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exnihilo
915131.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:02 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Posital, are you one of these people who, when a piece of writing lands on their desk in which the author asks kinda pro forma for a few to read it and initial it, then for some bizarre reason cannot let it pass without the slightest addition/correction? ;-p


Good for him! Pedantry would not exist if people got things right to start with.

 
aTao
915140.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:42 am Reply with quote

exnihilo wrote:
'yorz wrote:
Posital, are you one of these people who, when a piece of writing lands on their desk in which the author asks kinda pro forma for a few to read it and initial it, then for some bizarre reason cannot let it pass without the slightest addition/correction? ;-p


Good for him! Pedantry would not exist if people got things right to start with.


Pedantry would still exist as a theoretical concept.

 
'yorz
915141.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:48 am Reply with quote

Is there a difference between a hypothesis and a theory?

 
Spud McLaren
915150.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:21 am Reply with quote

Yes.

 
'yorz
915155.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:33 am Reply with quote

<slowly strangles Spud>

 
Spud McLaren
915158.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:36 am Reply with quote

Gurk.

 
Posital
915204.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:00 am Reply with quote

A hypothesis is longer*?

If we want clarity - then perhaps we should use Hypothesis Theory...

* than "a theory"...

 
Spud McLaren
915206.  Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:07 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Is there a difference between a hypothesis and a theory?
Spud McLaren wrote:
Yes.
'yorz wrote:
<slowly strangles Spud>




Oh, all right, then

 
mackyy
1097867.  Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:30 pm Reply with quote

It is a well-known and tragic fact that in the formulation of the great majority of today’s processed foods, the primary considerations of the manufacturer are taste, mouth-feel, appearance, shelf life and profit. Sadly, the all-important considerations, these being the nutritional value of the product, and the effect that the product will have upon the health of the consumer, are not always given the attention that they deserve.
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CharliesDragon
1097868.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:05 am Reply with quote

... Are we eating trees? Because I fail to see the connection between Mackyy's post and the thread.

Then again, people did use to thin out flour for breads with saw dust, so maybe it's not too far off.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1097881.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:02 am Reply with quote

I've a sneaky suspicion that Mackyy will be back later to add the URL to the message, converting it from being merely odd to being spam.

Which is quite ironic given that spam has somewhat shady contents.

 
Jenny
1097933.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:07 am Reply with quote

Mackyy checks out as a spammer and has been banned, but the post may as well stay where it is.

 
CharliesDragon
1097950.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:57 am Reply with quote

I suspected as much, it just seemed bizarre to me. :P

 
Alfred E Neuman
1097967.  Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:26 pm Reply with quote

Spammer or not, I think he hit the nail on the head with this:-
mackyy wrote:
Sadly, the all-important considerations, these being the nutritional value of the product, and the effect that the product will have upon the health of the consumer, are not always given the attention that they deserve.

 

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