Humans in America ‘115,000 years earlier than thought’

Humans in America ‘115,000 years earlier than thought’:

High-tech dating of mastodon remains found in southern California has shattered the timeline of human migration to America, pushing the presence of hominins back to 130,000 years ago rather than just 15,000 years, researchers said Wednesday.

H/t reader kevin a.

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AND NOW: Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy:

Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a new video aimed at a what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism problem in the United States.

It was released at the same time as the March for Science and many Earth Day demonstrations. He reflects on what he thinks made America great and what’s stalling progress today. Science used to be respected, but today, there is a growing crowd of science-deniers who threaten our “informed democracy.”

The real anti-intellectual move, however, is conflating science, the scientific method, and truth to be one and the same. Fundamentally, science is any human attempt at discovering truth. What is true exists independently from what humans believe to be true or how humans arrive at truth claims. The scientific method, the process of using repeated experiments in an attempt to validate or falsify the conclusions of previous experiments, is but one way humans attempt to discover truth.

The purpose of the video was to call out the obstinate, ignorant voters who deny what many regard as certain truths handed to them by a body of elite, trustworthy scientists. Yet Tyson and the marchers border on an equally dangerous view: scientism.

Scientism isn’t scientific

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Breast cancer BOMBSHELL: Women being CONNED into mastectomy surgery by doctors who SCARE them with false genetic testing results, warn Stanford medical researchers

Breast cancer BOMBSHELL: Women being CONNED into mastectomy surgery by doctors who SCARE them with false genetic testing results, warn Stanford medical researchers:

Women all across America are being conned into medically unnecessary breast removal surgery (bilateral mastectomy surgery) by doctors who scare them with “fake science” by falsely describing genetic testing results, warn researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Women who have harmless genetic variants called VUS (Variants of Uncertain Significance) are falsely being told by nearly half of all breast cancer surgeons that they have the “breast cancer gene” (BRCA1 or BRCA2) and therefore must have the surgery to save their lives. Famously, Angelina Jolie underwent a bilateral mastectomy after being told she carried the gene for breast cancer, but these new findings by Stanford researchers call into question whether her surgery was medically necessary at all.

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Study: manipulating the brain to create honest behavior

Study: manipulating the brain to create honest behavior:

Do you care if your brain is controlled in a good cause?

by Jon Rappoport

April 11, 2017

Medicalxpress reports: “Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior.”

In an experiment involving rolling dice, where cheating would increase volunteers’ earnings, “researchers applied transcranial direct current stimulation over a region in the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (rDLPFC). This noninvasive brain stimulation method makes brain cells more sensitive i.e., they are more likely to be active. When the researchers applied this stimulation during the task, participants were less likely to cheat.”

That result was only obtained with people who weighed moral choices. For volunteers who were wholly committed to cheating, the brain-manipulation had no effect.

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US Science Teachers say trash books and watch Leo instead

US Science Teachers say trash books and watch Leo instead:

The Heartland Institute sent a round of 25,000 books to science teachers across the US. Knowing Heartland, the book Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming is loaded with dangerous material — peer reviewed references, graphs with both axes, stuff like that.  Because it will have been checked, cross checked and subjected to twenty years of non-stop criticism  it will be packed with facts. And that’s why the Climate Religion is so terribly, awfully scared of it.

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The Frankenstein of Giant Viruses Found in Sewage Plant

The Frankenstein of Giant Viruses Found in Sewage Plant:

New giant viruses found at an Austrian wastewater treatment plant probably evolved from a smaller virus that picked up bits of genome from its hosts and incorporated it, Frankenstein-like, into its own genetic code.

The viruses — four species in a new group dubbed the Klosneuviruses — are a type of Mimivirus. The giant viruses in the Mimivirus group were discovered just in 2003. Giant viruses live up to their name: They can reach sizes of up to 500 nanometers in diameter, compared to a few dozen nanometers for typical viruses. Giant viruses also have more complicated genetic machinery than their tinier cousins.

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AND NOW: Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’

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There have been only two periods in the past 600 million years when it has been colder than today – Additionally, CO2 levels are very low


Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’:

Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming.

The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book.

“Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science propaganda, and I encourage every teacher to toss these materials in the recycling bin,” Scott said. “If the Heartland Institute and other climate deniers want to push a false agenda on global warming, our nation’s schools are an inappropriate place to drive that agenda.”

The book’s three authors all hold doctorates and taught climate or related science at the university level. The book was written by former Arizona State University climatologist Dr. Craig D. Idso, James Cook University marine geology and paleontology professor Robert M. Carter, and University of Virginia environmental scientist Dr. Fred Singer.

Grijalv accused the scientists of “lying to children about the world we live in to further corporate polluter profits” and said that doing so was “cruel.” Johnson stated that the scientists had sent “scientifically inaccurate materials on climate change to public school teachers across the country” at the behest of ominous right wing donors and the Charles and David Koch brothers.

