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Fringe medicine
adjective A euphemism referring to a method or product with one or more of the following features:
• The underlying theory/rationale contradicts accepted scientific beliefs;
• It has no proven efficacy in well-designed studies; 
• Its use involves fraud and/or deception; 
• It is marketed illegally.
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In particular, making reference to judge's knowledge should depend upon some requirements such as the typicality and acceptability of the underlying documents of the dossier, the inclusion of the underlying document in the dossier for the judge's knowledge, mentioning the document in giving the verdict and eventually observing the highly important principle of the challengability and questionability of the judgment.
Such a formula should provide everyone with a feeling of safety and participation in a system enjoying pluralism, freedoms, an independent judiciary, political questionability and sustainable development," he added.
The questionability of the interview and its origins are
Here, Weigel unleashes her remarkable intellectual and rhetorical abilities to discuss, on the one hand, the questionability of transferring evolutionary models to cultural products (chapter 9) and, on the other hand, the constitutive role of metaphors for the natural sciences, together with the critical function that philological and cultural methods can play in reminding us of this metaphorical quality (chapter 10).
To incorporate that questionability is part of my project here, and it's part of the fun--after all, even the Finnish National Ballet's performance is mediated, modeled only on Hodson's Rite, even differing in many details from that 1987 version.
He makes allies of the Big Bang and divine creation, compares scientific proof and the questionability of reality, and shows how explanations of existence by science and theology are in fact compatible.
As recent history teaches, such companies can engage in sophisticated and aggressive tax planning of varying degrees of questionability.
Starting in his customary manner from some choice puzzles concerning time and the questionability even of its existence, Aristotle goes on to show that time is in fact 'the number of change in accordance with the before and after,' as the celebrated formulation goes (219b1-2).
The lack of trial by jury cases that favor this statement speaks to its questionability.
Domestically, the increasingly populist-leaning Congress will try to heighten public attention on issues like "excessive" compensation of corporate executives, questionability of deferred compensation agreements, and inappropriate or illegal stock options.
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The questionability of Herf s endeavor is clearly reflected, for instance, in the sharp contrast between the picture of the thirty-something Christ-like Jimmy conveyed by Clark (p.