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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #150 on: May 24, 2006, 08:37:20 am
well, make a thread?

I'd be willing to crit.

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #151 on: May 24, 2006, 07:46:50 pm
im having a spriting duel with ahruon,and i know it sounds silly but i really want it to be a total surprise. ive only let 2 people see it.
i just recently did a study that im using now that is proving helpful for part of the sprite...

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #153 on: May 25, 2006, 05:08:41 pm
Gary Null is a quack.

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #154 on: May 25, 2006, 05:52:45 pm
what makes you think that?

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #155 on: May 25, 2006, 06:16:45 pm
What first put me on guard was that website constantly calling him "Gary Null PhD" but never mentioning what schools he got his degrees from.  After looking up some stuff about him it's clear why it's hidden: they are non-traditional schools that give degrees based on dubious factors. 

http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/null.html
http://dir.salon.com/story/books/feature/2002/05/21/null/index.html

Those are some articles I just quickly found.  Mr. Null seems to say a lot of things with little research to back it up.

I'm not an expert so I can't say that everything he says is wrong or anything.  It just seems to me he uses the conspiracy theory against
the dominant medical field as a way to sell his sketchy products.

Just saying it probably would be best to approach Gary Null and his methods with caution.

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #156 on: May 25, 2006, 06:46:20 pm
"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."   --Red Foxx

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #157 on: May 25, 2006, 06:46:58 pm
well,
Here's a site that talks about quackwatch:
http://www.thebirdman.org/Index/Health/Health-Quack.html

You can find anything online, but that's what makes the internet great.
Personally, I tend to agree with what Gary Null talks about, and the reason I share it is because maybe some others might like it as well and gain something from it.
I try to be open to everything, because if you ignore anything, you cheat yourself of the ability to maximize your understanding.

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #158 on: May 25, 2006, 07:32:05 pm
Yeah, we could play that game all day, but I'm not going to even touch why Birdman Bryant is not the most reputable person to link to.

As for sharing Null's site because you like it, that's fine, I was just pointing out that his methods are not widely accepted and what he "knows" about health is arguable.

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Re: Official Pixelopolis Off-Topic Thread

Reply #159 on: May 25, 2006, 07:49:17 pm
Reputation can help I guess, but reputation shouldn't effect information and a persons ability to understand.
A person should be allowed to listen to what he wants without any enforced biases thrown at them by others.
I figure people gain more by experiencing things than listening to others. So if you are open to listening to anyone, you open up more routes to travel through and investigate yourself.
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