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Hugh Grant and the Woo Peddler
08-07-2016, 06:21 AM (This post was last modified: 08-07-2016 06:32 AM by UglyNRude.)
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Hugh Grant and the Woo Peddler
Ahhh those who fail to look for real answers. Children have imaginations and parents fail miserably at addressing this. Hugh grants child imagined a little ghost boy and Hugh brings in a woo peddler who failed miserably but as we see on here she twists it to point at Hughs lack of belief. So all you who think your child has a ghost or monster please study the childs imagination.

http://skepticsboot.blogspot.co.uk/2016/...ssing.html


and lets look ourselves
http://psychcentral.com/lib/midnight-mon...ompanions/
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08-07-2016, 03:30 PM
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It also doesn't help that parents teach their children that there's an invisible man in the sky who sees everything we do, and will make us suffer forever in hell if we don't believe in him. The belief in stuff like this is similar to beliefs in Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, etc. As you mature, you realize one by one that each one isn't real as you develop your critical thinking skills and question things.

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08-13-2016, 07:22 AM
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What the hell is a woo peddler? Sounds illegal and shouldn't be near children.

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08-13-2016, 07:31 AM
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RE: Hugh Grant and the Woo Peddler
Woo is a term for pseudoscientific explanations that share certain common characteristics, often being too good to be true (aside from being unscientific). The term is common among skeptical writers. Woo is understood specifically as dressing itself in the trappings of science (but not the substance) while involving unscientific concepts, such as anecdotal evidence and sciencey-sounding words.

Woo is used to blind or distract an audience from a real explanation or to discourage people from delving deeper into the subject to find a more realistic explanation. You can't make money if nobody buys your bull pucky. (As such, "woo" that has zero paying customers is more like just ordinary batshit crazy.)

Despite the terrible name, it has become quite a popular term within the skeptical movement—probably because it's fun to say.

Belief bias occurs when we make illogical conclusions in order to confirm our preexisting beliefs. Belief perseverance refers to our tendency to maintain a belief even after the evidence we used to form the belief is contradicted.
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08-13-2016, 05:38 PM
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RE: Hugh Grant and the Woo Peddler
I usually exclaim woo in a fit of joy.

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