An organized collection of irrational nonsense (previously known as the "Venn diagram of irrational nonsense") v. 5.5. A complete list of pseudoscientific and irrational things.

An organized collection of irrational nonsense [v. 5.5]

An organized collection of irrational nonsense (previously known as the“Venn diagram of irrational nonsense”) v. 5.5. A complete list of irrational and pseudoscientific things that humanity has come up with.

An organized collection of irrational nonsense
An organized collection of irrational nonsense (previously known as the “Venn diagram of irrational nonsense”) v. 5.5. A complete list of pseudoscientific and irrational things.

I really liked this diagram when I first saw it. It lists almost all the irrational bullshit in one visual – in five main categories and their intersections.

The five main categories of nonsense are:

  1. Religion (of course the diagram can’t list all the religions in the world, but this is not necessary)
  2. Bad Medicine (acupuncture, homeopathy, etc.)
  3. Conspiracy theories (moon landing hoax, 9/11 conspiracies, etc.)
  4. Paranormal (UFOs, ghosts, etc.)
  5. Pseudoscience (astrology, perpetual motion, chiropractic, reflexology, etc.)

Scientology, naturally, is at the intersection of all the five main nonsense categories.

A forum discussion about the diagram can be found on the Skeptic forum (link). It’s a bit old, though.

The periodic table of irrational nonsense

Thanks to Quora, today I learned that there’s also a “periodic table of irrational nonsense”. I liked it too.

It was actually created by the same guy named Crispian Jago, a freelance IT consultant (click to see his website). He also has a blog named “The Reason Stick” and it’s brilliant!

You can see the periodic table’s interactive version here.

The “Venn diagram” is more complete, though – but it’s normal, considering Jago created it years later than the periodic table.

The periodic table of irrational nonsense
The periodic table of irrational nonsense by Crispian Jago
M. Özgür Nevres

Comments

4 responses to “An organized collection of irrational nonsense [v. 5.5]”

  1. That`s interesting and nonsense 🙂

  2. Joanna Avatar

    nie wiedziałam że jest tego więcej

  3. Today our math teacher Gu mentioned this when we studying Venn diagram. I am pretty interested in it! Could I upload it to my blog? I will indicate the source as ozgurnevres.com. Thanks!

    1. M. Özgür Nevres Avatar
      M. Özgür Nevres

      Sorry for the late answer. Sure, you can.

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