Blood types and pseudoscience in Japan

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14 Responses to “Blood types and pseudoscience in Japan”

  1. Canadian Blood Services use this bit of racist propaganda to encourage donations.

    http://www.bloodservices.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/WYT_E?OpenDocument

    They’re very proud of their “What’s you Type?” campaign.

  2. bob d says:

    Sadly this (yet again) proves that in the absence of actual differences that people can use to discriminate against each other, people will make some up.

  3. Jon Abrams says:

    The Ottawa Skeptics blogged about the Canadian Blood Services’ promotion of this ridiculous pseudoscience: http://www.ottawaskeptics.org/topics/alternative-medicine/268-canadian-blood-services-promotes-pseudoscience

  4. Jonathan Badger says:

    That Canadian Blood Services thing really is abhorrent. My impression is that most Japanese *know* it’s silly, but it’s just a bit of fun like horoscopes, but having it on the Blood Services webpage makes it look as if it has actual science behind it.

  5. Tarliman says:

    Hm. I’m B-Pos. Maybe that’s why I was so long between jobs. Couldn’t be the economy being in the bin could it?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Hm. I’m B-Pos. Maybe that’s why I was so long between jobs.

      I don’t know my blood type. Maybe that explains why I have no personality.

  6. bbonyx says:

    Ahhhh, so that explains the spec listings on jappydolls, av-girl.nfo and sleepyjohn! Always wondered that. Good to know.

    No, it isn’t the fever… after this long, it’s the plague.

  7. Guest says:

    …….

  8. Guest says:

    comment edit fail. mdhatter reading fail, insult fail,

    oh well.

  9. bluetwinkle says:

    On the other hand, westerners also commonly talk of “type A/B personality”. Asians (Chinese people do that too, not just Japanese) just happen to link it to blood types.

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