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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #120 on: July 31, 2017, 04:37:37 pm »
Yeah, I was worried about mine not being considered woo, myself. I was going based off of what it appeared the OP intended, which seemed to be pretty broad. But I could be wrong.

Based off of the first few posts, I wouldn't consider mine woo. But based on what the OP posted later on in the thread, I figured a strange unprovable suspicion of the origin of the universe was at least related to the thread.

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« Reply #121 on: August 01, 2017, 02:38:24 am »
The original point was to share our own individual beliefs in order to discuss the idiosyncrasies in out own Discordias  without judgements or feeling the need to stick to strict rationalism. As long as we are letting everyone feel safe to share whatever their stuff is, no matter how weird, then I would say we're right on point.
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« Reply #122 on: August 01, 2017, 04:08:52 am »
Ok, here’s my woo.  It took me a while to  get it right in my head.

- I believe in an objectively real Universe that exists outside of my mind, and contains many things including myself.

- I believe that the Universe is not a shared hallucination, and is subject to laws and rules; and with enough effort, these laws and rules can be understood.

- I believe that there are laws and rules we do not know of yet.

- I believe that whatever these undiscovered rules and laws might be, they either need to fit in with the rules and laws we already know, or they rewrite all the rules and laws that have been discovered over the last 100 years (i.e. ever since Newton’s understanding was found to be too broad).

- I believe that any idea about how the Universe works that does not feel the need to adhere to the known laws and rules has a greater than 50% chance of being wrong.

Okay, here's the deal.  There IS a god, more likely HUNDREDS of them, and none of them give a fuck.  They don't hate us, except maybe the way you and I hate cockroaches.  Disgusting little creatures, but it's not personal (well, most of the time.  I had a vendetta against a rat, you may recall).

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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #123 on: August 01, 2017, 06:20:48 am »
/WOO  :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:


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« Reply #124 on: August 01, 2017, 09:45:12 am »
The great thing is I now haft look up whether this is actually a Louis CK bit.
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« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2017, 02:06:31 pm »
Ok, here’s my woo.  It took me a while to  get it right in my head.

- I believe in an objectively real Universe that exists outside of my mind, and contains many things including myself.

- I believe that the Universe is not a shared hallucination, and is subject to laws and rules; and with enough effort, these laws and rules can be understood.

- I believe that there are laws and rules we do not know of yet.

- I believe that whatever these undiscovered rules and laws might be, they either need to fit in with the rules and laws we already know, or they rewrite all the rules and laws that have been discovered over the last 100 years (i.e. ever since Newton’s understanding was found to be too broad).

- I believe that any idea about how the Universe works that does not feel the need to adhere to the known laws and rules has a greater than 50% chance of being wrong.

Okay, here's the deal.  There IS a god, more likely HUNDREDS of them, and none of them give a fuck.  They don't hate us, except maybe the way you and I hate cockroaches.  Disgusting little creatures, but it's not personal (well, most of the time.  I had a vendetta against a rat, you may recall).

And heaven/hell?  That's just their gas tank.

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« Reply #126 on: August 15, 2017, 06:46:27 pm »
alright, i have a confession to make: I believe in herbalism. Not the superstitious, "stick a leave in some water, now its magic" kind of herbalism, but the more practical "hey look, certain plants are useful if you know what you're doing" kind of herbalism. I realize that there still a lot of snake oil selling in this type of practice, but it does seem like most of it was driven to understand how to help cure people by learning about what things in plants did what things, just without the benefits of modern chemistry or the scientific method. I mean, it's kind of unreasonable to expect herbalists from 6000 years ago to be able to prove their assertions through clinical trials and such, when what we consider the scientific method is super recent by comparison. So yea, i do think that some of what is written about herbalism may have merit, and might be a healthy way to take care of oneself, done properly. In general, it encourages people to eat a diverse diet that is specific to their own health needs, which i believe can be beneficial. Now if we can just get the hippies and the rhino horn poachers out of it....
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« Reply #127 on: August 17, 2017, 02:05:22 am »
alright, i have a confession to make: I believe in herbalism. Not the superstitious, "stick a leave in some water, now its magic" kind of herbalism, but the more practical "hey look, certain plants are useful if you know what you're doing" kind of herbalism. I realize that there still a lot of snake oil selling in this type of practice, but it does seem like most of it was driven to understand how to help cure people by learning about what things in plants did what things, just without the benefits of modern chemistry or the scientific method. I mean, it's kind of unreasonable to expect herbalists from 6000 years ago to be able to prove their assertions through clinical trials and such, when what we consider the scientific method is super recent by comparison. So yea, i do think that some of what is written about herbalism may have merit, and might be a healthy way to take care of oneself, done properly. In general, it encourages people to eat a diverse diet that is specific to their own health needs, which i believe can be beneficial. Now if we can just get the hippies and the rhino horn poachers out of it....

Learning the (actual) properties of plants isn't woo.

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« Reply #128 on: August 17, 2017, 03:28:16 am »
Yea, but if I'd just said herbalism, most people would lumped me firmly in the woo category, what with all the hippies and charlatans.
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« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2017, 03:55:25 am »
Yea, but if I'd just said herbalism, most people would lumped me firmly in the woo category, what with all the hippies and charlatans.

What do you care what other people think?  YOU know you're not David Avocado Wolfe.
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« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2017, 05:14:56 am »
<just Googled who David Avocado Wolfe is.

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« Reply #131 on: August 17, 2017, 01:01:08 pm »
I'm impressed you were able to avoid David Avocado Wolfe for this long.

I'm also sorry you just found out who he is.

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« Reply #132 on: August 17, 2017, 01:56:25 pm »
I too just found out. So is he married to the Food Babe? He should be.
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« Reply #133 on: August 17, 2017, 05:13:35 pm »
I also just found out about David Avocado Wolfe "thanks" to this thread.

His Wikipedia article is... uhhhh.... it reads like a woo thread of its own. "Detoxification" from a raw food diet? Check. Chemtrails? Check. Deer antler spray is "levitational" and an "androgenic force"? Ch...check? Mushrooms have an "advanced intelligence and consciousness"...mushroom spores can "levitate off the planet" and [he] believes they are trying to "get to the center of the sun"? Ch...ch... Antivaxxer? Flat-Earther?

Listen, I'm usually the last person to shit on anyone else's woo, but is he going for some kind of Guinness World Record or something here?

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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #134 on: August 17, 2017, 05:19:25 pm »
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