"Leif Erikson" wrote in message oups.com...
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"Leif Erikson" wrote in message oups.com...
On Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:29:31 +0100, "William" wrote:
"nemo" wrote in message
This place isn't anywhere near as busy as when I was here
about two years or so ago, and the ones that are left aren't
the same posters. Where's Pearl
Present and correct, but busy elsewhere for the moment.
There's been lots happening while you've been gone.
Yes, I added several items to my wacky ****witted list,
the most recent being the laughable "zero point field":
"zero point field" (GUFFAW!)
What exactly do you know about it, foolish ball?
What do *you* know about it,
Evasion noted. You're clueless. Emphasis added**:
Date:Sat, Jul 1 2006 11:27 am
Groups: uk.business.agriculture, alt.animals.ethics.vegetarian, talk.politics.animals, uk.politics.animals
Apart from purely mechanical, DU ammunition has extremely
dangerous radiological effect on human as well as on environment
"chico chupacabra" ' (going to iraq) wrote
Leif Erikson wrote:
chico chupacabra wrote:
'The Field tells the story of **respected frontier scientists all over
the globe who have produced extraordinary evidence** to show ....'
Load of crap and conjecture, at best.
'In recent years there has been quite a bit of **scientific research** into
the body/mind connection which can help us to understand what it
is and how it works. In her recent book on this subject titled The
Field Lynne McTaggart has collected a number of **research findings**
into an easily read format.
'Very much like the **scientists** she interviews, The Field author Lynne
McTaggart finds herself in unexpected territory when, as an investigative
reporter, she begins studying the **science** behind such alternative healing
disciplines as homeopathy and acupuncture. Intrigued with the disciplines'
consistent use of such terms as "energy fields," "energy healing,"
"energy meridians," and "subtle energies," she wonders if there really
is any "hard science" behind these references.
Thus begins an eight year, international journey into the lives and
laboratories of some of the world's **foremost physicists, biologists,
biochemists and psychologists** to discover the properties and potentials
of the mysterious, invisible 'something' which seems to permeate
physical and non-physical reality, effecting - unifying - everything.
McTaggart's straightforward, yet entertaining journalistic style makes
the potentially intimidating subject matter - **leading edge theories in
quantum physics, electromagnetism, biology and neurochemistry** -
approachable. In fact, by setting the science details within the personal
story of each experimenter's life, she makes the **scientists and their work**
seem downright understandable.
'This well- known and credible investigative journalist delves into
the anomalies encountered in **scientific research**, alternative medical
treatments, psychic phenomena and simple faith.
'She does an excellent job in going through a **large number of
research studies**, and gives you a sense that you are actually on
the inside of a grand scientific conspiracy that will topple the
existing scientistic edifice and allow a great deal of new light and
understanding to pour in.
Did you see the mention of the book in the Times of London review? The
crackpot author, Lynne McTaggart, is a quack health practitioner. I'll
bet you anything lesley knows her, and that's why she knows of the
I did read it, and I'm eagerly awaiting the little harlot's
'Abuse is about control and the fear of losing it. Ill-treatment is
an absurd effort to maintain and enhance the abuser's hegemony -
social, cultural, legal, and, above all, psychological. Abusers exploit,
lie, insult, demean, ignore (the "silent treatment"), manipulate, and
control. There are a million ways to abuse, directly and by proxy.
To expect too much, to denigrate, to ignore - are all modes of abuse.
There is physical abuse, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, sexual
abuse. The list is long. Most abusers abuse surreptitiously. ..'
response to the science editor of the Times.
'Below's a piece from Mark Henderson, the science correspondent
of The Times. He derides not just the current GM 'public debate' but
the very idea of public involvement in such decision making. What
crops we grow, what foods we eat, it seems, are matters best left to
Henderson's vision of that expertise is revealed by the article's
reference to this week's report from the Nuffield Council on Bio-ethics.
