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Tapestries and Tapeworms

Sylvia Shawcross

So much more soothing than the apocalypse

Ah the scientists. Bless their happy little hearts I always say.

Having known a few of them and dealt with them on occasion I have to admit, they are a breed apart. I would even go so far as to say, that when it comes to working for a living, you’d not meet a happier crew.

Unless they’ve been hijacked by fighting against or participating in nefarious global agendas of course. Then they are either villains or heroes but neither are very happy understandably of course.

The only other times I’ve known a scientist to be unhappy is when they’re dealing with funding issues, publish-or-die demands and/or insufferable colleagues/boss types.

They just live blissfully in their little worlds tinkering and figuring and measuring with a passion not many of us get to experience. They experiment to demonstrate a known truth or just maybe they’ll be the one to discover something new under the sun. This idea makes them happy and thus, they have, for the most part, without fail a remarkable sense of humour.

Ultimately though, their joie de vivre and enthusiasm is hard to comprehend by the rest of us. I always think that it is an amazing thing considering they know how and when and why the world will end. Without exception, every single one of them knows. Every. Single. One.

You wouldn’t think that would be an easy thing to live with, but they do. Happily.

They are specialists in eschatology of a sort.

The only problem is, they’re specialists in their specialities and that makes them very special.

The vulcanologists will explain about supervolcanoes. The astronomers— black holes and asteroids and magnetospheres; virologists—super flus and man-made viruses; climatologists—global warming and ice ages; geologists—methane releases; meteorologists—el Nino and gulf streams and changing weather patterns; oceanographers —sea temperatures and whales; entomologists—cricket genocide; anthropologists will explain… well… something like resurrecting the Spanish flu from old graveyards e.g. I don’t know exactly what, but they’ll be happy to tell you about how it is going to kill us all.

Scientists spend their lives looking for their “I knew it!” day as if it was tantamount to Alfred Nobel on the 26th of November 1895 time-travelling on a string theory blackhole folded universe thingie onto the stage to present them with a prize with his last dying breath.

Really. They believe this…. Well, Okay, maybe not. But they are convinced of themselves. Absolutely. They have the research to back it up. Absolutely. Peer-reviewed even.

And this is normally quite okay. We’ve gotten quite used to them doing their thing without too much bother. We fund them to keep them productive and out of harms way. And often just get them to prove things we already know—to humour them. They are “mostly” harmless.

They’re even helpful at times. Yes. Harmless happy helpful people but sometimes. Well… I’m sorry to say that sometimes, well… they are insane.

Utterly insane. Not just insane. But UTTERLY insane. (Not to be confused with UDDERLY insane which has something to do with mad cow disease and/or bovine emissions.)

And we of course, love them despite this. When you spend your life peering into microscopes, telescopes, test tubes and spreadsheets, it is a very special kind of insanity and we understand. We have adapted to accept that even the insane deserve some happiness in this life. (Only labelled conspiracy theorists don’t apparently. And truckers. And farmers. And unvaccinated people.)

Nevertheless, we love reading about how far penguins can project their poop under different circumstances in the arctic or that the friction coefficient of walking with a banana peel as a shoe is 6 times slippier than normal friction between a shoe and the floor or how some stickleback fish never get tapeworms or how Hawaii is moving closer to Alaska by 7.5 cm per year.

These are important things. Especially for shipping costs from Hawaii with the way things are going I’d say.

So yes, they’re very entertaining sometimes our scientists. But then something did indeed keep me up at night. Even insane, their happiness makes no sense whatsobloodyever. Who in their right or even wrong mind is happy about the end of the world? Obviously, they aren’t happy. They need help.

We all know by now (or have been schooled to know) that we can trust the science. It’s just the scientists… that may be a different matter altogether.

Well… although we’ve all made allowances for their “eccentricities” shall we say, should we be so quick to hand over responsibility for the end of the world to them all? I mean, it’s a rather momentous occasion after all. It’s not like the end of the world happens every day. In all eternity.

Yes. This was bothering me. Because you see, we don’t know which ones have really lost the plot and think they’re going to save the world. As if they could. I mean, nobody really thinks to check on such things.

Well, I might be the only one.

Now long ago, and far away I started the Institute for the Rehabilitation of Misguided Scientists wherein I teach these particular scientists how to do needlepoint in order to bring them into some sort of half-normal state. So they could learn to socialize without too much of a ruckus and stop scaring everybody all the time.

I also taught nuclear physicists how to do macrame but that wasn’t as successful. They’re hopeless I’m afraid.

The trick to all of the work I had to do was understanding that simply by studying their research, their particular brand of madness could be traced through to childhood issues. And it was ALWAYS Freudian with these scientists. ALWAYS.

In any event, I’m afraid I’ll be having to resurrect the Institute and write to a few of these poor people to implore them to seek help before the world ends.

We will begin with the poor dear scientist who says spiders dream—a seemingly very sad case of latent neurosis all tied into the Oedipus complex and their work on the World Wide Web although I cannot say that for certain at this point.

I have found spider neurosis problems have become very common and are very very tricky to treat.

I’m thinking however this scientist is a very clever one who without probably realizing it is already half way to normal. This one has already honed in on Freud’s “dream analysis” theories just by torturing spiders. That was unconscious progress I’ll say!

I might write that one soon because this one has hope unlike some of them who will have to needlepoint the entire Bayeux Tapestry four times over by the looks of it. Particularly that one who is studying the concept of “white holes” over “black holes” which, instead of pulling in matter actually spits it out.

Well I don’t need to explain how, besides being politically incorrect, this work is obviously a desperate cry for mommy attention do I?

If you are aware of any scientist who may need to take up needlepoint please put it in the comment section below.

Also, here is your earworm*** for today:

You’re welcome.

Sylvia Shawcross lives in Quebec, Canada.

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Howard
Howard
Oct 24, 2022 5:05 PM

If you’ve ever made a cake, or Sloppy Joes, then you know how much better each is after they’ve sat in the fridge a couple days. This gives the ingredients a chance to work their magic.

Same with articles. We move so quickly to the next article – the new, shiny one – that we don’t give the ones we’ve already read a chance to work their magic.

I realize that’s what Archives are for. But how many people, I wonder, actually peruse an Archive? Judging by the number and dates of comments, I would have to say “Not many.”

(Perhaps this thought was inspired by one of the newer articles – Edward Curtin’s “The Last Temptation of Things.” We accumulate digital “things” with the speed of light. But don’t seem to know what to do with them other than stick them in an Archive – for someone to throw out someday.)

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 25, 2022 1:18 AM
Reply to  Howard

jeesh Howard… you just wrote what i am writing about for this week
sort of

Sholapur
Sholapur
Oct 25, 2022 6:06 PM
Reply to  Howard

I feel that it’s so we have a confusion of information, at least from many of the popular media mouths. Throw in the very modern ability of almost anyone being able to set up a channel or a blog and it soon becomes clear there are not enough eyes to see and no time to sort the useful from the trash.

Acting cooperatively on information is now almost impossible because everyone’s moved on to the next tranche of data before the last had been digested.

Plus, information media has become a free-for-all where quantity is king for fear of becoming irrelevant and quality reduces to meet the demand.

It’s why I visit only a very few sites of varying opinion to just capture what might be relevant, while worrying that it might all be irrelevant.  🙄 

Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Oct 24, 2022 3:56 PM

“Anyone working on making a virus of any kind more lethal should be tried for crimes against humanity.”

