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“No amount of belief makes something a fact” – Homeopathy skeptic James Randi

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  • johnbronkhorst

    I don’t have a problem with it, for 2 reasons.
    1……If all it does is offer comfort, for any reason, to the sick and dying, I have no problem!
    2…..Before writing off things we don’t understand or believe on face value, check! After all, penicilin was bread mould, discovered by accident, many didn’t believe at first. Germs (the existence of) were rubbished initially.

    • opusx

      Good point JB, if the placebo effect works, then so be it.

      • 4077th

        Placebo / falce hope..same shit different name.

        • opusx

          Yep, big picture is you ain’t gonna do nothing to avoid the inevitable. But if it makes you ‘feel’ better.

        • blokeintakapuna

          …just look at how well cosmetics sell – offering all manner of hope – even if it’s false hope and one chemical compound away from being plastic/petrochemical’s. Vanity+ false hope = licence to print money!

          • 4077th

            Nail, head – agreed.

  • 4077th

    “No amount of belief makes something a fact”

    Hmmm what else could this apply to? In all cases peddling false hope is a deed that should not go unpunished.

  • opusx

    Even ‘facts’ are blurry these days.

    • johnbronkhorst

      “facts”…even scientific facts, are always blurry! Otherwise there would be nothing more to discover, about anything!

  • FredFrog

    My feeling entirely about religion. Any of the thousands of religions mankind has invented over the millennia to explain his ignorance.

    • 4077th

      Kinda what I was getting at.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Begs the question….You don’t know, what you don’t know!
      So keep asking the questions, keep getting the answers!…The funny thing about that..it’s like the Hydra’s heads ..cut off one and 2 more grow!! Answer one question and 2 more appear!

  • Jman

    James Randi is a legend. One of my personal heroes

    • Travis Poulson

      Hold out for 10:30, great video of him coming up.

  • kehua

    Try telling that to the warmist brigade.

    • Travis Poulson

      They don’t want to know about it. They just ignore the facts or do what Russell Norman did with me, block on social media.

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