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by adminadam in articles
In a stunning display of entropic, despotic, righteous, nepotistic, crony-capitalistic lunacy TED has implemented a new policy in which they suggest TEDx organizers refuse any proposed TED Talk which centers around GMO-foods and the dangers thereof, Food as Medicine, or Naturopathic Medicine, along with numerous other important areas of inquiry. “Why?” one might ask…
I wrote previously about this here: Talks by Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, and Nick Hanauer were removed from TED’s site, as we will see, under similar pretenses of the ‘pseudoscience’ on which they were based. Sheldrake was specifically talking about Scientific Dogmatism and the corruption of research institutions worldwide; supposedly this is threatening somehow to TED? Hancock talked about the intentionally-constructed societal taboos on alternative states of consciousness and how he used Ayahuasca to cure himself of his marijuana addiction and discover fundamental (and unseemly) truths about his own psyche. Seemingly important work, unallowed on TED’s site. Hanauer broached the subject of the myth of rich-people-creating-jobs-for-poor-people-by-getting-richer. Seems this line of inquiry is also unwelcome.
To understand TED’s dogmatism concerning natural medicine, food, and GMO’s, I turned to True Activist’s Mike Adams for more in-depth information and analysis.
TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, ‘food as medicine’ or natural healing
By: Mike Adams — Sept. 18, 2013
Allow me to be the first to announce that TED is dead. Why? Because the group that organizes so-called “TED talks” has been thoroughly hijacked by corporate junk science and now openly rejects any talks about GMOs, food as medicine, or even the subject of how food can help prevent behavioral disorders in children. All these areas of discussion are now red-flagged from being presented on any TED stage.
This is openly admitted by TEDx itself in a little-known letter publicly published on December 7, 2012. Click here to view the letter.
In that letter, TED says that people who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience”. Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes.”
The letter also advises TEDx organizers to, “reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.
The TED organization, incredibly, believes that food cannot be medicine and does not contain medicine. Perhaps someone should educate TED about resveratrol, curcumin, phycocyanins, polyphenols and ten thousand other chemicals created by plants that have medicinal functions in the human body. To deny this is to nearly admit you believe the Earth is flat and that the sun and stars revolve around our planet. It is a sure sign of a feeble mind that cannot grasp the very simple and readily evident idea that the human body evolved in an environment full of plants with beneficial physiological effects, including many medicinal effects.
Maybe someone should remind TED that nearly 25% of all prescription medicines are in some way derived from plants, including statin drugs. Drug companies expend enormous resources searching the world’s botanical treasures for amazing molecules that they can pirate from nature and alter in some way to make them patentable as a drug. Even the World Resources Institute readily admits this, while also reminding us that 80 percent of the world population still relies largely on plant-based medicine.
TED apparently thinks 80 percent of the world population is purely delusional, because obviously, as TED insists, real medicine can only come from pharmacological factories spewing out deadly chemicals, right?
TED falls in line with Monsanto: no talks that question GMOs will be allowed
It’s a sure sign that you’ve jumped into a circle of dogma when the very act of asking intelligent questions is no longer allowed. Any speakers who might ask questions about genetically engineered foods are strictly forbidden by TED. This makes TED a source of pseudoscience because it censors and silences any dissenting views that don’t align with Monsanto and the Frankenfoods biotech industry.
The TEDx letter mentioned above actually claims that anyone who questions the wisdom of genetically engineering food crops grown in open fields is a quack or a hoaxer.
Read the letter yourself. It reads as if it were written by someone with the intellectual capacity of an 8th grader — someone who is so naive that they still haven’t caught on to the fact that corporations routinely lie to the world by hijacking science to push their agenda of profit and domination. And it makes you wonder just how stupid TED thinks the public really is on the subject of GMOs. Even though 90% of the public believes GMOs should be labeled on foods, TED thinks anyone who dares talk about GMOs is spewing “pseudoscience.”
Does TED also think that spraying the world with glyphosate is a boon to mankind? Does TED even know what glyphosate is and how glyphosate causes cancer at concentrations of parts per billion?
TED’s letter filled with false information
The TEDx letter attacking “pseudoscience” is, itself, filled with factually false information. The letter says, “Andrew Wakefield’s attempt to link autism and vaccines was exposed as a hoax last year.”
