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#bridge #china #croatia
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#signal #DarkMatter
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I urge everyone in India to read this. This person @drbrcofficial is not only a quack, but also toxic to public health. He makes other quacks look like a picnic lunch basket. His activities terrorise science, rational thinking and endanger #PublicHealth

badscience.in/biswaroop-roy-…
Consultation fee only 21,000 rupees. Audio consultation. #pseudoscience #fraud #COVID19 #COVID19India
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43yr chronic #alcohol user on Liv.52 #Herbal supplement for 1yr. Believes Liv52='hepatoprotective'. Consumes along with to cancel alcohol-toxicity. Diabetes uncontrolled on #Ayurveda. Comes with #jaundice, severe #headache, eyes 'bulged' 2 days, nasal discharge #livertwitter Image
2/4
At admission, #seizures, uncontrolled, put on #ventilator. Deep jaundice, comatose. Investigations=acute on #chronic liver failure #aclf
#MRI Brain Part 1👇
Extensive hemorrhagic infarcts, almost all of anterior and mid #brain.
#medicine #MedTwitter #radiology Image
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MRI Brain Part 2👇
Both sides cortical venous thrombosis and anterior third of superior saggitsl sinus thrombus.
#imaging #stroke #NeuroTwitter #neurology #NeuroTwitterNetwork Image
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Sorry to burst your bubble but NOT #Ayurvedic contribution

📌Quinine/Chloroquine
-Traditional-Peruvian
- identified by Jesuit Priests - isolated by Pelletier & Caventou (French Pharmacologists)
- isolated by Hans Andersag (German Scientist)
#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter
2/n
📌Reserpine (old world blood pressure drug) - identified in Rauwolfia serpentina in South Asia by botanist Rumpf of Dutch East-India Company, isolation by Műller, Schlittler & Bein (Germany)

➡️ In India isolated earlier by Bose&Sen, modern scientists -for psychosis treatment
3/n
📌Artemisin -from Traditional Chinese Medicine - isolated by modern medicine trained Chinese Pharmacologist Tu-Youyu

📌Metformin(diabetes drug) -from Galega officinalis[French Lilac], from European Folklore, isolated and improved -Muller&Reinwein,Germany & Leclerc,France
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10 questions for #WaldorfSchool parents as the start of the new school year approaches:

1. Are you OK with Waldorf school #ChildDevelopmentTheory based on the Anthroposophic belief that children develop invisible bodies around the ages of 7 and14?
sites.google.com/site/waldorfwa…
2. Are you comfortable with your child being taught by devotees of a guru whose #racist theory of spiritual evolution is a fundamental tenet of their sect and whose racist writings led to two of his books being banned by the German government?
3. Are you aware that #pseudoscience is a part of Waldorf education?
sites.google.com/site/waldorfwa…
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So this #Stupidity hits close to home. So a #discussion on #arsenicum album 30.
📌30 means 30 times diluted, standard for #Homeopathy
📌What is #diluted? ➡️ #Arsenic trioxide
📌#homeopath says only 0.443mg of compound per pellet
📌Thats #safety levels right? ➡️ NO.
Read on
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#Arsenic whatever form, concentration, level, is #dangerous #harmful to #humans.
📌Even LOW DOSE intermediate to #long use can lead to #Cancer
📌Actually, many types of #Cancers - #skin, #liver, #bladder, #kidney, #lung
📌Those with #diabetes #heartdisease its #deathwish
👇
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📌NOT one proper #study on this #drug in #Medical #history
📌Read artilce @AltNewsScience debunking fake evidence: bit.ly/2Xra5KY
📌#traditional use was in #diarrhea
📌#pseudoscience at its best
👇 Arsenic is As and not ARS
🔥Even though arsenicum album is #crap
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As it pours in India today, we are ready for an intellectual pour down Towards a #PolicyFramework for #Indian #SciComm in partnership with @spf_in 🥳

Day 1 discussions starting in a few minutes!!

