Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Suggestion Box: Woo of the Moment

I'm contemplating trying to pick up on some off-brand woo: Usually, I've stuck to alties and IDiots as my usual targets, but I'm thinking about doing a bit of roasting of woos outside those categories: Free energy nuts, psychics, ufologists, way-out-there conspiracy nuts, that sort of thing.

Anyone got ideas for someone specific I could analyze and roast?

11 comments:

Akusai said...

This website about "space diamonds" has been sitting in my bookmarks for weeks awaiting a treatment that will probably never come. Perhaps you can find some fun in it.

Bing said...

I'm inhaling mass hysteria now.

HJ

Bourgeois_Rage said...

If you want some crazy fringe beliefs check out this site. I've been blogging here recently as part of Cincinnati Skeptics.

Jacqueline said...

How about Theory of everything woo merchant Dale ritter's brand of pseudoscience. Ritter's technobabble would make a Star Trek fan say "Say what?". His site symmecon.com looks very official, what with a legal profile and all.


JS:)

Anonymous said...

I've internet-met somebody who thinks that environmentalism (just the basic idea that we should take care of the planet) is actually a massive conspiracy to destroy modern society as we know it and that everyone who cares about the environment is in on it— except for him. He actually says we should take care of the planet, even as he also says that everyone else who says the same thing is dedicated to the destruction of everything we know and love. Unfortunately, I don't think he outlines his wackiness on a website (I've only ever spoke on a message board with five years of archives and no search function) so I'll just assume for the sake of my own sanity that he's just one person and that no one else actually shares his unique flavour of lunacy.

Yakaru said...

Well, DNA Activation doesn't seem to get much coverage. This is getting close to the outer limits of human silliness.

http://www.dnaperfection.com/

(Warning: this is really very very silly.)

MWchase said...

"Reverse aging"?

Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear.

BACKWARDS PUBERTY *hyperventilates*

Dunc said...

Anything you see on the front of Nexus Magazine... I think my fave from this month's is "Dirty Electricity and the Link to Cancer", but only because it reminds me of a classic Brass Eye episode on the dangers of heavy electricity. Mind you, "Propulsion of ET and High-Frequency Vehicles" is probably good for a laugh too...

I'm not bloody buying it to find out though.

Bronze Dog said...

Definitely got a lot of stuff to go through. Didn't expect this many suggestions, but I'll make a note to keep this thread on hand if I ever run out of stuff to roast.

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Jacqueline said...

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