|BorrowedSolution - 2010-10-24 |
"Detox tea...it's supposed to rid your body of impurities..and it seems to work. You drink it, and your sweat smells terrible."
Makes me spit up coffee every time I hear it.
Even when I'm not drinking coffee.
|Old_Zircon - 2010-10-24 |
It breaks my heart that this isn't common sense by the time people reach puberty. Way to go, educational system.
But it's not 'common' sense. That's the whole point. People aren't magically stupider than we used to be. Not by a long shot. We're not significantly more intelligent, but there ya go.
I don't know, this just seems like the kind of thought any human of average intelligence could understand by the time they hit puberty, if they were properly exposed to it.
|petep - 2010-10-24 |
protein drinks? vitamin c? a burrito? this dragon montage could be better thought out!
|pastorofmuppets - 2010-10-24 |
cf. xkcd (yeah, i'm one of *those* people) #808
"if astrology worked, people would make a killing on the stock market with it"
But why is he showing a picture of Alli in the beginning? I'm pretty sure Xenical isn't a hoax. Lots of people have the underwear stains to prove it.
My guess is the idea that the calorie reduction from the fat not being absorbed is dwarfed by the calorie reduction from not eating fat to stop you from shitting your pants. In other words, if you ate what you ate while taking Alli you'd probably lose about the same amount of weight, unless you're the sort that binge-eats high fat foods and doesn't care about the splatters.
Definitely. But it's still well-established that orlistat blocks fat absorption. It'll reduce your caloric intake, all else being equal.
His environmental articles are really putting me off. The SUV one starts with him sarcastically calling them "Nazi wagons." It has a single (cherry-picked) fuel economy number, but lots of unsupported references to anti-SUV legislation.
But he's fine on easy targets, and we share 99% of our bullshit lists. I'll throw him a bone and say that "simple answers are seductive" is a great pull-quote.
|Ludo Smell Bad - 2010-10-24 |
looks like they went to Trader Joe's and photographed everything for that first montage.
|FrankieTeardrop - 2010-10-24 |
|Adramelech - 2010-10-24 |
Watched about twenty minutes, found it to mostly be mostly Bullshit! style pop culture debunking. Not exactly engaging. This guy also talks as if the "common layperson" is a clueless idiot who doesn't already know all of this. There's reasons why people believe "crazy" things and most of them have nothing to do with logical fallacies or critical thinking skills.
Also, I own the same series of books shown at 30:00. I am going to assume this is a psychic message intended for me alone that Brian Dunning wants to be my friend.
How do you know about something that shows up thirty minutes in if you only watched about twenty minutes of it?
Because twenty minutes be mostly be mostly.
|baleen - 2010-10-24 |
This doesn't go into neurophysics on a quantum level therefore it's boring and redundant to me.
Why would you care so much about that particular pseudoscience?
|memedumpster - 2010-10-25 |
By trying to contain as many conspiracy nuts as possible, the documentary comes of snarky and uncredible.
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