Why are some inclined to embrace Bullshit as truth?

We live in a world that is awash with rather a lot of pseudoscientific claims that are pure grade one gold plated Bullshit, and so it is worth thinking about why some are very susceptible to such influences and others demonstrate a robust immunity to it all. A fascinating paper that yields some insights has been published within the journal Judgment … Read more Why are some inclined to embrace Bullshit as truth?

quantum consciousness … what the heck is that?

Stuart Hameroff has a HuffPo article within which he writes an open letter to Richard Dawkins and Michael Shermer, and having looked, I really can’t resist the urge to plug in a few additional thoughts … Dear Richard and Michael, I read your lament that some people leave religion for ‘something worse,’ Deepak Chopra’s spirituality.  I would say … Read more quantum consciousness … what the heck is that?

Deepak strikes again … his “God makes more sense” claim makes no sense at all

Woo-master supreme, Deepak Chopra is back, and it is a familiar theme. The teaser starts well .. After two centuries of the tug-of-war between science and religion, it’s clear science occupies the dominant position. Ah but this is Mr Chopra, so you know that the “but” is just a few steps away, and sure enough it comes … Read more Deepak strikes again … his “God makes more sense” claim makes no sense at all

Chopra’s new $1 Million Challenge

Sharon Hill over at Doubtful News reports on Deepak Chopra’s latest bit of shenanigans, he has a new challenge that he has targeted specifically at James Randi as follows … I challenge the non “amazing” Randi & his professional debunkers & skeptics to explain normal experience & offer them a $1 million prize. Seriously? Yep, here … Read more Chopra’s new $1 Million Challenge

Deepak Chopra upset about his Wikipedia page being factual

Over in the Huff Po (well yes, they can act like woo central at times), we have an article that consists entirely of Deepak Chopra expressing his complete and utter frustration about his Wikipedia page being evidence based … to paraphrase, “how dare you question things like telepathy, minds without bodies, and “quantum consciousness”. Oh, and … Read more Deepak Chopra upset about his Wikipedia page being factual

“Militant” Woo-Meisters attack TED, Accuses them of playing Game of Thrones

Yesterday I blogged about how TEDx has had a few problems with some of the third parties promoting bullshit instead of science (crystal therapy, Egyptian psychoaromatherapy, healing through the Earth, homeopathy and even “basic mind control”) and how the TEDx directors responded by issuing some really great guidance on how to filter out such bullshit. In reply, … Read more “Militant” Woo-Meisters attack TED, Accuses them of playing Game of Thrones