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Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Term Adopted

I am officially adopting the term "Woo" as the word that envelops astrology, homeopathy, phrenology, chiropractors, crystal healing, fen shui and such old and new age claptrap. UFOs are woo, SETI is not. Dowsing is woo. Quantum tunneling is not. While certain political flakes use and advocate woo, woo in an of itself is not political. If you Google "Friday dose of woo" you will find a website that explores one of the silly beliefs that saturate the internets. The supply of woo is inexhaustible and vast. The debunkers are few and harried.

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