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Homeopathy Qualifies for the Million Dollar Challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   

We've always said that homeopathy is eligible for the million-dollar prize, but Julia Wilson, Development Officer for Sense About Science in London needs it here on the page – for some strange reason. We've offered it on BBC, in print, by lectures, all over the world, and it has always – 100% of the time – failed tests. It was reported as a failure in Nature Magazine...

So, Julia, here it is, again, as if it had to be repeated once more: if anyone can show that homeopathy works, the James Randi Educational Foundation will pay them the million-dollar prize...

Homeopathy DOES NOT WORK.  It's quackery, pure and simple. It's a farce, a fake, and flummery.  Prove it works, and win the million dollars.

There! That's three times!  Enough?

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Sign of the Times?
written by LindaRosaRN, June 02, 2009
Prowling through a discount grocery store last week, I happened on a heaping bushel basket of homeopathic remedies -- hundreds of tiny vials selling for a buck. I expect that this week they'll be marked down to two bits.
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Vials Could Come in Handy
written by Jim Shaver, June 02, 2009
Nurse Linda, if they get marked down again, it might be a great opportunity for you to stock up on little glass vials. Why you need them is your business. smilies/wink.gif
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written by Kuroyume, June 02, 2009
Prowling through a discount grocery store last week, I happened on a heaping bushel basket of homeopathic remedies -- hundreds of tiny vials selling for a buck. I expect that this week they'll be marked down to two bits.


With enough 'succussions' in pricing, they should cost as much as the actual active ingredient contained in the remedies: 0.0.
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Careful with that vial Eugene!
written by tmac57, June 02, 2009
Jim Shaver-"Nurse Linda, if they get marked down again, it might be a great opportunity for you to stock up on little glass vials." Jim can't you see how risky that might be! How could you ever rinse them out without making the contents ever more dangerously 'potent'! smilies/grin.gif
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No Axe to Grind
written by Jim Shaver, June 02, 2009
Tmac57, I suspect the members of Pink Floyd had more than water in their little glass vials when they wrote that song. smilies/cheesy.gif
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Speaking their language ...
written by Rustylizard, June 02, 2009
"There! That's three times! Enough?"

Too much, I think, James Randi. Homeopaths desire less, not more, and your assurances may overwhelm Julia Wilson’s capabilities. Perhaps a second post, in which you say nothing at all ... smilies/smiley.gif
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written by Bruno, June 02, 2009
@BillyJoe: Likewise we will rejoice when we finally see a constructive post from your part.
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A constructive post...
written by BillyJoe, June 03, 2009
Likewise we will rejoice when we finally see a constructive post from on your part.

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No.
written by BillyJoe, June 03, 2009
the richest BILLionaire on Earth is named BILL

I'm not even a millionaire!
...yet.
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It's an old joke, herc
written by BillyJoe, June 03, 2009
The richest BILLionaire on Earth is named BILL.
The FASTEST man on Earth is named BOLT.
The SMARTEST man on Earth in named KING.
Therfore GOD EXISTS!

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Good one.
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written by Kuroyume, June 03, 2009
I don't get it. Billionaire is English (not the same in every other language therefore - yawn). So, what Herc is saying is that English is, well of course, the only language in which to do this alphabetology since it is the *only* language worth considering? What, are we now as conceited as the Romans in this regard (whose numeric system was the worst one ever invented by sentient beings)? News alert: English is third behind Spanish and Mandarin Chinese in number of speakers. Is the richest man in China named Yen? smilies/wink.gif

P.S.: The richest man in the world in Warren Buffett!
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Homeopathic Award
written by GusGus, June 03, 2009
@Rustylizard:

Yes, and when (!) they win the award it should be diluted to the point where they get a gazillionth of a cent!

By the way, I was trying to use homeopathy's term for dilution (sessession or whatever) and did a web search to find out how to spell it. I was unsuccessful, but I came across this site: http://www.vithoulkas.com/cont...8/lang,en/. Take a look and click on the "Basic Ideas of Homeopathy" link. I think it truly explains homeopathy in a nutshell!!!
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written by Kuroyume, June 03, 2009
It's 'succussion'.

