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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:29 PM

The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Not to say that "rational" nonsense would be any less periodic.

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Reply The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense (Original post)
Bucky Feb 2013 OP
FSogol Feb 2013 #1
Matariki Feb 2013 #2
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #4
Matariki Feb 2013 #22
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #25
Matariki Feb 2013 #31
TheMadMonk Feb 2013 #32
Bucky Feb 2013 #6
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #19
Deep13 Feb 2013 #28
Bucky Feb 2013 #3
annabanana Feb 2013 #10
RZM Feb 2013 #34
burnsei sensei Feb 2013 #13
upi402 Feb 2013 #23
Bucky Feb 2013 #5
cliffordu Feb 2013 #7
annabanana Feb 2013 #11
Bucky Feb 2013 #12
Lindsay Feb 2013 #8
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #16
longship Feb 2013 #9
bhikkhu Feb 2013 #14
Bucky Feb 2013 #18
finecraft Feb 2013 #15
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #17
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #20
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #21
ThoughtCriminal Feb 2013 #24
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #26
Bucky Feb 2013 #30
progressoid Feb 2013 #27
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #29
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #33
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #35
Coyotl Feb 2013 #36
sagat Feb 2013 #37

Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:33 PM

1. LOL. Very comprehensive. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:37 PM

2. Haha centuries of medicine dismissed in one stupid graphic.

It's not European so it must be 'irrational nonsense'.

What a load a shit and shame on you for posting it.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:42 PM

4. You should probably work on your reading comprehension

Nearly all of the stupid bullshit on that chart is European stupid bullshit.

I suppose the phrase "irrational nonsense" rang Pavlov's bell around here anyway..

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:41 PM

22. "Traditional Chinese Medicine" - bottom right "quack-block"

I'd suggest your 'reading comprehension' is somewhat lacking. As well as your tolerance for people who hold different beliefs and traditions than you.

Dismissing centuries of a culture's medicine, including acupuncture, as 'quack science' is ignorant and rude.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:01 PM

25. You should continue to check your reading comprehension. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:45 PM

31. Explain yourself.

Because you've ignored the truth of what I said - that Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture is being dismissed as 'quackery' - and are just being snarky. I'd love to know what you're referring to. You've got the majority at your back in this thread, so feel free to continue with rude snipes, but I'd love to know what you're talking about if you can do so without snark.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:06 PM

32. Rhino horn, bear bile, tiger penis, mercury, and more.

 

And the very simple fact that the list of ingredients on the label often bears so little resemblance to the actual contents of the package that the most likely conclusion is the placebo effect is the only thing at work.

Accupuncture may well work. A hell of a lot of the rest is PURE SNAKE OIL BUNKUM straight off a dropside wagon.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:49 PM

6. Huh? Just one quick glance shows lots of Euro-stuff: Bible Code, seances, Exorcism...

Poltergeists, Atlantis, Hollow Earth...

I leave it to you to defend any of these. In the meantime, I will await those feelings of shame to come over me by grading student papers. I've had 'em since August, so the shame of their writing skills will be utterly justified.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:30 PM

19. Hurrah on him for posting it

It's not "European". It's Science.

1+1=2 in any world view that isn't pure nonsense.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:15 PM

28. It's not scientific so....

And I think it is a nice graphic.

It shows the commonality of all the most popular, flaky, hocus-pocus nonsense.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:42 PM

3. Close ups, for your browsing pleasure (forgot how big the file was)







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Response to Bucky (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:00 PM

10. Hey! Where's EST?

Surely that deserves a box...

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Response to annabanana (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:57 PM

34. Too funny. That was my first thought as well

 

Nobody even does it anymore, which must be why they didn't bother to put in on the list. Apparently the last 'training session' happened in 1984.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:07 PM

13. I see only three things missing

1. Eugenics
2. Phrenology
3. Racial science

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Response to Bucky (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:47 PM

23. Thanks for that

I was a lost soul for several posts there...

I know a guy running a driving school that is a moonlanding denier.

Woo factor 36
ERMAHGAWD!

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:43 PM

5. Close ups 2, for *her* pleasure








<== thanks to these guys

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:54 PM

7. I really want a poster sized version of this.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:00 PM

11. ditto. . . . .nt

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:02 PM

12. You can follow the link back to my photobucket source & print out the original

or print out the cut up versions and tape them all together.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:56 PM

8. All of them

coming soon to a cable channel near you.



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Response to Lindsay (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:25 PM

16. You meant History Channel I think

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 03:58 PM

9. Concise and fairly complete.

Many thanks.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:20 PM

14. Well, I'm glad to see the Hollow Earth Theory is too well-documented to make the list:





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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:27 PM

18. Atomic Weight 19

But excellent picture! Thanks for posting! I will start planning my trip to Mammoth Cave KY immediately.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:22 PM

15. At first glance I thought it was a show schedule for the H2 Channel! n/t

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:26 PM

17. I don't know what "cupping" is

but I *love* the symbol for it!!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:36 PM

20. Cupping is sort of a form of acupuncture

Little glass bowls are warmed inside to create a partial vacuum and then placed on the body.

Supposed to do something magical, like acupuncture is.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:39 PM

21. I want this on a T-shirt

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:55 PM

24. Where's the weapons-grade balonium?

I'm amazed at how hard it is to separate that isotope.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:02 PM

26. That'd be homeopathy, judging from how it behaves when discussed on DU. (nt)

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:24 PM

30. It's an unstable isotope of unobtanium

Found only in the Ark of the Covenant, it's a rare form of radioactive element that cannot penetrate the human eyelid.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:14 PM

27. Indigo Child - JM (as in Jenny McCarthy)



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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:22 PM

29. Who thought of this? LOL

I'm soooo soooo glad they remembered the chupacabra

No New World Order, No Agenda 21, No birthers?

This chart will need to be updated every few minutes!!

On Edit: New World Order is there.

Still, it will need to be updated every few minutes.



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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:28 PM

33. They forgot the Teabaggers......

I also think that climate denial & doomerism could use a spot as well; these two types of woo are in a class by themselves.

And also, what about racial eugenics? You cannot talk about Irrational Nonsense without mentioning what is perhaps one of the best examples of such, ever!

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:07 PM

35. Who knew that

if you add two parts homeopathy and one part orb you get WATER?

That sounds like homeopathy.

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:17 PM

36. kick

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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:25 PM

37. Funny.

Fuck Chinese medicine.

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