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  1. jts

    fake science

    More fake science. Another vaccine that didn't work and they had to fudge the data to prove that it works. https://www.brighteon.com/6032705727001 Real science is to find truth. Fake science is to peddle a product.
  2. I don't know what the Objectivist/correct response to the question in the thread title is but it reminds me of a little story. Nana Mouskouri's talent for music was discovered at the age of 7. She took music lessons but at the age of 12 her parents were too poor to be able to afford her music lessons. The music teacher was so impressed by Nana's talent for music that she gave music lessons for free. Later Nana went to singing school for 8 years. Nana went all over the world, singing in the language of each country, 15 languages. She set a record for the most music sales, worldwide, for a female singer. Not bad for someone born with a defective vocal cord.
  3. I am glad that there are people telling the truth about Islam. Among them are David Wood, Robert Spencer, Anni Cyrus, Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, Ali Sina, Craig Winn, Jamie Glazov, and others. Islam is not defined by the behavior of Muslims, just as Objectivism is not defined by the behavior of Objectivists. David Wood explains.
  4. The cause of intellectual independence is volition. The justification may be great mind. The next question is can a person of average intelligence justify intellectual independence? (Never take anything on trust. This move is wrong.)
  5. There is a dangerous trend all over the world. It is anti-reason and anti-life. Objectivists should be concerned. Jeffrey Smith explains, both audio and text.
  6. I will answer the first question. YES. Kasparov has such a great mind that there is no reason for him to take anything in chess on trust.
  7. I was looking for an answer to each of my 4 questions. Here they are again. Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence. Questions 1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice? 2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov? 3. Would it have been good advice if it had been about something other than chess? 4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue? The answer to each question probably would be yes or no, usually followed by explanation.
  8. First a quote from Ayn Rand Lexicon on what intellectual independence is. Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your life—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and your existence. Now a story. Garry Kasparov was introduced to the game of chess at the age of 6. At age 8 he was chess champion of his home town Baku. At age 9 a visiting grandmaster said Kasparov was already thinking at the level of a grandmaster. At age 10 Kasparov decided to become a professional chess player and became a student in the Botvinnik School of Chess. The Botvinnik School of Chess was run by Mikhail Botvinnik, former world champion. Botvinnik said: This boy has talent. I will see to his education personally. Botvinnik said: The future of chess is in the hands of this young man. 10 year old Kasparov had a question for Botvinnik. He showed Botvinnik a chess position and some analysis. Botvinnik said stop, you can calculate fast, i cannot. Botvinnik went thru the analysis more slowly and found a mistake. Botvinnik said, why did you play this move? Kasparov said, It's the move everybody plays. Botvinnik said, Never take anything on trust. This move is wrong. Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence. Questions 1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice? 2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov? 3. Would it have been god advice if it had been about something other than chess? 4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue?
  9. You will not believe the claims this guy makes. He claims to be the strongest man in the world (by his definition of strength) in his 60s and all vegan.
  10. What is a UFO? It is an Unidentified Flying Object. It is a flying object that is not identified. It does not mean it's an alien craft from outer space. It means merely you don't know what it is. If you identify it as an alien craft from outer space, it is no longer unidentified; it is identified and should be called an IFO, Identified Flying Object. UFOs are real. There are flying objects that you don't know what they are. Alien crafts from outer space are not proved and not likely considering the extreme distances of the stars and considering they are not likely from Earth or from any of the planets or moons in our solar system.
  11. Muslim says: My wife said I'm a pedophile. I thought that was a big word for a 9 year old.
  12. jts

