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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 12/15/2004 :  10:59:54  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/conditions/12/15/immigrants.obesity.ap/index.html

This is a study which shows that, surprise, surprise, immigrants to the US are likely to gain weight! Confirmation of the data from the shocking conclusions of the Doc: Super Size Me!


Post links to other worthless studies, which came to simple logical conclusions. http://www.improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html <-- the Ig noble awards.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 12/15/2004 11:01:30

astropin
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Posted - 12/15/2004 :  11:26:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message
LMAO! Now that's the kind of title I'm talkin' about.

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 12/15/2004 :  12:34:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
lmao, that's grand. But I'm sure if I went to live on the US I'd end obese... if I didn't die with clogged arteries or something o.O

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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filthy
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Posted - 12/15/2004 :  14:14:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
'K, here's something:

quote:
NEWS
In the wake of a Japanese study that claims that computer games can damage children's brains, the European Leisure Software Publishers Association points to an earlier British study which shows that gaming can be as beneficial as taking part in physical sporting activity, according to ZDNet. The group says the Japanese study, which shows that gamers are not developing their front lobes--which affect behavior and the development of memory, emotions, and learning--is flawed. Instead, they say the British study, which says pretty much the exact opposite, is correct. You know, it'd be really interesting to see who funded these studies. I wonder if the University of Nintendo had anything to do with the British study ... hmmmmm?

I dunno. Guess you had to be there.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

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Ricky
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Posted - 12/15/2004 :  14:18:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Wow, what a list. The only one I know of is a study which was said to be on why prisoners dislike prision. However, I first hear this from a comedian and doubt if its true.

Edit:

Couldn't find anything on google about it (besides forum talk).

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Edited by - Ricky on 12/15/2004 14:19:58
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