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Energy Mirages and the False Hope of “Water Powered Cars”

Darcy Cowan Aug 06, 2012

This morning while perusing my news feeds I saw this article lamenting the state of scientific ignorance and bald political grandstanding in Pakistan. The specific item that prompted this lambasting of an entire country is the claim by one individual to be able the fuel cars using water – and the near unanimous support of [&hellip … Read More

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TCM and You: Cupping

Darcy Cowan Apr 04, 2012

I have noticed that Chinese massage seems to be becoming popular, and seemingly with it Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM1). At least browsing through two of the larger shopping centres in Hamilton (bring on the hick jokes) I saw massage centres offering these services. In particular cupping was advertised. But what exactly is cupping2? As with [&hellip … Read More

Monday Afternoon Movies: From Daleks to Vectron

Darcy Cowan Apr 02, 2012

I was collecting up videos to drip feed when I got around to it, but figured I may as well post them all at once to liven up a Monday afternoon. Enjoy. The Great and Powerful Tyson… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAzaDyae-k Dan Dennett on “Deepities”… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg-4fmbpZ-M Levitation, I have to admit while watching this I was grinning like and idiot..it’s awesome…. Read More

Amber Teething Beads: A Follow-Up

Darcy Cowan Apr 02, 2012

Over the week or so I expect the page views for my amber teething necklace post to top 20,000 over the two blogs. Interest in the article has just kept increasing over the last year or so of it being up, as opposed to the majority of my posts which slip into internet obscurity within [&hellip … Read More

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Future History: Apocalypse Then

Darcy Cowan Mar 29, 2012

End of the world predictions and scenarios abound, we have always been fascinated with our own demise it seems. Last year I covered the predictions of Harold Camping and the relatively small following he had in his advertising the apocalypse campaign. This year we have the Mayans to blame and it’s rather more wide spread [&hellip … Read More

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Why Do People Use Alternative Medicine?

Darcy Cowan Mar 26, 2012

I often read that the reason people are turning to complementary/alternative/integrative(take your pick) medicine is because they are dissatisfied with the care received from mainstream/conventional/”western”* medicine. This may be true for a small segment of the population, those with a chronic illness or with terminal cancer spring to mind. But is this generally true of [&hellip … Read More

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