    fake science

    Jeff Nelson did a series of videos about Dr. Fuhrman's claims. Here is one of them. This is on the topic of fake science, 'science' to peddle a product. You can get the whole series of Jeff Nelson's videos on Dr. Fuhrman's claims on the vegsource website.
  13. Loren Lockman explains why you should be suspicious of scientific studies. There is real science to find truth and there is fake science to market a product.
  14. #MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again! Perigno bashes Obleftivists Yaron Brook and Harry Binswanger and the Ayn Rand Institute.
  15. This is the way I understand, or misunderstand, addiction. Hunger has been defined in the following brainless and sloppy way: wanting something to eat. Starting with this definition of hunger, there are at least 4 types of hunger. 1. Emotional hunger. This has nothing to do with need for nutrients. The person has an emotion and is responding to the emotion by eating. If this becomes hard to resist, it might be called an addiction. 2. Habit hunger. If you always eat at 12:00 noon, your body develops an expectation of food at that time. 3. Toxic hunger. This has nothing to do with need for nutrients. If there has been no food for a while, the body takes advantage of the opportunity to detox a toxic condition. Detox tends to be unpleasant.Eating stops the detox. The person mistakes the detox as hunger. The illusion that it is hunger can be strong. If toxic hunger is hard to resist, it might be called an addiction. 4. True hunger. True hunger is a signal from the body that serves notice on the consciousness that food is needed. Addiction to non-food things such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, etc. are similar to toxic hunger described above. When the detox is complete, the toxic addiction is gone. After the toxic addiction is gone, it is possible that some other kind of addiction will remain. Perhaps an emotional addiction like emotional hunger described above or a philosophical addiction described by Ayn Rand.
  16. The winner of the USA 2016 Lying Contest. Whoever wins the USA 2020 election will also be a liar.
  17. The Perfect Storm for a VACCINE HOLOCAUST is Now Here video, 36 minutes -- Mike Adams https://www.brighteon.com/8879b5af-59b3-4ed3-98e6-f9037f22ade5
  18. Update on Brighteon. Version 2.0. https://www.brighteon.com/5482efc5-839c-4f73-9927-378c54c821da
  19. That movie is still on Dailymotion.
  20. This article is from the National Vaccine Center. It lists a whole major shitload of diseases that can be caused by a measles vaccine. DISCLAIMER I had nothing to do with making this list. I am completely innocent. https://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/measles/measles-vaccine-injury-death.aspx Could we go back to the original disease that this vaccine is trying to prevent? Yup. It seems so. There are several items in the list that sound like measles.But what I meant was instead of those other diseases. Helluva deal. My diagnosis of the problem is government control of the doctoring business. Everything government takes over turns into shit. Under freedom, doctors would be in the business of putting themselves out of business, meaning helping people to get well and to stay well. Under government control, doctors are not in the business of putting themselves out of business. It's a helluva deal for both the patient and the medical profession but in different ways.
  21. This story is false. Islam is the religion of peace. No Islamic government would do such a thing. Muslims do not do acts of violence. Maybe some other religion but not Islam.
  22. jts

    Fallacy Bingo

    On the statement that autolysis of tumors is not well understood. Most if not all cells of the body have things called lysosomes. When these break open the cell self destructs. Perhaps this is the mechanism of how tumors frequently shrink or go away during a long enough fast. Shelton saw at least hundreds of tumors autolyze during a fast. Shelton writes that he saved hundreds of women from breast surgery. Other doctors have seen tumors autolyze during a fast. Autolysis of tumors is a well known phenomenon to doctors who have experience with fasting. Most people know little or nothing about fasting. During a fast (water only, no food) the body has no choice but to live on its own tissues after the food in the gut and the glycogen in the liver are used up. The body differentiates between expendable tissue and nonexpendable tissue. Fat is the most expendable; brain and nerve tissue the least expendable; muscle is intermediate. Sometime a tumor is consumed during a long fast as an expendable food source. There seems to be a competition between fat and tumors for being consumed during a fast. The less fat on the body, the faster the tumor goes away. The time a tumor takes to go away completely during a fast is highly variable. The average for a breast tumor, says Shelton, is about 3 weeks. The shortest Shelton saw was 3 days. If a tumor is very large it might not be possible to fully autolyze it in one fast and several fasts may be needed. There are stories, true or false, of tumors going away without fasting. All such stories that I heard of were about some form of nutrition therapy. Dr. Russell Blaylock says that sometimes the self destruct mechanism of cell is impaired and therefore the cell can't self destruct even when it should. And sometimes the self destruct mechanism is restored by ... guess what ... nutrition. To me autolysis of tumors is not all that mysterious. Learning more details might be useful but we have the bird's eye view. Some so-called experts make rationalist arguments to prove that tumors can't autolyze. Rationalism is a fallacy of reasoning well know to Objectivists. It means arm chair reasoning without looking at the facts. One rationalistic argument is it is not in the nature of tumors to go away by themselves. This is proved wrong by the fact the sometimes they do. Another rationalist argument is tumors are caused by impaired DNA and it can't be corrected; therefore tumors can't autolyze. Perhaps tumors are caused by impaired DNA but sometimes they autolyze. Autolysis does not mean the DNA is repaired; it means the tumor goes away.
  23. Use Google Maps to count how many mosques are near you. Then listen to this.