Did I miss the meme machine memo?
Most every blog I view is working “woo” into the brew:
- Matt Yglesias writes of Woo Data.
- Skeptico blogs upon the Provenance for Woo.
- Pharyngula comments on a “Catholic conference full of woo.”
- ERV is “certain the woo-crew will have a field day” with as yet unpublished research.
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?