'Psychology' Archive

The Pseudo Science of the Spoken Word: Part 3

May 31st, 2009 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mark Prophet, Psychology, Religion / 53 comments

Continued from Part 2 From campaign speeches to tent revivals to late-night talk radio, countless orators throughout human history have influenced, cajoled, inspired, and galvanized the ...

The Brain, Engine of Creativity

February 15th, 2009 / Critical Thought, Psychology, Science / 53 comments

Best selling New-Age author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) recently delivered a TED talk in which she called into ...

Sanctuary in the Skies

February 11th, 2009 / Psychology, Society, Stupid Things / 9 comments

The sky is falling. Or so it would seem, listening to the wails of outrage from frequent travelers for whom ...

Dalai Lama Slams Sex in Post-Hoc Rationalization

November 29th, 2008 / Celebrities, Newswire, Psychology, Religion / 49 comments

Sex invariably spells trouble, says Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader, on Friday said sex spelt fleeting satisfaction and trouble later, while ...

Irrationality About Diapers in the UK

October 20th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Psychology / 4 comments

Proving once again that irrationality and science cover-ups are not the exclusive province of the religious right, the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has "instructed ...

Ashamed To Share A Country…

October 10th, 2008 / Current Affairs, Psychology / 58 comments

"Socialism, Communism, go to Russia!" shouts the woman wearing a cross. "He should die," "Socialist Swine," "Terrorist." These are not the epithets of a ...

“Be Sealed” Against The Truth

October 8th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Psychology, Religion / 8 comments

A seal is supposed to separate the desirable from the undesirable, like an airlock on a spacecraft, a ring on a piston, or a ...

Nimby Ninnies

August 17th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Psychology, Stupid Things / 37 comments

An article on CNN describes the "plight" of a man who doesn't like wind turbines: He hates the sight and he hates ...

Carbon Belch Day: When Morons Attack

May 28th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Psychology, Stupid Things / 6 comments

Carbon Belch Day: When Morons Attack Conservative grassroots group Grassfire.org wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 by "hosting a barbecue, going ...

The Sadomasochism of “Hard As Nails”

December 28th, 2007 / Critical Thought, Psychology, Television / 17 comments

There's only one word for what unordained Catholic minister Justin Fatica does, and that's sadomasochism. Not in a sexual sense, of course, but in the sense ...