Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

In: Culture Science

24 Mar 2013

I don’t know that this works that great as a venn,  but I like having list of nonsense all in one place to remind me how much of it there is.

8 Responses to Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

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sam

March 24th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Scientology lol!

That said, a couple of these don’t belong here, or else there is a namespace collision. “Detox” isn’t a myth, as my caffeine withdrawal headache can attest to. Nor are the benefits of acupuncture, although not as most practitioners think about it.

And seriously, who doesn’t like orbs?

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Martin Roules

March 24th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Homeopathy belongs closer to the middle next to Cupping and Reflexology. The venn dealing with “Religious Bullocks” is based on a conflation of bigotry/intolerance and legitimate theology (it needs amending). Scientology belongs in the “Pseodoscientifc” venn because ti has nothing to do with religion, except for their bogus tax exempt status.

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steelweaver

March 25th, 2013 at 8:05 am

Allow me to anticipate:

“Great diagram! I agree entirely – except about acupuncture/bigfoot/vaccinations/OOBEs/cupping/remote viewing, for which there is extensive and undeniable evidence!”

and

“Gret diagram! I agree entirely – but where are psychotherapy/economics/global warming/’AIDS’, which are all also psuedoscientific irrational bollocks?!”

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lam

March 26th, 2013 at 12:19 am

@sam, there needs to be a distinction between:

(A) the legitimate biological process of withdrawal

and

(B) the bunk concept that your headaches and any other nonspecific symptoms are caused by “toxins” in your drinking water/food, and thus you must may $79.99 to buy a special “cleansing” juice, which turns out to just be normal cranberry juice.

Both are at times referred to as detox.

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David Zarn

March 26th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Where is psychiatry in this diagram? Its omission is the most conspicuous of all. These are the folks who once claimed that homosexuality was a ‘serious mental illness’. (Now, of course, its a civil right. Neither of these positions was the result of any scientific discovery.) 90% of what’s in the DSM now is there as a result of a vote by its practitioners. What will they think of next? I’ll tell you what: Ordinary bereavement. Shrinks will be voting on whether to include this natural response to the death of someone close as a ‘disorder’ requiring ‘treatment’, this May in San Francisco at their annual convention. Your tax dollars at work.

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Noel

March 29th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Trickle down theory and neo-liberal economics are missing in action.

Would you put em under quackery or religion tho.

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Dehydration Station

April 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm

What happens when you add CONSPIRACY THEORIES to this Venn Diagram?: http://imgur.com/a/knILO

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ginckgo

April 4th, 2013 at 1:01 am

lol, a few commenters missed steelweaver’s prediction

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