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Noah's in town ....may be worth a visit.
at 20:28 10 Nov 2019

Its not a good replica. If one follows the information in the bible... the thing would not float.
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Liverpool vs Man City
at 20:22 10 Nov 2019

Forearm in the back at someone running at speed. In what way is that not a foul?
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 20:05 10 Nov 2019

Are you someone who is concerned about what is true and what is not? Or are you just comfortable with the views that you have decided fit?

I think its good to try to believe as many true things as possible, and to address and dispose of false ideas or beliefs you pick up on the way, as fully as possible.
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 20:02 10 Nov 2019

Tell us- is that language used to hide things or keep ordinary people away? Or is it the best human way of dealing with the cnocepts being described?

If the latter- in what way is it ever comparable to obfuscating religous language?
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 19:58 10 Nov 2019

Based on evidence rather than supposition. Which is the whole point.

Good spot to duck out. You are in a bit of a corner.

We are not coming at it from different angles. Our views are NOT equally valid. My view is evidenced and demonstrable. Yours goes against that. One view is demonstrably reasonable. One is not.

Night night.
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 19:49 10 Nov 2019

wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

There are no metaphysical assumptions in science- beyond the very very basic assumption that we can only test what is there to be tested, and that the laws of logic and reason work.

As for language- most science can be and is distilled into more understandable versions for lay people. To the extent specific language is used, it is to deal with things or concepts which are difficult and need precision. Religion obfuscates with ambiguous or poor wording.

Of course- your accusation is that science is like a religion- somehow dogmatic and blinkered. Which is ridiculous. Its a process. And it works. Bitches.


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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 19:46 10 Nov 2019

I think thats possibly a fair comment- though the awe that many religions have is for god ratehr than the universe- which they tend to reduce to a construct of a magical sky wizard and deny the age and size of...

Not sure awe of the universe is a religous characteristic as such though. Not int he context it was intended by the poster who was trying to make out that people who like their information to have some facts and evidence are somehow dogmatic...
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Mundane UK Travel advice...
at 19:27 10 Nov 2019

The shepherds hut idea is a nice one. Me and a guitar and a bottle of something....
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Mundane UK Travel advice...
at 18:48 10 Nov 2019

At the back end of this week, I am trekking from the South West up to Pocklington in Yorkshire, for a lovely weekend of guitar related tomfoolery.

I have decided it is stupid to start a 4h 15m journey on Friday morning as the event starts at 1pm (and I need to check in first). I would therefore have to battle Bristol motorway rush hour traffic adding at least an hour and making for a very early start on a day which is supposed to be relaxed and fun.

So- I thought I'd stop in Brum and visit a couple of places- stay overnight for a Balti and then travel up int he morning. However, I have left it late, and even the Hagley Road Premier Inn is £76. So I was wondering if there was somewhere on route people would recommend as a nice stop - either somewhere lovely to stay but keenly priced (ideally with a pool!) or somewhere that is fun for a bloke on his own to potter round, or have a drink etc before returning to hotel.

Ill probably end up paying the £76 but en route, I could stop at Bromsgrove, Nottingham, Derby or even further north- and still make my planned stops in Brum to visit things.

Any clever ideas?
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 18:43 10 Nov 2019

That is either so misguided as to be laughable, or actively dishonest. I have no idea which.

Explain 1 characteristic of science which is a significant characteristic of religion.
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Liverpool vs Man City
at 17:57 10 Nov 2019

Must be. That was a clear pen on Sterling. Clear from the replay.
Must be turned off.

Or maybe just persistently incompetently and inconsistently applied...

Time to get rid.
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I think yesterday it proved
at 16:19 10 Nov 2019

There is some real merit in getting games and sharpness into the likes of Keane, Huws, Kenlock Dozzell etc etc.
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 16:12 10 Nov 2019

What?

Is that just a rather wordy "Sorry I can't"?

When there is no water in the taps, you will be looking at scientists and engineers to sort it out...
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 15:28 10 Nov 2019

Of course- that is absolutely inherent in "science".
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 15:27 10 Nov 2019

In fairness there is the overlap to note; homeopathy CAN be dangerous int he sense that (1) people rely on it rather than relying on something which actually could work; and (2) perpetuating folktales and woo encourages the sort of anti vax thinking which is plainly dangerous.
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 15:26 10 Nov 2019

Specifiy a method which is even half as reliable as science in assessing whether something is accurate.

Just one will do.
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 15:18 10 Nov 2019

Extraordinary and silly comments.

Science is a method for determining whether something is true and finding out more about how things work. No other method is remotely reliable.

It is not a "paradigm". And homeopathy DOES NOT WORK. It is not "reductionist or mechanistic" to base one's views on facts rather tham fiction. Or evidence rather than feelings.

The idea that following sicentific evidence- i.e. testing and seeing what is true before relying on it being so- could ever be "dangerous". This is precisely the sort of woo and nonsense which leads to measles epidemics.
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Nsiala and the penalty
at 12:52 10 Nov 2019

Indeed. Though the goal was at his door in any event. Why follow a runner, but not bother to actually do it with enough intent to get into a position to deal with him?
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 12:37 10 Nov 2019

Good grief. My statement was factual. The end. Other issues are other issues.

I really cannot be bothered with any more of this intellectually dishonest nonsense and am resorting to the div list.
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How are homeopathy allowed to practise?
at 12:32 10 Nov 2019

No- false beliefs and claims, in the context of medicine, and enacouraging people to think its okay to believe them is dangerous. This also takes in the anti vaxxing. But you know that and are simply trying to obfuscate.
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