NYT asks you to stop thinking critically, seriously
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Video 
https://brandnewtube.com/watch/nyt-asks-...ih9CF.html
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What can you even say at this point? 
 
TLDR: The New York Times put an opinion piece out Feb. 18 claiming you should stop thinking critically in order to combat misinformation online. 
 
If you remember my video almost a few months ago I covered an article where they claim a study shows following government guidelines and wearing a mask consistently is better for your mental health and well being. If that isn't ridiculous enough, now you have this. 
 
⁣https://web.archive.org/web/20210219203251/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/opinion/fake-news-media-attention.html 
 
 
⁣https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201224/Researchers-find-correlation-between-consistent-mask-wearing-and-improved-well-being.aspx 
 
 
 
⁣https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/75630/google-has-10000-employees-censoring-youtube-videos-some-of-them-starting-to-believe-conspiracy.html
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Bump
Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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That's funny, so does this guy.

[Image: Kenneth-Copeland-2016-800x450.jpg]

Must be something to it, you think?  

OH sorry I asked you to think...

Wasn't supposed to do that.
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(02-21-2021, 05:31 AM)SkyCat Wrote: Bump

Given the topic, there's lots of that going on these days.

As you know, in the Sciences fragile theories don't last long as, they're put up for peer inspection and review if they hope to be taken seriously. Lots of questions are asked.

You might find this quick exchange I had last night (PST) interesting, in light of the Times article.

84 028 - 84 040. https://www.beyond-the-fringe.com/showthread.php?tid=37&page=8403

The exchange is interspersed with posts on other subjects by others not part of our conversation.

EDIT: the posts cited above were deleted. see #84 067 https://www.beyond-the-fringe.com/showthread.php?tid=37&page=8407 for the "reasoning".

We've traded enough stuff so that I figure, you have some idea as to how i think - how my noodle works.

Half the population at Base Camp was clinically delusional.
-- John Krakauer 1996 Everest Expedition.

Apophenia is : “the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things (such as objects or ideas)”
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(02-21-2021, 11:02 AM)Max Wrote:
(02-21-2021, 05:31 AM)SkyCat Wrote: Bump

Given the topic, there's lots of that going on these days.

As you know, in the Sciences fragile theories don't last long as, they're put up for peer inspection and review if they hope to be taken seriously. Lots of questions are asked.

You might find this quick exchange I had last night (PST) interesting, in light of the Times article.

84 028 - 84 040. https://www.beyond-the-fringe.com/showthread.php?tid=37&page=8403

The exchange is interspersed with posts on other subjects by others not part of our conversation.

We've traded enough stuff so that I figure, you have some idea as to how i think - how my noodle works.

As a general rule I stay out of the Q thread.
Hiding

I agree with not telling people what to do, absolutely.

As for consensus science, I'm not a fan of it.  As long as Occam's razor is always first applied, pure logic and reason are made use of then it's fine.  The rarest thing in science today is wisdom.
Where there is imbalance I am the counterweight. Beware, for if you are a cause of imbalance you may not enjoy my presence.
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(02-21-2021, 11:39 AM)SkyCat Wrote:
(02-21-2021, 11:02 AM)Max Wrote:
(02-21-2021, 05:31 AM)SkyCat Wrote: Bump

Given the topic, there's lots of that going on these days.

As you know, in the Sciences fragile theories don't last long as, they're put up for peer inspection and review if they hope to be taken seriously. Lots of questions are asked.

You might find this quick exchange I had last night (PST) interesting, in light of the Times article.

84 028 - 84 040. https://www.beyond-the-fringe.com/showthread.php?tid=37&page=8403

The exchange is interspersed with posts on other subjects by others not part of our conversation.

We've traded enough stuff so that I figure, you have some idea as to how i think - how my noodle works.

As a general rule I stay out of the Q thread.
Hiding

I agree with not telling people what to do, absolutely.

As for consensus science, I'm not a fan of it.  As long as Occam's razor is always first applied, pure logic and reason are made use of then it's fine.  The rarest thing in science today is wisdom.

I like simple stuff so, Occam is cool. Public Science is pretty political, Galileo is a prime example.

The Q thing (phenomena) is interesting to me. I've read a fair amount about it and the people involved at the top of the info pyramid. As current events unfold, more is written about QAnon. So, I check the Q thread here and other Q related sources frequently. It's partially a result of being held captive by the Covid thing.

