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by Felicia
August 4th, 2009, 5:51 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Quantum problem
Replies: 62
Views: 5616

Re: Quantum problem

Right. Apologies for having started off this thread with little more than a vague disquiet about an area which seemed teasing in the extreme for which I just hoped someone would come up with an answer. Since then, I have taken advice from Emma and others and have read Feynman, and also a useful book...
by Felicia
July 26th, 2009, 3:52 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Are Myers-Briggs Personality Tests Pseudoscience?
Replies: 84
Views: 13247

Re: Are Myers-Briggs Personality Tests Pseudoscience?

I think I've done this before, but can't remember what I got. So I did it again, and guess what, got ENFJ, like Beki and Lifelinking and Maria. Also, recommended careers are counselling and psychology.... guess what I do?
by Felicia
July 21st, 2009, 5:47 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Placebo effect - Mind power: any connection?
Replies: 26
Views: 2871

Re: Placebo effect - Mind power: any connection?

Thanks Paulo; when Dan asks, what is an emotion anyway, I wonder if he has read for example, Antonia Piontelli"s book 'From Fetus to Child" which shows through ultrasound, foetii in utero acting emotionally to each other from something like 16 weeks gestation. Her studies largely involved twins, bec...
by Felicia
July 19th, 2009, 10:37 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Placebo effect - Mind power: any connection?
Replies: 26
Views: 2871

Re: Placebo effect - Mind power: any connection?

I think the placebo effect is one of the most fascinating and neglected questions around. I think it is at the heart of the great support for the wafty alternative therapies rightly pilloried in this forum. I have many sympathies with Nirvanam's views, however and when one considers the very basic e...
by Felicia
July 11th, 2009, 8:45 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Music
Replies: 373
Views: 63758

Re: Music

Next to the various people in my life, I love music more than anything. Mainly classical, I suppose.... over the years I've played around with making a Desert Island Disc selection, and these are my 8 staples this week: Bach: B minor Mass, Beethoven: late piano music (especially Opus 111), Sibelius:...
by Felicia
July 5th, 2009, 10:37 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Quantum problem
Replies: 62
Views: 5616

Re: Quantum problem

Dan, why it seemed that some of the contributors were less than batty was not only because of what they said, but also their credentials listed at the end. Particular sense seemed to be made by David Albert, Professor and Director of Philosophical Foundations of Physics at Columbia University and au...
by Felicia
July 4th, 2009, 10:06 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: I'm OK. Yeah, right.
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: I'm OK. Yeah, right.

Excellent, Emma. I work as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and most of my work is trying to get people to look honestly at themselves, dark side and all. If they can do that clearly, in the company of someone else who is non-judgmental and tries to understand, they begin to feel not quite so alon...
by Felicia
July 2nd, 2009, 6:23 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Quantum problem
Replies: 62
Views: 5616

Re: Quantum problem

Emma, I've come across that Feynman quote before too. My intention in starting this thread is to point out that to the unscientific, some of the ways quantum physics is represented leads to all kinds of wafty and weird ideas. For example, the Bleep film and the associated documentaries and interview...
by Felicia
June 30th, 2009, 7:42 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Quantum problem
Replies: 62
Views: 5616

Quantum problem

I expect this has been raised before: if so, I apologise and would be grateful if some kind person would point me towards the location. Here goes: I've been skirting round this dilemma for years, since I first read The Tau of Physics in the '80s, during my brief flirtation with Buddhism. Those of yo...
by Felicia
April 29th, 2009, 10:57 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 273016

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Yes, Lewist, any combination of bottles and babies is work, but also a delight, of course.

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by Felicia
April 29th, 2009, 9:39 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 273016

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

No, just moving and packing.... Oh, of course.... that's work too.
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by Felicia
April 26th, 2009, 8:47 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 273016

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

Absolutely with you Alan. Never understood why people regard pursuing a ball around a court, pitch whatever, as remotely interesting. But horse-racing.... ah, there's fun

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by Felicia
April 21st, 2009, 7:46 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: False Facts about the poster above you
Replies: 206
Views: 16295

Re: False Facts about the poster above you

Such is Nick's expertise with razor and scissors he is hairless as an egg.
by Felicia
April 14th, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: False Facts about the poster above you
Replies: 206
Views: 16295

Re: False Facts about the poster above you

Emma hates studying or researching things. She just can't remember anything!
by Felicia
April 2nd, 2009, 8:10 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: False Facts about the poster above you
Replies: 206
Views: 16295

Re: False Facts about the poster above you

Nick doesn't know how many pennies make a pound.
by Felicia
April 2nd, 2009, 4:21 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: False Facts about the poster above you
Replies: 206
Views: 16295

Re: False Facts about the poster above you

Maria is totally inhospitable.
by Felicia
March 12th, 2009, 7:49 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 158369

Re: Interview the person below you.

Bridge, played informally with friends + a bottle or two of wine. Unfortunately, my favourite bridge playing friends live in York, too far, so I'm bridgeless at the moment (clubs are far too competitive and serious!)


Have you ever been really, life-threateningly ill?
by Felicia
March 9th, 2009, 10:32 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 158369

Re: Interview the person below you.

I went to single sex schools from 4 to 18. We lived out in the country, my brothers went to boarding school and my dad was often away. When I went to university I suddenly met the male sex and all further education became a very poor second best priority. I definitely wish I'd met boys/men before, a...
by Felicia
March 8th, 2009, 8:05 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Do you twitter?
Replies: 25
Views: 3744

Re: Do you twitter?

I've just started twittering too.... I'm 232Penelope on it.... will try and trace Alan, Paulo and Emma when I've got a moment. Not at all sure whether this will be fun, or a waste of time, but I quite like the concept....
by Felicia
March 5th, 2009, 6:03 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 158369

Re: Interview the person below you.

No, I don't. That's why I've given myself the name of a character in a book I wrote. My real first name, Jenny was forever soured for me in infant school by learning that the female of a jack ass is a jenny ass. And my surname was Church, which I recognised as horribly religious as soon as I became ...