Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Trust the Science Not The Scientists (Or Politicians)- Must be the water!

As Stanford University's president is forced to resign

Bob Dylan, an American singer-songwriter is generally regarded as one of the greatest songwriters ever and has been a major figure in popular culture over his 60 year career. In 1964, he composed "The Times They Are a-Changin'" that became one of his most celebrated work and an anthem for the civil rights and antiwar movements:

"Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'"

As liberal arts students joined in the
civil rights and antiwar movements, STEM students focused on their studies not having to worry about taking any ethnic or ethics studies

Now it's different. While the college majors that pay the most right after college are STEM-based, a BS In Race Hustling is the highest paid degree: The University of Michigan has 163 DEI officers. Ohio State and the University of Virginia have 94. Georgia Tech has 41, but only 13 history teachers. The Highest-paid diversity and inclusion employees rake in substantially more than the average full-time professor. While the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers Racially Exclusive-Programs and Scholarships. Now to graduate high school, students are required to take ethnic studies and undergraduate and graduate students are required to take several ethics classes.

Bob Dylan was right: times, they are a-Changin

Consider that as casualties keep mounting with over 200 000 Russian and Ukranian soldiers killed and or wounded and some 30% of Ukranians are displaced, while Ukraine is also waging War On Christianity - not unlike the one in the USA why us it CNN, New York Times the rest of the legacy media are not covering the war wall to wall 24X7 like all previous wars? Where is Christian Anammpour or Geraldo Rivera? No more war correspondents left? According to Finance Buzz, journalism is a dying profession.

Now journalists are vested on supporting their bosses' narrative, not on uncovering the truth. Pulitzer Prizes are now given to the best fake news. Just like lawyers are paid to come up with the best argument money can buy. Not to uncover the truth. A lawyer will argue that because a wealthy client broke the law, the law must be changed. Explains why the poor are overrepresented in the prison system. While Proverbs and the Psalms warn against corrupt judgesProverbs 17:23 - Corrupt judges accept secret bribes, and then justice is not done.

Psalms 94:20-22. You have nothing to do with corrupt judges, who make injustice legal, who plot against good people and sentence the innocent to death. But the LORD defends me; my God protects me.

Politicians are paid to keep people safe. But instead of trying to solve our problems, they are trying to solve their own problems—of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind. - Sowell

The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy.

Obviously scientists are paid to increase their employers' profitability not to make the world a better place. The Twitter Files show how "anti-disinformation" academics and NGOs undermined free speech and expression

You may recall that at the onset of the pandemic, public health officials, corrupt politicians, MSM, Big Tech and Big Pharma, were in lockstep behind the lockdown-at-all-costs strategy, censoring contrarian research that threatened the status quo.

Recently. at least 330 COVID-19-related medical papers have been retracted since the coronavirus pandemic began, oftentimes for scientific errors or ethical shortcomings.

Back to Stanford University's president who was forced to resign: Tessier-Lavigne became the subject of scrutiny in early December, after allegations of altered images and other research misconduct in at least five papers co-authored by the president surfaced.

Separately, Dan Ariely a behavioral science catapulted to superstar status after his research on honesty, cheating, and irrationality. The findings are “extremely clever and extremely intuitive,” accirding to fellow behavioral scientist Eugen Dimant of the University of Pennsylvania—and it has had a huge impact on both the field and government policies. Ariely, who founded the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, has also written three New York Times bestsellers and is a TED Talks regular. But some researchers are calling Ariely’s large body of work into question after a 17 August blog post revealed that fabricated data underlie part of a high-profile 2012 paper about dishonesty that he co-wrote.

Over at the University Of Minnesota PhD's were forced to retract an article they wrote about "structural racism in the Journal Of Health Services Research - The authors, UM employees are focused on racial equity: Stuart Grande, senior Lecturer, Janette Dill, an associate professor, and Tongtan Chantarat, a research scientist. The retraction is because its claims were "inaccurate, misleading, or false," according to a note on the withdrawn article.