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 25, 2022 4:25 AM
Reply to  Straight Talk

Agreed

Human values
Human values
Oct 23, 2022 7:52 PM

Science means knowledge. It’s derived from scientia, meaning knowledge in Latin.

Only truth is knowledge. If someone ”knows” that 2 + 2 = 5, he doesn’t know anything. Belief in lies is never knowledge.

However, in the name of science, there has been ignorance, lying, deception, fraud, and serving the interests of money, authority or anything else but the truth itself. None of those things has ever been knowledge. So those things are anti-science.

Truth is known by logic and experiment. We can experiment and calculate two stones and two stones using logic that is reason, and every time we get four stones.

What applies to mathematics applies to everything else that can be known. And truth is known. It is not a matter of belief.

Belief in money creates great cognitive dissonance, because people who believe in money don’t know what money is. They don’t know that money is created in banks, it is not real. It is not related to work, production, creativity, or anything good. It is a form of robbery and organized crime.

False beliefs have nothing to do with science, no matter how many scientists believe them. In the history of science, there are so many examples of ”scientists” believing absolute bullshit. But of course, if someone knows nothing about science, he can believe anything. 

NikkiBop
NikkiBop
Oct 22, 2022 7:48 PM

This is SO awesome. My highly educated, vaccinated, masked, scientist niece is working for a startup trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s that will make them all rich. And if this doesn’t work my ignorant family is all waiting for me to die to get what’s left of my 401K. And of course she can’t discuss her work even in very basic layman’s terms for fear of me running to the next startup and sharing all their secrets. Why would I do that when I have a 401K? Yeah scientists….

plino
plino
Oct 22, 2022 9:38 PM
Reply to  NikkiBop

You just said that to brag about having a 401k, didn’t you?:)

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Oct 24, 2022 11:20 PM
Reply to  plino

Plino
401K after ’08 yea they do, “you should have been smart, thought of the future etc.

plino
plino
Oct 22, 2022 12:11 PM

2.

For 3.plebeians, the educational (similar to AI training) plan (in recent times, the final assault on the SDG-world) is the mass media narrative: kovid, slava ukraine, tolerance, genderism, climate compatibility, etc. They also have to get used to feeling instant disgust at the bodily level of “anti-vax,” “anti-semitism,” “racial supremacism,” “conspiracy theory,” etc. Looking at this in the simplest, in literal translation, removing all the layers, underneath all of this, as an irrevocable remnant remains the main widely advertised by all global organizations – the trust that has to be built up to the level of faith, so that there is no “short circuit” to the requirements of the biodigital SDGs-world system. 3 is like the body of the system providing the life force, or the power supply.

While 2 is the brain / mind of the system. And this, unlike today, when, in sum, all this mental capacity serving the system is concentrated in the implementation of today’s framework of the system, then, in the SDG-world, it will be under other requirements, of another system. It is no coincidence that Klaus, speaking about the future of professions, said that technological literacy is only one part, but creativity is no less important. ; it is not that a man should combine the two in himself, but that there should be a community of both kinds of people.

So, one of their most fundamental problems is how to “incorporate”, to “include” all the intellectual potential they need for the SDG-their world-to work towards unity with the goals of the system. Scientists and the ‘united academic community’, with few exceptions, are, as usual, voluntarily involved. Let’s say in biodigital Unit 3. they represent the 3.1 rational mind. This is not the case with the giant mental potential of 3.2, which, as the carrier of the creative power, we may call the soul of the system.

A large, perhaps the majority of it, is currently not incorporated into the system, and can be found among those who now oppose and do not accept the mechanism that is successfully used to incorporate 2.plebeians/the system’s body. Even, in big part, the creative power comes from these values.

A large, perhaps the majority of it, is currently not incorporated into the system, and can be found among those who now oppose and do not accept the mechanism that is successfully used to incorporate 2.plebeians/the system’s body. Even, in big part, the creative power comes from these values. (As here a great distinction can be made between creativity – expressed or personal, in the mind of the individual – inspired and sponsored by the system and rich sponsors, and out and countersystem.)

And here’s the big trick “with one bullet – two rabbits”: the reverse reaction to what is used to incorporate 2., is used to incorporate 3.2. They, from the point of view of the agreed future world to which we are traveling, belong to 2 different units of it; and the common thing is that in order for there to be no “loss of value”, “system error”, short circuit with the frame, they must belong by faith. Just as a person is incomplete and torn when he feels remorse, fear, dissatisfaction, despondency, anger, in the same way in a biodigitally connected whole, his connection to the system breaks, the system “gives error” when a cell of it is not in accordance with the framework. Everyone knows the difference between that, and that to feel at ease, with complete trust, connected and part of something. But now the level is different, and this acquires direct, physical, technical significance.

Today, and as it has always been before, a person can feel whatever he wants to feel and think what he will, and yet do what the system demands of him; what suits the system, she works that way. While in the high-tech connected (24/7/365) world, thinking and feeling in accordance with the system is technically mandatory. It is the” shared value “that measures the” value ” of a person (and a group).

Technical compliance for the normal functioning of the body is mandatory, but the connections of 2. and 3. they are of different types, in different chain units. This new normal sieve today both attracts and consolidates Group 2., and at the same time repels and consolidates group 3.2.

In short:)

In this regard, because this is the highest and I would say the only goal; and in connection with the fact that a technocracy remains completely hidden from the radar of highly informed media and individual experts, they simply miss it; and in connection with the fabulous reputation of a one part of the world… with all this in mind, expect a debate (if any debate at all) about the “fundamental differences” between two equally evil technocracies. But this is not a technocracy, but a whole like-natural world.

(Number 1.the spider is the will of the organism, which controls the web according to its desires, which are an imperfect interpretation – that is, the spider “dreaming the web.”)

plino
plino
Oct 22, 2022 2:18 PM
Reply to  plino

1.

Wait and I take advantage of madame Shawcross’s freestyle style, which has already been specified that she practices (spiritual alchemist, I knew it…)

Sylvie, look of it this way: as you go from the lowest and most insignificant, everyday segments of society, and you go up, up, the web gathers in the Spider’s hole. In order to understand the spider itself, you already need to enter the hole and continue beyond the hole: what is this “need for power”, on what physical laws it is based, where they originate, and so on – a simple investigation. But, leaving that aside, let’s say that gathering at the point of our hole leads to Blackrock spiders, they to Vanguard +all the other “stakeholders”, all over the world. And all of them, the real owners, through network tools, determine everything on the network down, the whole “new normal”; they determine, and everything below, no matter what opportunities or power it looks like it have, is a kind of executive power, not a decision Center.

The spider has one main goal – the implementation of the SDGs. This is the main thing, and everything, large-scale and peremptorily imposed by the executive, strange and unacceptable in modern times, is a tool for achieving the implementation of the SDGs. There are no such random large-scale trends; and the existing ones are regulated and shaped to fit within the SDGs.

The implementation of the SDGs is the main organizational tool for achieving the well-known old goal: direct control of man and nature, which overcomes the obstacles of intermediary control instruments that prevent the achievement of control. Simply put, in order to solve the Old fundamental problem extensively described in history and literature – the great sadness of rulers that, because they are mortal, everything is temporary and ultimately meaningless-the possessors must merge with nature, but while maintaining their own will; so instead of her ruling over they – basically through the act of death – they ruling over her.

