South Africa Flag logo

South African Skeptics

April 25, 2017, 00:47:05 AM
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
Go to mobile page.
News: Please read the posting guidelines before posting.
   
   Skeptic Forum Board Index   Help Forum Rules Search GoogleTagged Login Register Chat Blogroll  
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic:

Facebook fight

 (Read 7912 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
brianvds
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +12/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1473



« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2015, 04:22:16 AM »

nee maar sien ernst nie net het ons voorvaders homopatie genruik nie hulle het net soos ek ook nie kommas punte of hoofletters gebruik nie en dus kan jy in die dam gaan spring want jy het nie 'n kloe nie en ek raak sommer agressief wanneer mense my woord in twyfel trek en waarom bodder jy want jy slaan jou naam met 'n plank en nou weet ek nie hoe om hierdie paragraaf selfs nog verder uit te rek sonder leestekens nie so nou hou ek maar op
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2015, 04:26:27 AM »

nee maar sien ernst nie net het ons voorvaders homopatie genruik nie hulle het net soos ek ook nie kommas punte of hoofletters gebruik nie en dus kan jy in die dam gaan spring want jy het nie 'n kloe nie en ek raak sommer agressief wanneer mense my woord in twyfel trek en waarom bodder jy want jy slaan jou naam met 'n plank en nou weet ek nie hoe om hierdie paragraaf selfs nog verder uit te rek sonder leestekens nie so nou hou ek maar op
Grin
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2015, 04:28:34 AM »

http://www.evernote.com/l/AOuEVM0CDV5PhLsfhVVaKOCyxgofLXkpxG0/
The next installment.
Logged
cr1t
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +4/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 544



cr1t
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2015, 08:40:42 AM »

Well as enige iemand jou op vat op jou aanbod laat ons weet waar die facebook group is.
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2015, 09:48:58 AM »

So far the group is only two members, both good guys. We wait for the other side to join and of course for their facts.
Logged
BoogieMonster
NP complete
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 2759



« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2015, 10:13:00 AM »

"facts"
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2015, 07:32:27 AM »

http://www.evernote.com/l/AOtAncV5mJRPdrrlRDf2VeTswiwMkxK9-94/
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2015, 07:44:13 AM »

How am I doing so far? My story more or less correct?
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2015, 15:20:52 PM »

http://www.evernote.com/l/AOu0mIP7DV5ArKHex9sYd0c5pXFbr9aebh4/ I apologised for my stupid mistake.  Embarrassed
Logged
BoogieMonster
NP complete
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 2759



« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2015, 16:59:13 PM »

If it makes you feel better, I also just read the first couple of lines. Didn't realize there was more.
Logged
Mefiante
Defollyant Iconoclast
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +57/-9
Offline Offline

Posts: 3658


In solidarity with rwenzori: Κοπρος φανεται


WWW
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2015, 18:23:26 PM »

If I read the situation correctly, Louwrens Du Plessis’s daughter’s tragic and probably unnecessary death is largely attributable to chiropractor Fanus Venter’s involvement, and partly to iridologist/SCIO-nut/snake-oil-peddler Louwene Mills’s advice.

Based only on his version of events, I think Louwrens has solid grounds for a malpractice suit.  While it obviously could never bring his daughter back or indeed compensate for her death, it would go a long way towards preventing these specific sCAMsters from getting away with doing a similar thing to someone else.

'Luthon64
Logged
Tweefo
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437



WWW
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2015, 18:34:22 PM »

If I read the situation correctly, Louwrens Du Plessis’s daughter’s tragic and probably unnecessary death is largely attributable to chiropractor Fanus Venter’s involvement, and partly to iridologist/SCIO-nut/snake-oil-peddler Louwene Mills’s advice.

Based only on his version of events, I think Louwrens has solid grounds for a malpractice suit.  While it obviously could never bring his daughter back or indeed compensate for her death, it would go a long way towards preventing these specific sCAMsters from getting away with doing a similar thing to someone else.

'Luthon64
I agree, but a court case would, of course, open wounds that's maybe best left closed.
Logged
Mefiante
Defollyant Iconoclast
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +57/-9
Offline Offline

Posts: 3658


In solidarity with rwenzori: Κοπρος φανεται


WWW
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2015, 19:50:09 PM »

Yes, there is always that.  Unfortunately, this kind of thinking also works in the sCAMmers’ favour by shielding them.  It’s a tricky situation. Huh?

'Luthon64
Logged
Hermes
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +18/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 1137



« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2015, 21:09:34 PM »

Well done, Tweefo.  Your campaign has drawn out Louwrens du Plessis to tell his story and this should have the effect that you hoped for: to make people in Middelburg think twice before trusting those CAM practitioners.  Of course, some people will never be swayed.  Du Plessis does not draw a clear distinction between mainstream medical practice and CAM and you may wish to point out the main culprits.  It is interesting to note that the University of Johannesburg, which dishes out degrees for quackery, does not have a medical school.
Logged
Mefiante
Defollyant Iconoclast
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +57/-9
Offline Offline

Posts: 3658


In solidarity with rwenzori: Κοπρος φανεται


WWW
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2015, 21:43:30 PM »

Hermes, thanks for vividly highlighting an important point of which I’d lost sight.  Many people are wholly unaware that CAM and mainstream evidence-based medicine make up two quite distinct camps.  To them, it only matters that there’s a diploma on the wall, not where it came from.

Moreover, it’s a profoundly flawed idea that caveat emptor should be a valid principle governing the offering and choosing of healthcare.  If practitioners and specialists require so many years of study, how can it be expected that the ordinary person can decide intelligently between what’s good and what’s rot?  It’s nothing short of a travesty that CAM enjoys a similar societal status to the real stuff — though understandable when one considers that much of the time CAM doesn’t result in overt or grievous harm being done.

And I agree:  Well done, Tweefo.

'Luthon64
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5   Go Up
  Print  


 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.263 seconds with 23 sceptic queries.
Google visited last this page January 28, 2017, 04:38:38 AM
Privacy Policy