Good to see the western researchers catch up finally. Indians have known about clove and its benefits for tooth extraction, digestion and more for thousands of years. It is an ingredient in many Indian food recipes.

If you have a minor toothache, slowly chew on two pieces of clove. Allow the juice to interact with the… » 2/13/14 11:00pm 2/13/14 11:00pm

This hypothesis (if it can be called even that) fails at the very first part where he takes stopping anywhere in the +1 -1 + 1 -1 ... to sum up to 1/2 instead of 0 or 1.

The answer would be either 0 or 1. Not 1/2
The summation is not defined to stop at any particular index, and hence taking an average is just a display… » 1/17/14 1:58am 1/17/14 1:58am

Again, the paper accounts for other factors too.

Far more worrying than science being fallible is ignorance from incomplete knowledge...

ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from obsolete French recerche (noun), recercher (verb), from Old French re- (expressing intensive force) + cerchier to search.

There's the etymology FYI » 1/02/14 2:20pm 1/02/14 2:20pm