This is the goal, everything else is the application of tools on the way to achieving the goal. Industry, finance, international trading systems – they have no meaning except as instruments that, after used to achieving the goal, will fall away or be radically transformed according needed in the new world. So there is no problem if to date it seems that one or more of the owners wants to keep some kind of instrument from today’s world and opposes others. These tools today are an obstacle to the new world, with the SDGs filled, so they are in the process of being removed or radically transformed. All the big boys agree with that and everyone wants it. None of them want to lose their place in the agreed-upon SDGs-world and achieve their mortal destiny.

So: the new SDG world will be synchronized with nature, remaining conscious and willful. This is the goal behind the so-called “biodigital convergence” – a primary goal, repeatedly stated (at a popular level, for the plebs – by Klaus and Yuval). This world will be controlled by high technology, from the lowest and most subtle level to the highest – the nest of the spider that controls and issues orders and changes of order to the scientists who control the devices and descend down to the technical executive. Let’s say that although the units themselves are divided into many sub-units, the main units in this world are: 1. spiders / controllers / real owners, 2.scientific, technical and management unit/intellectual elite, 3.plebeians

In order for the SDGs-the world to be sustainable – in the most direct, technical sense – all units (people and groups) must share a phenomenal level of unity, be united by a tremendous “togetherness”. Because connected by biodigital convergent technologies in a system that exists and moves as a whole, as a single mechanism, in one time and space, if there are contradictions of individuals and groups, it means slowing down the process, to put in order the “non-working” parts. And the more “errors” there are, the more the system goes off the rails of convergence with natural time-space. Which leads to a return to the “separate” state and obedience to the laws of nature. And to the death.

So, the” value ” of the elements of the system is determined by their resilience, by their ability to live in harmony with the system. But. It is not the goal for people and groups to commit and learn to act against the SDGs, through the ESG and the plebeian rating systems, but this is only a short transition period towards the goal of starting to think and feel in sync with the system. Because, in fully connected to the system – with the body and the brain – through high biodigital convergent technologies, every step outside the tasks of the system has the value of a non-functioning cell in the body (and -> cellular system -> body organ, etc.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 23, 2022 5:02 AM
Reply to  plino

Good heavens plino! What a dark and disturbing picture of what may be happening. They want us to be the insects we are to eat. We are not insects and if death exists it is to a purpose we do not know at the moment. So many long for eternal life that don’t know what to do with a rainy day as someone said. Their vision if that is what it is, is an ugly mutant thing that does not build things but breaks them. If this is the world they want then they will be the ones to live it. And we’ll see how THAT goes.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 23, 2022 9:25 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Actually that sounded bitter of me. I sincerely believe there are a huge number of people who signed onto these sustainable development plans long ago with the best of intentions without understanding what it would eventually mean, i.e. deciding in our lifetimes who will live and who will die, who will prosper and who won’t, driving humanity into a fight for who gets what and recreating the same problems only with different nightmares… e.g. oil and coal warfare replaced by copper and lithium or the making of solar panels creating more green house gases than the methane a cow ever thought of doing. We are sometimes well-intended fools. I dunno. What do I know. I am not as learned as you plino. I am simply watching and asking stupid questions. It was ever thus for me.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 22, 2022 9:38 AM

Thanks Sylvia.

How about a piece on teachers ?

They’re the real problem and have been since the 1970’s.

They are responsible for the pathetic obedience of the children of the last 50 years.

If this post has offended any teachers who started teaching after 1972, tough.

hotrod31
hotrod31
Oct 22, 2022 12:43 PM

I found most colleagues to be; Yes sir, no sir, three bags full, Sir! Infuriatingly disappointing.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 22, 2022 7:59 PM

I don’t know enough about teachers but there is something seriously wrong there for sure. Seriously. Seriously. Seriously.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Oct 24, 2022 11:41 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

As if we were talking…
Then you don’t know much about anything from someone who left school at 15 and it wasn’t because of Schools and Teachers.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Oct 24, 2022 11:33 PM

Which Country, or is everything one against another one. Teachers IN what blooming Country!
Your fucking typing, or are you a fucking ROBOT.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 22, 2022 8:57 AM

Science: a paradigm into which everything that can be fitted is crammed and everything that cannot is dismissed as an anomaly “Fitted” can include being 96% wrong with items of faith like dark matter and dark energy running cover.

The scientific method: wrongly assumed to have anything much to do with the above. See for example Michio Kaku saying proudly “nobody” in his field (astro-physics) uses the “so-called” scientific method and then try to find any mainstream source calling astro-physics a pseudo-science or doubting the latest claim that some exo-planet rains sulphuric acid.

Peer review: a system whereby one scientist in the mainstream paradigm has his work checked by another scientist in the mainstream paradigm and declared hunkydory.

Scientists: medieval magi in different clothes. See for example Kepler and Newton then compare with Watson and Crick, the former a raving eugenicist and the latter an acid-head.

Technology: science that actually works although not necessarily in the way we’re told. To be distinguished from theoretical science, a product of mathematics bearing no necessary connection to reality.

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 22, 2022 9:31 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Thorstein Veblen noted that scientific paradigms are never “refuted”. They just gradually fall out of use when their proponents eventually die. Fashion is as much part of science as it is in pop music (or even “classical” music).

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Oct 25, 2022 3:12 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Science has a billion combos what is wrong with continually being fascinated by the world around us?
I would have thought not to become obsessed over what other people choose to do with their own lives is much more self important, to me, and what I choose to focus on.
Friend of mine returned to his home just a couple of days ago, after working his shift. First thing he said when he saw me was, “guess there’s another flu out there, talk it can be real nasty to some people,… this winter.” Not looking too happy about it.
Oh shit, I replied, Global or just where you work?
“Who the hell knows!” he said.
Perfect, lets go down your Club and you can buy me a beer. It’s the least you can do for making you feel better.

NickM
NickM
Oct 22, 2022 8:02 AM

“They [scientists] just live blissfully in their little worlds tinkering and figuring and measuring with a passion not many of us get to experience. They experiment to demonstrate a known truth or just maybe they’ll be the one to discover something new under the sun. This idea makes them happy and thus, they have, for the most part, without fail a remarkable sense of humour. Ultimately though, their joie de vivre and enthusiasm is hard to comprehend by the rest of us.”

Having done a little bit of that “tinkering and figuring and measuring” I am glad to read someone confirming that it makes for happiness and a sense of humour. But I hope the last sentence is false: surely “the nest of us” (who have different enthusiasms and humours) can comprehend someone finding enthusiasm and humour in science?

Though I must admit that scientists come out with assertions that contradict common sense, and appear insane. Science and common sense do not mix easily.

Common sense tells us that the earth is flat; mad scientists assert that the earth is round.

Mad scientists tell us that because the earth is round there are people walking upside down on the other side; common sense says if they were upside down they would fall off.

Common sense tells us that the sun and moon are no bigger than a football; mad scientists assert the sun and moon are larger than our home town.

Common senses tell us that the sun and moon go round the earth every day; mad scientists tell us the moon goes round the earth while the earth is goes round the sun.

The Good Book tells us that the earth is younger than a million years; mad scientists tell us that the earth is older than a billion years.

The Good Book tells us there is nothing new under the sun; mad scientists believen there is something new just round the corner.

The Good Book tells us that illness comes from devils who must be cast out with spells; mad scientists tell us that illness comes from tiny bugs who must be cast out with even tinier things called molecules.

