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On Saturday, June 17, 1916, an official announcement of the existence of an epidemic polio infection was made in Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of that year, there were over 27,000 cases and more than 6,000 deaths due to polio in the US, with over 2,000 deaths in NYC alone.
What can we make of this Wikipedia entry? Is this a story? Is this a fact? What is the relationship of this collection of words and symbols to scientific knowledge, practice, and the society that thinks we are scientific?…
What is a good way to evaluate an event? What kind of a method is good for this purpose? How can we make sense of an event? What in this collection of words is true and what is not? How do we establish truth? What is the relationship of truth to science? What is science?
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🧵 Reflections on #DWebCamp #DWebCamp2022

DWeb camp is an interesting thing. It's more like a festival than a conference. I don't know if the goal is for participants to build things or to connect and recharge, but I don't see why it can't be both.
For me, it was a great chance to simply be with other DWeb folks and know that we're not alone in trying to build digital 'tools for conviviality', as #IvanIllich says -- tools that help us be more human, rediscover our agency, support each other. This work often feels lonely.
It wasn't just about knowing that we have allies. It was about meeting those allies, being in the same space, chatting over breakfast, stargazing together, even attending a wedding between two participants! It was about coupling our heady #DWeb world with the realm of the heart.
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To be human is not just to breathe; it is also to control one's breathing by yogalike techniques so as to hear in inhalation and exhalation the literal voice of God pronouncing his own name, hu Allah.
Cultured health is bounded by each society's style in the art of living, feasting, suffering, and dying.
Each person's health is a responsible performance in a social script.
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The words we use today could not have been used or understood by those who were called physicians in even the relatively recent past. It would have made no sense that there should be people around who prolong life… by fighting life threatening elements in the environment. /1
In the mid-19c an idea of killing pain without killing a person appeared in America. At the same time people began to have diseases , rather than be sick. /2
[In Medical Nemesis Ivan Illich tried to understand] how this ghastly world could come about in which most people are convinced that they should do everything possible to prolong their own lives, and those of their relatives. /3
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🧵00 Slaying The School Monster

🔥Ponzi Scheme

We have two generations of corrupted institutional "experts"...

🔥🔥🔥We cant wake up from this crazy fever dream bc we cannot figure out who we can still trust.😳

👉How did we get here⁉️
@EricRWeinstein @drtomcowan @WisdomRebel
🧵01 Slaying The School Monster @drtomcowan

We got here thru indoctrination via schooling

🔥🔥🔥Mandatory Universal Schooling is the lynch pin of creating the exact type of society we dont want

👉An unequal & uneducated society (yaa, you read right!)…
🧵02 Slaying The School Monster @drtomcowan


🔥🔥🔥 most efficient way to subdue a population (foreign & domestic!)

👉control how children think, control perception of world, & shape "reality"…
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This is a good illustration of two different realities that might as well be applied to how we understand life, death, illness, and medicine. The gap between the old and the new is unbridgeable. /1
I don’t know what Goldeneye is so I have no way to relate to the feeling or experience of playing this game. By the question I may imagine it is exciting. This common feeling of excitement if familiar to me. /2
Excitement of adventure when you map the whole village and play cops and robbers (Cossacks and Bandits in the Russian version) into the night. You climb though windows, hide under fisherman’s boats, crawls through vineyards. The whole world is your playground. /3
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Olivier Hamant: La #Pandemie et l'#Anthropocene nous renvoient à nos croyances fixistes: on a du mal à imaginer que demain sera différent d'aujourd'hui
📉Olivier Hamant: L'#anthropocene est le moment où la #performance est contreproductive
#resilience #IvanIllich
Olivier Hamant: Imaginer la nouvelle mission des ingénieurs/euses où l'objectif ne serait pas la performance mais la gestion de l'incertitude
#formation #ecolesdingés
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