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.

  • 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 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 one involves … Continue reading → […]

  • 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 → […]

  • 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 → […]

  • 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 → […]

  • New Treasury Data Shows Federal Shortfall of $670,000 Per U.S. Household
    by justfacts on 2017-01-19 at 02:23

    By James D. Agresti January 18, 2017 Newly published data from the U.S. Treasury shows that the federal government has amassed $84.3 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded Social Security and Medicare obligations. This amounts to $670,000 for every household … Continue reading → […]

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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
 
  • 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 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 one involves … Continue reading → […]

  • 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 → […]

  • 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 → […]

  • 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 → […]

  • New Treasury Data Shows Federal Shortfall of $670,000 Per U.S. Household
    by justfacts on 2017-01-19 at 02:23

    By James D. Agresti January 18, 2017 Newly published data from the U.S. Treasury shows that the federal government has amassed $84.3 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded Social Security and Medicare obligations. This amounts to $670,000 for every household … Continue reading → […]

 Posted by at 06:33
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.

  • St Petersburg Diary: an Exile’s Return
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-25 at 02:36

    Russia has changed since the days when I fled the old Soviet Union, but a recent visit to my former homeland suggests not as much nor in the ways I might have hoped. When the best and brightest feel their futures lie elsewhere and queue up to leave, prospects are grim and unlikely to improveThe post St Petersburg Diary: an Exile’s Return appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Grubs, Greens and Fire
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-24 at 02:21

    The recognition that man's thumb exerts a considerable weight on the current ecological scale is anathema to those who promote the myth of "wilderness", that toxic manifestation of green romanticism. In the 1860s, remarkable Victorian bushman and naturalist Alfred Howitt knew betterThe post Grubs, Greens and Fire appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Aboriginal algebra: BVB x BS = Zero
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-23 at 03:21

    It is just one man's opinion, but the abuse I have encountered from the Black Victim Brigade entitles me to right of reply. Yes, blacktivists are angry, very angry, but not about the issues they claim to be angry about. Rather, their fury is opportunistic hypocrisy of the first orderThe post Aboriginal algebra: BVB x BS = Zero appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Bowing to the Inevitable
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-22 at 04:40

    Muslim immigration can’t be stopped, nor the superiority of Western cultural and social conventions actively promoted. A safe and encouraging environment can’t be offered to Muslims who wish to leave behind their intolerant creed. We are stuck, I’m afraid, with just a hope and a prayerThe post Bowing to the Inevitable appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The Love Song of a Grateful ‘Wog’
    by Roger Franklin on 2017-06-20 at 01:56

    I came to this wonderful country from Hungary, fleeing my homeland one jump ahead of the Russians. Cricket, inedible bread, the bizarre 'football' codes -- they were the negatives but didn't amount to much cause for complaint. Australia, though, how much do I love you?The post The Love Song of a Grateful ‘Wog’ appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

 Posted by at 06:56
Jan 052016
 

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

  • National Tax Reformers Should Look to Alaska for Landmines
    on 2017-06-23 at 21:20

    By William F. Shughart II; Across the United States, people are talking about tax reform. Comprehensive overhaul of the federal tax code was a core part of President Trump's campaign platform, and voters on b... […]

  • Why You Can't Visit Your Doctor Virtually and Why That Might Finally Be Changing
    on 2017-06-22 at 21:20

    By John C. Goodman; Sometime in the last century, most professionals discovered that face-to-face meetings with clients weren't always necessary--or even desirable. Lawyers, accountants, engineers, ... […]

  • Do Conservatives Really Want to Repeal Obamacare?
    on 2017-06-22 at 21:20

    By John C. Goodman; Probably not. Here's why: virtually every conservative health policy analyst advising Republican candidates and Republican office holders believes in the same model Barack Obama beli... […]

  • Death by Government Housing (Policy)
    on 2017-06-20 at 21:20

    By Mary L. G. Theroux; The a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/business/anger-erupts-flaws-burned-london-tower-article-1.3252091"AP reports that "grief turned to outrage" as surviv... […]

  • Does Nuclear Energy Have a Future in the United States?
    on 2017-06-19 at 21:20

    By William F. Shughart II, Brian Isom; In May, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released a daily energy a href="https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=31192" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-s... […]

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Jan 052016
 
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Jan 052016
 
  • 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. […]

  • Friends of Science Speaker on Climate and Climate Policy

    Invite a Friends of Science speaker to your event to talk about climate science and climate policy. Find out what the media is not telling you about climate, natural climate change, and the devastating effects of current climate policies. […]

  • Testimony of Dr. John Christy on Climate Science March 29, 2017

    Dr. John Christy gave this testimony to a hearing of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the US House of Representatives on 29 March 2017. He writes " When the “scientific method” is applied to the output from climate models of the IPCC AR5, specifically the bulk atmospheric temperature trends since 1979 ..., I demonstrate that the consensus of the models fails the test to match the real-world observations by a significant margin. He recommends the Congress to "fund credible “Red Teams” that look at issues such as natural variability, the failure of climate models and the huge benefits to society from affordable energy, carbon-based and otherwise." […]

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Sep 212015
 

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