About the only place where the Good Book and mad scientists agree is in the first page of the Good Book: that the world began with a flash of heavenly light. Though common sense is not sure on this point because common sense was not there to see it.

Human values
Human values
Oct 23, 2022 7:32 PM
Reply to  NickM

The Holy Bible is a spiritual book, not a natural science book. If you read it like a science book, it doesn’t make any sense, I guarantee.

By the way, God is omniscient, that means All-knowing. Everything that is true and good resides in God (Logos). 

NickM
NickM
Oct 23, 2022 8:18 PM
Reply to  Human values

On the contrary, I believe that the first page of Genesis makes very good sense scientifically. Especially the part where “God said, Let there be Light and there was LIGHT!”. A pithy description of the Big Bang — and as good a speculation of what caused the Big Flash of Light as most scientists have come up with (though Penrose has an interesting mathematical speculation on this subject). They also got basic biological driving force right: “increase and multiply each according to its kind”. And the sequence of evolution: the world emerging, separating into earth and water, emergence of sea creatures and creeping things, then of higher animals such as us primates. Not bad for the time it was written (between 1600 and 600BC?).

Human values
Human values
Oct 24, 2022 10:39 PM
Reply to  NickM

Words in the Bible don’t mean what you think they mean. The Bible talks about God and spirit. It is not about biology.

God is the Creator. Everything that is created is not the Creator. God is above all His creation. His or Her or Its – God is pure Spirit without gender or sex. God is the Absolute, eternally unchanging. The Pure Spirit created everything that is material or physical. So God creates out of nothing, with mere thoughts or will.

I’m sure you don’t believe any of this. I didn’t. I was under the foolishness of the world. But God sure has shown me. God proved God to me.

About the Bible words. Light means Wisdom.

So, it’s a spiritual thing, not physical.

The same goes with every other word in the Bible. It’s not easy to understand. The only way to understand the Bible is to Be with God’s Spirit, but the Bible is not needed in order to be with God’s Spirit, as God resides everywhere always.

Adam and Eve, Jesus and Christ, and everything else in the Bible, is about spirit. They are not men and women, but they are depictions of spiritual levels and quality. For example, Eve means Life. The Hebrew names have a meaning. The name Jesus means God saves (Yah will save or Yah saves), and it’s a Greek version of the Hebrew Joshua. The Old Testament and the New Testament are practically the same thing. They tell of the same things, just different language and allegory.

Everything in the Bible from start to finish is for the Soul. Your Soul understands. It is the spirit that is one with God. It is the Christ in You. It is Immanuel, God within.

When the Bible is read from false assumptions, it cannot be understood. Materialistic and non-spiritual prejudices cannot read the Bible correctly. It is only with God’s Spirit, also known as the Holy Spirit, Spirit of truth.

God is Absolute, Perfect and Eternal. Created beings, whatever they are, are not. What is being created is not perfect. But God is always Perfect. God is perfect in Logic. God is perfect in everything God Is. God is perfect in Love. God is perfectly good. These abstract things require knowledge. And they require winning in the battle of minds or the spiritual battle. When God is chosen in spirit, God can be known.

Without God’s spirit, there logically is some godless spirit. In Human Spirit.

The Bible is a love letter from God to you. Believe it or not. Doesn’t make a difference. What is important is one’s spirit, whether it’s with truth and goodness, or in untruths and evil.

There is a clear difference between truth and untruth. Since God is perfect in every way, all-knowing and true, God gives clarity to soul, wisdom to mind, peace in your heart.

So reminding you that the spirit of truth is important and that spirit is with God.

In the beginning God created.

In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God. When you understand what words mean, you shall know the truth.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Oct 25, 2022 10:47 AM
Reply to  Human values

Corporate Religion

Corporate Religion has very little to do with God the Creator. Religious people, with a very few exceptions, indifferent to the wonders of nature.
Corporate Religions are created by man as a control mechanism. These corporate religions were indispensible before the media became as powerful and ubiquitous and sophisticated as it is today. Religion is superfluous in the world of televisions and Hollyweird and mobile phones.

Antonym
Antonym
Oct 22, 2022 6:43 AM

Retractionwatch is a healthy antidote for shortvisioned scientists.

Kurt Benshoof
Kurt Benshoof
Oct 22, 2022 5:09 AM

That was all absolutely awesome. But you obviously already knew that  😉 

Johnny
Johnny
Oct 22, 2022 4:23 AM

Scientists. The new, and failed Priesthood.
Barry Long (1995):
‘For centuries it was thought religion had the answer. But religion is the failed science of yesterday. Like science today, religion failed to keep up with the increasing discernment of humanity by failing in its promise to answer the universal questions and so lost its power to control and manipulate. Science took over as the new world religion and by explaining things the old priesthood couldn’t, it became the new way of thinking and believing. Now it too has failed.‘

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Oct 22, 2022 3:30 AM

The CDC voted 15 – 0 to include the fake and dangerous Covid-19 “vaccine” on the list of vaccines for kids to go to public schools in 2023. DeSantis of Florida has come out and said as long as he’s governor there he won’t allow that. It’s come down to that. I was in the process of buying another home, after selling the one I’m in, in Washington State, but I know the governor and political interests here will go with this plan. I’m currently analyzing my options.

WorkingClass Hero
WorkingClass Hero
Oct 22, 2022 4:55 AM

Why would it matter if the governor would allow that or not. Would you allow your kids to be there? Why are you read what others are willing to do of your behalf rather that taking action yourself.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Oct 22, 2022 6:43 PM

What on earth are you talking about. Don’t lecture me brother.

plino
plino
Oct 22, 2022 6:14 AM

Further away from cities – better (at least “on first reading”, “on paper”, it is). You know.

Antonym
Antonym
Oct 22, 2022 6:48 AM

That dumb CDC does one thing useful: their Covid injection campaign keeps Xi jinping and his CCP on the wrong foot regarding 99% of all Chinese. They are locked up like animals by other Animals who are not equal to them.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Oct 22, 2022 1:41 AM

Science and Technology

Science and technology are tools our species use to expand our reach, increase our life spans and polulations, raise our standards of living, create weapons of mass destruction and a lot more. The human brain and the human hand let us do things that other creatures can’t. This includes substantial alterations in the environment and the ability to conquer all predators. There are limits to what science can help us do. We have deforested the planet yet most of the population live in squalor and poverty. We cannot reach into and beyond the van Allen belts. We cannot become immortal or even ensure our own future.

Antonym
Antonym
Oct 22, 2022 5:15 AM

Exactly, the human brain’s limits, semi-guided by egoist greeds on top.
Best to trust the Evolution that jumped us out of the great apes to do another jolt.
Better not trust AI, brain chip implants, eugenics etc., all brain children so quite flawed.
Could a stone for dream up a coral? Could an algae for see a Sequoia? A fern an animal? Fish for saw birds? etc. No, no, no, no and no.
THERE is hope.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 22, 2022 12:19 AM

“Kakistocracies are governments ruled by the stupid and ignorant.’
Kleptomaniacs and Kakistocrats both start with “K”.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 21, 2022 10:41 PM

Australia is inching northwards toward the Equator a few centimeters each year. That’s why it’s getting hotter – not global warming !
It’s an Electric Universe, an idea which shocks scientists.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 22, 2022 12:53 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

“8 billion people” is slowly seeping into general usage, but “are we there yet ?”