It's the product Henderson tells us of "an independent group with
genuine expertise". In reality, of course, the small Working Party of
five behind the report is dominated by "experts" with a history of
passionate advocacy of GM crops. One has even written a guide
on how to "use pressure-group tactics to fight the opponents".
('This will be like no other debate', Derek Burke, Times Higher
In between such impartial expertise and 'the people' stand the
interpreters - science correspondents like Henderson.
'In two debates on the treatment of science in the media speakers
explored what happens when these worlds collide.
Frank Burnet, director of the Cheltenham Science Festival, said
newspapers influence the perception of science. For Mark
Henderson, science correspondent at The Times, they both lead
and reflect public opinion. Competition between newspapers and
the demands of the newsdesk drive much of the coverage. '[T]he
act of reporting gives [a story] legitimacy that it may not deserve'.
He sought to distance himself and his colleagues from the tabloids;
apparently there is a 'basement slot' on the front cover of The Times
reserved for the quirky stuff.
Though the role of scientists, journalists and broadcasters is critical,
there is a danger that the politicians are being let off the hook. By
trying to locate an alleged disinterest in science, or more substantive
mistrust, in the media or society itself, we are overlooking its probable
source. Almost without exception, be it over GM, SARS or BSE,
the official reaction has been decisive. Delaying tactics, endless
consultative exercises, and the elevation of lay opinion in opposition
to scientific judgements, are eroding the already fraying links between
science and society. A responsible elite should defend advances and
look to science in the face of potential threats, rather than
opportunistically seeking to legitimise itself through a cynical attempt
to connect with the public's irrational impulses, which it helped
generate. The press and broadcasters, as mediators and informers,
are more or less critical receptacles for the official line on science,
and caught up in the resulting reaction and confusion.
'Creationism and Intelligent Design come in for more ill informed
attacks in the press, this time from the Times science correspondent
Mark Henderson who claims that creationism leads to junk medicine.
However, Henderson appears to not understand the complexity of
the science arguments, both misrepresenting the creationist position,
and fails to mention some historic medical blunders that are directly
attributable to the theory of evolution.
'Mark Henderson, the science correspondent of The Times (of
London, UK) has published a provocative article entitled "Junk
medicine: creationism." His article is an extraordinary mixture of
half-science and pseudo-science.
Henderson expresses relief "that our [meaning: British] schools
have not had to fight off a lobby [as in the USA] seeking to deny
the facts of evolution." The so-called "facts" that he then
expounds are not really facts at all, and many of his observations
do not even relate to molecules-to-man evolution.
'Mark Henderson, the ill-informed science correspondent of the
Times, took exception to the criticism and wrote a column entitled
"Inconsistent Gardener" on December 17th. He accuses le Carré
of misrepresenting reality and asserts that pharmaceutical
companies do not exploit poor, deprived or ill-educated people as
expendable guinea pigs in clinical trials as it would be folly to do so.
Unfortunately, such optimism betrays profound ignorance of harsh
realities, such as the fact that in 1996 Pfizer, the world's biggest
drug company, tested its potential western blockbuster drug on
children in Nigeria, against the fervent protestations of its own
childhood diseases specialist, whose contract was hastily terminated.
This story, along with other disturbing examples, was told by
Channel 4 in the 2003 documentary "Dying for Drugs."
Letter to The Times, London
Sir, Having been privileged over a period of several decades to
attend innumerable national and international conferences and to
take evidence on subjects which range from the economic to the
technological and scientific, I make the immodest claim that I can
distinguish between those who speak with outstanding and obvious
authority and impartiality (such as Sir Herman Bondi) and those
who are incapable of concealing the axe which they are grinding
on behalf of a doctrine, institution or ill-concealed vested interest
(such as Arthur Scargill or those representing Greenpeace).
