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.

  • Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers
    by James Agresti on 2019-01-09 at 19:02

    By James D. Agresti January 9, 2019 Opponents of President Trump’s plan to build a wall along much of the Southwest border often argue that it won’t be effective because many illegal immigrants enter the U.S. by using visas. Visas … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Rape Facts and Falsehoods
    by James Agresti on 2018-10-05 at 07:45

    By James D. Agresti October 5, 2018 Abstract In this era of #MeToo and rampant sexual assault allegations, many media outlets, politicians, and scholars are misleading people about the prevalence of rape. They accomplish this by publicizing unscientific studies, mischaracterizing … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Washington Post’s Slander on Hurricanes and Climate Change
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-15 at 19:04

    By James D. Agresti September 15, 2018 The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Nation of Kiribati Is Growing, Not Sinking
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-10 at 18:41

    By James D. Agresti September 10, 2018 Journalists are traveling to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, because they believe that global warming is causing it to sink into the ocean, and it will soon be gone. However, the people … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Most Federal Employees Are Paid More Than Their Private-Sector Counterparts
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-04 at 15:25

    By James D. Agresti September 4, 2018 Compensation for federal, state, and local government employees cost U.S. taxpayers $1.9 trillion in 2016. This amounts to an average of $15,176 from every household in the United States. President Trump recently moved … 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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Jul 302016
 

Uncommon Descent Serving The Intelligent Design Community

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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
 
  • Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers
    by James Agresti on 2019-01-09 at 19:02

    By James D. Agresti January 9, 2019 Opponents of President Trump’s plan to build a wall along much of the Southwest border often argue that it won’t be effective because many illegal immigrants enter the U.S. by using visas. Visas … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Rape Facts and Falsehoods
    by James Agresti on 2018-10-05 at 07:45

    By James D. Agresti October 5, 2018 Abstract In this era of #MeToo and rampant sexual assault allegations, many media outlets, politicians, and scholars are misleading people about the prevalence of rape. They accomplish this by publicizing unscientific studies, mischaracterizing … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Washington Post’s Slander on Hurricanes and Climate Change
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-15 at 19:04

    By James D. Agresti September 15, 2018 The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The Nation of Kiribati Is Growing, Not Sinking
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-10 at 18:41

    By James D. Agresti September 10, 2018 Journalists are traveling to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, because they believe that global warming is causing it to sink into the ocean, and it will soon be gone. However, the people … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Most Federal Employees Are Paid More Than Their Private-Sector Counterparts
    by James Agresti on 2018-09-04 at 15:25

    By James D. Agresti September 4, 2018 Compensation for federal, state, and local government employees cost U.S. taxpayers $1.9 trillion in 2016. This amounts to an average of $15,176 from every household in the United States. President Trump recently moved … 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

  • The Inglorious Tenure of a Vice-regal Couple
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-22 at 04:31

    Sir Hughie Edwards arrived to assume the governership of Western Australia as the nation's most decorated war hero, his socialite wife a presumed adornment to his term. As Perth soon discovered, the Queen's representative was an alcoholic, his spouse no better and a Jew-hater to boot. To say their term didn't go well would be an understatement The post The Inglorious Tenure of a Vice-regal Couple appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The True Deniers
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-21 at 01:12

    Examine each of the beliefs of progressives. Translated into policy and action, none will improve the lot of the developed and civilised Western world. Most will end in suffering and tears. Progressives truly are the high priests of denialism The post The True Deniers appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Catastrophism’s Gold-plated Non-solutions
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-20 at 04:13

    According to the IPCC, all 190-odd Paris signatories will need to at least double their current commitments and then actually achieve them. In other words, stopping global warming is a pipe dream, despite the vast sums that effort consumes and which might be better spent on more realistic environmental goals The post Catastrophism’s Gold-plated Non-solutions appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • Carbonphobia, It Goes Against the Grain
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-17 at 07:25

    The Paris agreement obliges Australia to reduce emissions across the board, with cheap electricity the first casualty of the Gaia worshippers' maniacal irrationality. Soon it will be the turn of the agriculture sector. If you think electricity prices are insane, just wait until you see what happens to the price of food The post Carbonphobia, It Goes Against the Grain appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

  • The Occidental Tourist: Travel Notes From All Over
    by Roger Franklin on 2019-01-16 at 05:35

    Taiwan's national museum boasts a magnificent jade cabbage which Chiang Kai-shek stuffed in his suitcase before fleeing across the Formosa Strait. Canada also has a cabbage, this one by the name of Justin. And Britain? Well it has vegetables of its own, not least the occupant of 10 Downing Street The post The Occidental Tourist: Travel Notes From All Over appeared first on Quadrant Online. […]

