Oct 132016
 

Just the facts daily researches extensively various topics in debates, on websites etc. and presents the truth or falsity of each one complete with the evidence as to why the item or claim or statement is wrong or right.

  • False Arguments Against Evidence of Vote Fraud
    by justfacts on 2017-07-10 at 12:46

    By James D. Agresti July 10, 2017 In the wake of a new study by Just Facts that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens illegally voted in the 2008 presidential election, several publications—namely Snopes, PolitiFact, and the Huffington Post—have claimed … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • PolitiFact’s Deceptive Report on Illegal Voting by Non-Citizens
    by justfacts on 2017-06-23 at 17:44

    By James D. Agresti June 23, 2017 Revision appended Just Facts recently published a study on election fraud that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Like other studies on this issue, this … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Media Bias Fact Check: Incompetent or Dishonest?
    by justfacts on 2017-04-24 at 15:11

    By James D Agresti April 24, 2017 As Just Facts grows in prominence and reputation, an increasing number of scholars, major organizations, and eminent people have cited and recognized the quality work of Just Facts. With this higher profile, Just … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Is the Earth Warming Catastrophically Fast?
    by justfacts on 2017-03-15 at 17:36

    By James D. Agresti March 15, 2017 In a recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Bill Nye, the celebrity “Science Guy,” declared the “scientific evidence” is “overwhelming” that humans are causing the earth to warm “catastrophically fast.” He insisted this … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Myths about School Choice and Betsy DeVos
    by justfacts on 2017-02-07 at 16:10

    By James D. Agresti February 7, 2017 In an op-ed for the New York Times, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alleges that she is voting against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because: DeVos opposes policies that allow “our young … Continue reading &rarr […]

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Jul 312016
 

Brave New World was published in 1932, depression times …
Do you see any familiar themes in this brief explanation of the plot?
You may download the FREE ebook in any of 3 formats for your own personal reading and comparing to our society today. Any similarities? Or not? Huxley’s world is set in the 2540’s…

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“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley 

The Plot

 

Huxley is a thinker with complex imagination and a writer bold enough to use it without any restrictions. “Brave New World” is a good example for this. It reveals a future where people are made believe that they are flourishing in the utopia of The World State. This mega-country spreads across the whole globe, leaving only small bits of territory – “savage reservations”, for those who refuse to submit to the new world order. This “Brave New World” emerged under the dictatorship of the 10 World Controllers. The social order that has been established predefines the lives of every single citizen before they were even born. People are actually not even born anymore, they are bred in laboratories and genetically prepared for one of the five castes of which society consists. The embryos destined for the more inferior classes get intellectually stunned to ensure they acceptance of faith. In this world children are educated and taught who they are through sleeping-hypnosis. Parenting, emotional bounds and fear of death are eradicated from people’s minds with hallucinogen drugs and by restraining them from intellectual activities.

 

The main character of the book Bernard Marx is from the highest caste “Alpha”. Unfortunately for him a laboratory error slowed down the physical development of his embryo, leaving him shorter than the average Alphas. This caused him an inferiority-complex making him more distant and alienated from the others. On top of that his director is planing on exiling him, which he is desperate to prevent.

 

On a holiday with the breeding nurse Lenina Crowne, he finds out that his director has in fact an illegal child called John. He was naturally born and raised in the “savage” lands. Bernard decides to bring him back to The World State and to expose the dirty secret of his boss. He doesn’t expect however, that John who grew up with Shakespeare’s idea of the world, won’t be able to handle the cold and artificial world mankind has created….

Or a shorter plot from http://www.globalgreyebooks.com/Pages/aldous-huxley.html

Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World is set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F.—”After Ford”—in the book). The novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society. Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress.

Editor: Do you notice any similarities or differences with our world in the 2000’s?

 

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May 022016
 
What Are the Top Three Flaws in Darwinian Evolution, as Taught Today in Public Schools?

