i'll go for placebo effect on that pyramid power thing.
he's kinda sane and well reasoned for a conspiracy theorist, don'tcha think?
8/17/2011 4:55:46 AM
The only way to test the placebo that I can think of is to blindfold all the subjects, and do the tests with and without the pyramid.
8/17/2011 5:02:29 AM
Guy squawking about how it works, pretty much described the psychological reason why placebos work.
Pretty much sums up any of that hocus-pocus.
8/17/2011 5:06:59 AM
You DARE disrespect the name of the Mythbusters?
*puts on Commissar Cap*
Gentlemen of the Imperial Guard, I think we have found a heretic.
If I need to explain what to do, good. I can always use the target practice.
8/17/2011 6:52:04 AM
If it doesn't work, you didn't truly believe it.
The mantra of woo sellers from time immemorial.
8/17/2011 7:26:27 AM
That's pretty much my conclusion. This guy is trying to sell something.
8/17/2011 8:11:54 AM
But I would just like to know, who came up with this pyramid power nonsense? Was it the theosophists? For some reason I think that they're responsible for the vast majority of woo that graces the shelves of the New Age section of bookstores.
8/17/2011 8:45:23 AM
D.L. Diamond wanted for questioning...
8/17/2011 9:17:08 AM
So it only works if you've already made up your mind to deny any evidence that it doesn't work?
8/17/2011 9:43:21 AM
So, it works if you believe it will, but if you have any doubt at all, it won't work?
Sounds like placebo effect to me, or possibly confirmation bias.
I'm willing to bet my paycheck that Mythbusters do things a lot more scientifically than any experiments conducted by sylvrshadow will be. To conspiracy theorists and woo believers, "research" tends to mean "find information which I agree with, and ignore or deride as false any information which discredits my beliefs."
8/17/2011 11:10:17 AM
Sounds like you're trying to sell some New Age crap. Definitely placebo effect.
Mythbusters is great, but I'm with you on TLC (which hasn't been called the Learning Channel for many years). TLC is crap. Ten years ago it was a very good channel with mainly educational shows. Now it's the dumbest stuff I've ever seen. When has Animal Planet ever said anything about pyramid hats?
8/17/2011 2:19:41 PM
They say that meditation can lower stress. It's the meditation, retard, not the PYRAMID. And how dare you call Mythbusters biased propaganda!
@leliel It is unforgivable! It is sacrilege! Inform the Imperial Guard of this blasphemy! Heretic! HERETIC!! BURN THE APOSTATE!!!
Rabble rabble rabble!!
8/17/2011 4:06:57 PM
You should go outside for a moment.
8/17/2011 4:43:56 PM
..dont buy into it...
wait for it
wait for it
it's a PYRAMID scam.
8/17/2011 5:31:11 PM
Raised by Horses
"If, however, you are skeptical or in anyway have some form of doubt about it, then you will see results that back up your viewpoint."
Surprise: Reality is biased towards... you know, reality.
8/17/2011 6:01:18 PM
So, the thing only works if you believe its going to work? Confirmation bias much?
Never mind, it should still be possible to devise an experiment by finding a willing believer and wiring him up to an EEG or something, while he sits under a pyramid, and without. Preferably withou him knowing which situation he is in.
Why not write to JREF and try your luck for the big bucks?
8/18/2011 12:40:14 AM
Placebo effect plus research,i.e.,google and copy and paste.
8/18/2011 2:10:35 PM
Your brain must be pyramid-shaped.
8/19/2011 6:15:36 PM
"I am of the belief that if you truely believe in pyramid power, then you will indeed find it works". I'm of that belief too. It's called confirmation bias, a bit like the placebo effect.
So you take the Discovery Channel with a pinch of salt, but you take the paranoid ramblings on Above Top Secret as straight up fact?
8/22/2011 10:38:16 AM