The maker of this diagram is a suppressive person
@Alexander E Jones, go big or go home.
@Alexander E Jones, They can silence gun noises???
@Alexander E Jones, ofcourse our mr Jones doesn't like this post. This diagram is making the frogs gay.
@tumblretard, MAKING THE FREAKING FROGS GAY.
How the hell are shiatsu, acupuncture and homeopathy not also within the label under pseudoscience bullocks?
@big freedom, and flat earth theory. It boggles my mind how people still believe that.
@big freedom, I don't know about shiatsu, but as far as acupuncture and homeopathy, there is some scientific validity to them. For instance, acupuncture does have a measurable effect in regards to motor nerve response, especially when combined with electric stimulation. And homeopathy has been proven correct in some cases. It was explained to me by my doctor that homeopathy is actually just the first step of medical science. It just doesn't go farther than hypothesis. But homeopathic remedies sometimes get picked up by scientists for study. Most often these are ones popular in the media at the moment, and a lot of times they are proven wrong. But in some cases there is real merit to the claims, and this leads to the production of new medicine.
I thought we agreed that shaming other people for religious/spiritual beliefs was bad, so long as their beliefs weren't infringing on the happiness of others
@Goldeneye, it's my belief you're full of it
But what if stupid people make me sad?
@Don Quixote Corazon, that doesn't give you the right to be mean to them
Right, but the fact that they are proofable wrong does
@Goldeneye, though people deserve respect, ideas and beliefs do not. Especially when those ideas/beliefs often do infringe on the happiness of others, their rights, and the progress of science and medicine.
@whirligig1at6, and you think that disrespecting a harmless belief that a person has (much of which the beliefs in this picture are) doesn't also disrespect the person?
@Goldeneye, there's no point in arguing with them, just let them be assholes
@Yamisilaas , they're not assholes. There is a valid point that a lot of the stuff can be written off as utter nonsense. But just because it can be doesn't mean it should be
@Goldeneye, no, i dont. beliefs do not deserve respect. I never call a person stupid or imply stupidity when I challenge and ask for evedence from people who believe this stuff. Humans are easily tricked, and have a need to explain the world around them, which leads to these beliefs. But baseless, unscientific, unsubstantiated beliefs are harmful.
@whirligig1at6, how is prayer harmful? Or belief in ghosts? Sure, religious fundamentalism can be dangerous but calling a belief stupid is going to be interpreted as calling the person who believes it stupid, regardless of your intention. Why do you think people are insulted by the burning of a flag?
@Goldeneye, I get that these beliefs can be a major part of who people are, and that people can get offended when others challenge their beliefs, but I am not going to stop challenging bad beliefs because people feel attacked. I don't raise my voice, yell, call them assholes *cough cough*, or call them stupid. I simply ask for evidence. And I unfortunately don't have the time or desire to explain the harm of holding any of these specific beliefs like prayer or ghosts. Some are certainly much more harmful, but they all promote and are byproducts of fallacious reasoning and often times, scientific ignorance.
@Goldeneye, Just following the logic, false beliefs (be that flat earth, ghosts, or religion) are harmful because they normalize intellectual cognitive dissonance which directly impacts day to day life, use of logic, and acceptance of reality. Another way to look at, you let kids continue believing Santa is real, they grow into adults that believe Santa is real, they don't understand why he can't be, they begin to ignore reason and start believing in leprechauns, their kids believe in magic now, so on so forth. Failing to contest falsehoods because 'it isn't hurting anyone' is a logical fallacy if applied in large scale, it hurts literally everyone.
@Goldeneye, you're missing a key point here. The purpose of this post was to call these things stupid, not to argue that they should be prohibited.
By arguing that it should not be allowed to criticize other people's beliefs, especially when those beliefs are based on ignorance, you are doing what you are trying to stop other people from doing, which is suppressing beliefs.
It is a common belief, one that has a lot of evidence to support, that humouring ignorance is very harmful in the long term.
I share that belief.
@I Are Lebo, I think we should make ignorance humorous.
@Goldeneye, I can respect pretty much any belief other than flat earth. The stupidity of it is too much for me
@I Are Lebo, "Kids, can you lighten up a little?"
@Exotic Butters, But honestly I hate when Funny Pics has these cancerous debates
@Exotic Butters, I'm hit and miss. I really enjoy a good debate, and I sometimes enjoy a good argument. But sometimes you're right and it just gets vile. That's not fun, that's stressful.
I don't see hypnotherapy, it must work!
Looks nothing like the bollocks diagram I saw in school text books.
Yeah, seems about right.
This post's antagonism level is over 9000.
This is impressive
merp. double post.
Chemtrails aren't pseudoscience there's a patent on them...
I feel like anti vaxxer stuff coulda fit under more categories