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Woohoo
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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  09:19:43  Show Profile Send Woohoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I totally endorse this review. I read the book a few weeks ago, in one sitting, and it completely changed my way of looking at this alternative Woo stuff. It isn't just harmless delusion, as I had previously supposed - it can be extremely dangerous and exploitative. Everybody should read this book; it is the ultimate self-help book in that it helps you to make informed choices about your health and your beliefs.

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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  13:30:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Woohoo

I totally endorse this review. I read the book a few weeks ago, in one sitting, and it completely changed my way of looking at this alternative Woo stuff. It isn't just harmless delusion, as I had previously supposed - it can be extremely dangerous and exploitative. Everybody should read this book; it is the ultimate self-help book in that it helps you to make informed choices about your health and your beliefs.

Woo is always exploitative, be it psychic nonsense, homeopathic snake oil, chiropractic assault & battery, or church. All make grandiose claims, produce nothing of substance, and cost you in cash, time and often physical injury.

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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  15:07:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just so everyone knows, the discussion in this thread is in reference to the SFN review of Bob Lloyd's book,
Leaving the Land of Woo.

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Posted - 12/06/2009 :  16:04:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Just so everyone knows, the discussion in this thread is in reference to the SFN review of Bob Lloyd's book,
Leaving the Land of Woo.
Yes, I understand that. I was just sayin'....

Michelle gave it quite a good review, itself a good read.




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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