Chopra, Master of Platitudes

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Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:05 am

Latest bloviation...

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/art ... your-brain

The "nub" is to hawk one of his books:

Several years ago I co-authored a book to turn the tables on this kind of thinking, with the noted Harvard Medical School geneticist Rudolph Tanzi. It was called Super Brain, because we wanted to demonstrate that higher brain function is within a person's capacity as the one who uses the brain instead of the other way around. Not just the user, either. You have the ability to inspire and guide your brain. You are not the victim of its hard wiring. The brain is a flowing, dynamic, ever-changing organ that responds, all the way down to the genetic level, to the kind of input you give it.


He doesn't see his tautology.

Life has become so materialistic that it's easy to assume that your brain's functioning is beyond your control, or that the strongest way to change it is through prescription drugs. The truth is far otherwise 99 percent of the time. Nothing is more powerful for changing the brain than being the best user of the brain that you can be, and hopefully you can go further to guide and inspire it.


Tell that to an epileptic, you asshole. He focuses on depression in his blathering, probably because like many people, he doesn't take depression seriously and seems to believe that a person suffering from depression can choose to be happy...or would feel better if only they got their mind right and didn't eat those awful toxins.
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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by sparks » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:05 pm

Chopra is a fucking cunt.



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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:42 pm

Anger is the right reaction to Chopra's article. It has come too late to help most of the severely depressed and depressing members. They accepted their genetic disposition to arrested brain function and resigned to a life of over prescribed medication. The only bright side to their incapacitated state is they posed no threat to the general public and consequently are largely ignored by the general public.

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:44 pm

sparks wrote:Chopra is a fucking cunt.



But we knew that already.


Indeed.

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:59 pm

Deepak Chopra has debated all the top skeptics and atheists publicly. More often than not he appears better prepared and a few quantum leaps ahead of his opponents. He runs circles around his opponents with his semantic mastery And he advocates an entertaining brand of esoterism.

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by corplinx » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:57 pm

Harikrish wrote:Deepak Chopra has debated all the top skeptics and atheists publicly. More often than not he appears better prepared and a few quantum leaps ahead of his opponents. He runs circles around his opponents with his semantic mastery And he advocates an entertaining brand of esoterism.


You keep this place from being a complete circle jerk. Thanks for your hilarious posts. I usually read them while I'm having my morning coffee. Ultimately, I can't tell how much of it is real vs outright trolling. But, who cares? Entertainment is entertainment.

Carry on you wacky looney!

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:43 pm

Hey!

I just noticed.

'Chopra' is almost an acronym of 'Oprah'. :o
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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:45 pm

corplinx wrote:
Harikrish wrote:Deepak Chopra has debated all the top skeptics and atheists publicly. More often than not he appears better prepared and a few quantum leaps ahead of his opponents. He runs circles around his opponents with his semantic mastery And he advocates an entertaining brand of esoterism.


You keep this place from being a complete circle jerk. Thanks for your hilarious posts. I usually read them while I'm having my morning coffee. Ultimately, I can't tell how much of it is real vs outright trolling. But, who cares? Entertainment is entertainment.

Carry on you wacky looney!

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:08 pm

1st
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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:13 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:1st

You appear to have lost all your appeal after circumcising your face and much of the energy too.

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:26 pm

Poor thing just can't help himself.

Oh, and 1st.
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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:00 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Poor thing just can't help himself.

Oh, and 1st.

Must I repeat corplinx's evaluation of my critical contribution to this site. I am not only good for this site, I am good with morning coffee too. How great is that!!! See ma, no circumcision!!!

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:25 pm

LULz.

If you ever reform, you may publically repent in either or both of your personas, or start a new one without admitting anything.

We aren't picky about that sort of thing.

And 1st.
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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:59 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:LULz.

If you ever reform, you may publically repent in either or both of your personas, or start a new one without admitting anything.

We aren't picky about that sort of thing.

And 1st.


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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:23 pm

Temper-tantrum!

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:00 pm

Doctor X wrote:Temper-tantrum!

--J.D.

What!!! You can tell from just looking.

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Doctor X wrote:Image

--J.D.

Of course you do, honey. You are looking up my backside.

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:51 pm

Melena!

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Harikrish » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:58 pm

Harikrish wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Temper-tantrum!

--J.D.

What!!! You can tell from just looking.

Harikrish wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Image

--J.D.

Of course you do, honey. You are looking up my backside.

Image

Caught the jerk again.
The jerk trap always works.
Now watch it trap the jerk again.

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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:44 am

Image

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Re: Chopra, Master of Platitudes

Post by hammegk » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:10 pm

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