Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

with 8 comments

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Those of you who asked about the original source – here’s a link to the site of the designer, Crispian Jago.

Thanks to Barry Ritholtz

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Written by Ed Campbell

March 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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  1. Whoda thunk Scientology was at the epicentre of irrational nonsense? I’d have had my money on the Murdock press.


    March 27, 2013 at 12:35 am

  2. Faux News is on another, very similar, slide, surrounded by CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Chicago Sun-Times…

    Teddy James

    March 27, 2013 at 8:38 am

  3. This diagram is from the standpoint of physicalism/scientism , of which another bollocks diagram could be made. There is no absolute ground of being, it’s all bollocks.

    Craig Paup

    March 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

  4. Agreed, with the exception of the upper left of the Quackery bubble…every one of those has a history of 100′s if not 1000′s years of applied practice and succes ( not 100% of ANY field proves valid over time)

    kevin talmadge

    March 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

  5. Sorry, I’m calling BULLSHIT on including acupuncture in this list. I have been a practicing acupuncturist for 14 years and I have seen far to many people benefit from it. Not to mention a growing body of studies (Well designed, peer reviewed studies) that are revealing physiological mechanisms of how acupuncture works.

    Christopher Gaunya

    March 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

  6. Having looked into the depths of many of the items in this list, I would not dismiss them so easily. They each have their own perspective on certain aspects of life. The paths less traveled, are paths nonetheless.

    Josh Rizzo

    March 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

  7. Who defined these concepts as quackery? This is the problem with who holds the power holds the ability to define others as quacks or not. Venn diagram dismissed as quackery in and of itself by definition of its title.


    March 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm

  8. I’m so glad acupuncture is on here


    March 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm

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