OMG! Please donot subject me to that link again! smilies/wink.gif Sounds like Sylvia Browne babbling on about some medical prognostication (I will *not* say prognosis in her regard). Or worse, if you have ever seen Absolutely Fabulous where Patsy actually goes to work and there is a meeting about the next edition of their magazine, this is the rubbish keyword banter that link spewed. It is like random-neuron fired thoughts vocalized. Ahhhhh..... run away, run away!
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written by Kuroyume, June 03, 2009
Note: yes, I realize that prognosis is the incorrect term (diagnosis), but liked the twist of 'prognostication' (to foretell) and 'prognosis' (which are related to a large degree).
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written by Rustylizard, June 03, 2009
@ GusGus - "Take a look and click on the 'Basic Ideas of Homeopathy' link."

Excellent, GusGus! It’s the first time I find myself in agreement with homeopathy. For those who do not wish to reward the site with a hit, the “Basic Ideas of Homeopathy” page is completely blank – in all seven languages. They even give you the option of printing it out.

As for a homeopathic reward - I think they'd take an exception in that case. smilies/cheesy.gif
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written by Herc, June 03, 2009
BTW homeopahty does work. The theory is so simple even
devout skeptics should be able to follow it!

Let's say you have a little dust in your eye and it's red.
Your symptom is a red eye. What substance gives you the
same symptom? What about lemon juice? Put 1 drop of lemon
juice in a glass of water, take a drop of that and put it
in your eye. What happens? You make tears and the dust
comes out. QED
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written by Herc, June 03, 2009
Fastest, strongest, smartest.

The sportiest is named WOODS and plays GOLF
The most famous was named DI and she DIED
The most well known strongest was named SCHWARZ and
in his movie debut he masters the SWORD
Ronald RAY-GUN started the star wars program
NIC CAGE stars in prison movies
MichaelANGELo painted angels
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Numerology is a science
(so is homeopathy!)
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written by Steel Rat, June 03, 2009
Herc, please see a psychiatrist.
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Yes, we know, Herc...
written by BillyJoe, June 03, 2009
The sportiest is named WOODS and plays GOLF
The most famous was named DI and she DIED
The most well known strongest was named SCHWARZ and
in his movie debut he masters the SWORD
Ronald RAY-GUN started the star wars program
NIC CAGE stars in prison movies
MichaelANGELo painted angels
Therefore God exists. smilies/grin.gif

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Hahnmann would toll over in his grave...
written by BillyJoe, June 03, 2009
Let's say you have a little dust in your eye and it's red.
Your symptom is a red eye. What substance gives you the
same symptom? What about lemon juice? Put 1 drop of lemon
juice in a glass of water, take a drop of that and put it
in your eye. What happens? You make tears and the dust
comes out. QED
No bible, no succussion: no homoeopathy. smilies/grin.gif

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written by BillyJoe, June 03, 2009
Just like the book titled "What Men Know About Women".
A nice little tome...but all the pages are blank.
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written by Herc, June 04, 2009
When I heard BOLT won the 100m sprint and broke the world record I was not surprised, but I do think to myself 'that seems like an act of God'.

When a name matches a person it is very rare, there's 100,000 words and names and only a handful match.

So you can estimate a probability of it occuring naturally.
BOLT being the fastest man on Earth, this is breaking 1 in 1000 odds IMO.

OK, there are 1000s of athletes and movie stars and scientists and famous people, so one or two name matches is inevitable.

BUT, when the fastest (BOLT), smartest (KING), richest (BILL), strongest (SCHWARZ - sword), most famous (DI), sportiest (WOODS) ALL have strong name matches, then the chance of that occuring naturally is 1 in trillions.

These selected names are not data mined, they are the typical selection class of the elite AND THEY ALL MATCH. These are the best of each class.

