Background Probability

The Agnostic Popular Front has moved to its new home at Skeptic Ink, and will henceforth be known as Background Probability. Despite the relocation and rebranding, we will continue to spew the same low-fidelity high-quality bullshit that you've come to expect.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Did I miss the meme machine memo?

Most every blog I view is working “woo” into the brew:

What gives here? Terms like “pseudoscience,” “quackery,” and “mysticism” going out of style? Has the single-syllabification which afflicted the legacy media years ago now striking even the best and brightest of the blog-o-sphere?

FYI: “Woo” is authoritatively defined at the Skeptic’s Dictionary.


Atheist Okie said...

I thinks it's a TAM/skeptic thing that's making the rounds. Think about all the Christianese lingo.

agnostiChicagOkie said...

I know how the Xn lingo spreads - top down from the shepard to the sheeple. Evidently the freethinkers are also little meme machines. Not necessarily a Bad Thing (TM) but it is worth noting.