Eric Steward a Florida State Universuty professor abruptly left his 190K job after faking data to make racism seem more common and having six research papers retracted. Meanwhile in Kansas, Mahesh Visvanathan and Gerald Lushington, two computer scientists from the University of Kansas, confessed to accusations of plagiarism. They copied large chunks of their research from the works of other scientists in their field. The plagiarism was so ubiquitous that even the summary statement of their presentation was lifted from another scientist’s article in a renowned journal.

And √Čtienne Klein, a celebrated French physicist and popularizer of science, seems set to lose his post as president of the Institute for Advanced Studies for Science and Technology (IHEST) in Paris after allegations that he plagiarized more than a dozen scientists, philosophers, and writers in books and articles

Who can forget Francesca Gino, a prominent behavioral scientist at Harvard Business School who is facing accusations of fabricating results in multiple studies, including at least one purporting to show how to elicit honest behavior
Joseph Goebbels infamously stated: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe itl. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie"

Goebbels was the Gauleiter (district leader) of Berlin, chief propagandist for the Nazi Party, and then Reich Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler's closest and most devoted acolytes

Thomas Aquinas had said it this way: “Men could not live with one another if there were not mutual confidence that they were being truthful to one another.” Living in falsehood and then perpetuating those lies does have serious consequences — at the very least, there will be a lack of personal integrity and a negative impact upon community and society as a whole.

Was Bob Dylan right that times they are A-changin'0? King Solomon disagreed: "The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." C. S. Lewis was right “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a cleverer devil.” – C.S. Lewis

Consider that since SCOTUS (1963) kicked God out of public schools

[  ] We have mental health crisis
[  ] Infanticide turned into #BlackGenocide
[  ] African American nuclear family has joined the Sea Turtles in the endangered list
[  ]  80% of AA kids are raised in fatherless homes
[  ] We have a fatherlesssness crisis
[  ] A Girlhood Crisis
[  ] A Trans Crisis 

Trust the Science, not the man.


The black market for papers; the secret life of retractions; a ‘troublesome pattern’ And why I say follow the Science, not the so-called scientists, or the politicians.:

The week at Retraction Watch featured: July 29 2023

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to nearly 350. There are now 41,000 retractions in our database — which powers retraction alerts in EdifixEndNoteLibKeyPapers, and Zotero. The Retraction Watch Hijacked Journal Checker now contains 200 titles. And have you seen our leaderboard of authors with the most retractions lately — or our list of top 10 most highly cited retracted papers?

Allegations of data fabrication have sparked the retraction of multiple papers from Ranga Dias, a researcher who claimed discovery of a room-temperature superconductor 0

A Pennsylvania study suggests links between fracking and asthma, lymphoma in children

A CBJ study suggests scientists are paid to increase their employers' profitability  not to make the world a better place:

A new study in the International Journal of Drug Policy found that states with legal medical marijuana enjoyed significant reductions in health insurance premiums compared to states where cannabis remained completely illegal.

A separate research team discovered that individuals who used cannabis long-term (for several years or more) and heavily (at least weekly, though a majority in their study used more than four times a week) exhibited impairments across several domains of cognition.

CONCLUSION:  Trust the Science Not The Scientists

In the 21st century, some prominent researchers were promoting, and the media helped popularize, the idea that people who refused to take the COVID Vaccine were a menace to society.

Now, the same people: #NYT/MSM now reporting the COVID Vaccine is dangerous – after reporting those who claimed the vaccine was dangerous were conspiracy theorists.

Stanford University 

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

EXHIBIT A - Bob Azarian's piece "A neuroscientist explains how religious fundamentalism hijacks the brain"

Why You Should Follow the Science. Not the Scientists, Corrupt Politicians or Propagandists

Stanford University

Follow the science, not the scientist series;

#JoachimBoldt, has now been credited with 210 retractions – making him the first author with more than 200 retractions to his name.

Follow the Science - Not the Scientist

Wiley journal retracts two papers after it said they were fine

The lead author of the study, Ashraf Nabhan of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, was editor for Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health and systematic reviews until April of 2023. He currently sits on the senior editorial board for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, where 10 editorial board members resigned earlier this year because they felt the journal mishandled allegations of data fabrication.

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