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SitP Woo Machine Fun

Thanks to all for coming to last night’s SitP where Andy Lewis gave a fantastic talk and also had a go at electrocuting some of our members ! And I even have pictures of the crime fun err,  incident.

We also saw the ultimate in woo machines with a fascinating battery powered pocket device that is claimed to remove all the “bad” electromagnetic fields in your personal area. You switch it on and the fields go away ! Awesome.

Naturally we had a look inside as part of Andy’s talk and can you imagine the level of sophisticated technology we saw ? Something that small capable of filtering all “harmful” EM radiation from radio waves to gamma radiation. It was incredible. Never before have I seen a box, 9V battery, a green LED and a switch put to such revolutionary and potentially Nobel Prize winning use. And most astonishingly of all, it can be yours for only £60. I have already written to the Nobel commission insisting that the inventor be awarded the next prize for Physics. I just hope they ignore the length of copper plumbing pipe with a bit of wire wrapped around it that was also in the box but not connected to anything. It was there presumably to act as ballast.

At the end of the meeting I found a piece of paper with a photocopied article from a newspaper about Steve Brine’s support of the Bonkers Tredinnick’s EDMs on homeopathy and our criticism of his decision. I don’t know who left it there and unfortunately the source is missing as the top of the page didn’t photocopy. I’m presuming it’s from the Hampshire Chronicle or one of the other local papers. So would it be possible for someone to locate a copy of the article or even the actual newspaper and let me know please ?

And afterwards we had another great Skeptics in the Curry House. Special thanks to Dan (@lordmauve) for hosting that. It was great to see so many new faces.

Thanks again everyone. See you next time.

2 comments to SitP Woo Machine Fun

  • I don’t know who left it there and unfortunately the source is missing as the top of the page didn’t photocopy.

    Probably me, as I did bring some photocopies of the article in the Hampshire Chronicle. Incidentally the paper also has a separate column by Mr Brine in which he doesn’t mention his reckless endorsement of woo — he seems more concerned with how super and lovely it is to be a new MP.

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