In: Culture Science
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.
March 24th, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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?
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.
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!”
“Gret diagram! I agree entirely – but where are psychotherapy/economics/global warming/’AIDS’, which are all also psuedoscientific irrational bollocks?!”
March 26th, 2013 at 12:19 am
@sam, there needs to be a distinction between:
(A) the legitimate biological process of withdrawal
(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.
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.
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.
April 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm
What happens when you add CONSPIRACY THEORIES to this Venn Diagram?: http://imgur.com/a/knILO
April 4th, 2013 at 1:01 am
lol, a few commenters missed steelweaver’s prediction
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