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Jan 052016
 

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

 Posted by at 11:25
Jan 052016
 
  • Another Defeat for Imperialist Feminism in Nicaragua

    Thanks to Sandinista government policies of the last eleven years, Nicaragua is on track to become the first country in the world to achieve gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum. But the unrelenting counterfactual attacks on Nicaragua’s government … The post Another Defeat for Imperialist Feminism in Nicaragua appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Ten Reasons the Ecumenical Patriarchate Made a Huge Mistake in Ukraine

    Pretty soon, the Ecumenical Patriarchate is set to begin an information campaign of why its actions in Ukraine were justified, and how “bad information” in social networks is misportraying this master plan of creating unity and “peace and love in … The post Ten Reasons the Ecumenical Patriarchate Made a Huge Mistake in Ukraine appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Russia Might Return to the Balkans in a Big (But Controversial) Way

    The highly influential and well-connected Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is proposing that Moscow organize a multilateral conference to re-divide the Balkans along ethnic lines, which would advance the controversial proposal made by former British diplomat Timothy Less in late … The post Russia Might Return to the Balkans in a Big (But Controversial) Way appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • Video: Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals Ten Demands to Damascus

    On January 19, the so-called Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (DFNS), an entity established by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in attempt to legalize their control over a part of Syria, released a 10-points long list of demands to the Damascus … The post Video: Kurdish Political Leadership Reveals Ten Demands to Damascus appeared first on Global Research. […]

  • MLK Jr and “Ghetto America”

    Today is the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr‘s birthday. How appropriate to write about one of the most important issues he spoke and marched about: Ghettoes. The 1970s rock group War had a hit song in their ‘The … The post MLK Jr and “Ghetto America” appeared first on Global Research. […]

 Posted by at 10:38
Jan 052016
 
  • Fos Extracts - 2019 Table of Contents

    2019-01-03   StatCan Exposes How Worthless “Green” Industries ArePoll: Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Won’t Motivate Canadians to Switch to More Fuel-efficient TransportationUS Court Rules Against Young Climate ActivistsUS Democrats’ Green New DealThe Greenpeace Business ReportFurious NGOs Sue French Government over Carbon Tax RetreatClimate Skeptics: The Despised MinorityThe World Is Bored with Climate ChangeGermany’s Green Transition Has Hit a Brick WallCan Wind and Solar Replace Fossil Fuels? […]

  • FoS Extracts - 2019

    By: Ian Cameron                 TABLE OF CONTENTS   2019-01-03   StatCan Exposes How Worthless “Green” Industries Are Statistics Canada reported last month that environmental and clean-tech industries accounted for 3.1% of Canada GDP in 2017, about the same as in 2007, despite ten […]

  • IN THE DARK ON RENEWABLES: Rebutting Deloitte and Climate Reality

    Deloitte Insights and Climate Reality have recently issued reports making claims that renewables – especially wind and solar – are as cheap and as reliable as conventional coal-fired or natural-gas-fired power. We demonstrate that these claims are not valid and show that wind and solar exist almost entirely due to preferential government programs and subsidies. Mass deployment of wind and solar can destabilize power grids. Solutions like batteries, flywheels, and pumped hydro are exorbitant in cost. Renewables-plus-storage systems cannot reasonably be scaled up to meet society’s demand for reliable power. […]

  • Faulty Premises = Poor Public Policy on Climate; IPCC SR15

    Climate science is a complex blend of chaotic, dynamic systems. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary Report 15 (SR15) attempts to predict the implications of a 1.5°Celsius (C) rise in Global Surface Mean Temperatures (GSMT) over the temperature of the pre-industrial era. The focus of the report is on the influence of human industrial emissions of carbon dioxide as the assumed driver of climate change and recent warming. Despite the number of scientists involved, science can go astray for no other reason than a singular focus through ‘the same lens. The IPCC SR15 proposes that industry and taxpayers pay a carbon price of $880 per tonne on carbon dioxide emissions in 2030, but the actual benefit, in terms of an assumed lower temperature, would only be worth at most $4. […]

  • Open Letter to the World on Climate Change

    This “Climate Change” discussion focuses on the basic data (average global temperature, atmospheric CO2 concentrations and changes in solar activity) and their relationships. The discussion approaches the subject from a logical, easy to understand non-ideological viewpoint. The deeper technical discussions are kept to a minimum. The discussion is also a great resource that points out sites that show you how much ice is in the Antarctic/Arctic, the trends of extreme weather, etc. (with links provided). You shouldn’t just rely on the media. The discussion does contain opinions but the focus is the data. And the data does not support CO2 as a primary driver of climate change. CO2 does play a role in “Climate Change” but the natural cycles (related to direct and indirect solar activity) dominate the historical data and will continue to dominate the earth’s future climate. Unfortunately, society is ignoring the coming Grand Solar Minimum. The associated cooling (already underway) will be far more negative than any warming due to CO2. […]

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Sep 212015
 

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