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Category:Crime, Science & Technology
Tags:james randi, deepak chopra, love guru, designer glasses
Submitted:Rosebeekee
Date:06/17/14
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Cube
Hell, even I'd be willing to put in a few bucks, if someone could thoroughly explain how the brain works.
Oscar Wildcat
Sasha left us some powerful telescopes before he died. Who dares to look through them? To them will go the answers. Those aren't just painted on stars, you know?

millerman13
The smarmy arrogance Chopra exudes is ten times that of Dawkins et al. Why does the burden of publishing in a peer reviewed journal fall on the shoulders of Randi and Dawkins when Chopra's entire career as new-age hack is basically founded upon an anti-scientific worldview? Why doesn't he hold his position to the same empirically justifiable standards of the real scientific community? Chopra is living hundreds of years in the past.
SteamPoweredKleenex
Because even he knows it won't stand up to scientific scrutiny, and his publishers know it'll sell.

The question I have is does he know his bullshit can't be empirically confirmed because he believes it transcends the scientific method or does he know his bullshit is actually bullshit?

OxygenThief
The second one.

poorwill
What a cunt.
TeenerTot
How dare you insult my lady parts, asshat.

poorwill
Its one of the few swears left that still has the power to shock people who aren't grandma and your misguided blubbering only gives it more power. I am more than ok with you blubbering.

Boxhead
Hey poorwill, you see that thing way over there.. no keep looking, it's easy to miss.

...

Maybe squint your eyes a little bit.
...

That thing, over on the horizon. No, past the McDonalds. Past the WalMart. Like about a few hundred miles from here.

That's the joke. You must have missed the turnoff entirely.

poorwill
What the fuck are are you talking about? Whatever you may believe, she was seriously taking a shot at me for using 'cunt' as an insult because she thinks that's sexist or whatever.

Bobonne
Or you're just being a retarded cunt

poorwill
Haha, the hive is swarming. Fuck you.

poorwill
Ok, I've had some time to calm down and reflect on this and just want to apologise unreservedly for TeenerTot calling me an asshat apropos of fucking nothing. I was careless and disrespectful and this incident has forced me to confront the issue and has encouraged me to take a long, hard look at myself. Thank you everybody for helping me improve myself, you vapid, turd-fondling cunts.

fermun
plenty of insults exist that shock people, maybe you could use racial slurs, he's even a foreigner! There's a whole world of words available when you think political correctness has gone too far, so don't just stop at misogynistic insults, give it a go, show us what you can really do!

poorwill
Cunt is not a misogynistic insult even if it derives its special punch from widespread misogyny. As I don't hate women, I don't share the special terror it provokes and I'm unhappy that it exists - but I am happy to take advantage while it does. Also, you are not the fucking pope of women - don't act like there isn't widespread philosophical disagreement of the status of 'cunt' as a sexist word. Go fuck yourself you dumb fucking animal.

Gmork
I kinda like saying faggot in a non-sexual context. And I had a gay uncle, so that makes me at least 1/4 gay! So I know what I'm talking about.

poorwill
No, faggot is definitely a slur however you use it.

millerman13
i don't care about what you have or have not said, but more importantly, why haven't you called anyone a NIGGER yet? why aren't you pushing the boundaries???

poorwill
Conflating a charged but neutral swear word with obviously racist and homophobic slurs - bigots outing themselves in this thread left and right. I bet they thought they were so fucking sly too.

TeenerTot
What the fuck are are you talking about? Whatever you may believe, she was seriously taking a shot at me for using 'cunt' as an insult because she thinks that's sexist or whatever.

That's right. Not only are you a complete moron about etymology, but you're also a fuckin psychic. Asshat.

EvilHomer
"Cunt" is a sexist slur. If we are to accept the position that racist and homophobic slurs - that is, slurs which are directed towards politically protected classes of people - are somehow "unacceptable", then sexist slurs, which are directed against the largest and most thoroughly disenfranchised minority group in human history, should be viewed as unacceptable too. It is perfectly conflatable.

And at any rate, he's neither a cunt nor a faggot nor a nigger. He's a Paki.

Boxhead
When I read TeenerTot's reply I thought it was a joke referring to the fact that comparing Deepak Chopra to a vagina was an insult to vaginas.

I was unaware that there was a deep level of crazy between the two of you underpinning the whole thing.

Mea culpa.

poorwill
Let's see if I can put my psychic powers to work here and decode this intellectually dishonest horseshit. 'moron about etymology' = 'cunt is too a slur, just like faggot and nigger! look it up on wiki!!!!' only you don't want to just come right out and say it, of course, because that would make me fucking right. But it's fucking *obvious* that you're trying to have it both ways. How the fuck is it even possible for you to be dumb enough that you thought you could get away with that? How can someone capable of spelling 'asshat' correctly be so fucking dense?

poorwill
"When I read TeenerTot's reply I thought it was a joke referring to the fact that comparing Deepak Chopra to a vagina was an insult to vaginas."

That's what it was, but she was legit pissed at me for using the c-word - she's normally pretty placid and doesn't call people names out of nowhere, so it was obvious what she was getting at.