I didn't follow the Olympics, but had I seen a competitor named Bolt that's where I would have put my money.
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written by Steel Rat, June 04, 2009
Except that Bolt can be a threaded bolt, not fast at all. Which King are you talking about that's smartest? Define smartest. Bill can be a duck's bill, not rich at all (and a bill can't be rich in the first place, it's not something that can own money). Schwarz means black. I don't get DI. And Woods is the sportiest? Come on. Golf is barely a sport.

You're just being pedantic and silly.
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written by alasrati, June 04, 2009
Rustylizard said, "Too much, I think, James Randi. Homeopaths desire less, not more, and your assurances may overwhelm Julia Wilson’s capabilities".

I think you need to get your facts straight regarding Julia Wilson and Sense About Science. Let's just say, I don't think she is a homeopath.
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The Whole Truth.
written by BillyJoe, June 04, 2009
AND THEY ALL MATCH.

Therefore God exists. smilies/grin.gif

I mean is so logical it beggars belief that some still cannot see their way to the TRUTH.

BJ
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written by Kuroyume, June 04, 2009
Schwarzenegger is a Germanic/Austrian name which derives, generally, from 'black forest ridge'. Schwarz is 'black/dark', egg is 'mountain ridge', 'er' is someone from a place. So, it means 'someone from the black mountain ridge'. German for 'sword' is 'Klinge' (like Klingon). No mention of Schwords in there = imbicile.

Michaelangelo also sculpted male forms in provocative poses (see David) because he was latently homosexual.

Nicolas Cage also starred in the popular "National Treasure" movies where he was an American historian. He also played a fiery, dead motorcyclist super-hero. He's done a few dozen movies, some of which had nothing to do with prison. You're still an imbicile.

Princess Diana died. Hate to break it to you, so has every other person who ever live on planet earth. Really, they died! Eh hem - imbicilic imbicile.

President Reagan's Star Wars (Strategic Defense Initiative) plan was never implemented... (need I say it again).

I still don't get the King = Smartest reference and the Sportiest = Woods reference. Wood is also good for making guitars, furniture, battering rams... Woods is a colloquial term for forested areas - as in 'Penn's Woods' (or Pennsylvania).

Cuckoo. Cuckoo.
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@ Kuroyume
written by Steel Rat, June 05, 2009
Totally.

It's like those people who say "This combination of dates/numbers/etc won't occur for another 10,000 years!!". All I can say is, so effing what?
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So effing what???
written by BillyJoe, June 05, 2009
You have proof of God and it's "so effing what"???
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written by Steel Rat, June 05, 2009
Even IF it were proof of "god", damn straight. Actually my response would be, "God, WTF were you thinking???"
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written by Herc, June 05, 2009
King - One that is supreme or preeminent in a particular group, category, or sphere http://www.answers.com/king

OK lets sum up your counter arguments.

A name's meaning has a certain historical derivation
A name can have several meanings
A person can have several roles

Now lets do a quiz. Just hypothetically wipe your memory of the last 9 years.

Q/ A good name in a play for the fastest runner on Earth would be?
1/ Smith
2/ Bolt
3/ Kansas
4/ Skeptic

If you thought Bolt, you just proved a correlation. In fact, considering my sample names were effectively random, you proved a paranormal fact beyond 1 in 4 odds! Only 1 in 250,000 to go to get the $1,000,000!!

The fastest, smartest, richest names could all be picked by someone unfamiliar with our history from out of 1000 random names each.

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written by Steel Rat, June 05, 2009
I know what king means. I was asking WHO the King was you're talking about.

How about a more accurate multiple choice test.

Q/ A good name in a play for the fastest runner on Earth would be?
1/ Speedmeister
2/ Bolt
3/ Flash
4/ Turtle

You also need to explain your other strange choices:

- Most famous, DI? Is that Princess Diana? Is she the most famous? And what was DI have to do with fame?
- King and smart...
- Sportiest, Woods. I guess you're referring to "sporting wood". So then you'd have to show that there was never a sports figure with the last or first name Wood, Woody, Woods, etc.

Do you get all excited when you recognize a shape in the clouds too? I didn't think they allowed internet access at the Home.
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Coincidence or.....
written by BillyJoe, June 05, 2009
Herc,

I wake up one morning and find that my lotto numbers are exactly the same as the winning lotto numbers.

