All Blog Posts Tagged 'woo' (9)

The Need for Humankind to Grow Up

If we’re to grow up as a species, we need to address the systems that infantilize us.

-- TheraminTrees



I recently posted a question to Steve Shives for his “You Had to Ask” series, wherein I asked for his thoughts regarding population growth and the problem it poses for our continued existence on this planet. No great surprise, Steve had no solutions among his musings, but he noted importantly that, as a problem, population growth is far more obvious and blatant than…

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Added by Loren Miller on March 18, 2016 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Humanism and Self Help - Mutually Exclusive?

Self help has a bad reputation within the secular community. And for good reason. Much of what passes for self help is woo. 



Psuedo-science non-science causes real harm. But that doesn't mean Humanists should shy away from providing self help to people.

100s of millions of people look for help in the self help market each year. They need help on everything from depression and divorce to motivation and leadership skills. By ignoring their needs we:

1) Fail to…

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Added by Jennifer Hancock on March 15, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Captain Spaulding, Chakras, and Ghost Hunts: A Skeptic's Weekend At A Horror Convention

If you can’t tell by my attached photo gallery, I absolutely love the horror and supernatural genres of entertainment. Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, George Romero, Quentin Tarantino, Boris Karloff, and Peter Cushing? Cannot get enough. I love the macabre art inspired by all things dark and taboo. Little coffins decorated with favorite…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 20, 2015 at 7:13am — 7 Comments

Who would believe in blood type astrology?

I was reminded last night why I don’t go out to socialize much: because people are stupid. This is something I realized early on in childhood when I found I couldn’t relate to my peers because they were dumbasses who believed in Santa and other magic sky-people, and who would tell me that my family and I were going to imaginary-fire-prison-in-the-ground if we didn’t go with them to a stupidly expensive building some other idiots built to talk to imaginary sky-people and ask for their…

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Added by Kacie Tsao on November 21, 2014 at 9:21pm — 7 Comments

Intervention! Scientologist Rehab Centre Shut Down in Trois-Rivières

There's more fantastic non-crazy news here in Quebec when it comes to secularism to brighten your Monday.  The head of the regional health agency forced Narconon, a …

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 23, 2012 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

Proof Atheists MUST be In League with the Devil! (sarcasm)

(Relax. The title's a joke.)



I lived in Saskatchewan for seven years during my elementary and high school days and it seemed like a fairly normal place.  A little too normal - okay, maybe a little on the boring side.  It certainly wasn't overrun with demons when I lived there.

Well last week a story ran about a man who carved the…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Alternative medicine is as bad as religion for selling things that don't exist.

A bit of a beginner's guide to why alternative medicine isn't just ineffective, but actually harmful. http://wp.me/p1u5Um-bt

Added by Tony Ryan on August 25, 2011 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

Adventures in Dentistry and the Slapdown of a Dentist by a Student

So, I'm in the process of transferring some of my blog posts from my other blog to here because they're of sufficient merit--in my estimation anyway--to warrant reproduction here. Also, they happen to tease out some of my personality and thoughts on matters people skimming my newly minted presence here might find useful in the way of understanding my disposition on certain matters.  Here is a post I wrote about a month ago on an interview between Abbie Smith (ERV from…

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Added by The Justicar on August 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Red Cliff (Chi bi) - Exquisite

In Red Cliff (Chi bi), the people of China’s southlands face a power-hungry Prime Minister bent on taking over the entire country. Compelling story telling, exquisite visuals, and captivating battle scenes weave together to create a brilliant cinematic tapestry.



After conquering the entire Chinese northlands in the name of the Emperor, ambitious and ruthless General Cao Cao (Fengyi Zhang), who appoints himself Prime Minister, sets his eyes on the southland. In order to get there, he… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on November 20, 2009 at 12:55am — No Comments

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