"I was unaware that there was a deep level of crazy between the two of you underpinning the whole thing."

No, this is a one time thing and I hope it won't happen again. I figure she was just ratty after dealing with assholes in the Sarkeesian video but that's no reason to take it out on me. Disappointed that she's now hiding behind plausible deniability, but not really surprised.

TeenerTot
I didn't mean for it to come off as "plausible deniabililty."
The point I was trying to make was that it doesn't matter where I was coming from, the fact that you can say "cunt" isn't a sexual slur is complete bull.

AND how come suddenly "asshat" is derogetory? According to your own views, words don't have widely recognized meanings.

OK. I'm done. I'll grant that you had a point about being a bit riled about the other asshats commenting on the Anita vid.

Let's be friends.

Gmork
Stop being faggots.

poorwill
Asshat is an insult. You insulted me on tenuous grounds and it pissed me off. I wasn't outraged on behalf of hats made of asses, I was just mad that you said a mean thing to me. Cunt is often *used* as a sexist slur by sexist people but the word itself isn't - it's distinct from nigger and faggot and more in line with dick and cock. It's a much stronger insult than dick and cock *because* of misogyny (that is, a lot of shitheads who think the worst thing you can possibly be compared to is female genitalia) - but also because of well-intentioned feminists who treat the word like someone just said Voldemort. I respect that the line between 'is often used as a slur' and 'is a slur' is a fine one, but my philosophy is to not give a fuck. I'd never call a woman a cunt though - *especially* not if she really deserved it (because the last thing I want to do is give someone who deserved to be called a cunt a sense of self-righteous indignation).

That guy
You're both being a couple of taints.

Redford
So, uh. You just said in order to disprove you they need to prove their own statement, scientifically. This means, in order to disprove their idea (which you clearly already have figured out something for) you need to do the opposite yourself. You need a scientific, peer reviewed study on how apparently physical perception is a lie and we're just all living in a common mind dream or whatever.

Because that's going to happen!
John Holmes Motherfucker
Only one way to settle this once and for all.

http://youtu.be/gBEP5c-SUEQ
Old_Zircon
I was hoping for navel depth.

Gmork
He's no Kahlil Gibran.
exy
"You have no peer-reviewed explanation for the 'hard problem' of consciousness. Therefore I am licensed to make up any explanation I like."
chumbucket
He's been watching too many Nick Bravo videos.
blue vein steel
Solve Philosophy of the Mind for a million dollars and i'll throw in another if you can square a circle. But wait, there's more! I'll also throw in 0,000 if you can 100% prove any one of the 3 Primary Arguments for the existence of God.
Old_Zircon
About 8 years ago I got one of his books for $.50 at a thrift shop because I was curious to know what he was all about that made him so successful (at that point I'd only heard his name and expected run of the mill "power of positive thinking" pop psychology). It's so incredibly dumb on so many levels.
boner
Deepak Chopra is a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and his butt smells and he likes to kiss his own butt.
Gmork
Hey, wait a minute...

Riskbreaker
James Randy has been making fun of this dumb fuck on Facebook for days now.
ashtar.
Wow. That was one of the most stupid, rage-inducing things I've seen on this site.
jreid
My porn name is Deep-pack Cockra.
Binro the Heretic
Wait, what is the challenge, exactly?

Is he asking us to prove how our sensory organs transmit stimuli to the brain or how we can recreate certain past stimuli in the brain through memory or is he asking us to show how and why we are aware?

Also, isn't this guy one of myriad dipshits people only pay attention to because Oprah told them they should?
Gmork
Yep. He has a few good quotes but it's all common sense feel-good whatevers.

EvilHomer
A lot of people pay attention to him, actually. I'm not sure how popular he is with the Oprah crowd (possibly very popular?), but I do know that he's the head of his own obscenely successful New Age selfhelp-altmedicine-spiritual media empire, and one of, if not THE, richest bullshitters on the planet. He and James Randi have been sparring for decades, but celebrities like him and he does his best to come off as less of an asshate than Yuri Geller/ The Maharishi/ Peter Popoff/ Sylvia Browne/ whoeverthefuck (he donates to progressive causes, he makes feel-good speeches, he hangs out with high profile peace activists), so it's been incredibly difficult for skeptics to dislodge him.

The Indian deli down the street from my house used to sell a lot of his own branded merchandise, including incense, candle, and napkin sets.

EvilHomer
In fact, globally speaking, he may even be MORE popular than Oprah. Think of him as soccer and Oprah as football.

Rodents of Unusual Size
What is matter? We just...don't know.

LOOK AROUND YOU
ashtar.
I also like how angry and fucking petty he is. Much enlighten. So transcend. Wow.
BorrowedSolution
Can we just start punching people who claim that "reality is all perception" and then telling them to suck it the fuck up because they must have wanted it to happen?
pyslexic dharmacist
And the next person who says "everything happens for a reason" will get an extra punch for all the times I heard that phrase after my boyfriend's sudden death.

yogarfield
For the love guru tag.
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