THEREFORE GOD EXISTS! smilies/grin.gif

oh, wait...

BJ
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oh wait....
written by BillyJoe, June 05, 2009
I discover that this week I actually forgot to put in those winning lotto numbers.

Therefore THERE IS NO GOD.

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written by Herc, June 05, 2009
You use a random process for selecting names, you can't select all running theme names and claim 'Look I proved there's no correlation between his name and what he does since now you can't spot his name out from the list.'

Lady Di was on the most magazine covers out of anyone. Pretty good qualification for most famous.

Oh right they stopped researching Star Wars HEHEHE now you'll be telling me they don't read the masses thoughts with satellites either.

You guys are just ignoring the argument so let me pin you down.

Answer this. Is there a correlation between the runner Bolt and his position/role/occupation/accomplishments/life/what_he's_the_best_at/fame?

YES or NO

Can you roughly measure that connection/correlation?

YES or NO
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written by Herc, June 05, 2009
You really don't know who the most widely recognised smartest person on the planet is?
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Herc: answer this:
written by BillyJoe, June 05, 2009
There is a million to one chance that a set of lotto numbers match the lotto numbers drawn on Saturday night.
However, every Saturday night one such set of lotto numbers actually does match the lotto numbers drawn.

Does that prove god exists?

BJ
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written by BillyJoe, June 05, 2009
every Saturday night one such set of lotto numbers actually does match the lotto numbers drawn
More accurately "nearly every Saturday night at least one such set of lotto numbers actually does match the lotto numbers drawn"

But let's not quibble.
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written by Herc, June 05, 2009
obviously, if there are a million entries in the lotto each week then it would go off quite often.

are you saying, 'taking the smartest, richest and fastest people is specially selecting my sample out of 1000s of other famous people, and that's why they match?'.

Is there a significant correlation between the runner Bolt's name and his role in life? YES or NO?
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written by BillyJoe, June 05, 2009
obviously, if there are a million entries in the lotto each week then it would go off quite often.
And, if there is are a million groups of "names and professions", each of which has a million-to-one chance of having their names and professions matching, then there is a good chance one will actually match.

are you saying, 'taking the smartest, richest and fastest people is specially selecting my sample out of 1000s of other famous people, and that's why they match?'.
Yes.

You have selected a "group of names + group of professions" where the "group of names" matches the "group of professions" out of perhaps a million "groups of names + group of professions" where the "group of names" do not match the "group of professions".

I have selected a "person + lotto numbers" where the person's lotto numbers match the winning set of lotto numbers out of perhaps a million "person + lotto numbers" where the person's lotto numbers do not match the winning set of lotto numbers.

Where's the difference?

Is there a significant correlation between the runner Bolt's name and his role in life? YES or NO?
There is a match - in the English language - between these person's names and their professions. You might even call it a correlation. But it is not a significant or meaningful correlation. No more than there is a significant or meaningful correlation between the lotto numbers of the person who won the lotto and the winning lotto numbers. Someone had to win the lotto and the lotto numbers of that person obviously had to match the winning lotto numbers

regards,
BillyJoe
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written by alasrati, June 06, 2009
Clearly Herc is a troll. Don't feed him.
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
OK I selected the

smartest
richest
fastest
most famous
sportiest
strongest

and you're saying I've missed 1,000,000 other categories.
Can you name another dozen categories like these? I don't think you can I think you'll find an excuse.

Herc
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written by Zep, June 06, 2009
I agree, Herc! Numerology is scientific!

Think of all the amazing numerical coincidences that startle everyone. For example, the average number of legs per person in the world is LESS than two. So everyone MUST be missing a bit of leg, including you...but which bit is it?

