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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:25 PM

The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

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Reply The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense (Original post)
cleanhippie Mar 2013 OP
Scuba Mar 2013 #1
Phillip McCleod Mar 2013 #2
defacto7 Mar 2013 #3
progressoid Mar 2013 #4
nonoyes Mar 2013 #5
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2013 #6
Lordquinton Mar 2013 #7
DetlefK Mar 2013 #8
cleanhippie Mar 2013 #9
DetlefK Mar 2013 #10
cleanhippie Mar 2013 #11

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 06:43 PM

1. Thanks, should be a fun discussion. I'll start: Aren't psychic surgery and faith healing switched?

 

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:43 PM

2. zero point energy seems to be missing..

 

..but really what's the difference between that and 'orgone energy' since both are pseudoscientific bollocks?

i *love* that scientology sits at the center of it all.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:24 AM

3. But where the hell are the Mormons?

I knew they must have made this diagram.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 12:45 AM

4. I'll be honest. I have no idea what some of those are.

Cupping? Am I supposed to also turn my head and cough?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:52 AM

5. Probably better off not knowing

 

You're better off not wasting time learning much about them, when there's so many more interesting things to learn about in the rational world.

But I'm sure we all already knew that.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:11 PM

6. Ancient quackery I thought had died out

along with bleeding a patient. But apparently not:

http://www.nbhealing.com/services/14.html

Basically, it's healing through hickeys.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 03:33 AM

7. Stop saying that's not legit

healingthroughhickeys.com is finally getting traction.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:17 AM

8. Voodoo is actually an african religion.

Listing Voodoo is here is like saying that Christianity means wearing a "t"-pendant and hating gays and that Islam is about marrying lots of women and jihad.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 09:57 AM

9. Not sure what you mean.

What does it being african or a religion have to do with the fact that it is irrational nonsense?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:22 AM

10. Voodoo is listed as if it were an attribute of religious belief.

That's what I wanted to point out: Voodoo is listed among those attributes and beliefs, but its the only religion on this list. If the list is supposed to cover particular religions as well, where's the rest?

Conclusion: The artist misunderstood Voodoo as merely being a collection of (oc)cultist beliefs/rituals.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:24 AM

11. I think I see what you mean.

Had the author included, christianity, islam, etc in the diagram....

Good point.

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