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Dec. 21, 2017 4:24 am
The archived link to the website at the time it was posted is here. And the e-fossil of this blog post is HERE Best Thinking and Thinker Media Inc. should never have been an endangered species in e-publishing. Many of us contributing our ideas and efforts here dd our best to nurture it and to help keep it alive. Ultimately, the World did not do enough. Amongst other social problems, I...  Read More
Dec. 1, 2017 3:00 am
President Trump of the USA retweets, in plain and certain endorsement, the fake news tweets of Far Right organisation "Britain First". Then it's leader creates a confirmation loop begging him to rescue her from UK prosecution for her nasty hate speech Jayda Fransen - who is currently being prosecuted for hate speech - in the UK makes a personal video appeal to to President Donald Trump of the...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2017 5:38 am
Dear Best Thinkers SEASONAL GREETINGS We are all sad that the wonderful BestThinking experiment has come to a conclusion. Before the site closes I would like to make you aware of a great resource that will keep all your best BestThinking articles and blogs in the public domain. It is here (Click Archive.Is ) and enter the URL in the red box. Look here are mine ...  Read More
Nov. 7, 2017 3:12 pm
We know that Patrick Matthew, the (1831) originator of the theory of macroevolution by natural selection (see Sutton 2017) , truly believed in later life that a supernatural deity set nature up to evolve from original designed creations. But Matthew never included that notion in his 1831 book 'On Naval Timber and Arboriculture', which contains the original complete theory of evolution by...  Read More
Oct. 15, 2017 4:40 am
Take away a childishly stupid precious thing or silly beloved belief from a nasty and simple-minded neerdowell person and they will engage in escalating nasty behaviour. Today, Darwin Worshippers Have Lost their YoYos. Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret reveals the newspaper stories about some Darwin scholars and their unscholarly fact denial behaviour in response to...  Read More
Oct. 7, 2017 3:48 am
Last weekend I attended the Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group's Patrick Matthew Festival Weekend , which was funded by the UK National Lottery Heritage Fund. Matthew is the true originator of the theory of macroevolution by natural selection. He is proven to have been cheated out of his full first and foremost priority for prior publishing it by Charles Darwin, his associates, and the...  Read More
Aug. 28, 2017 4:40 am
Coupled with automation bias this one is a real doozy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro-innovation_bias … Pro-innovation bias means that scientists equate new with sexy. Even when those new methods are themselves poorly understood, and there are little data to support their adoption into the mainstream. This is true whether we are talking about a new piece of technology, a new piece of...  Read More
Aug. 23, 2017 6:30 am
Automation bias is the tendency to favour suggestions from automated decision-making systems and to ignore contradictory information made without automation, even if it is correct. And with the growing dependence upon automated methods, it's a problem in laboratories worldwide. To err is human. But to really foul things up, you need a computer. Paul Ehrlich You may...  Read More
Aug. 5, 2017 12:41 pm
In addition to singing (Bach, Mozart, Schubert, and others), I grow roses for pleasure. Today is cloudy and overcast in north central Florida, but some of my shrubs are nevertheless showing in glory. I'm going to try to add some photos here. I hope they load and that you enjoy them.  Read More
Aug. 2, 2017 12:20 pm
Been meaning to write about this for quite awhile… We rented and watched the Spotlight movie – 4 times, each time intending to write about the topics addressed within the movie, but have allowed ourselves to be distracted by other things... Note that this writer is a Roman Catholic, no agenda. Jesus Christ says: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves...  Read More
Jul. 28, 2017 7:25 am
A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017 ISBN-10: 1476766681 ISBN-13: 978-1476766683 Curiosity: A Remedy for Dogmatism Every digital device in use today bears the stamp of Claude Shannon's genius. From cell phones to GPS to computers and many other devices, we can experience the contribution that this...  Read More
Jun. 5, 2017 6:39 pm
Those that argue that global climate-change (and of course, if man were not destroying the planet, the climate would be in stasis…) is a very, very serious matter – whose inattention places the globe in greater jeopardy than ISIS (probably the last thought that passed through the minds of those murdered by representatives of ISIS on London Bridge 06/03/2017) – may have a compelling argument (This...  Read More
May 31, 2017 2:56 pm
Much of America for the last two-thirds of a century has been a Third-World country, grossly impoverished, brutally violent, unrelentingly vicious, especially in race wars which white supremacists have been conducting under the guises of this or that authority. Now, under the reigning puppet of the Re-thugl-i-gun-Russian junta, all of the cruel deceptive masks are being lifted, and we are seeing...  Read More
May 7, 2017 4:54 am
In science, size matters. As a rule-of-thumb, the power to detect true differences - in experimental treatments, between disease groups, in the control and drug arms of a clinical trial - is greater in larger studies. The larger the study the more likely we are to pick up differences larger than can be simply attributable to chance. This is more or less true. Of course, it isn't totally true. ...  Read More
Mar. 4, 2017 4:51 pm
And must we destroy the planet that lifts up such a gift!?  Read More
Feb. 19, 2017 12:50 pm