Casey Luskin May 17, 2012 3:11 PM | Permalink

We often receive e-mails from students seeking information on evolution. Recently a university student posed this question: “What are the top three flaws in evolutionary theory being taught in public schools today?” My response was as follows:

Unfortunately most public schools do NOT teach about the flaws in evolutionary theory. Instead, they censor this information, hiding from students all of the science that challenges Darwinian evolution. But in a perfect world, if the evidence against Darwinian theory were taught, these would be my top three choices:

    • (2) Tell students that many scientists have challenged the ability of random mutation and natural selection to produce complex biological features.
    • (3) Tell students that many lines of evidence for Darwinian evolution and common descent are weak:
          a. Vertebrate embryos start out

developing very differently

        , in contrast with the drawings of embryos often found in textbooks which mostly appear similar.

b. DNA evidence paints conflicting pictures of the “tree of life”. There is no such single “tree.”

c. Evidence of small-scale changes, such as the modest changes in the size of finch-beaks or slight changes in thecolor frequencies in the wings of “peppered moths”, shows microevolution, NOT macroevolution.

Of course, in a perfect world, I’d also prefer that more than merely “three flaws in evolutionary theory” be taught to students.

I also referred the student to a resource that we regularly send out to college students, The College Student’s Back-to-School Guide to Intelligent Design, which contains lots of helpful answers to common objections to ID.

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Jan 212016
 
  • False Arguments Against Evidence of Vote Fraud
    by justfacts on 2017-07-10 at 12:46

    By James D. Agresti July 10, 2017 In the wake of a new study by Just Facts that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens illegally voted in the 2008 presidential election, several publications—namely Snopes, PolitiFact, and the Huffington Post—have claimed … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • PolitiFact’s Deceptive Report on Illegal Voting by Non-Citizens
    by justfacts on 2017-06-23 at 17:44

    By James D. Agresti June 23, 2017 Revision appended Just Facts recently published a study on election fraud that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Like other studies on this issue, this … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Media Bias Fact Check: Incompetent or Dishonest?
    by justfacts on 2017-04-24 at 15:11

    By James D Agresti April 24, 2017 As Just Facts grows in prominence and reputation, an increasing number of scholars, major organizations, and eminent people have cited and recognized the quality work of Just Facts. With this higher profile, Just … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Is the Earth Warming Catastrophically Fast?
    by justfacts on 2017-03-15 at 17:36

    By James D. Agresti March 15, 2017 In a recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Bill Nye, the celebrity “Science Guy,” declared the “scientific evidence” is “overwhelming” that humans are causing the earth to warm “catastrophically fast.” He insisted this … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Myths about School Choice and Betsy DeVos
    by justfacts on 2017-02-07 at 16:10

    By James D. Agresti February 7, 2017 In an op-ed for the New York Times, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alleges that she is voting against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because: DeVos opposes policies that allow “our young … Continue reading &rarr […]

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Jan 132016
 

“In the realm of ideas there has been no better publication in Australia over the last fifty years than Quadrant magazine.”
— Former Prime Minister John Howard

Quadrant Online » Opinion The leading general intellectual journal of ideas, literature, poetry and historical and political debate published in Australia.

  • The Culpable Cruelty of Cowardly Charity
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-08-16 at 05:03

    Until the election of Donald Trump, North Korea had no reason to switch tactics: rant, bellow, threaten -- and pretty soon the West hands over lots more of whatever is demanded, be it money, food or the nuclear technology Bill Clinton made available. This latest president is cut from different clothThe post The Culpable Cruelty of Cowardly Charity appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • A Philosopher Thinks but Fails to See
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-08-15 at 02:58

    AC Grayling's new book concludes with a pipe-dream of supra-national governance. History rejects any possibility of that being a workable option -- evidence rendered irrefutable by Europe's escalating exaltation of ethnicity, language and, in the case of Islam, aggressive intoleranceThe post A Philosopher Thinks but Fails to See appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Richard Dawkins’ Pussyfooting
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-08-15 at 00:29

    That a leading light of the Left criticises Islam is a rare development, yet it is sophistry pure and simple to distinguish between Islam and an evil offspring called 'Islamism'. Minus a mainstream body of Islamic thought which disavows the creed's vile aspects, it's a cop-outThe post Richard Dawkins’ Pussyfooting appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Inconvenient Truths for a Gore Groupie
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-08-14 at 01:57

    The literary editor of The Australian's weekend Review section is a gifted journalist, but it seems he couldn't grasp a single key element about Al Gore and climate profiteers if a polar bear fell on him. In an effort to foil an otherwise decent newspaper's promotion of piffle, here's a remedial primerThe post Inconvenient Truths for a Gore Groupie appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • ‘Driver on the way’
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-08-13 at 23:59

