Thawed beyond burger patties have the appearance of Tubby Custard

uspol rant hot-take 

The scientific method is not a good way of obtaining knowledge because the people who do it are Ph.D.s and therefore smart good people with good opinions who "know what they're talking about".

It is a good way of obtaining knowledge because it is iterative, open, & because reproducibility is the final word. At least, that's what I was taught in school.

I don't know if I had an actual point to make, but I think I'll stop talking now

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But what I ~think~ I saw happen is this:

The institutions that control the science made an executive decision to not recommend mask wearing. They didn't have anything to go on (and they later admitted this, saying it was justified because "Science is iterative!"), but because they are the Gatekeepers of the Academy (of medicine, in this specific example), their opinions gained the legitimacy of actual scientific consensus, despite none actually existing.

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It's not always a bad impulse. Obviously anthropogenic climate change is a foregone conclusion. That is "Real!" and if people don't think it is "Real!" they're simply wrong.

But I also remember that mask wearing was "Not Science!" until sometime mid-last-March, until the time at which it became "Science, Real!" at the end of March.

Were major faults found in earlier studies done on the control of respiratory droplets? I have no idea, actually.

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When the scientific method becomes a psuedo-religion by way of the culture war --

"Believe in Science!", "Science is Real!" on rainbow-flag-adorned yard signs are the liberal version of "Jesus Saves!" highway billboards

-- the actual process & content of scientific inquiry becomes irrelevant just like the content of the Bible became irrelevant.

How the bible was taught & framed was the decision of the clergy. Likewise, I don't read review journals or subscribe to Nature.

blasé uspol nonsense 

Trump figured out that the way he says "China" is weird, and so he started trying to pronounce it weird as a branding thing, but now it's not even something I can laugh at because it's so obvious he's trying

It's 0200 which means I have the Crazy Taxi song stuck in my head. 

Day after day (Your home life's a wreck!)

The powers that be (Just breathe down your neck!)

Try being cool (You feel like a lie!)

Play by their rules (Now it's their turn to try!)

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It's 0200 which means I have the Crazy Taxi song stuck in my head. 


beardie pic, lizard ec 

Nara got a fortune! I think it's pretty on target....

Technocratic liberals are obsessed with "deepfakes" because they need to tell themselves that the only (probably foreign) disinformation that's a real threat to them is extremely realistic and technically-sophisticated hoaxes. In reality you can fool them by bashing totally unattributed infographics out.

All I want for christmas is to know what ~materials~ I can put in the recycling bin rather than a list of ~objects~.

Like,. we got to the point where all of those numbers and symbols are on everything but then subsequently decided not to use it.

Tired: box cars for flightweary dragons wanting to travel by train

Wired: intermodal tanktainers for flightweary goo dragons wanting to travel by whichever method is most sensible


Nuapurista kuulu se polokan tahti
jalakani pohjii kutkutti.
Ievan äiti se tyttöösä vahti
vaan kyllähän Ieva sen jutkutti,
sillä ei meitä silloin kiellot haittaa
kun myö tanssimme laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Ievan suu oli vehnäsellä
ko immeiset onnee toevotti.
Peä oli märkänä jokaisella
ja viulu se vinku ja voevotti.
Ei tätä poikoo märkyys haittaa
sillon ko laskoo laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

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