With Q now missing from the "Q Scene", the dynamic has changed radically in my view. So, I read with interest. I'm not alone in this, it seems.

I've had board members provide lists of reading material they feel i'm not up to interrogating for information without being subject to indoctrination.

Pretty ugly and, not anything new.

Half the population at Base Camp was clinically delusional.
-- John Krakauer 1996 Everest Expedition.

Apophenia is : “the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things (such as objects or ideas)”
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(02-21-2021, 11:39 AM)SkyCat Wrote:
(02-21-2021, 11:02 AM)Max Wrote:
(02-21-2021, 05:31 AM)SkyCat Wrote: Bump

Given the topic, there's lots of that going on these days.

As you know, in the Sciences fragile theories don't last long as, they're put up for peer inspection and review if they hope to be taken seriously. Lots of questions are asked.

You might find this quick exchange I had last night (PST) interesting, in light of the Times article.

84 028 - 84 040. https://www.beyond-the-fringe.com/showthread.php?tid=37&page=8403

The exchange is interspersed with posts on other subjects by others not part of our conversation.

We've traded enough stuff so that I figure, you have some idea as to how i think - how my noodle works.

As a general rule I stay out of the Q thread.
Hiding

I agree with not telling people what to do, absolutely.

As for consensus science, I'm not a fan of it.  As long as Occam's razor is always first applied, pure logic and reason are made use of then it's fine.  The rarest thing in science today is wisdom.

^^^This




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(02-21-2021, 08:51 AM)counterintelligence Wrote: That's funny, so does this guy.

[Image: Kenneth-Copeland-2016-800x450.jpg]

Must be something to it, you think?  

OH sorry I asked you to think...

Wasn't supposed to do that.

He looks like a happy mutherfucker! Maybe I should invite him for a day of fishing.  1dunno1
Doin' what I can with what I got

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This is kind of a long article but I think it fits in here:

The World Is Suffering From Mass Delusional Psychosis

A number of mental health experts have expressed concern over the blatant fear and panic mongering during the COVID-19 pandemic, warning about potential — and let’s face it, likely — psychiatric effects. In a December 22, 2020, article1 in Evie Magazine, S.G. Cheah discusses what may in fact be the real problem at hand: mass insanity caused by “delusional fear of COVID-19.”

Cheah refers to lectures and articles by psychiatrist and medical legal expert Dr. Mark McDonald,2 who believes “the true public health crisis lies in the widespread fear which morphed and evolved into a form of mass delusional psychosis.”

Quote:“Even when the statistics point to the extremely low fatality rate among children and young adults (measuring 0.002% at age 10 and 0.01% at 25), the young and the healthy are still terrorized by the chokehold of irrational fear when faced with the coronavirus,” Cheah writes.


Cheah goes on to review a number of irrational behaviors that have become all too commonplace, such as parents being kicked off planes because their young children refuse to wear a mask during the flight, or people having hysterical meltdowns when they see a person not wearing a mask.
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Despite all of that, many still enter a state of hysteria when they see an unmasked person, even if they look perfectly healthy and clearly are not suffering from any kind of respiratory issue. This is a highly irrational state that has no basis in reality.

Indeed, according to McDonald, these people are suffering from delusional psychosis,13 and there are a lot of them. He goes so far as to refer to the outside of his home or office as the “outdoor insane asylum,” where he must assume “that any person that I run into is insane” unless they prove otherwise.14 As explained by Cheah:15

Quote:“Instead of facing reality, the delusional person would rather live in their world of make-believe. But in order to keep faking reality, they’ll have to make sure that everyone else around them also pretends to live in their imaginary world.
Quote:In simpler words, the delusional person rejects reality. And in this rejection of reality, others have to play along with how they view the world, otherwise, their world will not make sense to them. It’s why the delusional person will get angry when they face someone who doesn’t conform to their world view …
Quote:It’s one of the reasons why you’re seeing so many people who’d happily approve the silencing of any medical experts whose views contradict the WHO or CDC guidelines. ‘Obey the rules!’ becomes more important than questioning if the rules were legitimate to begin with.”


In his interview with Jesse Lee Peterson (video above), McDonald explains his diagnosis this way:

https://www.wakingtimes.com/the-world-is...psychosis/
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#10
https://youtu.be/-dWxnuJUmgk

Carl and Callum discuss the NYT's opposition to critical thinking, how free speech is "dangerous to the left", and why Coca Cola want people to "be less white".
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