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can someone explain the 'woo' reference? k thx.



http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Woo

http://www.skepdic.com/woowoo.html

It's the non-denominational version of making stuff up while untroubled by complete lack of evidence. Also the sound effect that goes along with handwaving.


Skeptic's dictionary has a pretty good definition: http://www.skepdic.com/woowoo.html


is "woo" a well known concept? I feel like this post would be much more popular if it didn't use such an obscure word in its title


It's well-known to the people reading skepticblog.


Yes.

I had to pause a second to search my mental vocabulary database to make sure it was what I thought it was, but yeah. I wouldn't say it's the most common word used to describe the concept, but I would think that it would be well known.


aka bullshit




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