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The Rat
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Posted - 06/05/2017 :  19:17:06  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Those of us who have been around skepticism and pseudoscience for a while might already be familiar with the whacky idea of E-rays, or earth radiation. They have been a big thing in Germany for a long time, and there is a market for various items to protect you from their supposed effects, like special blankets that go on the mattress, or maybe under the bed (I haven't bothered to waste my time researching the intricacies of such lunacy), that shield you from the radiation.

Well, driving along in Toronto a couple of weeks ago I noticed a minivan with the following URL on the back window: earthradiationdefense.com Overcoming a temporary revulsion at the Americanised spelling of 'defence' (HARUMPH! This is Canada!), my next thought was "Yeah, 99% sure what this is about." Checking the web site when I got home confirmed my suspicions; that damned Earth radiation is responsible for all sorts of maladies, including, of course, CANCER!

Okay, go have fun with the site yourself, I'm enjoying a lovely whisky which does not want to be curdled with such rubbish. But as if to underline the absurdity of the whole thing, here's the kicker: I pulled alongside the vehicle, because I have a morbid fascination for looking into the face of stupidity. The less irony-challenged amongst you may already guess what I saw: Yes, the passenger was smoking. Double face-palm, head-desk, shake head, all the WTF? descriptors you can think of.

Enjoy: http://earthradiationdefense.com/

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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 06/05/2017 :  20:08:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Rat

(HARUMPH! This is Canada!)
This Canada?

The less irony-challenged amongst you may already guess what I saw: Yes, the passenger was smoking.
Weed is natural, dude.

Enjoy: earthradiationdefense.com
I am shocked - shocked I tell you - that such a fine, up-standing Canadian citizen has so shaky a grasp of basic physics and biology.

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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 06/06/2017 :  01:25:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This guy is nuts. Why would God create a planet that is harmful for us to live on?

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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 06/06/2017 :  09:16:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

This guy is nuts. Why would God create a planet that is harmful for us to live on?
Yeah! Nobody has ever been harmed by a volcano, hurricane, or even just a fall from a cliff! Snapping turtles are huggable pets, and people add arsenic to their tea for flavor. Since there is absolutely nothing harmful to humans in or on this planet, "earth radiation" must be a myth.

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ThorGoLucky
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USA
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Posted - 06/06/2017 :  09:22:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
earthradiationdefense.com's "mitigations" strikes me as a pseudoscience version of Feng Shui.
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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 06/06/2017 :  18:20:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ThorGoLucky

earthradiationdefense.com's "mitigations" strikes me as a pseudoscience version of Feng Shui.



The difference is that Feng Shui practitioners actually buy into that nonsense. This guy is just trying to make money.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 06/06/2017 :  18:47:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

The difference is that Feng Shui practitioners actually buy into that nonsense. This guy is just trying to make money.
So you think that the percentage of Feng Shui practitioners that are "just trying to make money" is really low? Care to quantify that? 5%? 10%? 2%?

You can post your answer over here.

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ThorGoLucky
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USA
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Posted - 06/07/2017 :  14:05:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Feng Shui isn't pseudoscience, it's dogma and magical thinking.

And I updated http://HarmonyOrbs.com to include protection from Earth radiation, geopathic zones, and any other radio radiation.

Edited by - ThorGoLucky on 06/07/2017 14:07:23
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 06/09/2017 :  06:45:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ThorGoLucky

Feng Shui isn't pseudoscience, it's dogma and magical thinking.

And I updated http://HarmonyOrbs.com to include protection from Earth radiation, geopathic zones, and any other radio radiation.

Make sure to include a disclaimed that it does not protect from cancer caused by other sources of radiation, like Radon (Rn) gas.


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ThorGoLucky
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USA
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Posted - 06/09/2017 :  10:36:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

Originally posted by ThorGoLucky

Feng Shui isn't pseudoscience, it's dogma and magical thinking.

And I updated http://HarmonyOrbs.com to include protection from Earth radiation, geopathic zones, and any other radio radiation.

Make sure to include a disclaimed that it does not protect from cancer caused by other sources of radiation, like Radon (Rn) gas.

Good idea. Done!
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