What could go wrong ? White House quietly reveals 5-year plan to spray particles in the sky to dim the sun:
https://tftproject.substack.com/p/what-could-go-wrong-white-house-quietly

Invokes the idea of the movie “On The Beach” – radioactive dust slowly circling the Globe killing all life in its path.

Johnny
Johnny
Oct 22, 2022 4:46 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

Is that Japan in the distance?

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Oct 21, 2022 10:41 PM
Sidlittle
Sidlittle
Oct 21, 2022 10:07 PM

I just want to post so that person can vote me down too x

nmism
nmism
Oct 21, 2022 10:56 PM
Reply to  Sidlittle

Yeah, and I’m a little confused about the sprinkling of posts that don’t get that regulatory thumbs down…? Are they just being a little sloppy or is there some influence I’m not perceiving?

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Oct 21, 2022 9:40 PM

The fact you could write and publish this is due to the work of countless scientists.

Its very easy to take things for granted, to assume that trappings and comforts of civilization just happen, without recognizing the considerable amount of effort that got us all to that point. (Even needlepoint requires technology to make happen.) Science isn’t any more difficult than any other human endeavor; we do have a problem about how its taught in school, though, which is what leads to a general ignorance about what it is and what people who work with it actually do. (We can’t be human, of course, because if we were you’d have to take us seriously and actually get off your rears and do stuff about things like climate change….)

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Oct 22, 2022 12:00 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Perhaps there is a very good reason most “science” taught in public schools is a problem? I would think that some “scientists” who maybe aren’t really scientists but paid shills for industry, just might want people to be generally ignorant about the real workings of actual science. So much the better if people are kept ignorant to fool them into thinking the simplistic answers given to them by those shills are real. That way, those poor ignorant slobs are far less likely to question the perceived brilliance of some scientists who really aren’t doing science for sciences’ sake, but for the amount of money these said brilliant scientists can bring in, especially from people who are intentionally kept too dumb to realize the fallacious nature of that kind of “science” for profit. Covid 19 anyone? PCR “tests” that aren’t tests? Masks? If the general public were more knowledgeable about real science, perhaps none of that bullshit would have gone over as big as it has?

As for climate change, too bad all those rosy “solutions” for that problem, which the “science” is busy selling us, aren’t solutions at all, but simply one more way to prolong the for profit model that has gotten us where we are today. Tout real science all you want, but at least admit that most of what we all have been taught is “real science” is not much more than science for profit. Is that the fault of the general, ignorant public, or do real scientists who do not stand up for real science play a part in that little dilemma as well? Hmmmmm…..

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 22, 2022 9:42 AM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

But, but, but…………….. I thought the science was settled !

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Oct 22, 2022 4:36 PM

The James Webb telescope is already making observations that question our settled science about the nature of the universe. Its just trickling out at the moment because there’s more to observe and a lot to verify (is it the instrument? is it the way we’re using it?). That’s science in action. Its been like this for centuries. Fortunately for everyday use simple approximations like Newton’s Laws are more than adequate for our everyday life but they’re really just approximations.

Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Oct 24, 2022 1:04 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

The reality of someone who lacks a metaphysical belief in an afterlife is very different from someone who does. To those who live by a “Well, if I don’t steal it, someone else will” mentality, self-interest becomes their religion. To them, there is no right or wrong, no need for truth, empathy or reason for that matter. Life devolves into a very animalistic, dog-eat-dog, “survival of the most genocidal” view of reality. This is the view of neoliberalism and why the world has turned upside down over the past four decades.

The question must be, then, what is humanity? What are the characteristics that humans regard as most distinctive from animals? Conscientiousness, the ability to reason, to create, to discover, to express joy, to cooperate, to cultivate good will… not just for the benefit of one’s own tribe, but for the good of the whole. But not in a nefarious, communitarian sort of way, where the “greater good” has been weaponized against us, but in an effort to live authentically, without the need for constant deception.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 22, 2022 2:34 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Gotta agree science is badly taught if at all these days. Carry on with your fight on climate change. We all have our different fights in this world right now and I suppose we all think our particular fight is the most pressing one. It is a crap shoot these days determining which one is a priority, climate, vaccines, democracy, freedom of speech? The important thing is to keep on fighting whatever you think I’d suppose.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 22, 2022 9:43 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Science is not taught properly as to do so would mean critical thinking.

Obviously verboten.

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Oct 21, 2022 9:39 PM

Nice job!

wardropper
wardropper
Oct 21, 2022 9:31 PM

“We all know by now (or have been schooled to know) that we can trust the science. It’s just the scientists… that may be a different matter altogether.”

Never a truer word spoken. I think we all know the 11-year-old boy in secondary school who said he wanted to be a scientist when he grew up.
The thing is, not all of those boys were bright enough to become scientists, yet some of them had the money to buy their way into lucrative pseudo-scientific establishments – for example, what I call, “media science”…

Todd Hayen
Todd Hayen
Oct 21, 2022 8:27 PM

Your articles are like dreams. Journeys into the shadow unconscious where symbols and images, looked at from a sideways perspective, reveal more than you’d really care to know. Bravo.

WorkingClass Hero
WorkingClass Hero
Oct 22, 2022 4:58 AM
Reply to  Todd Hayen

Another robot.

Who actually takes images of themselves with their hand on their chip like they are deep thought. Then use it as their avatar. Well, im sure some do, but either way they are a twat, a spook or a bot.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 22, 2022 6:15 AM

Ultimately we have a choice in life. We can choose kindness or nastiness. Do better WorkingClass. Don’t be sad. We’ll all get through this together with all our differences.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Oct 21, 2022 8:20 PM

*Penguins are endemic to the Antarctic, there are none in the Arctic.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:46 PM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

Yeah Yeah Details. Details. Left brain. Right brain. Give me a hairy break kiwijoker dear. TY

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 21, 2022 10:46 PM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

poetic licentiousness.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Oct 22, 2022 1:04 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

Penguins are found in many places in the Southern hemisphere – Antarctica, South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Also the various sun antarctic islands.
South Georgia has a large population of King Penguins.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 22, 2022 6:48 AM

I promise never to suggest penguins live in the Arctic again. Forever and ever.

Fran Crowe
Fran Crowe
Oct 21, 2022 7:48 PM

We have our own (media whore) everybody’s favorite scientist in Ireland, Prof Luke O’Neill, who coincidentally sold his company to Roche for €380 million . He’s been the go to messanger re shit stirring about covid….never off the mainstream…..quelle surprise!!! Watch this one. Oh, and he has his own band …how groovy is that…what’s not to like.

Arsebiscuits
Arsebiscuits
Oct 21, 2022 8:58 PM
Reply to  Fran Crowe

I’ve been to his concerts

I’m converted

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Oct 22, 2022 1:54 AM
Reply to  Fran Crowe

Amazing

Creation of the virtual virus is probably mankind’s greatest achievement, even if it lacks integrity and aesthetics and genius. Imagine making billions of people all across the planet believe in an invisible killer permeating the atmosphere. It boggles the mind. It took two thousand years to make two billion people believe in Jesus. It two months to make seven billion people believe in a deadly microscopic monster that stalks us all.

Sholapur
Sholapur
Oct 21, 2022 7:41 PM

Thanks I enjoyed the article, Sylvia. Though a little in the way you might enjoy a good horror movie but in this one the monsters might really be real.