    At the Social Justice Taxi Company the dispatcher never knows what the next booking will bring. Today, it's boundless sympathy for an oppressed North Korean dictator and the layabouts, addicts, thump artists and footpads camped in a city plaza. And tomorrow? Well, it might be a gender-equity feminist composers on the line or a penis-tucking consultant en route to the nearest (non-Muslim) primary schoolThe post ‘Driver on the way’ appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

 Posted by at 06:56
Jan 052016
 

Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute

  • How the Black Market Helped Me, and Others, Escape North Korea
    on 2017-08-16 at 21:20

    By Yeonmi Park; North Korea's nuclear saber-rattling may be frightening to some, perhaps just as frightening as day-to-day life can be under the Kim regime, from which I was fortunate enough to esc... […]

  • How Donald Trump Is Driving the Democrats Crazy
    on 2017-08-15 at 21:20

    By John C. Goodman; You would think the Democrats would be on cloud nine. Donald Trump's favorability ratings are as low as anyone can remember their being for a sitting president. The Republica... […]

  • The Better Way Tax Plan
    on 2017-08-15 at 21:20

    By John C. Goodman, Laurence J. Kotlikoff; A plan to radically reform the US income tax system has been proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways amp; Means Chairman Kevin Brady. On the personal side, the system would be... […]

  • New Approaches Needed to End Campus Sexual Assault
    on 2017-08-14 at 21:20

    By Samuel R. Staley; The U.S. Department of Education's top civil-rights official set off a firestorm when she told the New York Times--erroneously--that 90 percent of college sexual assault case... […]

  • We Have Lost the War in Afghanistan. We Should Get Out Now
    on 2017-08-14 at 21:20

    By Ivan Eland; In a recent meeting, President Trump correctly told his generals that they were "losing" the war in Afghanistan, rejected their proposed strategy, and sent them back to the draw... […]

 Posted by at 11:25
Jan 052016
 
 Posted by at 10:38
Jan 052016
 
  • Health Effects of Global Warming

    This article reviews three papers on the health effects of warming. A study published in 2015 examined 74 million deaths worldwide from 1985 to 2012 and found that the ratio of cold-related to heat-related deaths was a whopping 17 to 1. A study of heat-related deaths in the USA shows that as heat waves become more frequent, heat-related deaths decrease because of adaptation. There were 41 heat-related deaths/year/million population is the 1960s and 1970s dropping to 17 in the 1980s and to only 10 in the 1990s. A 2017 study of temperature-related hospital emergency visits in China over the period 2011–2014 shows that the risk is far greater for cold temperatures than for hot temperatures. When temperatures fall the risk of an emergency visit increased by 80% but when temperature rise the risk increases by only 15%. The length of hospital stays due to cold temperatures are ten times greater than that due to hot temperatures. […]

  • Friends of Science Newsletter June 2017

    Friends of Science Newsletter June 2017 […]

  • A Review of ‘Skeptical Science’ Alleged Myths

    The website ‘Skeptical Science.com’ is popular among climate alarmists. The website alleges to refute claims by climate skeptics that global warming is not a crisis. The website features a list of 10 “Most Used Climate Myths” by climate skeptics at the top left part of the webpage. I review and rebut each rebuttal of the 10 alleged myths. […]

  • Antarctic Ice Expansion Shows Climate Models Are Unreliable

    Despite a 20 percent increase in atmospheric CO2 over 40 years, and model predictions to the contrary, sea ice in the Antarctic has expanded for decades. Such observations are in direct opposition to the model-based predictions of the IPCC. This should give pause for thought about climate alarmism in general. The IPCC report predicts a multi-model average decrease of between 16 and 67 percent in the summer and 8 to 30 percent in the winter by the end of the century (IPCC, 2013). Models simulations give a 1 million sq. km reduction is sea ice, but measurement show a 300,000 increase from 1980 to 2005 due to falling temperatures. […]

  • To Put America First Is to Put Our Planet’s Climate First

    This article by Marko, Soon et al refutes the "popular delusion that man-made global warming will be dangerous and that, therefore, the Paris Agreement would be beneficial." They write "The Paris agreement is, in practice, a political tool for suppressing growth and redistributing wealth." The historical record shows that CO2 changes lag temperature changes. Climate models predicted that warming over the last 27 years (1990-2016) would be twice as much as actually observed. Extreme weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes have been decreasing over the last several decades. Warming and CO2 fertilization has caused a greening of the earth and increasing crop yields. […]

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Sep 212015
 

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