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Ten Books for Skeptics.

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I more than often blog so that I have the links of interesting articles at hand.

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This article was in http://www.skepticnorth.com/2012/12/ten-books-for-skeptics/   from December 2012. You see people that are gullible and hold onto stories not based in fact are a real irritation to me. It is dangerous, it puts science in reverse. It destroys the planet!

  1. I have read this one:- The Demon-Haunted World – Science as a Candle in the Dark“It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.” If you read only one book on this list, make it Carl Sagan’s classic defense of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. A true sign of brilliance is the ability to communicate with clarity, and Sagan did this with an enthusiasm for science that is obvious. If any book is essential reading for those interested in skepticism, this is the perfect place to start.  For more, see Melany Hamill’s review.
  1. And I think pf reading this one too:- Why People Believe Weird Things– In this 1997 book, skeptic and author Michael Shermer looks at alien abduction, Creationism, psychics, recovered memories, Holocaust denial, and more. He explores why even well-educated people can hold beliefs that seem utterly baffling to others.

The problem is of course that there is little success in arguing with these idiots.

Everybody may have an opinion, but to express it is another story. It may be not politically correct for one and then you will be in trouble, remember the truth is not always politically correct.

Racism is not new it has come with us through the ages; it is part of protecting one’s own. So if somebody looks different, think different even smells different, your clan had to get rid of them.

Lots of people love to believe in pseudoscience, based on personal experiences that they somehow take as some miracle. And of course the media laps this up, Religion does too.

Most people that follow banting has never read up on the medical issues. They cannot even answer the most basic questions. They follow Noakes ( South Africa’s Dr Oz) (who is in it for the money and NOT a food scientist) blindly. They may end up skeletons with serious liver problems.  Now how did they get so fat in the first place? And Dear Noakes will never tell you how bad bacon is for you.  He probably does not know!

Maybe the general level of intellect has drastically dropped in the last fifty years.

People waste time on complaining, they love to, but nothing on the solution to the problem. That they love to leave to others!

True Satire

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Questioning Darwinism

Questioning Darwinism

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scientists-earth-endangered-by-new-strain-of-fact-resistant-humans

Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

“These humans appear to have all the faculties necessary to receive and process information,” Davis Logsdon, one of the scientists who contributed to the study, said. “And yet, somehow, they have developed defenses that, for all intents and purposes, have rendered those faculties totally inactive.”

More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.”

While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data, they theorize that the strain may have developed the ability to intercept and discard information en route from the auditory nerve to the brain. “The normal functions of human consciousness have been completely nullified,” Logsdon said.

While reaffirming the gloomy assessments of the study, Logsdon held out hope that the threat of fact-resistant humans could be mitigated in the future. “Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” he said.

The fact remains we are doomed!