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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Functionalized graphene oxide serves as a novel vaccine nano-adjuvant for robust stimulation of cellular immunity - Published in the journal Nanoscale

1631822400 - 1:00 PM - health, science

India's Ivermectin Blackout - Part III: The Lesson of Kerala - a news article discussing India's use of Ivermectin.

1631818800 - 12:00 PM - politics, scamdemic, science

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Personal carbon allowances revisited - Published in Nature, advocates for a radical new authoritarianism where you are taxed for the very air you exhale.

the economic mechanism of PCAs is envisaged to influence decision-making by assigning a visible carbon price to the purchase and use of fossil-fuel-based energy in the first instance and possibly also to consumption-related emissions in more advanced PCA designs

1631649600 - 1:00 PM - climate, politics, science

The Plot Against Art

1631646000 - 12:00 PM - culture

Monday, September 13, 2021

Gottesblog by Gottesdienst - a Lutheran blog that exists "to promote and defend the historic liturgy of the Church".

1631563200 - 1:00 PM - faith, history

Modern Medicine: The New World Religion by Olivier Clerc

1631559600 - 12:00 PM - faith, health, science

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

An uncial ancient Greek font useful for recreating the ancient forms of New Testament Greek. Site also links to the same author's commercial fonts, which focus on the very same period, across several other manuscripts.

1631134800 - 2:00 PM - faith, language

Here's another resource for Paleo-Hebrew.

1631131200 - 1:00 PM - faith, language

More archaic fonts

1631127600 - 12:00 PM - faith, language

Monday, August 30, 2021

The term "free referent" came up in my head the other day. Was searching to try and find a good definition. Didn't really succeed, but I found two papers that use it. Discourse and logical form: pronouns, attention and coherence" and Quantification and definiteness in child grammar. Generally, as I remember it, and as it is used here, it refers to an unbound term that is referred to by another term. Esoteric linguistics stuff... I can't access the Child Grammar article, but the Discourse article is quite interesting.

Traditionally, pronouns are treated as ambiguous between bound and demonstrative uses. Bound uses are non-referential and function as bound variables, and demonstrative uses are referential and take as a semantic value their referent, an object picked out jointly by linguistic meaning and a further cue—an accompanying demonstration, an appropriate and adequately transparent speaker’s intention, or both. In this paper, we challenge tradition and argue that both demonstrative and bound pronouns are dependent on, and co-vary with, antecedent expressions. Moreover, the semantic value of a pronoun is never determined, even partly, by extra-linguistic cues; it is fixed, invariably and unambiguously, by features of its context of use governed entirely by linguistic rules. We exploit the mechanisms of Centering and Coherence theories to develop a precise and general meta-semantics for pronouns, according to which the semantic value of a pronoun is determined by what is at the center of attention in a coherent discourse.

There's also Description Grammar for Discourse, a thesis worth exploring.

1630350000 - 12:00 PM - language

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Teacher and Rabbi in the New Testament Period

1630263600 - 12:00 PM - faith, language

Saturday, August 28, 2021

National Geographic article discussing the implications of leaky viruses: increased virulence. Cites "Imperfect Vaccination Can Enhance the Transmission of Highly Virulent Pathogens", published on PLOS Biology, explaining the same.

Here we show experimentally that immunization of chickens against Marek's disease virus enhances the fitness of more virulent strains, making it possible for hyperpathogenic strains to transmit. Immunity elicited by direct vaccination or by maternal vaccination prolongs host survival but does not prevent infection, viral replication or transmission, thus extending the infectious periods of strains otherwise too lethal to persist. Our data show that anti-disease vaccines that do not prevent transmission can create conditions that promote the emergence of pathogen strains that cause more severe disease in unvaccinated hosts.

1630188000 - 3:00 PM - scamdemic, science

Doug Wilson writes A Biblical Defense of Fake Vaccine IDs. A reading posted to YouTube has been censored.

1630184400 - 2:00 PM - faith, scamdemic

Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions

1630180800 - 1:00 PM - climate, science

Remnant of God's page on Israel. Very illuminating.

1630177200 - 12:00 PM - faith

Friday, August 27, 2021

Allegedly, ex-pope Benedict is endorsing an Australian man as Jesus. No idea what to make of this.

1630112400 - 6:00 PM - faith

Vox Day posts Lovecraft's short story "The Street" in full.

1630108800 - 5:00 PM - culture, fiction, politics

An article from Collective Evolution on Hegelian Dialectic, mirroring some thoughts I've had before. Recorded for future reference. (archive)

1630105200 - 4:00 PM - philosophy, thoughts

What Has Gone Before Is Unimportant - An article documenting parallels between Weimar Germany and America.

1630101600 - 3:00 PM - culture, history, weimar

Christians For Truth document an Albertan whose case may have caused Alberta to raise COVID restrictions.

1630098000 - 2:00 PM - culture, faith, scamdemic

Christian Overcomers

1630094400 - 1:00 PM - community, faith

Monday, August 23, 2021

Lubos Motl discusses some of the mathematical modeling behind various salient topics in virology. Highly mask skeptic, Dr. Motl estimates masks have a 2% effect on R-value. Estimates of R for the Chinavirus are between 5-8, making a 2% decrease practically meaningless.

1629763200 - 5:00 PM - masks, scamdemic, science

Church Militant discusses a pro-life clampdown - Christians arrested for protesting abortion in DC; in Australia it is now illegal to pray within 150m of an abortion facility.

1629759600 - 4:00 PM - faith, news

Amerika: On Women - A good article discussing gender inequality from a natural law perspective. Author misses a lot because of non-Christian worldview, but still worth a read.

1629756000 - 3:00 PM - culture

Justine Tunney's web page - author of Cosmopolitan libc, which enables building a single executable that runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and more. Vaguely right-wing politics, was active in #GamerGate back in the day.

1629752400 - 2:00 PM - code, man, tech

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