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Originally posted on Open Parachute:
This has become a sort of slogan for activists. We have all probably seen the anti-fluoride political posters – “If in doubt, keep it out.” And we have heard the appeal that we should not be putting fluoride into our drinking water until all researchers are unanimous and it has been absolutely proved it can do no harm.
Well, what do these activists make of this plot.
The data look pretty good and the correlation is excellent. Surely this at least shows the science on organic food is not settled.
Should we stop the sale of organic produce “in the meantime.” Or until rigorous checks have been made and researchers are absolutely unanimous that organic foods are harmless?
In fact, data in that graph are far better, and certainly “seem” more convincing, than the poor data often used by anti-fluoride activists to promote doubt about fluoridation.
To take another ploy…
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Originally posted on Vikram Roy's Blog:
How do casinos determine the competitions they give to players?
Much has been said about casinos and the games they offer. There are literally hundreds and thousands of books about everything from poker to slot machines, with each one featuring their own secret techniques that will be sure to make you win big or your money back guaranteed order now!
So, yes, casinos have largely been de-mystified by these books, blogs, and gaming systems. If there’s one thing that has remained a bit of a mystery in the glitzy world of casinos until now, however, it’s the comps system.
Smart Gaming defines comps as “an abbreviation for complimentary. They are the free goods and services provided by the casino to its players. Comps can range on the low end to free drinks and free valet parking all the way up to free room, food, beverage and transportation.”
While the comps…
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G’day. The giveaway has concluded this morning, and 1st place is…Terrence Brown. In 2nd place is Kate Campbell, and as I have two copies of the prize, they each get one for showing their support and participating. Thank you. I’ll send the winner(s) their books by priority mail before Saturday of next week. I’ve learned much of how to properly run a contest like this, and will be applying that in any future such giveaways, applied admittedly in very spotty fashion at best with this contest. Congratulations, both of you!