|Classic Phil and how I imagined Hayley SitP|
without the vest and tie and of course much prettier.
Hayley handled herself smartly, and it was quite an interesting listen and Shapiro had a nice command of the audience and topic without coming off as smug. The most interesting part was when a farmer strenuously defended his successful use of homeopathy on his herd, and how Hayley handled the rather passionate questioner. If it were me, I always fear I would fall back to "oh, yeah?!" I can think of a lot of good comments during the comfort of walking Ike, but in the trenches . . . not so much. I personally found interesting the discussion of chiropractors vs. osteopaths. My father is a retired osteopath and he has nothing but near contempt for chiropractors. The thing is that, at least in America, Osteopaths are basically interchangeable with medical doctors. I suspect there is a higher percentage of D.O.s with questionable practices, but when you bring up some of the more extravagant osteopathic claims/classic theories with an osteopath most modern D.O.s just stare at the floor and try and change the topic. Why D.O.s just don't give it up like the AFL did in the mid-1960's and join the NFL is beyond me.
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happier lymphatic system
The gentleman at the Euro Vibra Plate did not appreciate my photography of his device, and Lady hustled me away quickly before there was any trouble.
(Ed. note - I tried the Vibra Plate and it seriously seemed like it was the same principle as the old vibrating belt machine. Weird.)
The good news was that while there were an increased number of C.A.M. stands sprinkled between contractors, bathroom makeover experts, wood pellet stove peddlers, and home entertainment experts to turn your den into sight and sound extravaganza, given the healthy crowd at the show not many people seemed interested in a device to improve the lymphatic system or increase blood circulation. In fact, they were nearly all quite dead. I suppose marketing at a place where the biggest question is which is a better value natural stone vs. solid surface countertops, and not I need to lose a few pounds without changing my daily habits is not the best idea.
I also suspect that the prolonged down economy is driving the more entrepreneurial minded to do whatever it takes to make a buck, which may explain the increased number of alt med stands this year. This is just a guess on my part.
Also, Kylie Sturgess on her Token Skeptic site has posted a video* of her recent visit to Astro Day at Curtin University. Sturgess walks among what appeared to be at least tens and perhaps a lot more amateur astronomers showing off their telescopes and letting passersby to peer into the lens or view their laptop screen of the moon. It brought back memories of my days as an astronomy lab assistant in undergrad. (Yes, I was a history major, but I did really well in astronomy. I am a well rounded if not gifted geek.) There really is something special about viewing a heavenly body live and in person, even compared to the best IMAX experience or pictures on the HD channel of PBS.
The second part of the video was inside of a large arena or hall where what appeared to be younger science teachers and/or scholars discussing various topics at a large number of kiosks and booths. The video is well worth the 11 minutes, and for anyone who has an interest in astronomy you'll likely get a kick out of it.
*suggested viewing device is an AppleTV.