[LINK] electromagnetic fields effect brain activity

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jan 9 12:18:25 AEDT 2007

At 11:40 AM 9/01/2007, Stewart Fist wrote:
>The idea was also promoted by the tobacco companies -- suggesting that
>environmental smoke in offices may have a protective effect against
>cancer-causing air pollution.  And by some water polluting companies who
>dumped toxic waste into aquifers.

Sounds like the same self-serving cods wallop (my spell checker said 
these are two words, not one, but I and it may be wrong) that I heard 
on local ABC this morning. CHOICE is doing an expose on the 
non-evidence for the support of the effectiveness of herbal cures 
like aloe vera and lavender oil. A caller who was obviously a 
'user'  if not a seller of these products rang the show later and 
took poor Indira Naidu to task for bias toward the medical 
establishment. I had to laugh because the caller couldn't see her own 
bias when she 'swore' by the positive impact of these 'cures' based 
on some pseudo-'science' examples comparing the effects of potato 
skins on healing burns with no scars and no pain in 15 minutes. Of 
course she wouldn't listen to the show's compare, Lindy Burns (no 
pun, real name), who asked why scientific tests would be so wrong? 
The caller was so exasperated! Of course not everything that is good 
can be measured!

I nearly peed myself! There's no debating illogic with some people 
who truly 'believe'. (George Bush et al come to mind as well.)


Jan Whitaker
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