1/ THREAD: Science is the pursuit of truths that reside at edge of the known and the unknown. Thus, one of the implications of science is what we often have to confront what we once held to be true. We must change our minds.
2/ Thus, there's a certain subtype of moral courage that scientists (and anyone who embraces science) must have. Those who are 'emotionally uncomfortable' with confronting their truths and beliefs — those who feel cognitive-emotional dissonance, rarely pursue science.
3/ The moral courage it takes in order to examine, confront, and overturn our previous beliefs, is a sign of emotional intelligence and emotional maturity of individuals, organizations, and societies.
4/ Beware the person who does not confront their Cognitive-Emotional Dissonances — for they never grow.


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Feb 18
If learning anything 'makes you feel uncomfortable' (gives you Cognitive-Emotional Dissonance) — it's absolutely a signal you NEED to learn more about it. Moreover & more specifically, you need to ask yourself, "Why does this 'make me feel uncomfortable'?"

Addendum A:

Truth: A person who never confronts their Cognitive-Emotional Dissonance, never grows.
Addendum B:

Religious leaders grow off-the-charts emotionally uncomfortable, when you raise questions that contradict accepted doctrines. In various ways, they tell you to, "Just accept it".

(And they label you as a trouble maker)
Read 8 tweets
Feb 18
1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4631: Matt Gaetz's gaze
#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert
2/ This image of Matt Gaetz shows him rotating both his head/neck as well as his eyes to his left. His torso is not oriented toward the the person at whom he's looking.
3/ Human beings don't look directly at people they don't like, don't respect, or don't believe.
Read 9 tweets
Feb 8
1/ THREAD/Proposal: NASA, the ESA, and the CSA should change name of the James Webb Space Telescope — and rename this incredible instrument of discovery after Henrietta Swan Leavitt.
2/ Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868 – 1921) was a brilliant, creative, prolific, and largely unacknowledged astronomer. She discovered the relationship between the periods of Cepheid variables and their Luminosity.
3/ Her discovery became the first "Standard Candle" enabling other astronomers to measure the distance to other galaxies and other objects. This astronomical relationship was thereafter known as "Leavitt's Law" and facilitated other major discoveries.
Read 6 tweets
Jan 17
Hey @JeromeAdamsMD, tell us all about the permanent hole Donald Trump has in his hard palate. We both know it's caused by ischemic necrosis from decades of cocaine abuse. Tell us about the prosthetic device which occasionally loosens and gives rise to Trump's spontaneous lisp.
Addendum: And tell us more about Trump's ongoing severe drug abuse. Tell us about how Trump's snorted Adderall and Cocaine build up residue on the nasal side of the prosthesis, but occasionally leak around to the oral side — then shoot out his mouth in a projectile manner.
Addendum No. 2: Here's one example from 19 Oct. 2020 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport showing at least 38 projectiles:

Read 5 tweets
Jan 12
Hey, @tedcruz, serious question, did you get facial-hair approval from your wife before you grew a beard?

FACT: Men who grow facial hair without 1st getting approval from their partner, w/ extremely high probability, are either having an affair or trying to do so.
Addendum: Also, if men grow facial hair just after a break-up/just after filing for divorce (or just after being served with divorce), then the same #BodyLanguage/Behavioral axiom applies — they were, with extremely high likelihood, being unfaithful.
Addendum No. 2: It's passed off as a response to teasing or a passive act (i.e., "The guys at the office are teasing me that I can't grow a beard", or "It's a vacation beard — I think I'll keep it."), but it not passive or lazy. It's quite deliberate.
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Jan 11
1/  THREAD: This is Indiana State Senator Scott Baldwin — a Republican from Noblesville, Indiana. He's recently said that teachers, "need to be impartial" during lessons about Nazism and Fascism. #BodyLanguageExpert #BodyLanguage #ScottBaldwin #Nazism #Nazi #Fascism #Fascist Image
2/ Note Baldwin's facial expression. What do you see?

• He's 'Smiling' out of one side of the mouth
3/ This is NOT a Sincere Smile (not a Duchenne Smile).
How can we tell this his 'smile' is insincere smile? What characteristics are displayed and betrayed here?
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