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"Dr" Charlene Werner mangles more science in 8 minutes than most of us learn in a lifetime ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0c5yClip4o&

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November 1st, 2009, 10:13 pm
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Is this familiar because I have seen it before?

Maybe it's just that there are so many of these idiots around.

The comments were priceless, though!!

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November 1st, 2009, 10:20 pm
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getreal wrote:
Is this familiar because I have seen it before?
I see it's dated March 2008, but I hadn't heard of it before it was featured on the latest SGU podcast. When they introduced a piece on a pseudo-scientific justification for homeopathy I was sure it was going to be about Lionel Milgrom's latest nonsense, but it turned out to be far better (in a masochistic sort of way).

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November 1st, 2009, 11:23 pm
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Jesus wept! I wish I could sit through it again just to count how many times she says "right" and "OK"..................But I can't.

How does the analogy with the bomb work? She didn't dilute out of existance the chemicals that make up the bomb :puzzled:

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November 1st, 2009, 11:55 pm
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I couldn't actually endure the entire thing. My brain was bleeding from the effort of watching.

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November 2nd, 2009, 12:56 am
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People all over the world are now trying to get their brains back inside their craniums...

The woman should get an award.

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November 2nd, 2009, 2:04 am
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I managed to get less than half-way through, but my desire to shout at her overcame my patience and I decided to turn it off rather than get worked up about it.

I don't think I've ever heard anyone mangle so much science so completely.

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November 2nd, 2009, 8:22 am
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This is a great antidote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IXp6OKK3zc

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November 2nd, 2009, 12:27 pm
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Lifelinking wrote:

Much better. Makes far more sense.

I've sent the original YouTube link to my homeopathy believer friend, suggesting that I think it's a valid scientific explanation at last. Surely even he will realise it's garbage, but I'll report back when I get a response.

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November 2nd, 2009, 1:20 pm
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Thanks for that Lifey. Should be avaiable on the NHS.

Someone has made a website dedicated to him.

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November 2nd, 2009, 1:24 pm
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Alan H wrote:
People all over the world are now trying to get their brains back inside their craniums...

The woman should get an award.

Pah - if anyone should get an award it should be those of us who suffered and watched the whole damn thing.

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November 2nd, 2009, 3:50 pm
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Alan H wrote:
People all over the world are now trying to get their brains back inside their craniums...

The woman should get an award.

Well, if enough people nominate her for an IgNobel Prize ...

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November 2nd, 2009, 7:14 pm
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Even as a non-scientist I can see this is complete nonsense. I thought I'd be able to watch the whole thing. Can't be too hard, I thought. But nope. Couldn't do it.


November 2nd, 2009, 9:17 pm
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I shied away from watching this one, I've seen a couple or more documentaries of differing biases on the subject which all lead me to the same conclusion, that other than as an expensive placebo, we're talking horsefeathers.

Hello by the way.


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Hello by the way.
And hello to you Manuel :wave: you're not from Barcelona by any chance :wink:

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Hello Manuel and welcome. :D

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Hello Manuel.


November 2nd, 2009, 10:38 pm
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:welcome: Manuel! I hope you enjoy the discussions here.

Why don't you introduce yourself in reception?

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That's weird. About an hour ago I was thinking to myself about Manuel in Fawlty Towers and why it's not accurate.

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November 4th, 2009, 3:20 pm
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I send a link to the video to my friend who normally believes any old nonsense about homeopathy, even Milgrom's quantum entanglement stuff. The covering email implied I really did think homeopathy had been explained at last. Even he said "You weren't serious about that, were you?" ... maybe there is hope for him yet.

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