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by MedMae
September 16th, 2008, 8:14 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

I do intend to make a reply but it's going to have to wait until I am in a bit less pain. The Germ theory of disease states that: Many diseases are caused by microogranisms. It is also know as the pathogenic theory of medicine. I do not think that there is any doubt that this theory is correct at le...
by MedMae
September 15th, 2008, 12:38 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 840024

Re: Word Association game

Me :laughter:
by MedMae
September 12th, 2008, 5:00 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

I guess the key word here may be "primarily", but I'll ask anyway. I've heard that asthma has increased significantly over the last few generations. If true, this would suggest (to me, at least) that non-genetic factors have a greater influence on whether asthma develops than you seem to imply. Als...
by MedMae
September 12th, 2008, 3:04 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

MedMae, in your reply to me you said that "the point is not the risk you have of catching the disease, it's about the ability to finally eradicate diseases which cause death and suffering of millions". Later on in reply to Anna you stated that "the vaccines are not being used to eradicate the disea...
by MedMae
September 12th, 2008, 11:38 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

Hello MedMae, Hello Anna However, many people, and a growing number of virologists, question the actual route of infection and the role of the virus. Trevor Gunn, ex bio chemist, argues that the virus present in a diseased system is not the cause of disease. "There are major things wrong in modern ...
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 11:49 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 176679

Re: Interview the person below you.

Beetroot. Bowels inflamed, not pretty and don't be after me for the toilet in the morning.

Need I say more?
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 11:47 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 74717

Re: The three-word-post game

Who is welcome?
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 11:44 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 19227
Views: 840024

Re: Word Association game

Disgusting
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 10:14 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

MedMae, do you happen to know why it is that if someone has antibodies to a disease it is usually taken to mean that they have had the disease and recovered, but in the case of HIV, antibody presence is taken to mean being at risk of AIDS and not having recovered? The way that antibodies seem to me...
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 8:48 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

I don't quite understand this. Surely the majority of children (i.e. including those who are not considered particularly vulnerable to respiratory infections) get most of the vaccines they are supposed to? Are you saying that only those children who were likely to become asthmatic anyway would deve...
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 6:01 pm
Forum: Humanist Vegetarian Group
Topic: Eating meat may halt onset of dementia
Replies: 16
Views: 3044

Re: Eating meat may halt onset of dementia

Misleading headlines and misleading introductions from commentators play a major part in the public misunderstanding of just about everything in the media. Couldn't agree more! Yes indeed. Especially in genetics. Where a lot of the scare stories sensationalised in newspapers have more to do with sc...
by MedMae
September 10th, 2008, 3:43 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should parents have the right to refuse vaccinations...
Replies: 310
Views: 74232

Re: Should parents have the right to refuse...

Firstly I think one common missunderstanding about vaccines needs to be addressed. /lecture mode on :D A vaccine does NOT grant immunity to a disease. It is not attempting to nor is it expected to. What a vaccine does is provoke a primary antibody response. A primary antibody response is what happen...
by MedMae
June 7th, 2008, 11:06 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Paper.
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Paper.

http://technology.newscientist.com/chan ... news_rss20

Punching your way out of a wet paper bag will never be the same again.

MedMae.
by MedMae
May 22nd, 2008, 12:08 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Freedom to not listen.
Replies: 13
Views: 2125

Freedom to not listen.

I read this post: Call to prayer. The imam is using freedom of speech to justify his argument and that made me think: What about my freedom to not have to listen to them? We have a concept of free spech which we all think should be defended but should we not also defend the freedom to not HAVE to li...
by MedMae
May 22nd, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Call to prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Call to prayer

I don't think that freedom of speech extends to use of megaphones. Denying them the use of magaphones does not prevent them from speaking so that argument is bit flawed really.
by MedMae
May 19th, 2008, 5:46 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 176679

Re: Interview the person below you.

Of course it has merit. Just because I do not like most of the rap that I hear does not mean it has no merit. Some rap has a lot of merit.


How many times have you read Lord of the rings?
by MedMae
May 15th, 2008, 9:09 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Microchips and megadeaths
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Re: Microchips and megadeaths

Perhaps there are unintended consequences (or at least unforeseen at the time) of some jobs, but designing a missile guidance system is pretty clear cut! But the technology to make the missile guidance chips is already developed it's just a case of applying it differently. I do not disagree with yo...
by MedMae
May 13th, 2008, 8:03 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Plant dignity
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Re: Plant dignity

Alan H wrote:Surely it's an April fool joke?
Unfortunately it appears not.
by MedMae
May 12th, 2008, 10:50 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Plant dignity
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Plant dignity

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/09/plant_dignity/ Interesting idea. One major problem I see with this is that they have made making plants infertile illegal. This leaves no protection for the environment from genetically engineered and selectively bred plants and their potential ability to tak...
by MedMae
May 12th, 2008, 10:33 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Microchips and megadeaths
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Re: Microchips and megadeaths

One problem I see here is that a lot of knowledge could be used to heal or harm. should we stop our research on genetic engineering (a technology which could save millions of lives and improve the quality of even more) because it could be used to genetically engineer supersoldiers or biological weap...