Study Shows That People Find Fake Deepak Chopra Quotations “Profound”

Sure, we joked about it. We made memes about it. But in a shocking new development, scientists have confirmed… it’s true.

People really do think that randomly generated words strung together by the Wisdom of Chopra word generator are profound.

A new study in the November issue of the journal Judgment and Decision Making called “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit” has been published by a team largely from the University of Waterloo’s Department of Psychology, led by Gordon Pennycook. The paper, which the authors cheekily acknowledge “may not be truly profound, [but] is indeed meaningful,” is a wry but serious analysis of four well-executed studies funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality: A Review and An Interview with Author Darrel Ray

The news has been at capacity lately with attacks on issues of sexual freedom, and this book by psychologist Dr. Darrel Ray could not be more important to us all. Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. The bold title and cover image of this book will supply you with endless entertainment from the odd [Read More…]