Comic: Everything wrong with STEM

I made this.

I’m tired of the lies.

Fight me with your shitty string theories and un-predictive climate models.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsifiability

Best is the 9/10 MIT tries to pass off ancient science as ‘radical innovation’.
You, American taxpayer, are paying for their ego trips. Here’s some wi-fi pin art.

https://www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk/exhibition-ranges/wonderlab-collection/wonderlab-forces/science_museum_pin_art.htm

It’s getting like modern art.
If you disapprove of the misuse of funds, you just don’t understand it because you’re stupid, right?

Creative people know most of what they make e.g. author first drafts, sucks. It completely sucks. You have to embrace the suck. Unless you’re being state subsidized to suck.

The problem with intelligence signalling

Someone can come along and ask for your proof.

[Assuming they can’t easily google it.]

Browse tfw to intelligent and you’ll quickly realize about half the posts have a good point the idiot reading rejects out of hand. They don’t notice shades of grey. It’s like the I Fucking Love Science people who always assume the popular consensus on a topic’s labelling (there is no pseudoscience, there are only disproven former theories) are objective, timeless fact. See: how most astrology is actually astronomy, and astronomy ripped it off.

If they bothered to google it, the whole world runs on cycle.
Plot twist: we’re part of that natural world.
http://www.near-death.com/paranormal/astrology/scientific-evidence-suggestive-of-astrology.html

This applies to internet subcults.

e.g. The literal Man Card, I win argument.

21st century American men are smarter than all women ever, it’s science!

Note: an intelligent person would still notice they’re valuing themselves based on a measurement in comparison to women as the standard. A still-smarter person would note they’re measuring themselves and class is a bigger factor, as is race.

to quote a random internet comment

as you do

“Science isn’t a consensus, if it was, a person with a lot of money could hire people with degrees and get them to say anything they want.”

The problem with credentials. They become priests with a different scroll.
They talk of rent controls, what of education controls? Renting is always useful.

Yeah, like white supremacy.

Right, Tyson?

 

Of course the brain is part of the immune system, we’ve been trying to tell you for years

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150601122445.htm

I want to draw your attention to something.

Something small. The lesson is crucial.

“but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis.”

Called it on Alzheimer’s.

Called it on autism.

I feel like fucking Cassandra. I don’t say this from a point of vanity, it enrages me, the arrogance of these people to not look in the places pointed out to them for years (autoimmune response from vaccines) has caused how many millions to suffer?

And now they’re laughing it off, like, LOL, textbooks need to be changed $$$$$ for us.

I, among many others, have tried in vain to point this out, only to be told the same things: “there is no uncharted part of anatomy hence no point in even looking” and “that’s for real Doctors, we just need to give them drugs”.

Remember how this finding is being treated with flippancy when you automatically accord respect to researchers and scientists thanks to their credentials or fancy title. This is why I don’t use my real credentials, (see About) either the facts and truth are there or they aren’t – regardless of whom puts them forth. They don’t care about the truth, most of them, some care about their ego and others profiteering from ailments they likely caused when they pushed for things they didn’t understand and – worst of all, didn’t want to.

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The Rise of Scientific Fundamentalism

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/rise-scientific-fundamentalism

Regardless of your opinion on typical hot-button issues, they do have a good point.

One such minority is a growing community of scientific skeptics who see themselves as the guardians of science, ready to protect it from imaginary forms of scientific blasphemy or, as skeptics call it, pseudoscience. Organized skepticism is fast becoming a malignant force that masquerades as science but functions as a very deceptive and effective form of scientific thought police. Its purpose is to undermine all perceived threats to what it believes to be the one and only true form of legitimate science. [DS: appeal to authority] In the process of attacking, among other things, holistic therapies like homeopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, and even nutrition, skeptics inadvertently besmirch the reputation and credibility of genuine science itself.

Prevention in medicine is better than cure, but a LOT cheaper…
They’re status signalling without doing any science themselves. Science is a process, you do it. How many of them run studies? Zero. That’s why they talk about it. They can’t do it. They aren’t intelligent enough, so they bow to the cult of ‘Science Celebrity’ and share stupid pictures based on specious conclusions or tortured statistics.

