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    Daniel Engber
    Oct. 12, 2017

    Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.

    Arthur B. Robinson, renegade chemist, failed politician, grandpa of the climate skeptics — and maybe, just maybe, our nation’s next scientist-in-chief — padded across the carpet of his homemade lab in a pair of white athletic socks. “This room, everything you see here, was built by my own sons with their own hands, including the concrete,” he said. Robinson raised and home-schooled six children in this tawny valley scratched into the hills near the town of Cave Junction, Oregon. Now his wife is dead and one of his daughters has moved away, but the rest of his kids — two veterinarians, a biochemist and a pair of nuclear engineers — remain nearby. They’ve got a lot to do: Feed the animals; maintain the lab; ward off cougars; publish their popular home-school curriculums; manage Robinson’s repeated, unsuccessful congressional campaigns; and, of course, perform high-stakes research into medicine and biochemistry.

    Read more: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...f-alt-science/
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    Interesting read about Professor Art Robinson, I like the way people like him think. Found the article interesting, and also the energy link interesting as well, http://www.accesstoenergy.com/about/ The only recent thing I have learned about urine is that if it's your own and fresh, It can make for good eye drop from your own antibodies, http://whale.to/a/urine_therapy1.html .

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    Quote Originally Posted by grulla View Post
    The only recent thing I have learned about urine is that if it's your own and fresh, It can make for good eye drop from your own antibodies, http://whale.to/a/urine_therapy1.html .
    As an aside, I remember that when I was growing up in Portugal the folklore prescription for bee stings or even scorpion stings (I had the "pleasure" of learning both first hand and can vouch for it) was to pee in soil asap to make a sort of mud pack and crust it around the sting area. It really worked strange as it sounds.

    Now try and imagine the mainstream corporate scientific community investigating, researching and testing this "poor man's treatment." You know it will NEVER happen, for the simple reason that they wouldn't be able to make any money off it. How do you turn someone's urine into pill form and sell it back to them? You can't - people aren't that stupid.

    Follow the money as they say...

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    Fixed the format Ora. Interesting article, but his ideas are so radical (to me) I don't think I will comment - it could get too political.

    BTW, urine makes an excellent fertiliser!

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    Yes, if you need more nitrogen. Pee into your compost pile!
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    So, you're saying we should compost in the outhouse?

    Or get a portapotty piped to the garden? Nah, poop has too many pathogens. Pee only, I think.

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    Gardeners/farmers use a separate PEE PIPE urinal funnel for keeping urine separate from solid waste. http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Usi...in_the_garden/

    Composting human, solid waste safely is possible, it just takes longer with more care and caution:
    http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.c...n-solid-waste/

    And then there is always "hot" poultry poop around Boston , get ready for Thanksgiving, "Ora", lol:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...king-cars.html
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    Check out the book, Humanure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ora Moose View Post
    Daniel EngberOct. 12, 2017 Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives. Arthur B. Robinson, renegade chemist, failed politician, grandpa of the climate skeptics — and maybe, just maybe, our nation’s next scientist-in-chief — padded across the carpet of his homemade lab in a pair of white athletic socks. “This room, everything you see here, was built by my own sons with their own hands, including the concrete,” he said. Robinson raised and home-schooled six children in this tawny valley scratched into the hills near the town of Cave Junction, Oregon. Now his wife is dead and one of his daughters has moved away, but the rest of his kids — two veterinarians, a biochemist and a pair of nuclear engineers — remain nearby. They’ve got a lot to do: Feed the animals; maintain the lab; ward off cougars; publish their popular home-school curriculums; manage Robinson’s repeated, unsuccessful congressional campaigns; and, of course, perform high-stakes research into medicine and biochemistry.Read more: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...f-alt-science/
    Interesting article indeed. Science is also fun.

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