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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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