It is important to understand how and why we have come to this impasse. Most people are not aware of the differences between science, pseudoscience, and scientism. Even the most well educated, including many scientists themselves, are not familiar with the issues involved. [DS: true in my experience I have had to explain the thought traps] The culture war between science and religion, also known as the science wars, is largely a function of misinformation. At bottom, it is a function of a blurring of the lines between scientific fact and scientific faith….

Basic thought traps;

1. I will always be right on subject X regardless of new data.

2. I have personal attachment for this theory and my feelings convince me it is true although I don’t trust ‘intuition’ (usually argue it doesn’t exist as conviction) and have no similar Sciencey-Sense when it comes to a neutral topic which hasn’t been decided in the popular eye (a social risk, wrong side of history blah blah blah).

3. Theories don’t really change, they evolve (one word: Kuhn). Hence I’ll never be wrong, really.

4. Let’s pour government money into one side of the hypothesis because the people paid to study it call it Very Important Work.

5. Insult people who disagree with you e.g. baby-killer.

6. Refute negative evidence e.g. “All swans are white”, “Here’s a black one”, “No it isn’t excuses excuses I don’t see it.”

7. Let’s force everyone to act as though they agree with me for the Greater Good (authoritarian bigotry).

As you can see, these are lovely people to be around.

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My short version of this explanation is;

science – process, numbers, data, correction, paradigm, logic, heartless

pseudoscience – failing to apply the above and calling it science (actually very rare), does NOT apply to unpopular ideas which follow the proper methods, you don’t have to like a subject to count it

scientism – faith, popularity contest, anecdotes, ad hominem, punishments, state control, propaganda and guilt, hero worship (idolatry) of people on a screen when you don’t know what their real contributions are

What is Scientism?

Abusing the words/method of science without understanding or properly meaning them.

Science is a process and these people are perverting it.

http://www.aaas.org/page/what-scientism

Bears repeating ad nauseum;

“However, a single observation has the potential to invalidate a hypothesis, and even an entire theory.”

e.g. If I say there are ONLY red marbles in that black mystery bag and you pull out a blue one, I don’t get to claim it’s your ‘experience’ that makes it blue and they’re all still red. Burden of proof. Negative evidence. Nanometres. These are things.

It is almost unheard of for true science to settle philosophical disputes, which are a part of the Method themselves. As for political, need I say? Unless there is a falsifiable claim, rigorously tested, get out of here.

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Prejudiced attitude survey on racial prejudice

Those charts are obviously fiddled, the construction is downplaying it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2641457/Revealed-How-9-11-terror-attacks-immigration-fears-fuelled-rise-racism-21st-century-Britain.html

No mention of what the questions were, nor the race of the person taking the survey/giving it. Basic.

Awfully big gap from Gen Y in years. I wonder why they left that data out.

There goes the uneducated myth. The left-wing brainwashing machine starts at degree level over here.

What questions were asked to ascertain this?

Just over nine in 10 of those who admitted to some level of racial prejudice said they would also like to see a reduction in immigration levels, compared with around seven in 10 who said that were not prejudiced at all.

Oh. So the entire thing is political bullshit for the Left. Nevermind.

 

“Mysterious” brain inflammation implicated in Chronic Fatigue and Depression

” initial results are the first to show that neuro-inflammation is a distinct feature of chronic fatigue syndrome. This inflammation affects specific areas of the brain that are commonly linked with the kind of fatigue, pain, depression, and thought-process difficulties long associated with the syndrome, the researchers noted.”

It’s vaccines, you fucking morons.

Bad Science gives me a migrainejust 3 examples:

“The MMR vaccine also can produce a rare form of brain inflammation in some people with severe immune system deficiencies.” c/e?

Encephalitis was included as one of the vaccine injuries to be compensated for under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.” £££

Animal models? Check. Dogs.

Stupid Science: looking everywhere but where the answers are.