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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2011, 18:46 »
Thanks, Gill, we'll delve some more.
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 23:25 »
I used to use Allison's yeast but that just doesn't do it for me.  A very good point about keeping the yeast and salt apart.  I always put the salt and Marvel in when half the flour is added so the salt is buried with the final 8oz of flour.  I can't remember  the last time it failed to rise through the ceiling.   :laugh:
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011, 23:27 »
No need to boast, Clive.  :)x
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 23:31 »
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 08:11 »
and the moral of the story.. don't live off bread. Nevermind the salt is hugely calorific... then again so so tasty. :-)
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2011, 09:36 »
The moral of the story is... don't be uncritical of scientific reports.  There appear to be a lot of scientists who live in academia and are strangers to reality.  They would have us live like hydroponically grown vegetables because they can control every facet of our lives to meet with what they perceive to be our best interests.

I am not a hydroponic vegetable - I am a free-range mammal!
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2011, 09:46 »
With a sharp chisel.  ;)
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2011, 17:33 »
but was that a scientific report?   I wouldn't categorise them as academics.
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 19:24 »
Most people would regard it as a scientific report.  A professor and a doctor have both given their opinions and they are highly qualified scientists.  Moreover, it has been reported in a broadsheet newspaper by a science correspondent who it must be presumed has viewed the report from a critical standpoint before accepting it.  The fact that there has been no peer-reviewed paper is neither here nor there; don't forget, the general public is constantly being told to trust scientists over matters such as global warming on the strength of far less evidence being presented.

If you want to know why the public is increasingly wary of scientific pronouncements, here's an example why.
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2011, 23:44 »
Science reporting is awful. Unless I can read the peer reviewed paper or they actually quote or properly reference then I don't think its worth attention.
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2011, 07:51 »
Peer review is the safety net.  It's a sound principle designed to prevent most of the cranks getting work published.   :laugh:
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2011, 10:09 »
Unless they're in the House of Lords.  :o:
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2011, 12:22 »
alas some cranks get published, see George et al 2007, MNRAS :p
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Re: Loaf Of Bread 'As Salty As Seawater'
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2011, 13:23 »
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