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Scientific Bullshit and Scams: Dec 23, 2010

December 23, 2010 3 comments

Many so called “scientific facts” are based on scams, lies, selective interpretation and bullshit. There is an article in The New Yorker on this subject.

THE TRUTH WEARS OFF

Is there something wrong with the scientific method? by Jonah Lehrer; Dec 13, 2010

ABSTRACT: ANNALS OF SCIENCE about the decline effect. On September 18, 2007, a few dozen neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and drug-company executives gathered in a hotel conference room in Brussels to hear some startling news. It had to do with a class of drugs known as atypical or second-generation antipsychotics, which came on the market in the early nineties. The therapeutic power of the drugs appeared to be steadily falling. A recent study showed an effect that was less than half of that documented in the first trials, in the early nineties. Before the effectiveness of a drug can be confirmed, it must be tested again and again. The test of replicability, as it’s known, is the foundation of modern research. It’s a safeguard for the creep of subjectivity. But now all sorts of well-established, multiply confirmed findings have started to look increasingly uncertain. It’s as if our facts are losing their truth. This phenomenon doesn’t yet have an official name, but it’s occurring across a wide range of fields, from psychology to ecology.

I was able to find a PDF version of that article here – Link

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The Ape Mind and Health Care Costs: 2

December 23, 2010 6 comments

Let us look at life expectancy in Jamaica, and compare it to the life expectancy of blacks in the USA. As you know, Jamaica is a corrupt, poverty ridden, violent place with lots of poor single black mothers.

Source: indexmundi

Jamaica

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.48 years

Male: 71.8 years

Female: 75.25 years (2010 est.)

Now let us look at life expectancy for African-Americans in the USA. Source: Life Expectancy Reaches New Record *sarcasm*

African-Americans

African-American men: 70 years

African-American women: 76.9 years

Maybe it is just me, but isn’t it odd that the life expectancy of blacks in a third-world island is comparable, or in the case of men better, than those who live in a rich first world country? Both are descendants of slaves from the same parts of Africa, so genetics is not an issue.

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An Interpretation of FPS Games

December 23, 2010 1 comment

Have a look at this clip. Pretty Slick.. huh!

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Categories: Technology

The Ape Mind and Health Care Costs: 1

December 23, 2010 5 comments

Many american morons (aka white americans) believe in fairy tales about their healthcare system. Rather than waste my time with their disingenuous arguments, I will give one example (out of many) to piss on their theories and beliefs.

Greece, is a poor European country, with low fertility rates and an older population.

The life expectancy in Greece is: 80 (source- World bank Data)

It spends 9.4 % of its GDP on Heathcare (source- nationmaster link-1)

That translates in 1399$ per capita/year (source- nationmaster link-2)

So, why are healthcare costs in the US so high? It is obviously not the quality of healthcare as measured by OUTCOME aka life expectancy. So what is it?

Every institution in the US and other anglo-saxon countries is now saturated with graft, fraud, corruption, rent-seeking behavior. It is justified by ideology, mass media and snakes-in-suits (eCONomists, MBAs, lawyers and Physicians).

The greeks might be corrupt, but they are neither stupid or inhumane.

You might say.. “but Greece does not have a dynamic economy”. Guess what- now you don’t have one either! If anything, Greece is a best case scenario given the current socio-economic dogmas.

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