Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Are you a sucker for bullshit? Take the test!

You've read my article Don't bullish!t me baby and may now be wondering if you can recognize bullshit. In the list of 10 statements below, five are profound statements made by well-known scholars and five are pseudo-profound bullshit, created using the new age bullshit generator (www.sebpearce.com/bullshit). It puts random buzzwords into syntactically correct but meaningless and vague sentences. 

Take the test to find out if you are susceptible to bullshit!  (Answers below - but no peeking!)

1. Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.

2. If you have never experienced this spark devoid of self, it can be difficult to live.

3. I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.

4. Consciousness consists of psionic wave oscillations of quantum energy. “Quantum” means a deepening of the spatial. By deepening, we heal.

5. It is in invocation that we are recreated. It is a sign of things to come. It is time to take synchronicity to the next level.

6. Before you embark on a journey or revenge, dig two graves.

7. Today, science tells us that the essence of nature is science.

8. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. 

9. Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

10. We must learn how to lead cosmic lives in the face of discontinuity. The grid is approaching a tipping point. We must beckon ourselves and recreate others.

x. Bullshit
ix. William Penn
viii. Aristotle
vi. Confucius
v. Bullshit
iv. Bullshit
iii. Abraham Maslow
ii. Bullshit
i. Thomas Jefferson

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