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Acceptance Of Profound-Sounding “Bullsh*t” Linked To Lower Intelligence | IFLScience

As Marcello Truzzi, a renowned skeptic and professor of sociology in the United States, once said: “An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof.” This notion unfortunately doesn’t stop people the world over from believing things that are demonstrably untrue, and a new study published in the journal of Judgment and Decision Making shows that those who are more receptive to what the authors term as “bullshit” tend to be both less reflective and less intelligent than their peers.

Source: Acceptance Of Profound-Sounding “Bullsh*t” Linked To Lower Intelligence | IFLScience

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14 comments on “Acceptance Of Profound-Sounding “Bullsh*t” Linked To Lower Intelligence | IFLScience

  1. makagutu
    December 7, 2015

    They won’t know even when they are bullshitted! I see this a lot on Google plus when people comment on a quote that on the surface looks profound and that’s it.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      December 7, 2015

      The problem is you don’t understand we are the then and we are the now 😀

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      • makagutu
        December 7, 2015

        How so profound. I should buy so Deepity Chopra to read. He excels in woo

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  2. foolsmusings
    December 7, 2015

    Sounds legit, I believe you. :p

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  3. john zande
    December 7, 2015

    Profound Bullshit… LOL!

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  4. inspiredbythedivine1
    December 7, 2015

    Profound bullshit which is spoken in a timeless, spaceless, limitless realm smells of circular elderberries and triangular lilacs. If this profound bullshit is smelt whilst contemplating the divine internal “timeless” place that exists within all creatures with an epidermis, eternal timelessness and spaceless abundance will embrace your limitless being. So it has been written, so too shall it be believed. $Amen$

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  5. roughseasinthemed
    December 7, 2015

    There’s a lot of it around isn’t there? Usually from people we don’t agree with. Or people who don’t agree with us. Or something similarly profound. Would you like some links? 😀

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  6. Ruth
    December 7, 2015

    What? You mean like this?

    Profound, indeed. 😀

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  7. Sonel
    December 7, 2015

    And there’s even a bullshit generator. LOL!

    Maybe the folks doing the studies are bullshitting us. 😛

    “To recognize bullshit,
    nose is better than ear.”
    ― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

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  8. Hariod Brawn
    December 7, 2015

    I thought that quote was Chris Hitchens?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitchens%27s_razor

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  9. acflory
    December 7, 2015

    The Naked Ape wants to see God in the lightning. It has to be taught to be a bit more discriminating. Unfortunately, clear thinking is no longer taught as a formal part of any school curriculum. Apparently it’s embedded in other things. Buried without trace is what I’d call it. 😦

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  10. clubschadenfreude
    December 8, 2015

    ah. the Dunning Kruger effect writ large. 🙂

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  11. jerbearinsantafe
    December 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
    I saw this come across my Facebook home page and felt some measure of vindication. I live in Santa Fe one of the epicenters of woo-woo so I deal with this all the time. One of my new favorite Internet site is the New Age Bullshit Generator: http://sebpearce.com/bullshit/
    Check it out and have fun! Oh, and here’s one of the definitions, and my favorite, of woo-woo from the Urban Dictionary:
    “woo-woo
    (see also woowoo) adj. descriptive of an event or person espousing New Age theories such as energy work, crystal magic, Reiki, bizarrely restrictive diets, or supernatural/paranormal/psychic occurrences; often has studied in an authentic religious tradition such as Hinduism or Zen Buddhism, but now practices an Eastern-influenced yet severely watered-down and Westernized pseudo-mysticism; can also be a synonym for sketchy, probably because Santa Fe, NM and Sedona, AZ, self-proclaimed woo-woo capitals of the world, also have a large and skeptical rock climbing population
    She’s so woo-woo she put a rose quartz crystal and Bach Flower Essences in her cat’s water dish.

    That yoga retreat looks completely woo-woo to me.”

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