”well… they are insane.
Utterly insane. Not just insane”

You’d better believe it. Terrifying.

Ugo Bardi
Ugo Bardi
Oct 21, 2022 6:52 PM

I could come to your needlepoint school. Curiously, for some reason, I was thinking just today about how my grandmother had taught me a little about needlepointing. Over the years and a career as scientist among test tubes, I forgot. But maybe I could relearn. About scientists knowing the things that will happen, you may like to take a look at my blog, “senecaeffect.com”

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:48 PM
Reply to  Ugo Bardi

A lovely blog Ugo Bardi. TY

Mark EL
Mark EL
Oct 21, 2022 5:50 PM

Hi Syl

Thought I’d ‘plague’ you with yet another song, this one about the evil ‘scientists’ the article is really about: ‘Monster’

https://leaderleader.bandcamp.com/track/monster

I create monsters in the name of progress
I know they’ll be monsters
but I really couldn’t care I really couldn’t care less
Want to solve a problem, discover something new
Are what I always say to excuse the things I do

Make the world a better place, benefit the human race
Of course it’s never true it’s not what monsters do

I created a monster I had to set it free
I created a monster and the monster was me

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:19 PM
Reply to  Mark EL

Ya just love giving me these don’t ya?! lol… yes. That’s the whole thing. In song. But I kinda liked the monster mash for its sweet melody you know…

Mark EL
Mark EL
Oct 21, 2022 9:57 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Indeed Syl. They are relevant to the topic though, and I make no apology for promoting a non-mainstream artist.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:59 PM
Reply to  Mark EL

And I welcome the opportunity to do so for you.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:49 PM
Reply to  Mucho

You know… there are some days when a person can’t click on a link that talks about the mass killing phase of agenda 21. Tomorrow maybe. Thank you Mucho.

Howard
Howard
Oct 21, 2022 5:02 PM

Scientists do one thing that Nobody Does Better: they convince me I’m on the right track being a Crypto-Luddite. I say “Crypto” because I can’t think of another term for going deeper than a traditional Luddite.

I can take or leave technology (mostly leave); but I absolutely despise Science itself. Nothing comes closer to being a Witch’s Brew than Science. It has proven itself time and again to be the bane of human existence.

If I’m in a good mood, I might concede it’s the other way around – that humans are not ready for Science. We have to wait till we move beyond our infancy before we should be playing with quarks and gluons. Let’s please master one-and-one-is-two and starlight-starbright first.

If we can.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 5:35 PM
Reply to  Howard

Crypto-Luddites Unite! We are the future! (judging from the way the world is going)

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Oct 21, 2022 4:46 PM

What’s that quote about religion being the science of pre enlightenment and science being the religion of the 20th/21st century. Definite hell and brimstone vibes.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:50 PM

An interesting thing to ponder. TY

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Oct 21, 2022 10:31 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Found it: “Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion is weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”  —  Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin, 1973

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 22, 2022 6:34 AM

And in the future science and religion merge and men mistake everything?

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 21, 2022 4:23 PM

“needlepoint the entire Bayeux Tapestry”

Ah, the Bayeux Tapestry… that’s another rabbit hole. Why does that thing being sworn on look suspiciously like the Ark of the Covenant for example? Why does William go to see a witch? What about those borders – are they purely random decoation as we’re told? And who exactly made it and why?….

William was a genius at propaganda to pass off genocide as a little light “harrying”. William and Harry? Just a coincidence…. probably.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:34 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Why DID william go see a witch?

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Oct 21, 2022 8:24 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Because he wanted to improve his spelling.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 9:50 PM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

sigh

Demeter
Demeter
Oct 22, 2022 5:08 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Why did Henry Adams, who claims Norman ancestry, write a book called Mont Saint Michel and Chartres?
Why does the Norman French epic La Chanson de Roland describe the site of Roland’s death in so much detail?
Why is there a Roland window at Chartres?
Why does Dante, in the Paradiso meet an ancestor who was a crusader and templar and have a conversation whose content mirrors the subject matter of the three western lancets at Chartres? (cantos 15-17)
Chartres is an enormous specimen of masonry. Its numerological possibilities are probably enormous also.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 21, 2022 4:09 PM

Yup. >

“A team of 14 scientists at a Boston University lab developed a new strain of COVID-19 that killed 80% of the mice infected with the virus in a laboratory setting, setting off a storm of criticism from experts who said the research was “akin to madness.”

‘Insane’: Boston Researchers Create ‘More Lethal’ Strain of COVID, Prompting Calls to Shut Down Risky Gain-of-Function Research
10/18/22
‘Insane’: Boston Researchers Create ‘More Lethal’ Strain of COVID, Prompting Calls to Shut Down Risky Gain-of-Function Research • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)

Today mice. Tomorrow, the World! [Insert diabolical laugh]

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Oct 21, 2022 4:19 PM

Of course they did. This is real information. Not fear porn

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:27 PM

At first I was trying to figure out how they could do this in the US and not use the Ukrainian or Wuhan labs but apparently they can do it if it is funded by the US government which makes no sense. THEN I see they are advertising that the new version of booster is supposed to work on ALL coming variants so there’s that. THEN there is the timing for more fear and lockdowns. Not that I know anything. Just ruminating in my brain. It could all be perfectly normal for scientists to create a virus with an 80% kill rate. Of course it is.

Gordon mcrae
Gordon mcrae
Oct 22, 2022 5:22 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Boston Research lab urgent media release: This particular group of mice were plotting a terrorist attack. We were forced to strike first!

Kurt Benshoof
Kurt Benshoof
Oct 22, 2022 5:25 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

My brain’s current theoretical deduction is that the virus is the boogeyman that never really existed anywhere besides the movie screen.

Evil geniuses (I know, it is an oxymoron) would not likely create a deadly airborne virus on their home planet. Too risky.

Evil geniuses would be more likely to put the spike protein in, say, the 2019 flu shots without telling the public.

Then there might be a bit of a “spike” in deaths during the winter.

Fear porn the masses into running away from the boogeyman and running toward the Evil Geniuses standing outside the door of the Gingerbread House, welcoming everyone inside with free donuts and syringes!

Anyways, at least that is what I would do as a LARPer in my Apocalyptic Evil Genius Fantasy World.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Oct 22, 2022 5:43 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

They don’t bother with reality any more. They don’t need it. COVID proved this beyond doubt.

The real horror story here is the extent to which people will willingly live in this invented world, however little sense it makes, because it’s the death of the human spirit.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Oct 22, 2022 9:50 AM

True, Sophie.

We don’t question enough the deliberate dumbing down of the human spirit.

If you take away the laboratory births from “Brave New World”, Eugenics by stealth has been enacted on the population.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Oct 21, 2022 10:22 PM

Humanised mice too.
They were given names and by all accounts Brian was the last mouse to die.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 22, 2022 1:15 AM

Hello Sophie – Admin1: Yes. This is real. I began warning readers on various sites over two years ago. CRISPER technology combined with mRNA tinkering, is the most dangerous experiment the world has ever allowed.

It saddens me to read the caviler comments by readers. Murdering millions of people for “experimental” objectives is no joke. Thank you for your comment.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Oct 22, 2022 6:02 AM

Thanks for the mansplain, but I am aware of the potential dangers in all kinds Of technology. Doesn’t mean we get hysterical about every silly Halloween scare story we find in the papers. So calm down.

Let’s just have a reality check.

