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Spiteful Models

One of the most spiteful and most unhealing properties of scientific models is their capability to strike down truth and take its place. And often, these models serve as blinkers, by limiting attention to an excessively narrow area. The exaggerated … Continue reading

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Alchemy of Our Time

From Wikipedia This is not a book review. I tried doing one and it wasn’t of use to anybody. What follows is very much my own thoughts as a consequence of exposure. Perhaps one could tell that by the introductory … Continue reading

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Suppressing “Bad Ideas” is a Toehold of Tyranny

The recent ban by a bookseller of Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos highlights the propensity to try to shut down ideas that one doesn’t understand or those ideas that challenge one’s position. Using any … Continue reading

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Protectionism isn’t all Beer and Skittles

US President Donald Trump’s political response to the rust belt could do more harm than good to middle America with a virtual tax that will help a diminishing number in the manufacturing sector. A recent Breitbart article about Trump’s tariff … Continue reading

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Eat Meat

Blogger Pierre Gosselin reminded people on Facebook: Three years ago I wrote what ended up being my best post ever — with over 650,000 “shares” or “likes”. EAT YOUR MEAT! Veganism is an eating disorder. Pierre’s blog article can be … Continue reading

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Beware of people who use numbers for something other than arithmetic.

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The Wrath of the Awakened Saxons

Rudyard Kipling wrote this piece: It was not part of their blood, It came to them very late, With long arrears to make good, When the Saxon began to hate. They were not easily moved, They were icy — willing … Continue reading

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Cover-up Exposed: 285 Papers From 1960s-’80s Reveal Robust Global Cooling Scientific ‘Consensus’

Kenneth Richard writes at NoTricksZone: (follow the link for the full article) Beginning in 2003, software engineer William Connolley quietly removed the highly inconvenient references to the global cooling scare of the 1970s from Wikipedia, the world’s most influential and … Continue reading

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Miami’s Desiccated Nobel Peace Prize Non-Laureate

In this article on NPR dealing somewhat whimsically with popular myths, in particular about superstitions about running a fan while one is asleep, you find this passage: Do a bit of research on fan death, and you’ll find an American … Continue reading

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The Wayland Smithers School of Journalism

Dallas Scott wrote on his Black Steam Train blog: The jeering was loud. Almost deafening in its unison – as hundreds of voices simultaneously uttered a long, slow “Boooooo” at the defiant man who stood before them from his position … Continue reading

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