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WHEN PIGS FLY

A group about unbelievable nonsense!

Location: #science
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Latest Activity: May 17

WHEN PIGS FLY!

WHEN PIGS FLY is a group about unbelievable nonsense. A place to laugh at the wierd beliefs and crazy nonsense of people who are clearly our inferiors. 

 

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Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.  –Euripides, "Helen," Euripides II: Four Tragedies (412 B.C.)

 

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. ― Carl Sagan

 

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Scientists sequence Bigfoot's DNA!!

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Comment by doone on August 16, 2013 at 1:43pm
Comment by Michel on May 31, 2013 at 9:01am

The killing of acupuncture (it was about time...)
http://www.dcscience.net/?p=6060

Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo: the end of a myth

Acupuncture is an interesting case, because it seems to have achieved greater credibility than other forms of alternative medicine, despite its basis being just as bizarre as all the others. As a consequence, a lot more research has been done on acupuncture than on any other form of alternative medicine, and some of it has been of quite high quality. The outcome of all this research is that acupuncture has no effects that are big enough to be of noticeable benefit to patients, and it is, in all probablity, just a theatrical placebo.

After more than 3000 trials, there is no need for yet more. Acupuncture is dead.

Comment by A Former Member on May 24, 2013 at 8:04pm

Love it. 

Comment by Michel on May 24, 2013 at 9:44am

Unforeseen?

Comment by Michel on April 6, 2013 at 10:23am

@Dallas - Again, I was about to post this =) Here's my counter-measure:

Comment by A Former Member on April 5, 2013 at 9:16pm

Florida woman finds ‘sign from God’ on Goldfish cracker

It’s a fishy story, but the woman telling it believes it's pure gold. The Florida resident says the markings she found on a Goldfish crackerare a direct message affirming her Christian faith.

“I believe that it’s a sign, a sign from God,” Patti Burke told WKMG. “He is still in our life every day, and he wants to show that to his people.”

It's not quite manna, but in Burke's eyes it's a manifestation of her faith. [sigh]

Comment by Michel on March 16, 2013 at 3:19pm

A Squatch!!

@Neal - The alien had the form of her middle finger.

Comment by doone on March 16, 2013 at 9:52am

BlackBody

Nice dark figure stretching across the galaxy. Keeping it simple.

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Comment by A Former Member on March 16, 2013 at 9:41am

Oh honey, you probe me like no other man. 

Comment by Davy on March 15, 2013 at 3:37pm

Yeah in her dreams!

 
 
 

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