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Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
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RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 17, 2011 at 6:51 am)Jay1982 Wrote: That's the second time someone on this thread has used the term "woo". I was just wondering if this is just an arbitrary word used to describe the proposed spiritualistic claims supposedly found in things like meditation, or if it's a shortened down version of a longer word denoting something similar? can anyone enlighten me?.. pardon the pun there lol

WOOOOOOOooooooooooooooowwoooooooooooooooooooo

As in spooky / "spiritual" (tongue in cheek) or pseudo-scientific.

A derogatory term in atheistic circles and an immediate put down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/woo

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

skepdic.com Wrote:Woo-woo (or just plain woo) refers to ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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#52
RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 17, 2011 at 7:35 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote:
(October 17, 2011 at 6:51 am)Jay1982 Wrote: That's the second time someone on this thread has used the term "woo". I was just wondering if this is just an arbitrary word used to describe the proposed spiritualistic claims supposedly found in things like meditation, or if it's a shortened down version of a longer word denoting something similar? can anyone enlighten me?.. pardon the pun there lol

WOOOOOOOooooooooooooooowwoooooooooooooooooooo

As in spooky / "spiritual" (tongue in cheek) or pseudo-scientific.

A derogatory term in atheistic circles and an immediate put down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/woo

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

skepdic.com Wrote:Woo-woo (or just plain woo) refers to ideas considered irrational or based on extremely flimsy evidence or that appeal to mysterious occult forces or powers.

Thanks for the info man, it's a cool term, definitely gonna be using it where I can from here on out. kind of embarrassed that I didn't already know it, but hey, you learn something new everyday I suppose Smile

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#53
RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 17, 2011 at 11:40 am)Jay1982 Wrote:



Thanks for the info man, it's a cool term, definitely gonna be using it where I can from here on out. kind of embarrassed that I didn't already know it, but hey, you learn something new everyday I suppose Smile

No sweat offspring. We of the EAC are happy to help out (since we didn't know about it until getting onto {generic} Atheist Forums )

Does kinda fit though doesn't it??

"Dude...sweet...totally."
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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#54
RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 18, 2011 at 5:56 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote:
(October 17, 2011 at 11:40 am)Jay1982 Wrote:



Thanks for the info man, it's a cool term, definitely gonna be using it where I can from here on out. kind of embarrassed that I didn't already know it, but hey, you learn something new everyday I suppose Smile

No sweat offspring. We of the EAC are happy to help out (since we didn't know about it until getting onto {generic} Atheist Forums )

Does kinda fit though doesn't it??

"Dude...sweet...totally."

The EAC? what might that be, if you don't mind me asking. Thinking

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#55
RE: Meditation, in small doses can it have large effect? your thoughts on this article
(October 18, 2011 at 8:40 am)Jay1982 Wrote: The EAC? what might that be, if you don't mind me asking. Thinking

Sorry...EAC = Eastern Australian Current (got a young Marine scientist in the making for a daughter) She requested "Finding Nemo" as a bit of mindless DVD fun on the weekend hence

Dude...Sweet... Totally

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Australian_Current
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2...043133.htm

I am currently living near the LC= Leeuwin Current...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeuwin_Current
http://www.ioci.org.au/pdf/IOCIclimatenotes_10.pdf
http://www.csiro.au/files/mediaRelease/m...inlong.htm
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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