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Jeffrey Armstrong vs Michael Shermer... What really happened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller May 16, 2015. 4 Replies

Jeffrey Armstrong (a vedic astrologer) seems to completely debunk Skeptic Michael Shermer in Shermer's own show. The 9 minute long video (clip) I saw on youtube (posted by a supporter of astrology)…Continue

Tags: Vedic, Pseudoscience, Shermer, Michael, Jeffrey

Why is cigarette not banned by the FDA even though strong link between COPD and smoking has already been attributed with evidence?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shashwat Singh Pokharel Feb 12, 2015. 28 Replies

There are plenty of evidence but just why the approval then?

Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill_Hicks_Worshipper Mar 22, 2015. 26 Replies

When we look at statistics, we can argue that religion is not just the major cause of conflict around the world. There are quite many people on both sides of the argument. So let's start a discussion…Continue

Atheism in South Asia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shashwat Singh Pokharel Jan 20, 2015. 10 Replies

How non-belief could help in one of the most spiritual regions of the earth?

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Loren Miller replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Jeffrey Armstrong vs Michael Shermer... What really happened?
"I have a very simple comment, to wit: Let Armstrong try the same thing ... with James Randi."
May 16, 2015
Michael Penn replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Jeffrey Armstrong vs Michael Shermer... What really happened?
"Way too much said here in trying to make "hits" on astrology as being a working science, - which it is not. This is no more than a set of cold psychic readings generated by the "psychic" in order to impress and draw in the…"
May 16, 2015
Shashwat Singh Pokharel replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Jeffrey Armstrong vs Michael Shermer... What really happened?
"If you follow this thread ( http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97980 ) then you can find Shermer's response about the program."
May 16, 2015
Gerald Payne replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Jeffrey Armstrong vs Michael Shermer... What really happened?
"It reminds me of 'The Wizard of Oz', where Dorothy visit's the fortune teller. With astrology the date of birth of the subject is obviously crucial, and armed with that, educated guesses can be made regarding loss of parent's…"
May 16, 2015
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Jeffrey Armstrong vs Michael Sherman... What really happened?

Jeffrey Armstrong (a vedic astrologer) seems to completely debunk Skeptic Michael Shermer in Shermer's own show. The 9 minute long video (clip) I saw on youtube (posted by a supporter of astrology) abruptly cut short right before Shermer could explain the basis behind what had happened and why Jeffrey Armstrong was able to hit high accuracies based only on people's place, time and date of birth. (Watch The video if you haven 't here…See More
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Bill_Hicks_Worshipper replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?
"Good point. Greed is a powerful motivation for war. I have my doubts government is as naïve as the standard church going religious citizen in America. Religion keeps the people ignorant. It disarms the ability to question with false promises…"
Mar 22, 2015
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Craigart14 replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?
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Craigart14 replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?
"Where is that quotation in TGD?  My computer can't find it. Craig"
Mar 19, 2015
Loren Miller replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?
"Anyone who even remotely wants to allege that there are no atheists in foxholes (or anywhere else in the military) is apparently unaware of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers."
Mar 19, 2015
Craigart14 replied to Shashwat Singh Pokharel's discussion Does Richard Dawkins overstate in his book The God Delusion that "Religion is the sole cause of conflict in the world"? What are your opinions?
"I don't think the "atheists in foxholes" meme refers to atheists' courage when called upon to fight or atheists' belligerence, both of which have been demonstrated.  The meme rather expresses theists' delusion that…"
Mar 19, 2015

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At 12:09pm on January 23, 2015, Daniel W said…
Oh, the specific - I tske Gleevec. Possibly in other countries referred to as Glivec. It is thought to have benefit for 3 years, then unclear. There are other tyrosine kinase inhibitors released or in development, with variable degrees of effectiveness for different TK mutations.
At 12:06pm on January 23, 2015, Daniel W said…
Thanks for the comment. On GIST, it is uncommon. Depending on the population, I read it is around 6 to 12 people out of one million. It is not clear if that encompasses both benign and malignant forms. Mine is malignant. The benign ones might just be early stage malignant, I'm not sure. There are different mutations that cause it, tyrosine kinase enzyme. The medications are tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Effectiveness is highly variable. So far I am doing OK.

Fortunately for me, the mutated enzyme is the same as one for CML, which is much more common. If not for that, I suspect research would have been slower.

I do OK. The toxicities of the medication are tiresome, but it could have been much worse.
At 9:50am on January 20, 2015, Daniel W said…

From your essay - "Despite their polytheistic system, Hinduism flourished even after invasions, unlike the Ancient American societies, because they had age-old system of worship that varied insignificantly, were devoid of competition of any kind during the formative years, were mostly tolerant towards their invaders and the Hindu community never faced new epidemic-problems such as Small-pox that killed much of the previously unexposed native American population the remainder of which were baptized into Christianity. "  - I agree with you on that.  From the books, "1491" and "1493" by Charles Mann, the population of the Americas was almost completely wiped out by disease, which spread like wildfire after the Europeans first landed.  Most never saw the source of their disease.  Smallpox, chicken pox, malaria, and others.  It was the most devastating epidemic known to humanity.  For the few who remained, the christian invaders did their best to wipe out native American religions, destroying their temples, burning their books, murdering their kings and priests, and torturing to death their adherents.

I don't know the history of the Indian subcontinent very well.  The points you make about geography seem consistent with points made by Jared Diamond in "Guns Germs and Steel".

At 7:39pm on January 19, 2015, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:39pm on January 19, 2015, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Shashwat Singh Pokharel      

It's good to have you with us. Make yourself at home. Welcome to this friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.

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At 9:59am on January 19, 2015, Daniel W said…
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