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A World Full of "Woo"

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The Skeptic's Dictionary defines "Woo" (or "Woo Woo") as:
ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.

"Woo" is concerned with emotions, mysticism, or spiritualism; other than rational or scientific.  It often takes legitimate scientific theories or concepts and spins them into thick, often spiritual assertions about the world and universe.  Sometimes it's just a nonsense claim with zero evidence and zero credibility.  And it's everywhere.

On this show, we'll talk about "woo."  Share you stories, your perspectives, your experiences.  Your calls and emails


Dr. Harriet A. Hall MD - http://www.skepdoc.info/
QuackWatch - http://www.quackwatch.org
Science Based Medicine - http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/
Slate article - http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2012/08/quack_medicine_in_the_military_acupuncture_cupping_and_moxibustion_are_endangering_troops_.html

Abbie Smith ERV - http://scienceblogs.com/erv

Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator - http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/

Center for Inquiry - http://www.centerforinquiry.net/
The Skeptic's Society - http://www.skeptic.com/

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