1) They have not “created a new strain of covid19” because covid19 doesn’t exist. It’s just a new name for the symptoms usually called “the flu”.

2) Do they mean they have “created” a new strain of SARSCOV2? Maybe, but since there’s no solid proof the original one is anything more than a computer program – what exactly does that even mean?!

3) this is could not be more obviously just more of the ongoing drive to make people believe in the reality of the pandemic narrative and keeping the “bioweapon” narrative ticking over.

ColorBlind
ColorBlind
Oct 22, 2022 11:41 AM

Every now and then I dip my toes into this world of yours (virus deniers) and find that you’ve fallen down a rabbit-hole of disinformation. Where the darkness extinguishes all logic and the evidence against your wild, paranoid thoughts becomes lost in the self-congratulation of your echo-chamber.

I’ve read the articles railing against the science. Not one can even come close to disproving the facts. No evidence is provided to alter them, no smoking gun.

If you want to progress your position, off-Guardian, then attempt to put together a cogent, evidence-based argument against the following demolition of your position:

https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-covid-rna-idUSL1N2LS27P

I’ll help you by highlighting the main parts you need to address (the links in my text below don’t work, see the article and the studies it includes):

1. There are multiple examples of scientists isolating SARS-CoV-2 (here, here, here, here), the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, where they also sequenced the complete genome (here, here, here). Pictures of isolated SARS-CoV-2 particles have been released by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (here).

2. Meanwhile, the second argument, that coronaviruses have never been purified, shows a misunderstanding of how viruses work – and does not prove they do not exist. Siouxsie Wiles, an associate professor at the University of Auckland’s Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, has previously addressed similar claims, saying they reference outdated microbiological theory (here).

Conclusion that is devastating to your faith in nonsense:

There are numerous examples of scientists isolating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID -19, and sequencing its genome. The argument about purification relates to 19th Century microbiological theory that does not apply to viruses. The novel coronavirus has been proven to exist and has caused millions of deaths worldwide.

You are dangerous ghouls. Feeding on the dead to sustain your own self-indulgent fantasies.

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Oct 23, 2022 11:36 AM
Reply to  ColorBlind

Sophie never said anything about viruses being real or otherwise. In fact she’s not been around so much recently because she told me she has flu, caught it off a relative.

Whether Sars-coV-2 is isolated or not – and there are legitimate questions there – or whether there’s proof that it’s infectious or linked to the disease ‘Covid19’ – and again there are legit questions there – are neither here nor there in Sophie’s post.

The tests for ‘Covid’ are notoriously unreliable, extremely prone to false positives (‘asymptomatic cases’), can’t distinguish between live or dead viral particles and weren’t testing specifically for novel coronavirus and so were essentially meaningless. Many argue mass testing of populations at all is epidemiologically leading and meaningless, unheard of prior to 2020, and many other people argue such tests were an essential part of scaring people into believing normal flus at normal rates (actual flu mysteriously disappears in 2020-2021, weird that) were a big threat and that they were living through a deadly pandemic when in fact they weren’t at all!

Sometimes I think the level of confrontation gets a little forced btl. No idea why. My policy suggestion would be everyone chill out. A2

ColorBlind
ColorBlind
Oct 23, 2022 12:35 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

Perhaps my aim was off. My arrow is at this site and the articles that clearly indicate that there is doubt around the virus existing and other viruses generally, careful never to address the studies and evidence linked in my comment and so perpetuating a dangerous myth.

I apologise to Sophie as I may have misunderstood this as a personal position.

It’s an odd plea for ‘chill’ resulting from my lonely post on a site that often hosts comments brimming with vitriol for the vaccinated, the believers in the evidence presented, the ordinary people who just want to do what appears to be right. I present to Off Guardian a large mirror for some self-reflection.

To the meat of your reply, testing, transmission etc. I can’t argue with some of it, because it’s true. It’s why I never mentioned anything to do with those things. If there’s anyone out there with some strong arguments about the why the information in my original post is not valid I’d be interested to hear them.

ColorBlind
ColorBlind
Oct 23, 2022 1:04 PM
Reply to  ColorBlind

I appreciate my original post being published. At least it shows a willingness to stand by the principles of your site and is a laudable trait found less and less in many forums.

Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Oct 24, 2022 1:30 PM
Reply to  Sam - Admin2

“It should be common knowledge that all humans are carrying hundreds of trillions of viruses inside their bodies at all times, while living in a virtual sea of viruses. The human body is a source generator of viruses, along with all other eukaryotic life forms. Everyone is full of every kind of virus, all the time. That is a simple “known” factor that requires no test. It also has always been the case and corona viruses have always been around since before humans came to exist on the planet, more than 135,000 years ago. 

Viruses are just a part of the normal life cycle of plants and animals that are eukaryotic. They are dead waste matter from the process of mitosis and eukaryotic cell reproduction. Has everyone forgotten that they have had a cold sometime in the past? As little as a year ago, people remembered that when you have a cold, you rest up, drink a lot of fluids and let the body take care of the rest. There is no medicine or shot for a cold. There is no immunity from the cold. Do you REMEMBER? Then why are you waiting for a vaccine?”

Sam - Admin2
Admin
Sam - Admin2
Oct 24, 2022 7:36 PM
Reply to  Straight Talk

Yes, good points. Although I think, from the pov of virology and specifically immunity, the virological argument goes that you DO have a lasting immunity to that specific coronavirus you caught, henceforth, although (and I believe I heard Wodarg say this) coronaviruses mutate quickly, jumping species barriers often, and are too transient to pose a serious, sustained pandemic threat. Hence why, from a trad. virological pov, the whole concept of a horrific bat coronavirus jumping species barriers, rather than unusual, is pretty much a defining feature of coronaviruses. A2

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 23, 2022 5:20 PM
Reply to  ColorBlind

I’m fairly new here colorblind but i don’t believe that everyone who frequents this place believes the virus doesn’t exist. I think there are differing viewpoints here. Perhaps I’m wrong.

ColorBlind
ColorBlind
Oct 23, 2022 8:58 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

I think you’re probably right syl.

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Oct 22, 2022 1:42 PM

It’s fear porn any way you look at it. Precursor to the next mRNA vaccine. Focus is on those not already vaccinated. Because….THEY WANT US GONE. We ARE their “BURDEN OF PROOF”. Proof of crimes against humanity. They want us gone. Democrat’s Mantra: Lie. Cheat. Steal. Murder. The ends justify the means. They will do anything. ANYTHING……to hold their power. They are “saving the world”. It’s a culling. Shit is hitting the fan and they are desperate to hold on to Congress. Anything. The latest move by the CDC to recommend that school children receive the Covid clot shot as part of their normal vaccination regiment was too telling. Anything. Alternate media providers (including Fox’s Tucker Carlson) are predicting a political revolution with the CDC’s announcement. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE has lost faith in MSM information. It could be a 100% kill of 10,000 lab mice and it would not matter. Until they are held accountable, they will continue to lie. All of it is lies. “Credible” or not. It’s all lies. The psychosis is breaking down little by little.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:23 PM

I thought I’d have to wait longer for someone to bring this up! You win. I really was waiting.

Hsuan
Hsuan
Oct 21, 2022 5:45 PM

Maybe it’s true that they developed a more lethal spike protein. Maybe not.