That statement is blatantly false. For starters, Dr. Wakefield never conducted any studies whatsoever that linked autism and vaccines. That is a complete fabrication / delusion invented by the intellectually dishonest critics of Dr. Wakefield. TEDx obviously believes that if a lie is repeated often enough among critics of real science, that lie become a “truth.” Read the rest of this entry »
by adminadam in videos
The gentleman in this here TED Talk leads with the astonishing and shocking statistic of the global dearth of adequate shelter: Over 1 Billion of us live in ramshackle, unsafe, and inadequate housing. Shelter is a fundamental need and construction is currently a costly, dirty, inefficient, and corruption-prone enterprise. Enter the new age of 3D-printed housing. Cheap, sturdy, adaptable, and fast!
by adminadam in home
- Thorium is 4 times more common in the Earth’s crust than Uranium, and much safer to use as fuel.
- Thorium is useless for making nuclear weapons; we can freely share the reactor designs.
- Total energy extraction from Thorium is 200 times more efficient than that of Uranium.
- Virtually all fissile material is used up in Liquid Flouride-Thorium Reactors, producing significantly less waste.
- Low-temperature, low-pressure process makes meltdowns impossible.
- Fail-safe salt plug halts reaction immediately upon loss of power or other malfunction.
- All this extra energy can be used to create synthetic fuels from water and CO2, like methanol, ammonia, and dymethyl ether (for diesel).
I just love the inverse demonstration of extropy that we see here in this video. The world is so full of embedded systems and technologies within technologies.
It is so difficult for one man to make and refine iron, steel, plastic, etc., yet these processes are fully matured, widespread and, in their own way, an important part of our heritage.
Our world is built upon these foundational technologies, increasingly managed by more intelligent agents and processes, increasingly allowing greater innovations to come forth: cpu’s, cell phones, airplanes, the internet, and so on.
Just as in the gene pool (but in a markedly accelerated and non-random kind of way) the technological innovations of today will form the building blocks of tomorrow’s refinements, advancements, and the overall extropic evolution nurtured by human kind. Today another brick, tomorrow a
“Most complicated negotiations are predictable.”
Bruce Bueno de Mesquito, CIA & DOD Consultant/Game Theorist
Analog to Asimov’s Psychohistory realized in Game Theory-Based Computer Simulations with 90% success rate in predicting future political outcomes.
This to me represents the pinnacle (or a pinnacle) of the outsourcing of information processing in order to supplement human intelligence — and it has extropy written all over it.
In his TED presentation (below), Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays out his predictions for Iran and its nuclear future. The essential pieces of information in Game Theory based-predictions, the questions that must be asked, are as follows, and these are what BdM runs through his own simulations:
- Who are the key players, or agents of influence?
- What do they say they want?
- How focused are they on the one issue, as opposed to multiple issues?
- How much persuasive influence do they have?
Outcome and credit are also important to consider, i.e. how valuable are these to the key players? If we know how willing the key players are to sacrifice themselves for a cause, we can also predict how reasonable (or unreasonable) they would be in negotiations. If they don’t care at all about the credit, they probably won’t hear any pleas for negotiation. However, if they are “reasonably self-interested”, so to speak, they may want their name on the final treaty that is drawn up and hence would be willing to sit down and chat with you. Most people, according to BdM, fall somewhere in between absolutely wanting credit and wanting a definite outcome.
Game Theory is a field of mathematics that applies all of the above pieces of information with the following assumptions about individuals:
- People are “rationally” self-interested, that is, they try to do what they think is in their own best interests.
- People have values and beliefs.
- People have limitations.
Interesting to note at the end of the video the speaker’s answer to the question of what impact such simulated outcomes could have upon word reaching the ears of the Iranian Key Players; that “the Americans” believe it will be futile to try to rouse the masses to get behind bomb building… Wouldn’t this just spur them on all the more?
‘No, no, just the opposite’, BdM says. ‘Iran will make just enough to demonstrate their capacity to make a bomb, and perhaps settle on that stance quicker having seen my predictions’ (paraphrased).
“Let’s hope so”, says the TED man. Yes, indeed, I say — inşallah.
Watching this kind of makes me want to study Game Theory. : )
Any good book recommendations amongst you readers out there?
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