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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Vaccination
« on: January 14, 2011, 09:25:53 am »
http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=27946.0

Here is the link you are looking for.

Thanks! Stupid search wasn't working for me...

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Techmology and Scientism / Vaccination
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:55:47 am »
Where was that thread? I got a couple of good links from a doctor friend today... one who is alt-medicine friendly but doesn't put up with bullshit. In my experience, these kinds of things are good against fundies, hippies, New Agers, AND Teabaggers.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1010594

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5258.full?sid=2282efd5-2465-43ca-ae4b-e3ecf46aea38

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Anthropology is at least as funny as astrology. Maybe funnier.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Astrology
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:49:42 am »

No, no, no. Read and understand the articles rather than say things that make you sound stupid. Astrology's just as bunk as it ever was, AND no, the tropical zodiac used in the West hasn't changed at all.

I didn't say that astrology isn't bunk. And I didn't say that it has changed.



No, but you said that they "should at least be consistent about it", but if you read the articles I linked to, they have been. At least Western astrologers. Even the astronomer who is being cited as claiming astrological signs have shifted didn't really claim that for tropical astrology, which is the system most familiar to Westerners.

In my opinion it's as important to not use bogus debunking as it is to reject bullshit in the first place, because bogus debunking leaves you susceptible to debunking.

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Sarah Palin's judgmental breath. http://www.theawl.com/2011/01/sarah-palins-judgmental-breathing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheAwl+%28The+Awl%29

I watched that in full-screen. I couldn't look away. Then I blacked out and when I awoke my beliefs were entirely out of sync with reality. What is this shit?

Oops. It wasn't supposed to be working  yet.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Share my misery
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:15:16 am »
DUDES ZOMG, ON JANUARY FIRST (1/1) if you SUBTRACT your AGE PLUS 1 (That's THREE ONES!) from the current year, you end up with...:tinfoilhat: THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN!!!!!!


How do ALL THOSE ONES know what year you were born in?????

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Share my misery
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:14:15 am »
Hey, guess what 88+22+1+=?  :lulz:

MAHADGIQUE!!!!!!

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Astrology
« on: January 14, 2011, 08:12:55 am »
As sad as it makes me to debunk the debunking, it's all bullshit and astrology is the same as it ever was.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/13/no-your-zodiac-sign-hasnt-changed/
http://www.dailyhoroscope.com/horoscope-headlines/ophiuchus-the-13th-zodiac-sign

If it's seasons based, then why do some zodiac columns say shit like "Jupiter's alignment means your investments will pay off" and shit like that, if they're going to be wrong at least be consistent about it. It's like the think their readers are idiots or something.


Also, this site is mildly amusing:
http://bitterhoroscopes.com/


No, no, no. Read and understand the articles rather than say things that make you sound stupid. Astrology's just as bunk as it ever was, AND no, the tropical zodiac used in the West hasn't changed at all.

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The possibility that the tribe is fucking with him is not unlikely, as substantiated by other, even larger tribes totally fucking with anthropologists, sometimes over a course of hundreds of years.

A couple hundred years?  That's kind of awesome.

links please?

You'll have to Google it yourself. I'm an indian, not an anthropologist. As far as I know anthropologists are STILL telling people that we poke a hole in the bread "to let the evil spirits out".  :lol: There's a bunch of shit that I've heard about that's supposedly still in books.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Facebook group
« on: January 14, 2011, 07:53:04 am »
Yeah, you can only do it by hand.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Share my misery
« on: January 14, 2011, 07:47:56 am »
I wonder if I could totally blow their minds by telling them that every year on their birthday, they can subtract their age from the current year and LIKE MAGIC, the result will be THE YEAR THEY WERE BORN!? SPOOKY!!!!!

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Share my misery
« on: January 14, 2011, 07:24:22 am »
How many people with birthdays in January you think will send her messages letting her know it didn't work for them?

A lot.

And a lot of people with kids under 11 will message her to say it works for them, but it doesn't work for their children ZOMG MILLENNIAL CRYSTAL BABIES!

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Share my misery
« on: January 14, 2011, 07:14:37 am »
I just looked on another board and saw this:

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Anyone else see this post on facebook? I'm late with it and just saw it yesterday but the bizarre factor is rather big..

from fb
do you know the significance of 111 yesterday's date 1/11/11? Take your birth year (last 2 digits) + CURRENT AGE + 1 = 111. Try it!!!! It's true! (got it from a friend)

It's true..why is it true. anyone know?? What's even stranger is that my husband and I have numbers that mirror in this year 2011. His birth date is 1954 and he will be 57 this year, while my birth year is 1957 and I will be 54 this year..

Is that not BIZARRE..

I feel like I might cry.

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The possibility that the tribe is fucking with him is not unlikely, as substantiated by other, even larger tribes totally fucking with anthropologists, sometimes over a course of hundreds of years.

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Er, the ones that grew up in Brazilian villages wouldn't have that issue.  If Everett's claims are true the problem is one of human ontogeny.  Its well established in case studies of extreme child neglect that if a kid doesn't learn certain things growing up he or she can't ever learn them as an adult.  Any Piraha who grew up outside the tribe should have those concepts down fine.  Actually they all should within a few generations of Everett's time with them, since he would have exposed the kids to the concepts (and they in turn should pass them on to their kids).

Also iirc Everett is using this stuff as an elaborate variation on the argument from evil (God clearly doesn't exist because these people are different from other people, etc) so he *definitely* has an agenda.  I'm more amused by the idea that the entire tribe decided to pull a fast one on him though.

Yeah... OK, disregarding the documented limits to that hypothesis, actually, Portuguese-speaking Brazilians would have introduced them to that concept 200 years ago, and failing that (as unlikley as that is) the tribal members who grew up in Brazilian villages speaking Portuguese who later returned to live with the tribe would have introduced the village's children to the concept long before Everett arrived, yet he doesn't address or try to reconcile that at all.

That on top of the highly unlikely claim that he found the world's only fully functional human population that never developed the technology of numbers.

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