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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2008, 11:38:41 AM »

..it may have some underpinnings in psychology.

It probably does, but then again religion has some underpinnings in history.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2008, 05:07:09 PM »

Ah man I feel sorry for those sailors who think about pussy for months on all male ships...  I guess that's why sailors have that "reputation"...they actually start to see pussy after a while.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2008, 05:08:26 PM »

they are called "seamen". You are what you eat.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008, 05:41:59 PM »

Of course, those ships DO come into port eventually. Then, look out!
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2008, 06:09:23 PM »

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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2008, 06:23:26 PM »

I think the Law of Attraction is simply the Law of Focus. There's a great university study that just came out that showed that those who wrote down their goals, wrote action steps, and reviewed them with a friend once a week had dramatically higher success than those who simply thought about their goals everyday. Think and Grow Rich is one of the greatest books ever written. The Secrete is one of the worst hocus pocus movies ever made.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2008, 07:15:30 PM »

Didn't hear the episode, but I can strongly recommend this podcast on the subject:

http://www.logicallycritical.net/podcast/23%20Secretly_%20Unimaginatively%20Selfish.mp3
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2008, 07:32:38 PM »

The Secret is one of the worst hocus pocus movies ever made.

This.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2008, 10:15:25 PM »

Didn't hear the episode, but I can strongly recommend this podcast on the subject:

http://www.logicallycritical.net/podcast/23%20Secretly_%20Unimaginatively%20Selfish.mp3

Sent that to Ian and Mark 2 days ago :-P
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2008, 01:10:17 AM »

Ditto on the law of Attraction stuff. I sent an e-mail to Mark about it in January after the first show with Sam. This whole "The Universe gives you X" stuff is flim flam and woo woo. Things happen because you take some action, positive thinking and positive attitudes are actions that can provide opportunities. It doesn't happen by magic r just because you want something.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2008, 09:45:35 AM »

While this "theory of attraction" stuff smacks of magic, it may have some underpinnings in psychology. People who are more confident are more able to get what they want. But, as for having some supernatural influence on the world, it is just nonsense.

Exactly.  It's an entirely unremarkable fact that if you think positively about your ability to get something you want, and you take steps to get that thing, that you're going to improve your chances of having it.  Take out the voodoo, and that's all it boils down to.  You don't need some silly "law" to explain that. 
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2008, 10:45:20 AM »

The way I've heard it put is, "You tend to move in the direction in which you are pointed."
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2008, 11:15:35 AM »

The way I've heard it put is, "You tend to move in the direction in which you are pointed."

Yes, people do rarely walk backwards. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2008, 07:31:42 PM »

I have absolute proof this Law of Attraction is bullshit.

One day I was looking through the Entertainment On Demand movies offered by my local cable company. As I was moving through the various movies I came across "The Secret" movie. At that time I knew nothing of what the movie was about so I hit the preview movie option. The preview enticed me to go a head and order the movie, thinking that it might be a cool Indiana Jones type flick. In fact I was actively thinking, "Cool, I could really get into an Indiana Jones type movie!"

Well, you can guess what happened. My wish did not make reality. Instead of Indiana Jones I got something along the line of L.Ron Hubbard's Dynanetics bullshit. Bunch of wishy feel good nonsense that I had to turn off 15 minutes into it. Law of Attraction, ha! More like Law of Uninformed and Impulsive Movie Goer Gets Ripped Off.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2008, 07:47:02 PM »

 :shock:

You don't really think that's the message, do you?
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