Acceptance Of Profound-Sounding “Bullsh*t” Linked To Lower Intelligence | IFLScience

I saw this come across my Facebook home page and felt some measure of vindication. I live in Santa Fe one of the epicenters of woo-woo so I deal with this all the time. One of my new favorite internet sites is the New Age Bullshit Generator: http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/
Check it out and have fun! Oh, and here’s one of the definitions, and my favorite, of woo-woo from the Urban Dictionary:

woo-woo
(see also woowoo) adj. descriptive of an event or person espousing New Age theories such as energy work, crystal magic, Reiki, bizarrely restrictive diets, or supernatural/paranormal/psychic occurrences; often has studied in an authentic religious tradition such as Hinduism or Zen Buddhism, but now practices an Eastern-influenced yet severely watered-down and Westernized pseudo-mysticism; can also be a synonym for sketchy, probably because Santa Fe, NM and Sedona, AZ, self-proclaimed woo-woo capitals of the world, also have a large and skeptical rock climbing population
She’s so woo-woo she put a rose quartz crystal and Bach Flower Essences in her cat’s water dish.

That yoga retreat looks completely woo-woo to me.

Just Merveilleux

As Marcello Truzzi, a renowned skeptic and professor of sociology in the United States, once said: “An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.” This notion unfortunately doesn’t stop people the world over from believing things that are demonstrably untrue, and a new study published in the journal of Judgment and Decision Making shows that those who are more receptive to what the authors term as “bullshit” tend to be both less reflective and less intelligent than their peers.

Source: Acceptance Of Profound-Sounding “Bullsh*t” Linked To Lower Intelligence | IFLScience

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One Response to Acceptance Of Profound-Sounding “Bullsh*t” Linked To Lower Intelligence | IFLScience

  1. I would offend a few friends by reposting this article in any form, but it is tempting. 😉

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