One thing is certain: this road to hell is NOT paved with good intentions.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 22, 2022 1:08 AM
Reply to  Hsuan

Well. Death was pretty certain for the affected mice…

The “plan” all along has been to experiment with lethal pathogens (via CRISPER technology) then inject or aerosolize the pathogens into human populations. Hell is paved with black asphalt…

Penelope
Penelope
Oct 21, 2022 6:01 PM

Paul–
Insane? Depends on your– excuse me– THEIR purpose. Maybe we shouldn’t let evil get away w the insanity plea.

jiin
jiin
Oct 21, 2022 7:59 PM

You always add the sources.
Well done.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 21, 2022 10:57 PM

14 scientists !!

antitermite
antitermite
Oct 22, 2022 12:46 AM

only 80%
Pah.
Pfizer says “hold my beer!”
their mRNA experimental juice killed 100% of its animal subjects.

What’s more impressive is that a population (ie said mice) can be genetically engineered to be more susceptible to, well to whatever it was they exposed them to..

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Oct 22, 2022 1:51 PM
Reply to  antitermite

That’s a Michigan joke. One Michigander to the other while driving on a one lane backwoods road with 12 inches of fresh snow going 40 mph downhill while fish tailing. “Hold my beer and watch this.” Could also apply to Wisconsin and Minnesota.

jiin
jiin
Oct 21, 2022 3:39 PM

Like the ice bucket challenge or the ritualistic dancing during bs19. Pre all this the flash mobs where creepy as fuck.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:18 PM
Reply to  jiin

yeah… when you think about it now

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Oct 22, 2022 1:53 PM
Reply to  jiin

But you went with it because it turned your wife on………….and that’s all that really matters………….

Willem
Willem
Oct 21, 2022 2:46 PM

‘ We will begin with the poor dear scientist who says spiders dream’

Well at least the idea that spiders could dream is possible (although I do not know how to research that), that is it could be real.

What impresses me more are scientists who dream up all sorts of realities that are physically speaking not real as they cannot be measured, like…

viruses that are dead, yet replicate, and then say that these so called viruses spread through thin air and are able to kill you, most definitely, unless you hide in your house, do not touch your mouth with your hand, keep distance from every living creature and then repeatedly inject yourself with some gene altering therapy that they also use for weed killing, for your safety, brought to you by the most untrustworthy corporation that humanity has ever known, ie the pharmaceutical industry!

And that such lunacy is believed by billions of others!

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:19 PM
Reply to  Willem

Maybe one day we’ll all know everything because its a tangled mess of intrigue at the moment

Hsuan
Hsuan
Oct 21, 2022 7:52 PM
Reply to  Willem

Perhaps you are a spider dreaming you are Willem.

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Oct 22, 2022 2:22 PM
Reply to  Willem

Tiny little brains. Hmm.

Like honey bees and wasps. How the hell can they travel miles from their nests in search of food and then find their way home?: They fly around in circles memorizing the landscape and creating a map of their route to follow when they go home with their cache. The route is not always the same. All that data in a brain smaller than a pinhead.

Then there is the tiger beetle who’s brain is too small to handle the data coming from it’s oversized eyes. To compensate for the overload it stops in it’s tracks to wait for it’s brain to catch up. As a result it’s movements appear jerky as it continually stops and starts while it hunts for it’s prey. You know; Those green metallic things that are found in sunlit paths everywhere in the summer.

Why would somebody fund a project to research whether a spider can dream? I can’t imagine the justification in the proposal and then the defense of the proposal in front of the funder(s). What a waste. Of course everyone gets a cut of the funding. And that’s the key. Poor oversight of how money is spent.

Remember Senator Proxmire of Wisconsin and The Golden Fleece Award on spending waste? Ironically, he was a Democrat. And the MSM loved him and his annual award he used to berate higher education.

Times have changed……

They are all in it together to save the world.

nmism
nmism
Oct 21, 2022 2:24 PM

If you have a hard time catching the flow of her writing, try adding a “ba dum tss!” periodically. That may help.

Velvet Revolution
Velvet Revolution
Oct 21, 2022 3:03 PM
Reply to  nmism

Waiting for your next essay in OffG nmism.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:21 PM

Yeah. Its probably a self-imposed living hell to try and do humour in “this” kind of world right now

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 3:05 PM
Reply to  nmism

Even I don’t understand the flow of my writing so maybe that will help. I don’t write for linear thinkers with short attention spans or mongolian sheep herders.

plino
plino
Oct 21, 2022 3:19 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Mongolian shepherds breathe very clean air, eat naturally and healthily, and are therefore crystal clear thinkers. Get their genes and you get a huge mind. (Even their sheep can make simple reflections. 🐏  🤓 )

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:20 PM
Reply to  plino

Mongolian sheep herders are probably the sanest people on the planet right now

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Oct 21, 2022 11:00 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

they dont beat their women ?

plino
plino
Oct 22, 2022 7:33 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

We’re talking about a healthy lifestyle, jubal. Morality is a far more complicated story of different caliber, you know.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Oct 21, 2022 3:34 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Hey, syl shawcross. Come-on man. I was a Mongolian sheep herder in a previous life. Maybe throw in a couple baaaaahhs once and awhile. >

Screaming Sheep BAAAAAHH!!!!! – YouTube

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:20 PM

baaaaaaah

Todd Hayen
Todd Hayen
Oct 21, 2022 3:46 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Good response.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:20 PM
Reply to  Todd Hayen

thanks Todd 🙂

Arthur Foxake
Arthur Foxake
Oct 21, 2022 4:25 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

No point writing for Mongolian sheep herders, internet access is lousy on the Steppes. Linear thinkers? They’d rather be computers than human beings so best leave them talking to Google bots, which according to what I’ve learned recently, they can’t distinguish from real people.
As for scientists, beware. They may seem harmless enough dreaming their impossible dreams on behalf of spiders, postulating their untestable theories or tinkering with DNA without ever thinking of unanticipated consequences because they know is just a biological computer program that determines how we will deal with everything life throws at us , but unfortunately they are funded by billionaire psychopaths who think about consequences all the time and know exactly what they want for their money.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 4:32 PM
Reply to  Arthur Foxake

The bastards!

nmism
nmism
Oct 21, 2022 5:08 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

I do hope you realize I mean that with all due respect. I personally consider the call for an occasional drum accent one of the greatest compliments.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 5:10 PM
Reply to  nmism

I knew that about you nmism. 🙂

Will
Will
Oct 21, 2022 5:11 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

In my humble opinion, you’ve got style, you do your own thing with language, and it’s impressive.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 21, 2022 5:32 PM
Reply to  Will

You are very kind Will. TY

Kurt Benshoof
Kurt Benshoof
Oct 22, 2022 5:41 AM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Please don’t ever let any literary expert try to “refine” anything about your writing. It’s perfectly lighthearted, morbid and hilarious. The punctuation accents the non-linearity. Initially I kept pausing to assess the placing of your commas as heretically unorthodox, but before long I came to appreciate their placing. And then I eventually wondered if you placed them that way to surreptitiously mess with the mental flow of the reader. I don’t even want to know the answer. It worked. Love it.

syl shawcross
syl shawcross
Oct 22, 2022 7:11 AM
Reply to  Kurt Benshoof

Punctuation and I is a long and bitter story I am not yet ready to tell.

wardropper
wardropper
Oct 22, 2022 2:50 PM
Reply to  syl shawcross

Oh, come on, do tell.
I like good, considered punctuation. It has become so scarce.
Thanks for that fine article, by the way.