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Fighting the Neverending Battle Against Crackpot Ads

  1. Jun 14, 2007 #1

    G01

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    Here's another one I saw advertised while logging in today.

    www.magicaltransformations.com Talks about using Quantum Physics to live up to you potential, etc.

    Sigh, these things just don't end do they??:uhh:
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2007 #2

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    Its a rather pathetic website with pathetic services and claims. I wonder what the hosts qualifications are?
    This reminds of that stupid book - "The Secret". So many false promises and bogus claims.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2007 #3

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    Here's another one I just saw advertised while logging in:

    www.creatingconciously.com
     
  5. Jun 14, 2007 #4
    Thanks! I will ban these when I get back in town
     
  6. Jun 21, 2007 #5

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    Sigh, here's another one:

    thefinaltheory.com

    I'm pretty sure the people who wrote this book have no idea what they are talking about.

    "Flaws in Current Atomic Theory
    We have become so accustomed to the atomic models we have been taught that even our scientists neglect to consider that these are still mere models, which violate both the laws of physics as well as common sense when taken as the literal reality. We are taught that the nucleus mysteriously generates an endless "positive charge force" that pulls on the equally endless "negative charge force" of orbiting electrons."

    "Further, the closely packed, strongly repelling positively charged protons in the nucleus are said to be kept from flying apart by another mysterious attracting force (Strong Nuclear Force) that for some unexplained reason only appears between protons when they are extremely close to each other in the nucleus. Again, this apparent attracting force in nature is completely unexplained, as is its unending power source."


    These guys don't even know what a force is. They definitely shouldn't be writing a book about a theory of everything. It also sounds like they have a bone to pick with mainstream science.

    People are going to buy this and believe it.:uhh:
     
  7. Jun 21, 2007 #6
    Oh my god! what the hell is this ?
    I'm tending to think this is a joke and not real!
    An actual person wrote this and people actually buying this ??
    Someone should have told him, he was holding the physics books upside down!
    I still can't believe people might believe this!he should be hanged!!
    how can a publisher even publish this!!!
     
  8. Jun 21, 2007 #7

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    I don't think this is being published by a reputable publisher. Still, it shouldn't be advertised on this site. That's why I'm making it a habit of checking the ads before I log in. Everyone do your part and the crackpots won't be able to advertise here anymore!:approve:
     
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  9. Jun 21, 2007 #8

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  10. Jun 21, 2007 #9

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    What is that one even about??!!


    Thanks! Seriously, if everyone checked the ads before they logged in, we would either have way less crackpot ads, or Greg would be up to his ears in ads needing banning!:biggrin:
     
  11. Jun 21, 2007 #10

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    I have no idea-- it just looks a little weird!

    Well, us mortals (i.e. non-contributors) can see the ads all the time. I for one, though, only really pay attention to them when I see threads like this! I'll look harder in future.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2007 #11

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    Ahh yes... I sometimes forget that not everyone lives on Mt. Olympus with the rest of us contributors..:biggrin:
     
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