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10-11-2014, 08:34 AM (This post was last modified: 10-11-2014 08:41 AM by unfogged.)
The UK may not be very religious but...
at least some of the people are apparently into woo

http://www.courier.co.uk/Plague-pit-disc...story.html

Quote:A trio of scientists claim to have made the gory discovery after exploring the popular town centre park.

They tested a secluded part of the park, an area behind the buildings on Crescent Road, with a technique known as dowsing and claim to have found a mass burial site.

"Scientists" using dowsing?

Quote:One of the researchers Don Hocking from Hertfordshire told the Courier: “We found lots of grave sites and we found one mass grave or ‘plague pit’. This is a place where the bodies of those who died of the plague were dumped. I am not sure what plague it was but the main plague was about 1660. It’s not very surprising. There must have been a lot around. The plague took out half the population.”

Sounds interesting...

Quote:We don’t dig, archaeologists like digging. We are not archaeologists.

but apparently is all just pulled out of their ass. At least the site posted some rebuttal in a related article


Note to mods: wasn't sure where to put this as it isn't atheism/theism, nor is it really science.

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10-11-2014, 08:42 AM
RE: The UK may not be very religious but...
(10-11-2014 08:34 AM)unfogged Wrote:  Note to mods: wasn't sure where to put this as it isn't atheism/theism, nor is it really science.
I moved it to "Skepticism, Pseudoscience, and Conspiracy Theories." Smartass

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12-11-2014, 12:37 PM
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Dowsing is a weird thing here. Nobody really bothers to say anything about it because it never hurts anyone and it seems to be a decent excuse for archaeologists to use to get hold of digging permission. I know a guy who used to go with archaeology groups a few years ago and they'd always call up the dowsing nutters just so they'd have an excuse to dig up an area and look for things. Cheaper than hiring a ground scanner, and accuracy didn't really matter. :L

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07-12-2014, 07:44 PM
RE: The UK may not be very religious but...
I actually live in Tunbridge Wells. I regret that I didn't see this go down.

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08-12-2014, 08:45 AM
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(07-12-2014 07:44 PM)Callinectes Wrote:  I actually live in Tunbridge Wells. I regret that I didn't see this go down.

You must be very angry.

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08-12-2014, 06:09 PM
RE: The UK may not be very religious but...
In the church of England they believe in up to and including one god Tongue

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08-12-2014, 07:25 PM
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Nothing like good old fashioned Paganism...

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