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  •  It's interesting that her search for truth (0+ / 0-)

    required avoiding certain areas of science. Sounds pretty convenient to me.

    "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 04:47:19 PM PDT

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    •  You are so off base. As a scientist I find her m (0+ / 0-)

      ultra careful.  She never insists that you ignore those who disagree. She only asks that you look at the whole picture.  Do you have an ax to grind here?

      An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

      by don mikulecky on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:00:16 PM PDT

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      •  I'm only basing what I say (0+ / 0-)

        on what I read. I don't know anything about her apart from that. I do admit that when I read about what she had to say about HIV, it set off alarm bells for me. Considering that the names she drops set of the same alarm bells, that didn't help.

        "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

        by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:07:35 PM PDT

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      •  regarding avoiding areas of science (0+ / 0-)

        this is what I was referring to:

        ...in general I avoid the last 3 million years of evolution and any other studies thatrequire detailed knowledge of mammalian, including human, biology.
        Her explanation about political bias sounds familiar. It's a common one used by those whose ideas are not accepted as mainstream, although she has an unusual twist on it.

        "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

        by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 05:13:37 PM PDT

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