‘Post-Materialist’ Science?’

ouija_boardMy notion of grownups, from tothood (which can be excused) through high school (which is much less excusable), was that they were, generally, beings of integrity and honor.

Obviously, I was not paying a lot of attention. It wasn’t until I went to college, however, that I realized how wrong I was.

There are a great many (apparent) frauds in politics, religion (rather easy to see for those who dare to use reason), and science (not so easy to see) where agenda-motivated sophistry abounds, easily and dangerously deceiving the uninformed, the faith-locked, and the ill educated.

I have no doubt that critical thinking (informal logic), world religions, and ethics should be taught as early in

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A scientist reviews Dr. Oz’s work

public schools as possible (well before college). These courses, like math, reading, writing, and science should be mandatory. We truly need an informed and logically minded public.

‘Post-Materialist’ Science? A Smokescreen for Woo

Sadri Hassani

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

Pseudoscience has been rapidly gaining ground in the past few decades. Dietary supplements and homeopathic preparations, advertised by the disgraced Dr. Oz and his ilk, now constitute a multi-billion-dollar industry. . . read more at http://www.csicop.org/si/show/post-materialist_science_a_smokescreen_for_woo

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. inspiredbythedivine1
    Jan 30, 2016 @ 17:39:33

    Thanks for the link. I’ll check it out.

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  2. M.M.J. Gregory
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 11:21:23

    I am related to many who go for woo. It is better than religion, but not by much.

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  3. Max T. Furr
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 11:54:20

    Hi Madalyn, Hmm, interesting. I’m not sure woo is better since it is still a deception and can be quite dangerous, especially as a substitute for necessary medical treatment. Why would you think it’s even a little bit better?

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  4. BroadBlogs
    Feb 07, 2016 @ 20:28:08

    Amazing what adults can believe.

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  5. Max T. Furr
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 09:04:52

    Ain’t that the truth!

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