A World Full of "Woo"
The Skeptic's Dictionary defines "Woo" (or "Woo Woo") as: ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers. "Woo" is concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific. It often takes legitimate scientific theories or concepts and spins them into thick, often spiritual assertions about the world and universe. Sometimes it's just a nonsense claim with zero evidence and zero credibility. And it's everywhere. On this show, we'll talk about "woo." Share you stories, your perspectives, your experiences. Your calls and emails links: Dr. Harriet A. Hall MD - http://www.skepdoc.info/ QuackWatch - http://www.quackwatch.org Science Based Medicine - http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/ Slate article - http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2012/08/quack_medicine_in_the_military_acupuncture_cupping_and_moxibustion_are_endangering_troops_.html Abbie Smith ERV - http://scienceblogs.com/erv Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator - http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/ Center for Inquiry - http://www.centerforinquiry.net/ The Skeptic's Society - http://www.skeptic.com/
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