Category Archives: Pseudo Science

The Thousand Year Connoisseur

There is no doubt that becoming an expert takes a lot of time and effort. To become a connoisseur is almost like becoming an expert’s expert. There is a lot of knowledge involved – look no further than the wine … Continue reading

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Creep Creep

Can we all just agree that marketers are overwhelmingly creeps? It seems the lot are driven to exaggerations and hyperbole in the effort to sell us anything at all. Today I’d like to talk about the exaggerations in “technical” fields. … Continue reading

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Assigning IQs to Freud and Jung

Psychology has taken to assigning IQs to people who have never taken IQ tests. Einstein only garners an IQ of 160, thus we have to put up with an article every week that declares a kid “smarter than Einstein”. Who … Continue reading

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IQ BS

My last post mentioned IQ and I believe my inherent distrust of the subject peeked through. It’s an emotional subject not the least because some feel it attempts to measure the worth of a person. I view IQ tests as … Continue reading

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Maybe You Can Take It With You

‘You can take it with you’ is what the ancient Egyptians were told. This led to huge tombs for the rich, where not only did they mummify your remains, but they also gave you a large stock of what you … Continue reading

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Homeopathy and the High Price of Chemicals

Homeopathy is the discipline (hah!) that states that a properly diluted chemical can still have an effect on your immune system. The dilutions are so extreme, that there is either a vanishingly small amount of the original, active ingredient or … Continue reading

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Mmmm Zombies

Zombies have us terrified with their brain eating ways. But we are humans. We always turn the tables on the predator no matter how fearsome they might be. Since zombies are much like us, I think that we must turn … Continue reading

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Walking on Water: Too Easy

Walking on water is one of the premiere miracles in the bible. But summing up the miracle by using that stock phrase makes it just too easy for anyone to meet or exceed that deed. If you have dared to … Continue reading

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The Gift We Can Give Our Children

There is a very common theme in spiritual/self-help/improved-lifestyle paradigms. I think it can be best summed up by the following wise saying. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” Gurus … Continue reading

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Bible Literalist Opens Door Wide to Many Evolutions

I don’t know why but a few weeks ago I flicked on a bible literalist show and saw a man rationalizing Noah’s Ark as presented in the bible. Perhaps burned many times by the assertions of others that millions of … Continue reading

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