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#skepticism, as a movement, seemed inviting in the 1980s. @RonaldReagan was in power, with the full cooperation of American #journalism and #media. @TheDemocrats try to pretend that the @realDonaldTrump phenomenon was worse, but...Reagan's clown show started the trend.

the @RonaldReagan cabinet was much like @Quillette or @SubstackInc is these days: a loose aggregation of crooks and cranks, miscellaneous right-wing ideologues who did badly in professional life and were inclined to blame "liberals" or "the government" for their problems.

making wild, unsubstantiated claims was now the *in* thing, during @RonaldReagan's figurehead presidency—that's the real power a president has over a country, by the way.

people consciously or sub-consciously copy how a president talks. especially, they copy the *jokes*.

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According to the current globe-earth science, the earth's curvature over a distance of 5 miles would be 16 feet high.
How did they construct the LHC tunnels/foundation to be flat over that distance? Is the LHC fake?
#CERN #skepticism #flatearth #WorldWideWeb Image
#CERN is "birthplace of the World Wide Web". Are they just testing fiberoptic cables?


ATLAS - holding up the world
ALICE - down the rabbit hole
CMS - content management system? Logo looks like a fiberoptic cable
LHCb = "Large Hadron Collider beauty" Weird logo. ГНСР? ImageImageImageImage
Is all of the particle physics/dark matter/black hole/satellite/NASA stuff fake? Created to shape peoples' perceptions?

We still use undersea cables for internet connections. Is the SpaceForce just protecting & patrolling the internet, defending our e-commerce & media industry? ImageImageImageImage
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I was asked recently to provide some examples of health and fitness marketing that makes false claims and/or exploits human biases. I came up with a billion examples. Here are just 6:

#science #skepticism #criticalthinking #exercise #health
1/6. All-natural #wheyprotein. It exploits the irrational cognitive bias towards natural products.
2/6. L-carnitine sold for decades as a ‘fat burner’ despite research which failed to show consistent and reliable outcomes.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/02/2021…
From Tragedy to Hesitancy: How Public Health Failures Boosted COVID-19 Vaccine Scepticism…

#PublicHealth #COVID19 #vaccines #skepticism #LessonsLearned
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