Maybe you can explain this weirdness for us?
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Opposite day
written by tmac57, June 06, 2009
I would like to point out that the person with the WEAKEST argument here is named HERC. smilies/wink.gif
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Herc...
written by BillyJoe, June 06, 2009
you're saying I've missed 1,000,000 other categories.
No

You selected an example of a category that we might label "names + professions" where the names and professions matched.
Similarly I selected an example of a category we might label "person + lotto numbers" where the person's lotto numbers matched the winning lotto numbers.
Both where a million to one chance.
You are not surprised that someone won last weeks lotto draw which was a million to one chance.
In fact, you are not surprised that this million to one chance happens EVERY week.
But, for some reason, you are mystified to the point of invoking God, that your group of names and professions match even though, by your own reckoning, that is also a one in a million chance.

Explain the difference.

regards,
BillyJoe
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written by Steel Rat, June 06, 2009
obviously, if there are a million entries in the lotto each week then it would go off quite often.

are you saying, 'taking the smartest, richest and fastest people is specially selecting my sample out of 1000s of other famous people, and that's why they match?'.

Is there a significant correlation between the runner Bolt's name and his role in life? YES or NO?


But they only match if you stretch the meanings.

You, as always, fail to answer questions put to you.

What does the name Bolt have to do with speed. A bolt is a threaded fastener. A LIGHTNING bolt might have something to do with speed, but his name isn't "Lightning Bolt". Anyway, Hussein Bolt was the fastest man TO ENTER THE COMPETITION. That doesn't mean he's the fastest man on Earth.

What does the name DI (which isn't her name it's Diana), got to do with fame? And maybe she WAS famous but I haven't seen her picture on a magazine for several years.

What does the name Bill have to do with being rich? The name Rich is infinitely more appropriate.

What does the name King have to do with being smart?

What does the name Schwarz have to do with strength?

What does the name Woods have to do with being "sporty", whatever that means.

You've made a list of nonsense.

Ok, let's assume for a moment that your list of nonsense is a truly miraculous coincidence. I say again, so effing what? Has the rapture now occurred? Is Jeebus finally coming out of hiding as a stoner? Or does it mean that Herc's head will explode from stupidity? We can only hope for the latter.
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written by BillyJoe, June 06, 2009
Herc,

I mostly agree with Rat Attack, about your choices.

I will grant you BOLT, as in "when spooked by lightning, the horse bolted out of the yard". I can't grant you BILL, because your first match was with the surname and this "match" is with the diminutive of his first name. A Richard Rich would have been a better match by far. You have not explained SCHWARTZENNEGGER (it does not mean "sword", it means "black"). I will partly grant you WOODS, because golfers use a golf stick called a "wood" but there are many other words that are at least as good a match. But I cannot grant you DI because, again you have a first name rather than a surname and she was not the most famous person who ever lived. Finally, you choice of KING for "the smartest person" completely confounds me I have to say.

On the other hand, those lotto numbers must EXACTLY match the winning lotto numbers.

regards,
BJ
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
I selected the cream of the famous, that is all.

If you have a problem with the sample data, then again,
name a dozen OTHER categories like fastest, smartest, richest.
You CAN'T.

Answer this quiz. Again blank your memory of famous people.

Q/ A good name in a play for the smartest person in the world is
a/ Smith
b/ Jones
c/ King
d/ Dyke

Remember one definition of King is
one that is supreme or preeminent in a particular group, category or sphere.

If someone unfamiliar with the person could spot the name from a list then there is a correlation.

If it's the most popular choice from 100 random other names then there's a 1 in 100 match. If it can be chosen out of 1000 random names then is shows a 1 in 1000 match. It doesn't matter if bolt means thread or whatever, CAN YOU PICK IT FROM A LIST. People can easily decipher double meanings of words and find the appropriate one, why would this negate the mechanism of numerology?

Herc
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written by Steel Rat, June 06, 2009
Answer this quiz. Again blank your memory of famous people.

Q/ A good name in a play for the smartest person in the world is
a/ Smith
b/ Jones
c/ King
d/ Dyke
e/ Extremely Smart von Guy

Obviously E is the correct choice. King, to me, means monarchic ruler, less to do with smarts as it does with bloodline.

Any chance you're going to answer ANY questions instead of just posting ridiculously meaningless lists?
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
you are making no sense. The option names must be random.

I've answered most of those questions. You people are
ignoring MY questions.

