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Earthing woo

Post by JQH » Mon May 18, 2020 5:19 pm

And remember that if you botch the exit, the carnival of reaction may be coming to a town near you.

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Re: Earthing woo

Post by Martin Y » Mon May 18, 2020 5:52 pm

But they have science. Not just preposterous wiffle; double-blinded science and wiffle.

https://rowlandearthing.co.uk/pages/science

I just picked one of their papers at random, and it looks like they really did give a bunch of Californian wellbeing massage therapists grounding mats for six weeks and monitor them with questionaires, and they really didn't know if some weeks they had a real grounding cable connected or a dummy.

Slightly underwhelmed to see that everyone got a dummy lead in week 1 and week 6 and a real lead for the four weeks in the middle, and a skim suggests they broadly felt better after 5 weeks of the trial but also still felt better a month later. It doesn't immediately look like a test able to discriminate between the placebo benefit of being in the trial and any effect of a real grounding mat.
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Post by murmur » Mon May 18, 2020 5:59 pm

Sorry, mate, but it looks like they really, really, really mean it.
It's so much more attractive inside the moral kiosk

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Re: Earthing woo

Post by Beaker » Thu May 21, 2020 10:47 am

I like this bit:
Without a regular supply of electrons, the cells in our body are unable to balance the positive charge.
That would explain the bright blue flash from my fingers every time I touch the kitchen tap. Or maybe I should just stop rubbing balloons on my jumper all day.

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Post by Gentleman Jim » Thu May 21, 2020 10:52 am

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Re: Earthing woo

Post by Martin Y » Thu May 21, 2020 10:53 am

I wait for thunderstorms and collect electrons straight from the air with my kite. Well, my assistant does. They're natural, organic, vegan friendly and basically free, although there is a small charge.

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Post by Stupidosaurus » Thu May 21, 2020 11:30 am

Badum, tish.

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Post by nekomatic » Thu May 21, 2020 1:43 pm

I calculate that a normal healthy balanced diet contains about one thousand trillion trillion electrons a day, which ought to be enough for anybody.

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Post by bmforre » Thu May 21, 2020 8:52 pm

nekomatic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:43 pm
I calculate that a normal healthy balanced diet contains about one thousand trillion trillion electrons a day, which ought to be enough for anybody.
Pardon:
Are these US trillion or European ones?

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Re: Earthing woo

Post by dyqik » Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 pm

bmforre wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:52 pm
nekomatic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:43 pm
I calculate that a normal healthy balanced diet contains about one thousand trillion trillion electrons a day, which ought to be enough for anybody.
Pardon:
Are these US trillion or European ones?
European trillion with a US diet, US trillion with a European diet.

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Post by nekomatic » Thu May 21, 2020 10:50 pm

CHAPEAU

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Post by Aitch » Fri May 22, 2020 6:00 am

Came across this - but it's more an ear thing woo item.



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Post by Boustrophedon » Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am

There is only one electron.
...zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children.

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Post by Millennie Al » Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 am

Boustrophedon wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
There is only one electron.
I can see why that theory would be of such special interest to you, but unfortunately it's obviously not true.
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Post by Martin_B » Sun May 24, 2020 3:48 am

Millennie Al wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 am
Boustrophedon wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
There is only one electron.
I can see why that theory would be of such special interest to you, but unfortunately it's obviously not true.
Hear that whooshing sound over your head, that'll be the cultural reference, that'll be.
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Post by Boustrophedon » Sun May 24, 2020 11:39 am

Millennie Al wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 am
Boustrophedon wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
There is only one electron.
I can see why that theory would be of such special interest to you, but unfortunately it's obviously not true.
Why would it be of special interest to me particularly?
...zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children.

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Re: Earthing woo

Post by Gfamily » Sun May 24, 2020 11:50 am

Boustrophedon wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:39 am
Millennie Al wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 am
Boustrophedon wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:53 am
There is only one electron.
I can see why that theory would be of such special interest to you, but unfortunately it's obviously not true.
Why would it be of special interest to me particularly?
Because the 'one electron' theory has the world line of the single electron travelling backwards and forwards across the universe. Your sort of thing
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