Skeptic Presents: B.Y.T.H. Busters (The Secret Law of Attraction)

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http://mrdeity.com/donate.html skeptic.com B.Y.T.H.: Busters (Baloney Your Teachers Hate) Adam Average & Jamie Imtheman put the “Law of Attraction” to the te…
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19 Comments

  1. omgsolikevalleygirl
    Jan 31, 2015

    Great case of “skeptics missing the point”.
    Oprah’s Secret / “The law of attraction” is a multi-million dollar industry
    that deserves to be ridiculed, and of course there is no evidence for
    telepathy/telekinesis etc bla bla – but of course there are perfectly
    common sense ways in which “the law of attraction” works.
    For example:

    - by consistently focusing on something you come up with more ideas on how
    to achieve it

    - by persistently visualizing something you are more likely to be paying
    attention when an actual opportunity comes along

    - in the process of visualising you make up your mind about what exactly it
    is you want, so you have an easier time choosing and making the right
    decisions.

    The world around us is very rich – we don’t even notice most of what is
    actually present in our environment. That is where “the law of attraction”
    comes in – it doesn’t really “attract” anything, it just makes you figure
    out what you want so you notice it when it’s there, discover and construct
    opportunities etc.

    The “magic” of it is just in a different domain, and while it’s good to
    criticise+dismantle empty hocus pocus, it’s also easy to miss valid points
    due to a simple lack of fantasy and imagination (such is the case with this
    video).

  2. WisdomVendor1
    Jan 31, 2015

    Several cars were damaged in the making of this video. lol

  3. Beskar Jag Bencib
    Jan 31, 2015

    The Secret is that when you are so obsessed with something or someone that
    you thinking about it all the time and almost all of your activities is
    about it as well as your conversations with other people, you will
    eventually get what you want. Or not. But when you get it you get it by:
    1. Talking about it so much that someone throws you with it.
    2. Fanatizing yourself so you become finacnially (or in other ways) more
    efficient and therefore can afford it.
    3. By an accident or a coinscidence somewhere in the future.

  4. PaganDruid30
    Jan 31, 2015

    +digidgetnation skeptics are not your enemy, reality is your enemy, and its
    a battle you appear to be loosing, the more loud you get, the more
    hilarious you are. what a piece of shit haha

  5. Ben Hibben
    Jan 31, 2015

    +Michael Shermer and Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton) tackle the mythical *Law
    of Attraction*:

  6. Jack Wright
    Jan 31, 2015

    So now this asinine Google-minus bullshit won’t let us reply to other
    posts??

  7. Simon Waddington
    Jan 31, 2015

    Adam Average and Jamie Iamtheman on the law of attraction.

  8. Andreas Blochberger
    Jan 31, 2015
  9. Justin Zimmer
    Jan 31, 2015
  10. Bob Morse
    Feb 1, 2015

    Except for Michael Shermer’s hat this is good. I’ve been visualizing just
    such a video!

  11. Joey Bernard
    Feb 1, 2015
  12. Frank Salais
    Feb 1, 2015
  13. Mike Shaw
    Feb 1, 2015

    :) 

  14. Randy Brush
    Feb 1, 2015
  15. TexasWorldMusic
    Feb 1, 2015

    Many of the so-called “life coaches” believe in the Secret. It’s right up
    there with crystals, astrology, and spoon bending. Thanks for creating this
    film and I am so pleased that you have Dr. Shermer wearing a funny looking
    hat.

  16. misterdeity
    Feb 1, 2015

    Okay, you need to get a dictionary and look up parody. Then you need to
    remember that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” There was
    nothing in this video that “dilute[d[” the MythBusters brand. It was simply
    a take off to make a point. Don’t be so sensitive about the things you
    love. We love MythBusters too. So, take it easy, sit down, take a breath,
    and realize that this is all done in good fun, with a good heart and
    intent, and with deep respect. BTW, if they liked it, so can you.

  17. misterdeity
    Feb 1, 2015

    That’s a lot of negativity you’re attracting to yourself. I’d be watching
    myself the next few days if I were you. And it’s nice to now that you and
    the universe don’t care about those less well off. What a beautiful
    philosophy!

  18. misterdeity
    Feb 1, 2015

    BTW, since you haven’t seen “The Secret,” I’ll tell you that the bit in
    question was based on a guy in “The Secret” saying that he can get the
    parking spot he wants 95% of the time (don’t know if that applies to the
    holiday season) — just by focusing and asking the Universe. 5% of the
    time, he has to wait a little while. Ha!!!

  19. Reason
    Feb 1, 2015

    Christians come to the atheism forum on Craigslist and claim that children
    die in Africa because they or their parents are doing something wrong. This
    line of argument will not work with those people.

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