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Monday, August 23, 2021

Formal Theology on GitHub. Working from Goedel's theorem, these fellows derive proofs of other things, including monotheism, etc.

1629748800 - 1:00 PM - faith, foundations

Sunday, August 15, 2021

"Do Masks Work? A review of the evidence" by Jeffrey H. Anderson - A great article that does what it claims.

1629061200 - 2:00 PM - masks, scamdemic, science

On That Heat Island Effect (Not Climate Change) - An article documenting the "Heat Island Effect", a means by which individual temperature readings can trend upwards without an actual increase in global temperature.

1629057600 - 1:00 PM - climate, science

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Gainesville Presbyterian Church describes why they use wine in communion.

1628463600 - 4:00 PM - faith

Informed consent disclosure to vaccine trial subjects of risk of COVID-19 vaccines worsening clinical disease from the International Journal of Clinical Practice highlights an unaddressed concern about coronavirus vaccines: coronaviruses demonstrate a property known as Antibody Dependent Enhancement, within which SARS-CoV-2 antibodies might cause worse disease.

The specific and significant COVID-19 risk of ADE should have been and should be prominently and independently disclosed to research subjects currently in vaccine trials, as well as those being recruited for the trials and future patients after vaccine approval, in order to meet the medical ethics standard of patient comprehension for informed consent.

1628460000 - 3:00 PM - scamdemic, science

I documented several of my notable heterodoxies in a (currently very rough) article. There's also some changes in my main Writing page, with a split off of the incomplete/draft articles.

1628456400 - 2:00 PM - meta, mine

Rope sandal vendor that I am fond of.

1628452800 - 1:00 PM - product

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Problems in the “Evidence” of “Evidence-Based Medicine” by Alvan RFeinstein, MD and Ralph I Horwitz, MD

The proposed practice of “evidence-based medicine,” which calls for careful clinical judgment in evaluating the “best available evidence,” should be differentiated from the special collection of data regarded as suitable evidence. Although the proposed practice does not seem new, the new collection of “best available” information has major constraints for the care of individual patients.

Derived almost exclusively from randomized trials and meta-analyses, the data do not include many types of treatments or patients seen in clinical practice; and the results show comparative efficacy of treatment for an “average” randomized patient, not for pertinent subgroups formed by such cogent clinical features as severity of symptoms, illness, co-morbidity, and other clinical nuances. The intention-to-treat analyses do not reflect important post-randomization events leading to altered treatment; and the results seldom provide suitable background data when therapy is given prophylactically rather than remedially, or when therapeutic advantages are equivocal. Randomized trial information is also seldom available for issues in etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis, and for clinical decisions that depend on pathophysiologic changes, psychosocial factors and support, personal preferences of patients, and strategies for giving comfort and reassurance.

The laudable goal of making clinical decisions based on evidence can be impaired by the restricted quality and scope of what is collected as “best available evidence.” The authoritative aura given to the collection, however, may lead to major abuses that produce inappropriate guidelines or doctrinaire dogmas for clinical practice.

1628020800 - 1:00 PM - health, science

Monday, August 2, 2021

digitalfire.com - A site documenting DIY ceramics.

1627934400 - 1:00 PM - homesteading

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Karl Denninger's Chinavirus statement of fact - I agree with a solid majority of what's written here. It is not well-cited, but the forms are accurate. Karl likes to be highly hyperbolic, so some skepticism is warranted, but he's also reliably on-the-mark.

1627765200 - 2:00 PM - scamdemic

An infectivity-enhancing site on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein targeted by antibodies

The cause of the production of enhancing antibodies in some uninfected individuals is unknown; certain pathogens with proteins similar to the NTD of SARS-CoV-2 may be involved in the production of enhancing antibodies in some uninfected individuals. There is a possibility that the production of enhancing antibodies might be boosted by SARS-CoV-2 infection or vaccination.

Article discusses documentation of function of enhancing antibodies in the Chinavirus. This study provides evidence that some people produce antibodies to the Chinavirus that cause worse symptoms on infection. There is no data as to whether vaccines cause the same dysfunctional antibody. This article is good evidence that we need to be very careful when inducing antibody production with coronaviruses in general; Emergency Use Authorization is not indicative of safety!

1627761600 - 1:00 PM - scamdemic, science

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A hospice facility in Delta is attacked by the BC government and various others for not accepting euthanasia

1627502400 - 1:00 PM - faith, politics

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Cascade of Consequences - via Zero Hedge, a great summary to how the Chinavirus dynamic looks to those of us paying attention.

1627416000 - 1:00 PM - scamdemic

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Iron Ink - A random Christian blog I found that looks good. Praises Rushdoony and Gary North.

1627246800 - 2:00 PM - faith, man

The NASB in E-Prime - via Frank Nelte, a variant of the NASB that eliminates the verb "to be".

1627243200 - 1:00 PM - faith

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Article from Frank Nelte on the use of "Gentile" in the Bible. Also discusses the meaning of the terms "ethnos" and "goy", which are used roughly interchangeably with Gentile in the KJV. Discusses how such a translation is spurious, and considers the meaning of "ethnos". There's an article for me to write here, adapting some of the material, explaining the intricacies of "ethnos", as it is a complicated term that doesn't have an easy English translation, but Nelte's article here captures what I believe is the accurate sense of the term, via the Septuagint. The elder Greek meaning doesn't reflect the Biblical use, and means roughly "multitude" with some sense of "alienness": it is used in some non-human contexts, for example.

1627156800 - 1:00 PM - faith, language

Saturday, July 17, 2021

A "Christian motivational speaker" named Nick Vujicic has founded his own bank after being canceled for his anti-abortion beliefs.

1626562800 - 4:00 PM - culture, economics, faith

Carbon dioxide: The good news by Indur Goklany, with a foreward by Freeman Dyson, which states:

Indur Goklany has assembled a massive collection of evidence to demonstrate two facts. First, the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide are dominant over the climatic effects and are overwhelmingly beneficial. Second, the climatic effects observed in the real world are much less damaging than the effects predicted by the climate models, and have also been frequently beneficial. I am hoping that the scientists and politicians who have been blindly demonizing carbon dioxide for 37 years will one day open their eyes and look at the evidence.

1626559200 - 3:00 PM - climate, science

The World Climate Declaration, another declaration by a large group of scientists that asserts: There is no climate emergency. There are other points made, some of which I am a bit skeptical of, but the general pull is in the correct direction.

1626555600 - 2:00 PM - climate, science

No Chastity, No Peace by John C Wright, documenting and lambasting the rise of perversion in modern society.

1626552000 - 1:00 PM - faith

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Lazarus Writes - a fascinating (and controversial) commentary on John's gospel. Written by Bruce G Charlton. There's some good commentary that I agree with, some great insight, and some absolutely puzzling conclusions that are obviously Mormon and contrary to John's teaching, like God having a physical body. John teaches that "God is spirit".

1626292800 - 1:00 PM - faith

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Metaphysical Presupposutions of Formal Logic by Edward Feser

1626210000 - 2:00 PM - faith, foundations

Six facts the left doesn't want yoi to know about global warming

1626206400 - 1:00 PM - climate

Friday, July 9, 2021

A League of Discontent - A wonderful article detailing the communist, elite-supported roots of the group "Extinction Rebellion".

1625864400 - 2:00 PM - climate, culture, scamdemic

Think tank "Second Street" released an analysis of government data documenting Over 2,300 non-Chinavirus patients died on surgical wait lists in 2020.

1625860800 - 1:00 PM - scamdemic

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