Originally posted by kaminskyThat's a very good question. One would assume it's one of those nasty office tiled ceilings. Sellotape would not be a good adhesive to use and would provide next to no security. A pointless exercise that just created more probabilities.
1st, why the sellotape ?
Originally posted by Thequ1ckNo.
Is homeopathy science?
Originally posted by twhiteheadRandi and the team watched Benveniste's team repeat the experiment. They went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that none of the scientists involved knew which samples were the homeopathic solutions, and which ones were the controls - even taping the sample codes to the ceiling for the duration of the experiment. This time, Benveniste's results were inconclusive, and the scientific community remained
[b]Upon the first experimentation it was proved to have an active result.
References to a credible source please.
I put it to you that homeopathy has more of a basis in science than psychiatry.
And I put it to you that you have some personal grudge against some psychiatrist that called you something you didn't like. Take it up with him.[/b]
Originally posted by kaminskyThat's a lot of questions and I'll see if I can deal with the one at a time.
Does homeopathy make specific precidictions that can be proved false , if we do not have the knowledge and processes to prove a theory false then it is not a scientific theory. There are other criteria, but falsification is a good start because we can throw out pseudo tosh without to much argument. I'm no expert but psychiatry is a broad subject ,some of wh ...[text shortened]... izophrenia is a preoccupation with one or more delusion , I'm ok I only have one big delusion.
Originally posted by Thequ1cksorry for calling you a looney I honestly thought you were taking the mickey.
That's a lot of questions and I'll see if I can deal with the one at a time.
Firstly, I'm not a 'looney'. My heart aches and I care for people, that does't make me mad it just drives me to despair sometimes.
[b] if we do not have the knowledge and processes to prove a theory false then it is not a scientific theory
This is a statement, don't un ...[text shortened]... ted.
Is anyone going to pick up the glove or are you not sure which box it is in??[/b]
Originally posted by kaminskyThat's OK dude. I'm thick skinned and pig-eared.
sorry for calling you a looney I honestly thought you were taking the mickey.
Originally posted by Thequ1ckDid you have a bad experience with a psychiatrist? Just wondered why you picked THAT exact science to grouse about. There are genuine pseudosciences like alien visitations, vis a vis pyramid builders and such that you could rail against.
That's a very good question. One would assume it's one of those nasty office tiled ceilings. Sellotape would not be a good adhesive to use and would provide next to no security. A pointless exercise that just created more probabilities.
Yet the experiment has not been repeated...
The media discredit was enough to satisfy social pseudo-scientists. Ergo ...[text shortened]... ved a science.
I put it to you that homeopathy is more proved as a science than psychiatry.
Originally posted by kaminskyQuack.
Its funny I asked on the science forum about my problem with accepting the first principles of probablility, I didn't get any joy from the forum and it was only untill I read one of Ian Stewarts books where he explains that you have to treat axiomatic proability the same way we treat axiomatic geometry. I'm not sure what your asking , some academic somewhere might have an answer.