When something is removed from its historical context, it appears as an oddity, if it is even noticed, for some anachronisms are subtle. Most often any anachronism which one may encounter today has been made palpably obvious; its likely appearance is utilized in a movie; it may be done to obtain a laugh, or to present a mystery which is to revealed or unfolded through the vehicle of the film... ...  Read More
Sep. 16, 2016 6:46 am
A recent printing (2015) by Wallachia Publications of New York, USA, of Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' contains no documented evidence, as one would expect, of the 5 preceding editions: their publication details are not listed either. 100_3633.jpg AND A recent e-book publication by Collins Classics of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, also contains no mention of any...  Read More
Sep. 5, 2016 7:54 am
In answer to my colleague Roger Hopkins Burke's request today about the earliest known use of the term "social housing". We can now know that the first known published use of the term "social housing" dates back at least as far as 1913. Once again the Internet Date Detection (IDD) method beats the etymological experts in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). This time by 15 years on the...  Read More
Sep. 1, 2016 3:48 am
The scientific establishment has for over 155 years successfully supported senior scholars in their endeavours to keep afloat the paradigm of Charles Darwin's and Alfred Wallace's dual independent conceptions of Patrick Matthew's original and prior published hypothesis of macro evolution by natural selection. The independently verifiable facts, some long known, but many newly unearthed, which...  Read More
Aug. 27, 2016 6:09 am
Idly browsing around online over my coffee this morning, I discovered that my Best Thinking blog that bust the Moral Panic Myth is in a PhD thesis entitled: " Satanic abuse, false memories, weird beliefs and moral panics " by Waterhouse, R.T. (2014) of City University London : 'While researching online the origin of the phrase 'moral panic' I discovered a fascinating peer to peer...  Read More
Aug. 22, 2016 7:52 am
The 2016 Fact Wedgie Award. Science Category Winner: The Royal Society. For failure to accept the new and paradigm busting facts (Sutton, 2014 and 2016 ), which have been discovered in the history of discovery of natural selection, the annual Fact-Wedgie Award - for being most wedgied by new and uncomfortably embarrassing facts - goes to the Royal Society. Please act against...  Read More
Aug. 21, 2016 1:50 pm
The term "smoking gun" is generally held to mean an item of of incontrovertible incriminating evidence. My 19th edition of Brewer's Phrase and Fable (2012. p.1253) explains: 'The phrase acquired a particularly apt association with the widely diverging views, before, during and after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 about whether Saddam Hussain still possessed WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. Their...  Read More
Aug. 13, 2016 8:52 am
Interestingly, those who discover paradigm changing and independently verifiable new data are often portrayed by desperately biased scholars, with vested career and in-group establishment interests in the old but newly myth-punctured paradigm, as cranks. But, with painful irony, the real cranks are those who let their bias interfere with their critical reasoning. Dr Arlin Stoltzfus, referring to...  Read More
Aug. 11, 2016 11:14 am
What does it mean to "turn bad"? "Bad" after all is a word that has been re-assigned by street-culture have the opposite-to-old meaning. Is it OK today for scientists to adopt the culture of the street? To become effectively "gangsta-ists" or "sciencesters"? Who knows? Anyway, Dr George Beccaloni, a biologist, and curator of the Wallace Collection at the Natural History Museum, London, is very...  Read More
Aug. 7, 2016 8:50 am
As soon as a rare and fortuitous opportunity come along, which needs to be capitalised upon to benefit from, we might make the mistake of believing it is nothing unusual and that if we fail to seize it another will soon follow. Whether it comes to the most intriguing dating opportunities, a great new career, or the chance to be part of something big, such big opportunities rarely come along twice...  Read More
Jul. 29, 2016 7:46 am
Interestingly, it is rather telling, I think, that not one of the many active "New Data" fact denying Darwin scholars has yet dared to post a comment on Professor Mark Griffiths' blog on the topic of the veracity and significance of what really has been newly discovered in the field of the history of discovery of macro evolution by natural selection. Does he really look so scary? Or are they...  Read More
Jul. 27, 2016 5:08 am
https://twitter.com/Dysology/status/758225540818034688  Read More
Jul. 22, 2016 4:32 am
Things could not be much worse in the field of public relations for American police services right now. In the wake of the "Black Lives Matter" campaign we see yet more incontrovertible video evidence that US police officers do deliberately shoot innocent civilians. And what we are seeing - again and again on social media and mainstream media - are Youtube videos of White male cops shoting...  Read More
Jul. 20, 2016 4:09 am
Hacking Google Chrome with the IDD research method led to my A-Z of busted myths . And it even led to a paradigm changing discovery ( Nullius in Verba 2014 ). But "Flaming Nora"! Searching for the origins of that expletive just crashed Google Chrome 1 First result searching the entire 19th century draws a weird complete blank: 2 Second try on the same search parameters returns an...  Read More
Jul. 19, 2016 11:20 am
By Doug Marman The New York Times just ran an opinion piece that is a good example about how articles on neuroscience often get the big issues wrong. The author, Alex Rosenberg, isn’t ignorant of the topic. He’s a co-director of the Center for the Social and Philosophical Implications of Neuroscience. In other words, he is fully informed of the science of the brain. So, he clearly has...  Read More
 
 
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