The conference organised by the Scientific Alliance on Thursday,
described by your science correspondent Mark Henderson (Times
28.1.), was, in my judgement, outstanding in the quality, conviction,
impartiality and authority of the speakers. Whatever one's views on
the so-called 'scientific consensus' on global warming may be, the
solid facts and arguments presented deserve rather more attention
and discussion than that which they have so far received in the
British press as a whole. If the 19th century was one in which
science was regarded as a somewhat eccentric interest, the 20th
saw its influence spread into every major technology on which our
standard of living depends. To this our political systems were slow,
if not reluctant, to adjust. Whether the 21st century will prove
mankind's "final", as Sir Martin Rees has argued, will depend on
whether or not the right scientific solutions are developed,
perceived and applied by political systems which yet have major
adjustments to make.
Your correspondent is entitled to his opinion on the balance of
evidence and argument, but readers of the "Times" and others,
as the question of global warming rises inexorably into the arena
of what might become the major political issue of the 21st century,
are entitled to base their judgement on the indisputable fact that the
history of science in the public domain, from Copernicus onwards,
reveals powerful precedents justifying the eventual acceptance and
triumph of a much maligned minority opinion. If the Prime Minister
and his advisers disagree with the evidence presented at this conference
and elsewhere by organisations such as the Copenhagen Consensus
and the International Policy Network, the nation is entitled, before the
full impact of massive and possibly irrelevant policies is felt, to be
told why they disagree.
Sir Ian Lloyd,
'Eugenics analogy used inaccurately and selectively in The Times
'I was struck by the science correspondent, Mark Henderson's
comment piece in the Times today "We should all boo that weaselly
phrase 'the welfare of the child'. Apart from the fact that Mark
Henderson has a platform to dismiss this clause and there is no
counterpoint put forward by anyone arguing in favour of the
"welfare of the child", it also struck me that it was rather clever how
he raised the spectre of eugenics to tarnish any state restriction on
Reflexology Research & Case Studies
Barbara and Kevin Kunz, Reflexology Research Project
*Cardio-vascular system (baroreceptor reflex sensitivity,
blood pressure and sinus arrhythmia)
Children / mentally retarded
*Coronary heart disease
Ear disorders in children
Edema in Pregnancy
Hospice / palliative care
Irritable bowel syndrome
*Kidney and ureter stones
*Milk secretion in new mothers
Pain (kidney & ureter stones)
Pain of herniated disc
Pain (post surgical)
*Post surgical recovery
Prostate (hypertrophy - enlarged)
*Urinary tract stones
*Urinary tract infection
*Uroschesis (retention of urine)
Absenteeism/Employee morale/Specific health benefits/General health benefits
* Reflexology work saved a Danish employer US$3,300 a month in
fewer sick days for employees in addition to improving the work
environment. ". Reflexology had been used to help the staff of the
Scandinavian Airline's Cargo Department. They employ
approximately 60 people and handle 2.4 million documents a year.
Here is a statement made by the employees:
" 'Our work is done through computers and people spending many
hours in a chair doing their work, resulting in aching shoulders and
back. Since we employed our reflexologist . we have experienced a
substantial decrease of people being ill and away from work. The
approximate amount is 20,000 Danish kroner a month (US$3,300).
It has not only a physical effect, but also a psychological effect.
There is a much better atmosphere in the department, because the
employees feel there is something being done about their problems...
Before we used to stay at home when ill, now we see the staff go
to work anyway because they know they can get a treatment and
feel better.'" Eriksen, Leila, Reflexology: Research and Effect
Evaluation in Denmark, Danish Reflexologists Association,
Denmark, August 1995, pp. 15 - 16
.. "Over a 2 year period a reflexologist employed by the Telecom
firm of Taastrup, Denmark treated 156 employees who experienced
positive effects on back pains, the musculo-skeletal system, headache,
migraine, stomach/intestinal sufferings. Sickness leave was reduced."
Leila, "A Close-up View on Company Reflexology," Danish
Reflexologists Association Research Committee Report, Feb., 1995
.. "Three reflexologists employed by the municipality treated 143
patients over a 6 month period. 79% were either cured or helped
with their primary health problem. 57% were helped with secondary
problems. 30% became more satified with their jobs and 92% wanted
to continue reflexology."