The best way to get adults to act like environmentalists is by brainwashing their children, according to research published by Oregon State University. Talking to kids about global warming caused their parents to use less energy and act more like environmentalists. The research was run on was run on 30 Girl Scout troops in northern California and had a “lasting impact on family energy consumption” for at least eight months after the end of the program.

Based on the study’s success, the researchers are now disseminating the curriculum to Girl Scout leaders around the country and attempting to adapt it to other groups of kids, including schools and youth-focused organizations such as 4-H with the help of other universities, such as Stanford. The research was financially supported by government grants.

H/t reader kevin a.

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Are You A GMO “Canary-in-the-Coalmine” But Don’t Recognize It?

Are You A GMO “Canary-in-the-Coalmine” But Don’t Recognize It?:

The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) and Jeffrey M. Smith, Executive Director, along with other prominent researchers, produced a most detailed and informative 12-page report titled “Can Genetically-Engineered Foods Explain the Exploding Gluten Sensitivity?” which provides information I think readers ought to become familiar with, especially since everyone must eat food to live, but may not know what ‘lurks’ within those edibles and the crops used to produce them.

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Thyroid Cancer Rates Triple, and Scientists Look for Cause

Fluoride replaces iodine in the thyroid gland (causing hypothyroidism).

Study confirms that fluoride causes weight gain and depression

Iodine in bread has been replaced by bromide (at least in the US), which also replaces fluoride in the thyroid gland.

Increased levels of radiation also hit the thyroid hard. Glyphosate and other toxins certainly play a role.

And then:

“Fluoride causes more human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
– Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus, US National Cancer Institute

Dr. Dean Burk Former Head Of National Cancer Institute Research: ‘Fluoridated Water Amounts To Public Murder On A Grand Scale’ (Video)

Problem (pretty much) solved.


Thyroid Cancer Rates Triple, and Scientists Look for Cause:

Thyroid cancer rates are rising faster than any other cancer in the United States, a new study found: Between 1975 and 2013, the number of thyroid cancer cases diagnosed yearly more than tripled.

The numbers have prompted many epidemiologists to caution in recent years that the increase in cases is really just a matter of doctors catching more cases. This includes cases that are slow-growing and that would be unlikely to cause symptoms that affect a person’s life. Doctors refer to the diagnosis of cases like this as the “overdiagnosis” of a condition.

But in the new analysis, scientists argued that the alarming rise isn’t just due to improvements in detecting thyroid cancer. [10 Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer]

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Prof. J. Scott Armstrong: ‘No One Asks’ Researchers To Follow Scientific Method

J Scott Armstrong on Breitbart News Daily: ‘No One Asks’ Researchers To Follow Scientific Method:

Earlier in the week, we covered a study from Wharton School professor J. Scott Armstrong and Dr. Kesten Green which claims that only a fraction of 1 percent of the papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method. Professor Armstrong appeared on Breitbart News Daily today to discuss his research with editor-in-chief Alex Marlow.

“The problem in journals, with government research, and with universities is that nobody asks them to follow [it]. I’ve been publishing for 55 years and can’t ever recall anyone saying ‘you should follow the scientific method.’”

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Cancer is a Purely “Man-Made Disease,” British Researchers Suggest After Examining Egyptian Mummies

Cancer is a Purely “Man-Made Disease,” British Researchers Suggest After Examining Egyptian Mummies:

study which examined ancient remains concluded that cancer is an entirely man-made disease caused by our modern day lives.

The study, which tested ancient mummies, and examined fossils and classical literature, found that tumours were rare until such a time on our planet when pollution and poor diet became a real negative issue.

A visiting professor at Manchester University, Michael Zimmerman, who carried out the investigation with his colleague Rosalie David, explained that during such a time when there was no surgical intervention, there should have been evidence of the disease which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK alone. But this was not the case.

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Experiments Cooling our Planet Using Ice Crystals to Explain Global Temperature Drop (Video)

Published on Mar 29, 2017

As all indicators for our Sun and the next solar cycle signaling a grand solar minimum and cooling temperatures as Earth enters a Mini Ice Age, the IPCC will need to explain our cooling world. Here is the excuse they will use a high altitude tethered balloon ice crystal delivery system that is supposed to replicate a volcanic eruption and block out sunlight. The groups from Harvard and funding agencies involved in the project will then take credit for cooling the planet and saving us from global warming. The stage is set, but the “experiment” is $29 Billion, so full implementation will run in the trillions. They will need your money.

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US scientists launch world’s biggest solar geoengineering study https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

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There have been only two periods in the past 600 million years when it has been colder than today – Additionally, CO2 levels are very low

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Anyone who says we’re enduring “unprecedented global warming” is lying or woefully misinformed:

It is colder right now than throughout almost all of history.

Look at this chart. The blue line shows temperatures for the past 600 million years.

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Look at the far right side of the chart (today), and you’ll see that blue line plunge to its lowest point in almost 250 million years.

There have been only two periods in the past 600 million years when it has been colder than today.

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