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Comment: Re:Who buys them? (Score 1) 666 666

To them, one cold remedy is the same as another.

To anyone who knows anything much about health, one cold remedy is the same as another. A cold is caused by a virus and, apart from interferon, there is no remedy for viral infections like that. All cold remedies are placebos.

Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score -1, Troll) 666 666

I went to the chemist a while back to buy some ibprofen, the chemist suggested a homeopathic, insisting it was just as good. If I hadn't been educated about homeopathy, I would have probably bought the homeopathic crap.

Recent research has shown that most over the counter painkillers are ineffective - i.e., no more use than homeopathics, exhibiting only a placebo effect. However there's nothing in homeopathic "medicine" that's likely to make you sick, but the same isn't true of analgesics. Homeopathics may not do anything, but they may do less harm than other "medicines", which also don't do anything.

Comment: Re:Ask these folks... (Score 1) 110 110

The medal box is empty at the moment, but we're expecting a shipment any day. Yours will be on its way to you as soon as they come in.

(I also live in the country - in northern Australia - and my water comes from the sky, via my roof and a rainwater tank. There's millions of acres of savannah woodland around here, and very few people, no town water or sewerage. I'm close to 60. And, no, I don't want a medal, thanks.)

Comment: Re:Ask these folks... (Score 1) 110 110

Our future generations will probably not even know about global warming, or that the threat even existed. After all, do you know anything about events, which were averted, 500 years ago?

Tbey also may not know about the deforestation and soil erosion, but they'll live with the consequences of it - just as we do today.

Comment: Re:times smaller,,, (Score 1) 60 60

"Times smaller", "times less" and their ilk are terrible phrases.

I agree - but if i ever express that, nobody understands the problem. I'm glad i'm not the only weird one!

The issue is how small is it to start with? We can easily express how large something is - there are units for that - but there are no units for smallness. So if thing A is 10 times smaller than thing B, how small is thing B? You can tell me how big it is, but you can't tell me how small it is.

Yeah, we all know what it means - but that doesn't make the illogicalness of it grate any less.

Work smarter, not harder, and be careful of your speling.