If you don't think Bill Gates has a fitting name then just don't bother taking part in the conversation, it's not for you.

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written by Steel Rat, June 06, 2009
No you haven't. I've read the whole thread.

How about not posting off-topic nonsense in the first place, then we don't have to decide whether to take part.

You really don't know who the most widely recognised smartest person on the planet is?


See, you didn't answer the question, you just posed another one.

"Smart" is relative. A guy who can survive in the jungle is "smart" in his field of expertise. I may be "smart" in mine, which has nothing to do with his.

Are you referring to Stephen Hawking? If so, there's no "King" name. You're really reaching.

In reality, it's virtually impossible to know who the smartest/fastest/tallest/shortest/whatever person on the planet is, unless you're constantly monitoring and testing everyone.

Again, meaningless lists of non-correlations. Do you have anything better to do?
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Herc, you are being dishonest now...
written by BillyJoe, June 06, 2009
I've answered most of those questions. You people are
ignoring MY questions.
...so I don't think there is any point in continuing. I sometimes just write for the sake of other readers, but I think everyone else is on song, so now I think now I'm just wasting my time.

Here are your last two questions to me...
and you're saying I've missed 1,000,000 other categories?
Can you name another dozen categories like these?
I answered your first question with a fifteen line paragraph.
That answer made your second question redundant.
But there's been absolutely no response from you to that post.

I think you'll find an excuse.
The irony. smilies/grin.gif

cya,
BillyJoe
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
Read it again. I explained Lady Di, I explained Schwarz rhymes with sword, I explained Woods, and more. And I pointed out to you 5 times BUT CAN YOU SPOT THOSE NAMES FROM A LIST? No answer.

I read your "you picked the winners out of millions of options" post THEN I asked, OK what are the other millions of fame categories. You can't answer. Your analogy is unrelated.

The smartest, richest, fastest, most famous, strongest, sportiest ALL their names match.

FASTEST RUNNER BOLT
RICHEST BILLIONAIRE BILL
SMARTEST HAWKING

All easy to pick from a list of 100 random names.

I agree Schwarzenegger is tenuous, slight match. But what other categories am I missing? Maybe their names match too.

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written by Steel Rat, June 06, 2009
Lol, you're a complete moron.

You said "schwarz = sword" not "rhymes with".

You never said Hawking until now, you said "King". You've totally invalidated your incredibly silly premise in the first place.

Please explain DI again, I can't seem to find it. You didn't explain woods, you just said "Sportiest: Woods" which means absolutely nothing.
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
"=" is often used as IS TO or BECOMES or LIKE.

If you can pick Hawking from a list then it fits. Seems apt to me.

Lady Di appeared on the most magazine covers, hence most famous/popular.

Tiger Woods has had the most news coverage of any sportsman.

FASTEST = BOLT
STRONGEST = like SWORD
SMARTEST = hawKING
RICHEST = billionaire BILL
POPULAR = lady DI
SPORTS = golf WOOD

The elite of the elite, no data mining there.

Herc
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written by Kuroyume, June 06, 2009
In my line of business (computer programming) "=" means assignment (int x = 10smilies/wink.gif and "==" means equivalence test (if (x == 10) {...}).

Bill Gates (AGAIN!!!) is not the RICHEST person on the planet! That would be Warren Buffett. Prove me wrong, why don't you?

And Bill is a nick for William. William has no meaning in regards to counting. Or is he a Willionaire?

How abouts:

BEST GUITARIST = ???

Go to a guitar website and see where that gets you (nowhere as there is no defacto winner and OPINIONS vary for every single person you ask).

How about WEAKEST, DUMBEST, SLOWEST, ....?

Fastest at what? Some consider some guitar players the fastest at playing notes yet you only count foot races. What about NASCAR? What about NASA (people in vehicles that move the fastest in human history ever)? What about the fastest reader, mathematician, jockey, and so on?

Your criteria is, as with all muddled minds seeking correlations to validate their inferiority complexes, vague and pedestrian. The richest person could be someone with the most love (richest in life not money). The strongest person could be the one that withstood many years being a P.O.W. or swimming the Atlantic Ocean or climbing Mount Everest.

