. Contact Paul and let him know. } – Apr 17, 10:22 PM
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