What Kahneman and Tversky (The Undoing Project, Thinking Fast and Slow) have essentially done is to statistically prove the essence of Freud's work, which is that we are primarily creatures of instinct not reason. Freud basically was saying the renaissance message of self determination based on reasoning gives a partially (or mostly) wrong message. Instinctual (unconscious) processes are fooled by a great variety of things. But not always! They are essentially designed by the creator of biology (whoever/whatever that is) to keep us from being killed. And they continue to function on that level, so we don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. The unconscious runs the autonomic systems, it keep the heart beating. It causes us to leap out of the way of an oncoming bus...without ever having a conscious thought about it in that moment.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
The world seems to be catching on. If there was only one thing I would want my dear family and friends to see it would be this. Incisive, clear, reasonably entertaining, hugely informative, Dr. Alan Goldhamer of the True North Health Center has added four decades of research to the body of peer reviewed evidence addressing the cause of health.
Nice term eh? "The cause of health". Way more relevant than "the cause of disease" don't you think?
Maybe? Well have a look at this and see if you agree. While you're at it bookmark it...there's a lot of information here.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Some of my blog posts are spurred by email threads with friends. (Apologies to my friends:)
My friend said:
"The real trick is to get the lower educated masses to get their shots.
Monday, May 17, 2021
A brilliant ER doc Sebastian Rushworth from Sweden has written a book that explains in clear terms how we've been buried alive under an avalanche of misinformation and disinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here's a link to the book
And here he's interviewed by a complex problem engineer from Ireland who's been tracking global data on the pandemic from the beginning.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
This is quite interesting. The science on Ivermectin in treatment of advanced cases of Covid-19 are overwhelmingly positive, from all over the world. US MDs have been prescribing it for their patients as an off label drug, which is not uncommon, but hospitals are refusing to do so. This attorney has gone to court four times to obtain orders for the hospitals to comply, they all have eventually, and patients are cured.
The evidence on the efficacy of Ivermectin is piling up around the world. Why aren't hospitals obeying the attending physician's orders?
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
I came across an interesting article of the title of this post that I think is of interest regarding the pandemic. Here's the link:
One thing from the article that caught my eye: "
I also check the CDC website from time to time for the latest data regarding status of the pandemic. I was surprised and happy to see the CDC data shows the all cause mortality rate well below seasonal averages. The series of red plus marks are the pandemic, orange line is the seasonal average all cause mortality rate. Here's the current graphic as of the date of this post (click for larger):
It begs the question: why do we not see this reported in the media? OK sure bad news sells. But media reports good news occasionally, the end of wars for example. Why not the end of the worst pandemic of our lifetime?
Friday, April 30, 2021
This is an excellent exposition on how science has been corrupted. This isn't new, we've first heard "god is dead, science is the new religion" for at least two decades, taking science from a questioning and discovery mode open to public debate, to a mode of moral authority that cannot be publicly questioned.
Previously it has been corrupted in the developed west mostly to produce outsized revenues, but has more recently taken another turn into a darker woods of social control.
Conveniently, a perfect illustration of how science is distorted in such a way to produce fear showed up recently in the presentation of the second pandemic wave in India we've seen in the news. The case and mortality rate are reported in absolute numbers as opposed to "per million people", which of course is the relevant statistic. So how does the second wave look on a percent of population basis?