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(Guardian)   Phrenology is back in vogue. This article has the brainpan of a stage coach tilter   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2017-09-12 08:58:53 AM  
Geez, what a bunch of knotheads.
 
2017-09-12 09:12:43 AM  
Yeah, that guy's full of shiat.
 
2017-09-12 09:20:17 AM  
Sometimes a burka makes sense.
 
2017-09-12 09:23:56 AM  
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2017-09-12 09:35:42 AM  
Finally, my Retrophrenology business will really take off now! This week's special is Artistic Personality w/ Tendency Towards Intrispection! Mention Fark and I'll throw in a small Empathy!

/scurries off to polish hammers
 
2017-09-12 09:42:44 AM  
Phrenology is the study of reading head bumps, which is closely related to the reading of bones, tea leaves, and books by Donald Trump.  The study of reading faces is called physiognomy, which is closely related to the reading of hand size, walking speed, and books by Ben Goldacre.
 
2017-09-12 09:58:48 AM  

Psychopusher: Phrenology is the study of reading head bumps, which is closely related to the reading of bones, tea leaves, and books by Donald Trump.  The study of reading faces is called physiognomy, which is closely related to the reading of hand size, walking speed, and books by Ben Goldacre.

Gillian McKeith

FTFY

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gillian_McKeith
 
2017-09-12 10:06:59 AM  
We don't need phrenology, we have Facebook quizzes.  What kind of flowering shrub are you?
 
2017-09-12 10:13:48 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Psychopusher: Phrenology is the study of reading head bumps, which is closely related to the reading of bones, tea leaves, and books by Donald Trump.  The study of reading faces is called physiognomy, which is closely related to the reading of hand size, walking speed, and books by Ben Goldacre. Gillian McKeith

FTFY

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gillian_McKeith


I'd accept that as being in line with the theme, but I was discretely trying to slip in an actual pseudoscience and junk science debunker in there for a little unexpected critical thinking lesson.  :)
 
2017-09-12 10:16:55 AM  

Psychopusher: Tr0mBoNe: Psychopusher: Phrenology is the study of reading head bumps, which is closely related to the reading of bones, tea leaves, and books by Donald Trump.  The study of reading faces is called physiognomy, which is closely related to the reading of hand size, walking speed, and books by Ben Goldacre. Gillian McKeith

FTFY

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gillian_McKeith

I'd accept that as being in line with the theme, but I was discretely trying to slip in an actual pseudoscience and junk science debunker in there for a little unexpected critical thinking lesson.  :)


Respect.
 
2017-09-12 10:36:49 AM  

Psychopusher


I'd accept that as being in line with the theme, but I was discretely trying to slip in an actual pseudoscience and junk science debunker in there for a little unexpected critical thinking lesson. :)


Discretely or discreetly?

I suppose we could say both, since a junk science debunker is a discrete entity.
 
2017-09-12 10:42:14 AM  
Black Thought is a good rapper.
 
2017-09-12 10:58:05 AM  
Yes, bumps on the head can tell a lot about your personality. Like you're the type of person who should avoid getting head injuries.
 
2017-09-12 11:02:35 AM  
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2017-09-12 11:11:31 AM  

Arachnophobe: Finally, my Retrophrenology business will really take off now! This week's special is Artistic Personality w/ Tendency Towards Intrispection! Mention Fark and I'll throw in a small Empathy!

/scurries off to polish hammers


Of all the amazing jokes in Discworld, Retrophrenology is still my favorite.
 
2017-09-12 11:12:01 AM  

Farker4Life2: [img.fark.net image 275x183]


Fun fact:  The part in that scene where he smashes his hand on the glass was unscripted.  He kept pounding on the table until the little glass moved its way under his hand.  DiCaprio rolled with it, while everyone on the other side of the camera recoiled in horror.  Tarantino left it in and changed the following scene to him getting his hand bandaged.
 