5.30 - 7.30 PM 🗣️

👩‍💻Don't forget to tweet your comments at #PFI_SciComm
And the Day 1 discussions begin!!

We are on our way Towards a #PolicyFramework for #Indian #SciComm in partnership with @spf_in!

Let #PFI_SciComm be the bugle for your opinions this evening. 📢

Starting with: #Funding & #Infrastructure

@scicommbot
@AnamZille, @yaskap94 & @ChampakSuchitha curating this live thread especially for all you on behalf of @spf_in & @scicommsci
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Forget #Coronil. Forget #Itolizumab.
There is a new player in town for #coronavirus and #COVID19 treatment. Introducing #Zingivir @Pankajakasthuri made from some herbs and mercuric and arsenic sulfide to fight the #pandemic. Sounds too good. But there are issues.
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They claim to have tested the product for safety in animal and cell lines. However, no data shown, only media mouthing. Half of the ingredients look like they make a good sambar chutney. But the drug manufacturer claim the following 👇#herbal #pseudoscience
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In a letter 😳😳😳 the CEO of the company asks the President of India @rashtrapatibhvn to start trials and clinical studies. This was in April 2020. Now fast forward to July 2020. Let's see how things went.
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#Ayurvedic treatment of fatty #liver – real world evidence: A #Thread
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Overweight woman, early 40’s. Routine liver tests, mild enzyme abnormalities. Advised #ultrasound liver, showed grade 2 #fattyliver. GP advised vitaminE and #weightloss, review in 3mo
#livertwitter
2/n
Patient and husband doubtful. Hears fatty liver disease can lead to #cirrhosis. Seeks advice from #Ayurvedic practitioner nearby #home since #Herbal #DRUGS = safe. Assures complete #cure through #Ayurveda. Prescribes multiple #medicines, advises almost all foods restriction.
3/n
Lets look at medicines. #tablet APFIL. Packet mentions ‘for liver #diseases’. Which liver disease? There is #alcohol related, #hepatitis B/C, #NAFLD, primary biliary #cholangitis and more causes. Nine #herbs extract combo - clinical #evidence on safety and benefit ❌
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Recently members of the #IBD community have been slandered for not trying “everything” to cure their disease. Reminder: there is no cure for IBD, but we are working on it.

What was the purported “cure” you ask? A #carnivore diet. Let’s examine ... 1/
A carnivore diet, aka zero carb diet, is devoid of all foods except animal meat, fish, eggs, +/- lactose-free dairy. 2/
Despite the lack of supporting studies, proponents claim it to be a panacea, saying it cures diabetes, depression, helps weight loss and libido... the list goes on. This is all supported by testimony and conviction (highly biased), & not based on objective scientific evidence. 3/
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Et si on évitait la psychologie de comptoir à outrance dans des milieux qui se revendiquent contre la #pseudoscience ? (Ô ironie.)
“I Fucking Hate Pseudoscience” cite un auteur de comics pour répéter une idée courante : les conspis croient parce que ça rassue plus que le chaos.
Il y a beaucoup de phénomènes derrières les croyances, y compris conspi. Il y a déjà tout ce qui relève de l'environnement et des données auxquelles on est exposé, ce que cette vision très psychologisante omet totalement au profit d'une explication centrée sur l'individu.
À l'interaction social-psychologie, il y a aussi des phénomènes d'inclusion sociales et d'incorporation a posteriori des modèles et croyances, observés par exemple en étudiant des sectes ou même l'alt-right (qui ont parfois leur lot de conspirationnismes.
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Perronne est un des membres fondateurs de Chronimed, groupe de médecins autour de Montagnier, qui ont "traité" des milliers d'enfants autistes au long cours avec des cocktails d'antibios, antifongiques, antiparasitaires #pseudoscience
Un "traitement" de l'autisme basé sur l'hypothèse de bactéries détectées par un test dont la validité est contestée par la communauté scientifique. Montagnier avait fait l'annonce suivante à l'Académie de médecine en 2012. web.archive.org/web/2013031308…
Le nom de Perronne figure sur le PV de l'assemblée générale constitutive de l'association Chronimed en 2012, lorsqu'ils ont formalisé leur travail en commun
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This thread is documentation of #viral, #PseudoScience & #irrational information circulating around in the midst of #CoronavirusOutbreakindia.
Starting from @AltNews report debunking uniform latitudes of places where #Corona came.

