Some say crimson, others say burgundy and others call it a rosy winey color. The Big Bang was a relatively straightforward theory to explain obvious evidence, which was confirmed to a high deal of accuracy thanks to its predictive power--how is any of that unscientific? A woo can also be a person who hold those beliefs. The global warming watts-per-square-metre model is a flat earth model as well. It might be more derogatory than you think. What I am really addressing here is the brand of professional skepticism that Shermer stands for that borders on cynicism and which leads to a rigid attachment to materialist science. All the same wall — but different perceptions and beliefs. It was probably created by bartenders on the West Coast, but no one really knows for sure.
And they represent a reduction-to-absurdity of that line of enquiry. It's fine to be skeptical, but using woo-woo as often as we do now is downright disrespectful. That same night, Lenny and Claudette's night goes wrong when his sick obsession with chicken drives her to be forced to dress up as a sexy but awkward chicken ho he makes her cluck and walk like a chicken but she is allergic to feathers. Global warming science is quite literally flat earth science Much like woo, I think you misunderstand the term literally. Let me guess Graeme, Ptolemy was right wasn't he? What known physics are violated by Big Bang cosmology? Do you have some leftover fruit in the fridge that needs to be used up? Instead of encouraging suicide and cursing like a sixth grader who just learned how, why not offer up some evidence, some links, some citations, or some reasons why you think that the Big Bang and Global Warming aren't based on objective appraisals of the evidence? There is nothing about global warming science which says that the Earth is flat. Once you learn to love the Woo Woo for the wacky, fun cocktail that it is, you will soon find that it's the perfect base for experimentation. I'm at a loss to determine your mad-on against Big Bang cosmology, though.
This background radiation was discovered in 1964, and the measured spectrum of the radiation matched the theoretical predictions so well that the error bars aren't even visible on the graph. I mean, I'm no expert on Global Warming, but I know where to find , complete with the citations and explanations of evidence that they use to support their points. According to the good old dictionary, woo-woo is more of a synonym for quackery than it is for magic. So I went back to my cohorts and asked if they minded if I wrote about this. Petty science of the Shermer brand scorns such things, but the greatest discoveries have been anchored on them.
The global warming watts-per-square-metre model is a flat earth model as well. But And I also believe that we should carefully select the language we use and be wary of using terms that have negative baggage — not only because it can scare new Right People away, but also because it reinforces the monster voices in our heads that call us names. The arrogance of skeptics is both high-handed and rusty. The entirety of the Big Bang model is derived from what known physics predicts, and it has been confirmed by the astronomical evidence. But to call it woo-woo by definition suggests that it's shoddy, ineffective, and devoid of magic. Ever notice how no one agrees exactly on the color of that wall over there? From strawberries to watermelon, you really cannot go wrong with adding more fruit to this drink. So we had a reframing exercise to see if we could shift the way we thought of the term, and of ourselves.
It is the cynicism and prejudice that refuses to explore the new frontiers of neuroscience, genomics, epigenetics, information theory and the understanding of consciousness that I am speaking to. Served on the rocks in a glass. In the less than two decades since the Leung family opened its first recycling plant, it has seized the opportunity to turn the Fook Woo Group into a diverse group of companies that can take full advantage of the booming Chinese economy and its need for more and more secondary fiber and finished paper products. But like anything it takes time and gentle persistence relentlessly applied. Thus he forces himself into a corner, declaring that all spirituality is bogus, that the sense of self is an illusion, that the soul is ipso facto a fraud, that mind has no existence except in the brain, that intelligence emerged only when evolution, guided by random mutations, developed the cerebral cortex, that nothing invisible can be real compared to solid objects, and that any thought which ventures beyond the five senses for evidence must be dismissed without question. If an ancient healing practice you've never heard of is working for someone else, is calling it woo-woo the best we can do? It layers a personal disbelief onto these ancient healing techniques deeply rooted in cultural, religious, and spiritual practices.
I thank you Graeme for making me smile for that post. Perhaps not, though I think the alarmism is largely what the media and others have done with the science, and not the science itself. I should have anticipated it, but several people replied to my comment asking about what some of those words were. It can be used to describe when people are buying into something just because it is becoming popular in certain communities and edging its way into the mainstream. For those of you reading this and wondering what the heck Woo Woo even means, let me explain. How have you used a re-framing exercise to change how you look at things? For we have reached the state where Shermer's tired, out-of-date, utterly mediocre science is far in arrears of the best, most open scientific thinkers -- actually, we reached that point 60 years ago when eminent physicists like Einstein, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrodinger applied quantum theory to deep spiritual questions. Violate all known physics you say.
And with such illustrious alumni as you I can't imagine why the skeptical movement might have wanted to change. What consciousness consists of, or how it should be defined, is equally puzzling. The attitude of Tim's friends irritates Woo, so she retaliates and freaks out the trio by acting insane. Dealing with and overcoming this perception is not an unusual topic at professional meetings and trainings. And the point of such a debate? Belief in the Big Bang is anti science? They are just about to exit Tim's apartment when Tim is visited by three of his pals - Frankie , Hop Darrel Heath , and Romaine. I disagree that it is simply a question of knowledge and data, because knowledge and data are evolving all of the time. It would read just as ludicrously if Hindi isn't his first language.
Now its become a citadel and bunker for idiots who cannot think for themselves. The latest barrage of name-calling occurred after the two of us had a spirited exchange on. And its totally ridiculous and they have no evidence. And I submit that that you are epistemologically retarded. Graeme Bird v Hawking, Einstein, Lemaitre, Gamow, Alpher, Herman, Hubble. It's easy to let it slip off the tongue when talking about the unknown, but let's examine it deeper. And so I suppose you'll be able to explain exactly how this is the case then.
Words are really all the ego has. It points to those of us who know there is an energy outside of ourselves and we refer to it. You fell for the global warming fraud. To suggest that Darwinian theory is incomplete and full of unproven hypotheses causes Shermer, who takes Darwin as purely as a fundamentalist takes scripture, to see God everywhere in the enemy camp. Try strawberry or vanilla, get a little wild with cucumber or watermelon, or use you can't get enough of.
It makes it more difficult to fully embrace and describe with pride Who We Are and What We Bring to the Work We Do. Language is important — and powerful. When Woo's psychic friend Celestrial predicts that the man of her dreams is about to enter her life, Woo doesn't believe it is true. And what a joker that Einstein was, right? These are ideas that usually rely on magical thinking, are rarely tested to see if they are real, and are usually resistant to reason and contrary evidence. There are a lot of people in The Corporate World, as well as small businesses, solopreneurs, and individuals, who want and need what we bring.