Karin, Rasmussen, Inge, and Møller, Elsebeth, "Take Good Care of
Your Fellow Employees, Reflexology as personnel care in the Århus
District Corporation," Danish Reflexologists Association Research
Committee Report, Feb., 1995 (Originally published in
Zonetherapeuten, (The FDZ Journal), No. 1, 1996)
.. "Staff of the municipality of Ishoj was treated by a reflexologist.
During 6 month the municipality saved DKK 215,00 as
absenteeism was reduced with 2,500 hours as compared to the
previous year." (http://www.fdzintranet.dk/english/research/results.htm
Eriksen, Leila, "Municipal Reflexology," Danish Reflexologists
Association Research Committee Report, Feb., 1995
.. "In a three year peiod 235 employees were treated for a variety
of health problems. 170 reported a good effect. 60 had some effect
whereas 5 had no effect. Absenteeism was reduced from 11.4 to
8.5 days per person per year, implying savings of more than 1 million
Danish kroner." (http://www.fdz-intranet.dk/english/research/results.htm
Madsen, Synnøve and Andersen, Jette, "Postal Reflexology,"
Danish Reflexologists Association Research Committee Report, Feb., 1995
.. "A report on Company Reflexology as appled in the Danish
municipality of Svendborg. Involves 52 female employees. 97.5% had
positive effects on their primary ailments. 77.5% on secondary problems.
Medicine intake was reduce with 27.5% and absenteeism with
Terp, Hanne, "Municipal Reflexology in Svendborg, A study of the
effect of reflexology treatment in the eastern district of the municipality.
Thirty eight cases of acne were ages 18 to 29. All were treated with
a daily reflexology session for 10 days as a course of treatment.
All were successfully cured by foot reflexotherapy work: 5 after
3 courses, 26 after 4 courses, 4 after 5 courses and 3 after 6 courses.
Dong Dahai, Xiang Xiangdong, Shi Yanling, Kong Zhifeng, Dong
Congjun, "Treatment of 38 Cases of Acne with Foot Reflexotherapy," 1998
China Reflexology Symposium Report, China Reflexology Association,
Beijing, pp. 62-6
Alzheimer's patients saw a reduction in body stiffness and arthritis
as well as alleviation of the illness's symptoms of restlessness and
wandering following reflexology work.
"Old age converts to the New Age," Daily Mail (England),
September 14, 1995
* Ninety-five cases of amenorrhea were divided into two groups,
a foot reflex therapy treatment group of 50 and a control group of
45 with participants using traditional Chinese medicine tablets.
The effective rate of the foot reflex therapy group was 96%
compared to the control group rate of 33%.
Xiu-hua, Xu, "Analysis of 50 Cases of Amenorrhea Treated by
Foot Reflex Therapy," (19)96 Beijing International Reflexology
Conference (Report), China Preventive Medical Association and
the Chinese Society of Reflexology, Beijing, 1996, p. 36
A forty-six year-old woman with megaloblastic anemia was treated
with foot reflexology. At the start of foot reflexology treatment
her WBC/mm measured 4200 and hemoglobin 5.5. After three
months of foot reflexology treatment she could walk. WBC/mm
measured 8200 and hemoglobin measured 11.0.
Yong-gui, Yang, "A Case Report on Treatment of Megaloblastic
Anemia with Paraplegia by Foot Reflexology," 1994 China Reflexology
Symposium Report, China Reflexology Association, Beijing, p. 48
(Worker's Hospital of Zhuhai Chentang Enterprise, Tianjin, China)
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- What are your qualifications in any related field?
I don't claim specific expertise in science.
So you base your ridicule/opinion on what exactly?
You continually post this ridiculous ad hominem
No ad hominem.
It IS ad hominem, and we ALL know it. Loser!
You believe in every bit of this bullshit, below.
Liar. I do not.
Ad hominem is NOT a valid argument, screwball.