2017-09-12 11:15:13 AM  
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This should be required reading in 21st Century High Schools
 
2017-09-12 11:18:34 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Sometimes a burka makes sense.


That makes makes my Muslim woman detector 99% accurate!
 
2017-09-12 11:26:36 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Psychopusher

I'd accept that as being in line with the theme, but I was discretely trying to slip in an actual pseudoscience and junk science debunker in there for a little unexpected critical thinking lesson. :)


Discretely or discreetly?

I suppose we could say both, since a junk science debunker is a discrete entity.


I always get those two mixed up.   But technically it could apply, since the entity in question writes books that, while related to the subject matter, are about debunking the subject matter -- a distinct genre, you might say.  That's how I'm gonna spin it.
 
2017-09-12 11:31:15 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Psychopusher

I'd accept that as being in line with the theme, but I was discretely trying to slip in an actual pseudoscience and junk science debunker in there for a little unexpected critical thinking lesson. :)


Discretely or discreetly?

I suppose we could say both, since a junk science debunker is a discrete entity.


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2017-09-12 11:35:54 AM  
Flat earthers. Phrenology. Spiritual Snake Oil Salesmen. Emotion over facts. Profit over planning.
We are devolving here people.

/I'll be in my cave
//depressed
 
2017-09-12 11:39:48 AM  

exparrot: Flat earthers. Phrenology. Spiritual Snake Oil Salesmen. Emotion over facts. Profit over planning.
We are devolving here people.

/I'll be in my cave
//depressed


It's only perception.

We haven't peaked yet.

//Also, there is no devolution. It's all just evolution.
 
2017-09-12 11:50:28 AM  
meat0918:

//Also, there is no devolution. It's all just evolution.

Disagrees with you wholeheartedly...
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2017-09-12 12:09:58 PM  

exparrot: Flat earthers. Phrenology. Spiritual Snake Oil Salesmen. Emotion over facts. Profit over planning.
We are devolving here people.

/I'll be in my cave
//depressed


Don't forget robber barons, infrastructure monopolies, and pointless wars in distant lands where we're trying to "civilize" the natives.

This isn't the 21st century, it's the 19th!
 
2017-09-12 12:37:39 PM  
I wonder if they're validating their results with polygraphs.
 
2017-09-12 12:49:43 PM  

JustMatt: benderscomputerdatingservice.jpg


That always makes me laugh because years ago, I worked with a shady guy from Las Vegas who started his own dating website seeded with fake profiles for strippers he claimed to know. He called it "Discrete Adults", and we never said a word.
 
2017-09-12 01:19:17 PM  
The article has a brainpan?

are you even trying subby?
 
2017-09-12 01:31:42 PM  
It's stupid, sure. But no different than all the "everything is controlled by DNA" ideas.
Same people, same silly understanding, different topic, that's all.

Believe what you want to, it's fine.
Doesn't make it true.
 
2017-09-12 01:42:46 PM  
Oh good. A machine can finally stare into the human soul and coldly decide whether or not you are worthy.

/You aren't.
//But only due to a minor programming error.
///Please report immediately to the disruptor chamber.
 
2017-09-12 01:43:20 PM  
Well, I feel and interpret the size of Walt's asshole... I mean, skull...
 
2017-09-12 01:58:59 PM  
FTA: Using photos, AI will be able to identify people's political views, whether they have high IQs, whether they are predisposed to criminal behavior, whether they have specific personality traits and many other private, personal details that could carry huge social consequences, he said.

Found some of his AI source code in his research.

if (HasFaceTattoo)
 {
     LowIQ = true
     CriminalPredisposed = true
}
 
2017-09-12 02:46:32 PM  
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2017-09-12 03:21:16 PM  
I never thought about getting a frenologist to do my frenum...
 
2017-09-13 07:53:31 AM  

Danger Mouse: The article has a brainpan?

are you even trying subby?


HA HA

No.

/subby
 
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