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(The New Republic)   Those nerdy scientists have become a bunch of bullies, according to people who believe in telepathy and hate getting criticized   (newrepublic.com ) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Deepak Chopra, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Kellogg School of Management, Chapman University, telepathy, Jerry Coyne, scientific progress, telomerase  
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5118 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Nov 2013 at 4:10 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-19 04:28:55 PM  
8 votes:
I am mentally bullying telepaths right now.

Ha! ha!
Stop bullshiating yourself!
Stop bullshiating yourself!
Why are you bullshiating yourself!
2013-11-19 04:14:12 PM  
6 votes:
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2013-11-19 04:59:54 PM  
4 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


And poop.  It turns into a human and poop.
2013-11-19 04:49:14 PM  
2 votes:

Felgraf: Oh god damnit, it's Chopra.

I think a lot of the problem comes from initial confusion regarding Quantum Mechanics, and what scientists mean when they say 'observe'.

Normal people hear 'observe', and think OH MY GOD! Conciousness itself alters reality! Things don't exist until we see them! WE HAVE SPECIAL POWERS!" (Or, at least, I'm assuming that's how Chopra got started on this bullshiat).

What we MEAN, and what it means in Quantum Mechanics, is basically "The universe interacts with this object in almost any fashion whatsoever, since that could, theoretically, be measured."


I am reminded of a monologue by retired actress Julia Sweeney. She stated that, after becoming fascinated with the subject of quantum physics specifically due to Mr. Chopra's statements on the subject, she took several quantum physics courses. Amongst the lessons that she learned from those courses were, and this is a direct quote, "Deepak Chopra is full of shiat!"
2013-11-19 04:40:03 PM  
2 votes:

The_Philosopher_King: impaler: Also oblig:
[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x284] Tim Minchin


Why not link to one of his songs?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBUc_kATGgg


Also:

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Funny how people who don't believe in divination are much better prognosticators than those that do.
2013-11-19 04:31:39 PM  
2 votes:

impaler: Also oblig:
[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x284]

Tim Minchin


Why not link to one of his songs?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBUc_kATGgg


Also:

i88.photobucket.com
2013-11-19 04:22:36 PM  
2 votes:
The moon exists in consciousness-no consciousness, no moon-just a sluggishly expanding wave function in a superposition of possibilities. All happens within consciousness and nowhere else.

I bet bong hits with Deepak would be super fun.
2013-11-19 04:21:07 PM  
2 votes:
Also oblig:

24.media.tumblr.com
2013-11-19 04:13:23 PM  
2 votes:
But Sheldrake is respected in his (morphic) field!
2013-11-19 09:34:49 PM  
1 vote:

mamoru: PsiChick: I'm not saying those people aren't bad. I'm saying neither side gets a pass.

Yet your ire is focused almost exclusively on one side and not the other, and oddly it is the side that tends to have evidence on its side that you criticize more. Why is that?


STOP HARASSING!!!!

It's the same shtick as creationists. You honestly, bluntly correct them, and they call it "attacking."
2013-11-19 06:06:29 PM  
1 vote:

simplicimus: Not unusual.


Actually it is unusual, as it only happens to those with extraordinary claims, which are by definition unusual.

Notice how all these people that "science thought were wrong" were awarded the Nobel Prize? Awarded by scientists too - go figure, they're not only assholes, they hypocrites too!

And if you lack basic logic skills, this clearly means that scientist's criticism of Chopra probably means he's right.
2013-11-19 05:16:01 PM  
1 vote:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


If you eat a banana phone does it turn into a human/banana/phone hybrid?
2013-11-19 05:11:20 PM  
1 vote:
Nerdy bullies?

www.smbc-comics.com
2013-11-19 04:50:42 PM  
1 vote:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


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agrees.
2013-11-19 04:29:06 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.tripwiremagazine.com
2013-11-19 04:28:30 PM  
1 vote:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


At least once when a universe was created from the explosive expansion of an unimaginably dense point of mass, and the as-yet-not-fully-understood particles expelled create atoms, a few of those atoms hung out with the wrong crowd and eventually transformed into a Chopra. ~ Me

The good news is that every atom that became a Chopra has a nonzero chance to later become a banana, and those atoms are unlikely to ever become a part of a Chopra again.  Additionally, if they do become part of a Chopra, they are likely to be part of a different Chopra, and that Chopra will necessarily be less douchey than the original Chopra.~ Also Me

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2013-11-19 04:25:48 PM  
1 vote:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-11-19 04:24:11 PM  
1 vote:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


i2.kym-cdn.com
2013-11-19 04:23:56 PM  
1 vote:
Guess who's watching Penn & Teller's "Bullshiat!" right now?

/Must have been my ESP knowing this thread was coming up...
2013-11-19 04:20:03 PM  
1 vote:
Here are a few examples of my recent participation in real science.
...
As a member of the American College of Physicians, I am board certified and maintain licenses in Massachusetts and California.


So you're a human mechanic. Does this make auto-mechanics scientists too?
2013-11-19 04:18:06 PM  
1 vote:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Every time you eat a chicken or a banana it transforms into a human. ~ Chopra


No.


Why, that's a rather silly take on Chopra's beliefs.

*reads TFA*

WTF.
2013-11-19 04:16:28 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-11-19 04:14:03 PM  
1 vote:
Nerds tend to be bully with other nerds. Read any IT thread about a subject. Or just go to Slashdot and read any filtered comment rated below +1. You can see how they speak to one another.

Or I guess just read the random thread on Fark. Same thing.
 
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