Please, go see a psychiatrist...
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
Google forbes richest man

Forbes Richest Man 2009 // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalogForbes has announced Bill Gates as the richest man in the world for the year 2009. With the official announcement, Gates regained back the title he lost to ...
www.blogcatalog.com/topic/forbes+richest+man+2009/ - Cached - Similar pages -

He's well known as Bill BTW.

Your categories are not that 'worthy' and too subjective.

Think about it this time, and read this list slowly, thinking what are the odds of that for each person.

FASTEST = BOLT
STRONGEST = like SWORD
SMARTEST = hawKING
RICHEST = billionaire BILL
POPULAR = lady DI
SPORTS = golf WOOD

It's EVIDENT. Numerology is a science. These people fullfilled their respecitve destinies.

Herc
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written by Kuroyume, June 06, 2009
Oh, okay. Bill Gates hedged out Warren Buffett (world's richest person of 200smilies/cool.gif this year so far because Buffett dumped a large portion of his wealth into the economy in an attempt to avoid the ongoing catastrophe. Ooooooh. Not impressed. So, last year, you WERE WRONG!!!!! WRONG!!!! and still, frigging, WRONG!!!! And you were wrong from the beginning of time until Bill Gates was the richest person and you'll be wrong for all time thereafter. You ... don't ... get ... it, do you?

No, numerology isn't a science - it is a delusion. Your list is bullshit. It is worse than Nostradamus fanbodies who change and juxtapose letters (hawKING - give me a break) ('like SWORD' - fuck off) (golf 'WOOD' - no comment on the idiocy). All circumstantial and subjective. No evidence at all.

Give me a list of the RICHEST people of all human civilized history and show that all of their names had correlative significance and you win (best o' luck - I already know the outcome). Rockefeller (?), some of the Roman Caesars (?), Warren Buffett (?). And 'Bill' (a very, very, very, very common English name) is quite a tenuous stretch by any stretch of the imagination of stretching.

Get a life. Or better yet, get out of life to better serve humanity.
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written by Herc, June 06, 2009
The smartest has KING in his name, it works.
The fastest is BOLT, it works.
The richest billionaire is called BILL, it works.

Doesn't matter if Bill is popular. It's one of 100s of popular names.

The fact is you can list 100 random names and their name stands out.

Fastest, smartest, richest all have a specific person, and all 3 have a terrific match. BILL, BOLT, hawKING (still good).

Strongest, most famous sportstar, most popular person, it still works but the selection could be argued. It supports the 3 examples above.

What other categories are there?
OK fastest driver maybe, Armstrong planted a flag on the moon, WINfrey is the queen of TV, and so on.

Herc
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written by alasrati, June 07, 2009
Guys you are trying to persuade a plank that it is a plank. We all know it is a plank but it is physically incapable of knowing that.
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written by Steel Rat, June 07, 2009
I'm thinking of a few other words than plank.

Dumbest = Herc
Most Stupid = Herc
Most Ignorant = Herc

Hey he's right! It does work!

So Herc, what happens now?
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written by Herc, June 07, 2009
Steel Rat = argues about steel bolts smilies/wink.gif

what a boring destiny you had.
Just think you were immortal your entire life, nothing could touch you, until you posted that comment about bolts. (it matched your name - you realised your destiny)

I'm Graham Cooper - the groom computer - Adam
Eve is the perfect 10 - I met her 10 years ago,
remember the Truman Show how he was refused to see
his love interest again.

You guys are being silly. The universe isn't just random particles at all. We know matter interacts at a distance, it's alive.

Herc
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written by BillyJoe, June 07, 2009
When someone starts mis-using quantum theory, you know the game is up.
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written by latsot, June 15, 2009
Herc:
> name a dozen OTHER categories like fastest, smartest, richest.
> You CAN'T.

How about:

most delusional
stupidest
craziest
most wrong
least coherent
dullest
most repetitive
most dogmatic
most closed-minded
greatest time-waster
most embarrassing
least logical
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