Ok let me dial this back a notch, because it’s possible my point here is being missed: it’s one thing to joke about stupid shit, and indeed this entire thread is about doing that.
But even vaguely, indirectly, or accidentally providing cover for people like JP Sears who spreads fear, uncertainty, and doubt about evidence-based medical science in order to shill his content and products to an audience of people who are clearly vulnerable to such things, is beyond the pale. This is the kind of person we’ve always gone after.
I don’t give a shit what your politics are, but when your biases short-circuit your critical thinking to the point you’re giving a pass to people because some of what they say you agree with, you’re going to get called on it.
If you don’t know who this guy is, or what his game is, just ask. On the other hand, if you think exploiting people’s gullibility, biases, and ignorance to make a profit is “smart business” you’re on the wrong fucking site.
Look, there is an entire industry of people who market what is essentially faith healing that does not do better than placebo as if it was related to actual medical treatments.
Which is outrageous, and utter bullshit.
And, worse, there are people who actually sell vulnerable people on taking pills, that for 85% of the people that take them, do not do better than placebo.
And in some cases, those pills may cause real medical harm.
That is outrageous and utter bullshit.
What is worse, they try and pass of the shit they publish in peer reviewed journals as science, when it is clearly bullshit, and even in their “top” “research” journals, fails to replicate 2/3 of the time, when replication attempts are.
So, I don’t who this JP Sears guy is, but if he is pulling the crap the psychology industry does over the gullible public, which is just a rebranding of old time religion horseshit,
and trying to claim it is “science” or has any similarity to real medical treatments,
Then @Phrost probably has a point.
There are way, way, more awful, horrible things going on than JP, in this country, and it’s getting to the point that “critical thinking” is just a small blip on the screen.
Because the folks/groups that are instigating those awful things, are:
1.) Very Organized
2.) Highly Intelligent
3.) Relatively well financed
4.) Very capable of critical thinking applied to their vision, values, goals and objectives.
5.) Believe they are basically guaranteed success as long as they put in the work.
6.) Are grifters.
JP is a grifter, yeah, and if you are even remotely suggesting I think anything he does is admirable in his grift (outside of being funny at times), think again. Critically, maybe, even.
This punk Andrew Tate couldn’t get laid in a morgue, so he reinvents himself online as a lady killer, while literally being a predating rapist who caps vulnerable girls for sex crimes.
“Do I miss women? How do you miss an object that you own? You may as well ask if I miss my toaster, my expensive car collection, or my private home where I can sleep on something other than a thin mattress laid on cold concrete. Obviously, the answer is no”