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Good Thinking Society

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Alan H
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Good Thinking Society

#1 Postby Alan H » June 3rd, 2015, 5:09 pm

This is another of Simon Singh's organisations and we've been working with them on several projects.

Here's their latest:

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Good Thinking Society

#2 Postby Alan H » June 9th, 2015, 3:22 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#3 Postby Alan H » June 26th, 2015, 1:05 pm

A superb 'state of play' summary by GTS: NHS Homeopathy Spending
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Good Thinking Society

#4 Postby Altfish » June 26th, 2015, 1:09 pm

Alan H wrote:This is another of Simon Singh's organisations and we've been working with them on several projects.

Here's their latest:


Only just seen this thread Alan.
That video is hilarious, people actually believe this crap

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#5 Postby Alan H » July 28th, 2015, 7:13 pm

More great stuff from Marsh: Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Part 1)

It's his fiancée Nicola I feel sorry for...
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#6 Postby Tetenterre » July 29th, 2015, 10:05 am

Good Thinking Investigates: Palmistry (Part 2) has now been put up. Bloody parasites!

Not as if that was a learned script or anything... /s
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Re: Good Thinking Society

#7 Postby Alan H » July 31st, 2015, 10:24 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#8 Postby Compassionist » July 31st, 2015, 12:22 pm

The owl video is really funny. I am shocked that the NHS spends money on homeopathy when it has not cured any illness. Perhaps the whole of homeopathy is no more effective than a placebo? The palmists statements reminded me of the Barnum effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect

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#9 Postby Alan H » July 31st, 2015, 1:28 pm

Definitely the Barnum effect.

At least homeopathy on the NHS is in (terminal?) decline?

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#10 Postby Nick » July 31st, 2015, 5:56 pm

Does this decline mean homeopathy is becoming more potent than ever?! :shock:

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#11 Postby Alan H » September 24th, 2015, 10:08 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#12 Postby Dave B » September 24th, 2015, 4:32 pm

And there is a sucker born every minute . . .
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
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#13 Postby Alan H » October 26th, 2015, 1:52 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#14 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2015, 9:42 am

Simon and Marsh will be on various BBC programmes today. They have already chalked up PM on Radio 4 and BBC Breakfast (starting at 08:42).

Homeopathy 'could be blacklisted'

Good Thinking Society welcomes Department of Health consultation on ‘Blacklisting’ homeopathic treatments
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#15 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2015, 10:41 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#16 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2015, 10:46 am

Watch Marsh discussing this with Dr Peter Fisher on BBC Breakfast:

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Good Thinking Society

#17 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2015, 10:52 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Good Thinking Society

#18 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2015, 1:42 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#19 Postby Alan H » November 13th, 2015, 4:39 pm

An animated gif of Marsh, taken from his BBC Breakfast appearance this morning - universally applicable to any situation where a quack provides 'evidence':

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Good Thinking Society

#20 Postby Tetenterre » November 14th, 2015, 2:40 pm

^

Excellent.

I thought he was remarkably restrained with Fisher, as was Simon Singh on R5Live earlier (I missed the R4 one).
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