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Woo and conflict in the workplace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 13. 9 Replies

I work at an office environment. It's quite open to the public at times. Sometimes we get flyers promoting various woo from chiropractic crap to 'spiritual - deepak-chopra-type' nonsense. Usually I…Continue

The Illusion of Skill

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jan 17. 20 Replies

In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman describes an "illusion of skill" where too much weight is attributed to skill rather than other factors like blind luck. He recalls a time he was…Continue

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The Protestant Work Ethic Theory

Started this discussion. Last reply by Logicallunatic Aug 25, 2013. 8 Replies

In Civilization Niall Ferguson argues that the Protestant work ethic was the engine behind the growth of modern day capitalism and that it even fuelled the industrial revolution.Ferguson goes on:"If…Continue

How much woo does an atheist believe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jun 16, 2013. 37 Replies

For example, I have an atheist friend who is sadly an anti-vaccer, another half believes is water divining. The point being atheism is no guarantee of a woo-free wordview.Have any of you here had…Continue

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Logicallunatic replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Science Isn't About Truth'
"Science is about the truth. Insofar as its methods are either true or are the closest possible approximation to the truth at any given moment in time. Bertrand Russell put science on the top rung of a ladder of truth, with philosophy in the middle…"
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Logicallunatic replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Works'
"Your scenario is the stuff of Hollywood and is extremely improbable, thus it wouldn't justify torture as a norm. I don't know of one such extreme case like that in the real world.  If there were more common occurrences of your…"
Tuesday
Tom Sarbeck replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"There has long been a lot of quackery in health care. There is still a lot. Chiropractors (DCs) and medical doctors (MDs) have always competed for patients. For decades the laws favored the MDs because they had politicians on their side. Twenty…"
Apr 13
Unseen replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"Perhaps in many cases believing you're better is the same as being better, at least when it comes to something like pain."
Apr 13
Ed replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"As for the efficacy of chiropractic treatment it's hard to argue with an individual who has no doubts that they feel less or no discomfort after a session. Whether the sense of relief is real or temporary they believe there was a benefit. How…"
Apr 13
Unseen replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"I ended up in an office argument with a coworker we discovered was a vaccination doubter. It was like arguing with an ueber-Christian. After 10 minutes of about 5 of us arguing with her, I realized that actual facts and research weren't going…"
Apr 12
Cesar Deicide replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"It depends on what is the bullshit. When medicine majors speak to me about natural and alternatives medicine i talked back, a lot, composed but a lot. A man that has the life of people on his/her hand should not believe that kind of bullshit or a…"
Apr 12
Cesar Deicide replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"Chiropractic has been proven to be effective to treat lower back pain, besides that it's an expensive and dangerous massage, a good one at that."
Apr 12
Nerdy Keith replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"Yes actually, a catholic former co-worker. Somebody asked her what a scientologist is, it was during the time of the Tom Crusie controversy. Her definition of what a scientologist is, was so wrong it actually was annoying to listen to. I ignored…"
Apr 12
Cameron replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"I'm going into nursing an we just had a discussion in class the other day about "complimentary and alternative medicine."  I kept my mouth firmly shut for most of the stuff."
Apr 11
Obfuskation replied to Logicallunatic's discussion 'Woo and conflict in the workplace'
"It’s not worth getting upset over any superstition.  However, if you keep your sense of humor, the discussions about them can be very entertaining."
Apr 11
Logicallunatic posted a discussion

Woo and conflict in the workplace

I work at an office environment. It's quite open to the public at times. Sometimes we get flyers promoting various woo from chiropractic crap to 'spiritual - deepak-chopra-type' nonsense. Usually I rip them up before throwing them in the bin. The other day a mini-argument ensued with a work colleague over the efficacy of  chiropractic methods. In the heat of the argument, I realized it wasn't worth it, i.e. don't shit where you eat etc....Have any of you had similar experiences? How far have…See More
Apr 11
Logicallunatic replied to Ari E. S.'s discussion 'Unmotivated, Depressed, Lost?'
"With my depression comes a feeling of boredom and intense loneliness but I've found the solution is to simply be around people. It helps so much. As some have said, a good way to combat it is to treat it as an enemy that needs to be dealt…"
Apr 5
Logicallunatic commented on Dan's blog post 'Saudi Arabia declares atheists terrorists under new laws targeting citizens who 'call for secular thought in any form''
"I would love to see the world develop a proper and lasting alternative energy system which would reduce dependency on oil from this open air asylum. Then they would rot.... rot all the way back to the stone age."
Apr 2
Logicallunatic replied to Chris Bouziotas's discussion 'Is forgiving and turning the cheek the right thing to do.'
"Love your enemies and abandon your family (no thought for the morrow), drop everything and just blindly follow Jesus. What a sick and twisted belief system. "
Mar 24
Logicallunatic replied to Unseen's discussion 'The multiple universe problem'
"So, you don't believe that an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters could ever type out a typo-free copy of Hamlet? Of course it is feasible, but as long as you think of the chimpanzee as not being a real one and the same with the…"
Mar 24

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