altnews.in/places-most-af…

@ScienceMarchMum
Coronavirus: Is drinking cow urine any help?
By Reality Check team @BBCNEWSIndia1

bbc.com/news/amp/world…
China culled around 18,000 chickens in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of a flu outbreak. Rumours in India started circulating, that broiler chicken has been infected with Coronavirus and people should avoid consuming it.

altnews.in/coronavirus-in…
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Sore Tweeps,

Bagaimana situasi kabut informasi sore ini? Seberapa deras arus kabar-kabur dan pesan-pesan ajaib di grup WA keluarga netizen sekalian? Apakah sudah terpancing untuk meng-klik judul-judul berita yang menggelitik hari ini?
Sore ini kami secara khusus ingin membahas #pseudoscience, sains ala-ala yang mewabah di jagad onlen dan menjadi konsumsi netizen sehari-hari. Terlebih pseudoscience ini marak dalam topik kesehatan, sehingga amat berbahaya jika menjadi rujukan di tengah ancaman wabah #COVIDー19
Tweeps mungkin sering baca artikel yang mengklaim khasiat suatu makanan atau manfaat suatu kebiasaan, biasanya dikemas dengan judul menggelitik, dan merujuk pada suatu penelitian atau otoritas keilmuan dengan rentetan gelar mentereng hingga terkesan sahih.
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#Mahashivratri had NOTHING to do with "astronomical phase of the planet". In fact, astronomical phase of the planet is not even a real thing. No special astronomical alignment happens on this day.
Do not, even for a moment, believe the #pseudoscience being peddled by @SadhguruJV
As some people like to know more information about this, here are some points worth considering.
1. given that our luni-solar calenders have to add Adhika Maasa every 2.5 years, the earth's location w.r.t. sun and stars is not the same every year's mahashivratri.
2 phase of any astronomical body is merely an optical effect based on how that body appears to the observer - it has nothing to do with the body itself. E.g. half the moon is always lighted, irrespective of tithi. We just see differing part of lighted portion.
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SFI President David Krakauer introduces our annual board of trustees symposium on New #Complexity #Economics - follow this thread for live coverage of talks by @EricBeinhocker @AKStanger @ole_b_peters @JacksonmMatt @cmoncap & W. Brian Arthur today...
"I think we have to be aware that we're not just discussing financial systems. We are discussing the future of the stability of the planet."

- David Krakauer
on #Complexity #Economics
"What is the #economy? I would argue that it doesn't exist in the physical world. It is a product of our #imagination. It is made out of #ideas. It does have an effect on the physical world. But the imagined order that we have is not succeeding."

- @EricBeinhocker
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Does the woodpecker-inspired #Qcollar protect the brain & prevent #concussion?

Take 3 minutes to read this fully referenced thread presenting evidence that a jugular compression collar is unlikely to keep athletes safe

Please SHARE, help inform others!

bit.ly/QCollar
Thread/2a

The #Qcollar is based on the idea that jugular compression increases blood in the brain to create a "bubble wrap" effect, which prevents the it from bouncing around inside the skull.

