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Consider this scenario: there's a pill...

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    Imagine something you would like to change about yourself: grow your hair, penis [longer], moustache; be taller, darker, lighter or more intelligent, etc)

    Imagine here's a pill that can make that happen. People have tried it and it works for them. They have posted pictures, videos or whatever to prove it. If you link up the science behind it, it all makes sense BUT there is no scientific proof that the pill can actually do that.
    (EDIT: what I meant is that it makes sense that such thing would work for your problem but there are no scientific reports/documents connecting it to the improvement of your problem. Much like when people say that talking on the phone would give you brain cancer or whatever it was - it makes sense that it would but there isn't evidence to link it up. Sorry for the confusion :o:)

    Would you still take it? :confused:

    P.s: there are no health risks associated to the pill, so far.
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    Erm, yeah. Doesn't seem like much of a decision really so long as you don't become obsessed
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    Is this some kind of stalking horse for religious belief? Faith without evidence, the value of testimony?
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    Well since you say there are no negatives, then yeah, i would. Even if it didn't work what would you have to lose? Unless you're a bible basher and consider it impure or some crap...
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    (Original post by katyness)
    If you link up the science behind it, it all makes sense BUT there is no scientific proof that the pill can actually do that.
    ???

    At least make sense.
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    I wouldn't take it. I don't know why, I just wouldn't
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    (Original post by A level Az)
    ???

    At least make sense.
    QFT



    In theory yes I'd take it - why not? I'd have nothing to lose.

    But you really didn't make sense OP
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    What I got from the OP was that they believed there was real, credible evidence for working penis enlargement pills.



    Dear God.



    Also, why just 'longer'? What if they want corkscrew cocks?
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    with something than is mental (ie being smarter) the pill is more likely to have a placebo effect. But on the physical effects that's pretty neat, i would love to be taller, but long term effects can appear after several decades, so i wouldnt take the pill at all, and thats my reasoning.
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    I don't know. Maybe wait a few years till I come to a decision?
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    (Original post by A level Az)
    ???

    At least make sense.

    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)

    But you really didn't make sense OP

    Sorry for the confusion. I edited the thread to clear it up
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    What do you mean there is no scientific evidence for the pill? If you took the pill and the next morning you were a foot taller or 50 IQ points smarter and you could repeat that test with say, 100 people, that would be pretty conclusive evidence. It may not be understood how the pill works but that's the case for lots of things like anaesthesia, doesn't mean God did it or whatever you're pushing at.
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    skinnier, a bit darker and longer hair - yeh I'd take that.
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    Ummmm.....of course not. I'd be actively campaigning against it.

    First off, I'd need absolute proof, I'm going to assume that I know it works.

    This encourages a competition between all that you've mentioned. Parents feeding them to children to make them smarter, is it expensive? You now have attractive, tanned, intelligent rich children v poor, unintelligent children. Increasing the divide again.

    Also I don't think I'd like it tbh, I can imagine not liking feeling "artificial," obviously if EVERYONE else did it I'd probably be pressured into doing it, but the idea is horrific.

    Where would it end?

    Oh and what do you know, 20 years down the line it might turn out to give you cancer
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    Is this some kind of stalking horse for religious belief? Faith without evidence, the value of testimony?
    REP 1+ for noticing that, I didn't

    But of course if this is made analogous to religion, you wouldn't only have to take the pill, you would have to believe the pill actually works even without scientific evidence.
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    Yeah I'd do it. I'd do anything to be taller.
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    More intelligent is the only thing on that list I would want, I would take it for that. I would need some scientific evidence if I had to buy the pill but if it was free then I would take it and find out for myself whether if worked.
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    There's nothing I'd want to change about myself that I can't change myself with a bit of willpower (e.g. weight, being healthier, being more confident), so no I don't think I would take it.
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    (Original post by concubine)
    What I got from the OP was that they believed there was real, credible evidence for working penis enlargement pills.



    Dear God.



    Also, why just 'longer'? What if they want corkscrew cocks?
    I would enjoy this.
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    Is this some kind of stalking horse for religious belief? Faith without evidence, the value of testimony?

    (Original post by james1211)
    Well since you say there are no negatives, then yeah, i would. Even if it didn't work what would you have to lose? Unless you're a bible basher and consider it impure or some crap...

    (Original post by cardine92)
    What do you mean there is no scientific evidence for the pill? If you took the pill and the next morning you were a foot taller or 50 IQ points smarter and you could repeat that test with say, 100 people, that would be pretty conclusive evidence. It may not be understood how the pill works but that's the case for lots of things like anaesthesia, doesn't mean God did it or whatever you're pushing at.

    (Original post by Triq6)
    REP 1+ for noticing that, I didn't

    But of course if this is made analogous to religion, you wouldn't only have to take the pill, you would have to believe the pill actually works even without scientific evidence.

    It really has nothing to do with religion. I don't know where you guys got that idea from :confused:

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