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Deepak Chopra Drinking Game

by Brian Dunning

December 3, 2015

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Donate New Age spiritualism mouthpiece Deepak Chopra will be on the Conan O'Brien show on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. In this tweet, he threatened to attack science"discuss naive realism":

It seems certain that Chopra will entertain. So I propose a drinking game: take a shot whenever he (1) utters a pseudo-profundity bedazzled with sciencey-sounding buzzwords, or (2) attacks science by dismissing it with a condescending weasel word like "realism" or "materialism".

The trigger forall this, referenced in Prof. Cox's tweet, wasthe November 2015 publication of "On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit" by Pennycook et. al. in the journal Judgment and Decision Making. A link is here; search the page for occurrences of "Chopra" and you'll get the idea.

What you choose to drink is up to you, of course. This will be my choice.Not sure why the bottle shown here looks so empty; it was full when I got there.

by Brian Dunning

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