|27-01-2012, 10:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Fraud or hoax
Found this on the BMJ. The link is http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c6979?tab=responses the responses make interesting reading.
The substance of the peice is that a learned man offered to present to a CAM conference on the subject of buttock reflexology and they took his reputation as level 5 evidence and allowed him 15mins on the platform. He then published the hoax in the BMJ. The hoaxed of course claim fraud but they would.
I am a little sad that it is a hoax.
The concept of the bumunculus should live forever in the annals (I forego my right to the obvious humerous typo).
|27-01-2012, 12:55 PM||#2|
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Funny and sad. thanks for that find.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as WE are - Anais Nin
I suppose it's easier to believe something than it is to understand it.
Cmdr. Chris Hadfield on rise of poor / pseudo science
Pain is a conscious correlate of the implicit perception of threat to body tissue - Lorimer Moseley
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