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  • 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
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh, I get it – as long as you totally redefine “toxic” to mean something completely novel and different from every existing sense of the… } – Apr 17, 10:20 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Hey stan, where was that big and lethal E. coli outbreak a couple years back traced to? Oh yeah, a German organic farm. Tell me… } – Apr 17, 10:16 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh Stan, just when I think you can’t get any stupider, you pull out something like this. Gosh, you lovable, credulous moron. Never change, just… } – Apr 17, 10:14 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I disagree with the point being made that drug companies provide an important educational service to physicians. Sure maybe to lazy physicians or those who… } – Apr 17, 10:12 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Well, God was a Buddhist… } – Apr 17, 10:07 PM
  • mho { Natural Grocers seems to be mostly in the west, but I’d avoid them too. They actively campaign for quack full employment bills (health freedom) AND… } – Apr 17, 10:04 PM
  • Hank Nickerson { You really do not know anything about logic. Do you happen to know that one of the greatest discoveries in science, logic and mathematics was… } – Apr 17, 10:04 PM
  • Windriven { “Is this not proving a negative? “he demonstrated that his astronomical observations were not consistent with the geocentric model.”” Are you frigging kidding me? You… } – Apr 17, 9:50 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Harriet I hope you will educate yourself, for the sake of your patients. This is serious. There are way too many MDs like you, who… } – Apr 17, 9:49 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Justsayno, do you really think that patients are unaware of the fact that they should eat less processed foods, more fruits and vegetables, and get… } – Apr 17, 9:42 PM
  • Windriven { “The fact still stands you know jack about logic” Is that how you learned debate, Hank? Caught with your foolishness hanging out and the best… } – Apr 17, 9:40 PM
  • Hank Nickerson { Is this not proving a negative? “he demonstrated that his astronomical observations were not consistent with the geocentric model.” Let me get this straight he… } – Apr 17, 9:35 PM
  • Windriven { Which demonstrates that the average sports reporter is dumber than a Froot Loop. Or at least that one reporter. } – Apr 17, 9:28 PM
  • Angora Rabbit { Good point. We call it “Whole Paycheck” here. How to gouge the consumer whilst convincing them they are getting good value. Sure, they may be… } – Apr 17, 9:27 PM
  • Hank Nickerson { Winddriven, The fact still stands you know jack about logic. We prove negatives all the time. Cute cartoon btw. } – Apr 17, 9:24 PM
  • Windriven { “Oh wait I forgot around here we believe that you can not prove a negative… Shh don’t tell that to Galileo…” Jesus Hank, where the… } – Apr 17, 9:21 PM
  • Hank Nickerson { A couple of points on the “Galileo Gambit” and the assertion that “Galileo; you know why Galileo is respected? Because he attacked the claims of… } – Apr 17, 9:10 PM
  • Dave { Don Kardong, an Olympic marathoner and quite a humorist, was once asked by a reporter when he was training for the Montreal Olympics about his… } – Apr 17, 9:01 PM
  • Windriven { From the article that you linked: “1. If unicorns had existed, then there is evidence in the fossil record. 2. There is no evidence of… } – Apr 17, 8:40 PM
  • Windriven { Go here: http://xkcd.com/1052/ Pay close attention to the first cell. } – Apr 17, 8:28 PM
  • Windriven { Many of us here would celebrate humanity and fairness. It’s all the exclusions that you list that isolate you in this crowd. } – Apr 17, 8:21 PM
  • mouse { My sisters talk about how we all used to run behind the mosquito fogging truck. I don’t remember it…I guess I was too young. } – Apr 17, 8:15 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { You have not read or studied an of the articles or text. Why are you guys here just to throw spitballs???? Acupuncture is not what… } – Apr 17, 8:12 PM
  • Hank Nickerson { Wow the Amazing Randi has really warped some minds around here. People do not know the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning around here. There… } – Apr 17, 8:10 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Let me try a different angle. If someone here spends a week reading and analyzing research articles on wound care and concludes that cream X… } – Apr 17, 8:06 PM
  • n brownlee { Male deer are ferocious in the spring, and so are wild turkeys, the bastards. I’ve known quite a few ferocious cows, too, that would knock… } – Apr 17, 7:59 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { I know I’m an oddball to this group! That is because I know better that to think “science” without common sense, altruism and honor is… } – Apr 17, 7:42 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I wonder what happens of those patients do not get chemotherapy and radiation, and what would happen if they got both – but no vitamin… } – Apr 17, 7:30 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Yeah…you’re the one who brought up Galileo Hank, not us. And you brought him up in the context of “persecution = correctness”, which is wrong…. } – Apr 17, 7:28 PM
  • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { I know you don’t care about people just damming me (easy target), we need less antibiotics, less surgeries, less technology and more humanity, old school… } – Apr 17, 7:20 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Galileo is respected now because he produced good data to support his iconoclasm; data that was impossible to argue with, once you looked through his… } – Apr 17, 7:19 PM
  • squirrelelite { They get a lot of those degenerative diseases because they live long enough to degenerate, thanks to SBM and better nutrition, among other things. } – Apr 17, 7:03 PM
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