Talk:Pineal gland

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For whatever reason, RationalWiki was cited on this pile of pineal gland woo. Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 19:35, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Hrm. Takes a while to go from science to "Miracle Cure" claims that justify the instant impression that the green ink of the site gives. It's weird that the conclusion of the article is so tame and in-line with scientific evidence considering how off-the-rails it goes in the middle. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 20:15, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
This site just baffled me. It looks like the ultimate merger of Green Ink and Time Cube Law, all the while running on NetScape. And it claims to have been last updated in April 21, 2016?! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:18, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
I haven't read the content, and I literally cannot tell from the layout, but is that site a crank woo page not? I think it might be, I went to its search field and it had a lot of woo topics - though again, who knows if the texts debunk the topics? Someone look, I'm too drunk. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:35, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
The "About this site" section is... well, here it is;

A DOCUMENTED search for the truth.
Fixing today's problems & making life better.
Make Complicated things easy!
Staying healthy and preventing diseases.
That is what this web-site is about.
Bankers use words that confuse us common folk.
Environmentalists give us information that confuses us.
Politicians put their spin on issues to make them look good.
And big business sells you their products!
Meanwhile all this buzz gets you & me confused and messed up.
We can do better by simplifying what these guys tell us so we can understand it!
Information here is simple & free!
Knowing gives you power.

Thoughts on that? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:38, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
So to paraphrase "If you are too stupid and/or lazy to understand what anyone with a science background says let me think for you"? -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 21:38, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

walter rawls[edit]

a long time ago, my dad liked to talk about an "experiment" some person did with magnets and their "third eye". this popped into my head recently, so i went to figure out what he was talking about. i eventually found this:

apparently, some guy named walter rawls wore a band with a bunch of magnets over the area where his pineal gland would be and eventually saw into another dimension or something. obviously, it all sounds like a bunch of bullshit, and i was considering making my first substantial wiki contribution over rawls's hijinks.

the problem is, i don't know if i should make my own page about this or add to this article. i'm not sure if there is any limit on how "notable" some woo-pusher needs to be before they can be mentioned on rw, and i would like some help. thanks!~ Autumncheney (talk) 01:12, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

A bit of SAGE advice[edit]

N,N-dimethyltryptamine and the pineal gland: Separating fact from myth (Journal of Psychopharmacology). (talk) 13:16, 22 August 2021 (UTC)