Quote# 31657

[supersport demonstrates that he always does his research]

So Derwood, who doesn't believe the mind can accomplish anything -- at least his can't because he doesn't believe he has one that can accomplish anything constructive -- how exactly does the placebo effect work....you know, where your thoughts and belief's cure disease? do you believe in such a thing, or do you just play the denial game with that too? And if you don't play the denial game, what exactly is this MECHANISM for the placebo effect. If you care to answer that you will have your answer as to what the MECHANISM is for the mind generating new, adaptive physical traits....you know, that "mechanism" that science is chicken to test? I would suggest whatever strange entity is responsible for the placebo effect is the same strange entity responsible for new, adaptive physical traits in organisms.


supersport, CARM 38 Comments [11/27/2007 1:53:20 PM]
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Roflmao. He goes to the onion for research?

11/27/2007 1:54:03 PM


The Onion!?




This may not be fundie, but it sure as hell is stupid.

11/27/2007 1:59:28 PM


Dear god...

Supersport, how do you walk and talk at the same time? Surely you mustn't be that idiotic.

The Onion is the best source of news, yes.

Satirical news, that is.

11/27/2007 2:05:07 PM


No one denies that the mind can alter one's physical state. Never mind the placebo effect - just look at the effects of adrenalin released by the mental perception of fear or excitement. What supersport seems to be suggesting, though, is that the mind can alter the DNA molecule within an organism's germ cells. This is silly. We already know that the environment can't direct genetic changes. Those experiments, contrary to supersport's claims, have been done.

11/27/2007 2:09:31 PM

Do you how to use words whose meaning you don't know to look smarter?

11/27/2007 2:18:14 PM

Next time, check Monty Python and the Life of Brian next time you want to talk about the NT.

11/27/2007 2:19:01 PM

Caustic Gnostic

I need to get this straight...Stuporsnort uses The Onion to support his point?

Please tell me he isn't that stupid.

Placebos operate by the same mechanism as religion...power of suggestion.

11/27/2007 2:29:59 PM


The placebo effect is well known and documented. That is why they use placebo pills in clinical studies.

11/27/2007 2:34:30 PM

Jake Steel

Damn, no wonder he doesn't have any notion of how the world work, he thinks The Onion is a real news paper!

next he's gonna site Uncyclopedia...

11/27/2007 2:36:42 PM


I really want to think his citing the Onion means he's a Poe, but considering how often fundies have taken other Onion articles seriously I don't think it's justified.

11/27/2007 2:38:33 PM

Old Viking

He has the mind generating "adaptive physical traits" when his can't generate a coherent thought.

11/27/2007 2:45:27 PM


We have reached a new low.

11/27/2007 2:47:19 PM


There is no word in dwarven, elvish or the tounges of men for this stupidity.

11/27/2007 2:58:32 PM

Seamus D

Well, this isn't too much of a stretch, considering how many people get their news from FSN and _The Washington Standard_.

11/27/2007 3:07:57 PM


I really am hoping this is his admittance to being a Poe. Otherwise, I may just weep for his stupidity.

11/27/2007 3:22:25 PM


Surely even Supersport will realise his stupidity when he gets laughed off the Forum for this one. I cannot believe that CARM members are that silly.


11/27/2007 3:44:19 PM


Poe or genetic throwback? You decide!

11/27/2007 3:44:21 PM


If its a Poe, he's definitely very dedicated as well as a good actor. Occam's Razor leads me to believe he's just a moron

11/27/2007 4:01:53 PM

That may explain quite a lot....................

11/27/2007 4:20:33 PM

If Supersport's a POE, he's put so much effort into it that I can't believe he'd spill it this way.

11/27/2007 4:46:10 PM


I've seen his other posts. If he's not a remarkably dedicated Poe, he's one of the dumbest people to ever walk the earth. I'm going with the latter.

11/27/2007 5:05:41 PM


What's this? A fundie taking something as literal truth something that shouldn't be? You don't say!

11/27/2007 6:02:43 PM


"I really want to think his citing the Onion means he's a Poe, but considering how often fundies have taken other Onion articles seriously I don't think it's justified."

True. Didn't the whole Harry Potter nonsense start there?

11/27/2007 6:11:17 PM

Mister Spak

Wishful thinking does not constitute reality.

11/27/2007 6:23:32 PM


The ONION is his source? This is the funniest thing I've seen all day. I needed that. Thanks stupidsport!

11/27/2007 6:33:27 PM

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