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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 Unseen's discussion 'There are peaceful Muslims. So what?'
"Let's say there are around a billion Muslims. Even if 99% are peaceful and moderate, that still leaves 10 million of the sharia-type lunatics and militants. "
Jul 4
Logicallunatic replied to Arcus's discussion 'The loss in the war against terror'
"Historically, a number of terrorist groups have been defeated. Why is it that this does not apply to Islamic terrorists? Interesting point. The problem with Islam is that it unites militants worldwide to take up the cause. There are British born…"
Jun 13
Logicallunatic replied to Toby Briggs's discussion 'Evolution question for you scientists out there...!'
"Also why is there no apparent evidence of macroevolution and only microevolution! Macroevolution is simply microevolution over a vast period of time. "
Jun 4
Logicallunatic replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Is rape an evolved mating adaptation?'
"Stephen Pinker has good stuff on this in his books, this is from an interview:  The popular explanation for the cause of rape is that rape is about power; rather than sex or attraction or anything else. In The Blank Slate you wrote: From what…"
May 27
Logicallunatic replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What do you think of Hedonism?'
"It depends on the kind of pleasure. What's the point in drinking too much and throwing up or getting into a fight? What's the point in eating the whole chocolate cake and getting sick? What's the point in having sex with everyone if…"
May 27
Logicallunatic replied to Bernardo's discussion 'What are your thoughts on what is happening right now with the Catolic Church'
"The raping Catlick Church is one of the great abominations of man. That's what I think. "
May 24
Logicallunatic replied to Arcus's discussion 'Democracy: Good for electing or ejecting leaders?'
"I'd prefer the positive one. Sometimes I almost wish there was some kind of benign dictatorship, just to stop idiots from voting.  There was a quote that went something like "the rulers of democracy are the voters of the…"
May 17
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…"
Apr 20
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…"
Apr 15
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

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