According to the company, this mechanism is found in Nature.
bit.ly/2KqTJvS
Thread/2b

From the company's promotional video, the device is justified based on reducing brain "slosh" by:

1) Replicating the animal adaptations (see 18:00 in video)
3) Replicating effects of "higher altitude" exposure (see 21:57, again at 36:00)

bit.ly/33sHyGk
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#ClimateAlarmists ignore the fact that all of their propaganda efforts to scare people into submitting to expensive CO2 reduction schemes are having less than no restraining effect on the one & a half degrees of #GlobalWarming over the last two centuries.
vox.com/2015/5/15/8612…
Nothing being done now is having any effect on reducing CO2. We could help Nature do it the old fashioned way by planting a trillion trees. But that takes time.
#ClimateAlarmists prefer preventing the poorest people from trying to stay alive during winter.
livescience.com/65880-planting…
Scientists are proving that active geothermal sources around the globe are causing most of the glacier melting & ocean warming. And more of that heat should be harnessed to benefit humanity, as has been done throughout human history.
#GeothermalGlobalWarming #ClimateChange
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ما هو الفرق بين #المنهجية_العلمية ومنهجية #العلوم_الزائفة

العلم:
يبدأ بفرضية🧩-» تمحصها بالدليل🔍-» تصل لتصوّر "نظرية"🖼️⁩-» تتأكد منها بفحص فرضية أخرى🔍🧩

زيف العلم:
الإيمان بتصّور "نظرية"🖼️⁩-» البحث عن دليل يؤكدها🔍-» تفسيره بطريقة تدعم النظرية🧩-» البحث عن دليل آخر🔍
يمكن الكلام معقد شوية! صحيح!

الفرق بين #العلم الحقيقي و #العلم_الزائف قد يكون خفي وغير ظاهر! حتى لشخص خلفيته علمية!

لإنه كلاهما
١-يتبع منهجية معينة
٢-يستخدم نفس المصطلحات؛ فرضية، نظرية ..إلخ
٣-يستند على دلائل وبحوث علمية!
🤯

فخلينا نفهم أكثر!
ونبدأ بمراجعة سريعة للتاريخ!
🕰️📅
بعد دراسة مستفيضه لفرضياته🔍🧩، توصل "آينشتاين" لنظريته النسبية الشهيرة⁦🖼️⁩!

واحتاج يختبر نظريته، عشان يتأكد منها!
كان محتاج فرضية🧩 مبنية عليها، ويمكن اختبارها!

لكن كيف!؟
نظريته بتتعامل مع شي سرعته ٣٠٠ ألف كيلو في الثانية! 😲 (الضوء!)

لكنه ما استسلم!
استخدم "الكون" بأسره 😏
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1. Science is prediction. A consensus without predictability isn't a scientific consensus, it's just a really bad assumption. Climate alarmists assume catastrophic warming within 12 years. Let's see how past predictions have panned out.

@AOC #GreenNewDeal #Pseudoscience
2. Failed climate prediction #1

1990 IPCC FAR: “The average increase of global mean temperature over the next century is estimated to be 0.3°C per decade (with an uncertainty range of 0.2°C – 0.5°C).”

Reality: Since 1990 the warming rate has been from 0.12 to 0.19°C per decade
3. Failed Climate prediction #2

1990 IPCC FAR: “Emissions of greenhouse gases will result in a likely increase in global mean temperature of about 1°C above the present value by 2025

Reality: From 1990 to 2017 the increase in temperatures has been 0.31 - 0.49°C
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#brexit, #language, #mathematics, #pseudoscience, #rhetoric, #style

Brand-new and remarkable: #today, in a speech before #industry-representatives, chancellor Angela #Merkel used an old-fashioned, and,I think, INAPPROPRIATE,mathematical term to describe the #Brexit discussions..
.. in the #UK.

On 20180925, 9:50 CET, (cf. bdi.eu/der-bdi/termin…), chancellor Merkel said the following: "Wesentlich hängt es natürlich auch davon ab, was Großbritannien denn wirklich möchte. Auch da ist ja die Diskussion nicht so ganz eineindeutig [sic],
und, das muss ich..
.. allerdings sagen: Man kann nicht zum Binnenmarkt gehören, wenn man in EINEM Teil nur zum Binnenmarkt gehören will, aber in drei ANDEREN Teilen nicht zum Binnenmarkt gehört, und da müssen wir verschiedene, äh, vernünftige Wege [ rest drowned out by applause ]."
..
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