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Jan 8 9 tweets 4 min read
Modern dark ages

People have no clue that

1. the heritage of the longest Western Empire (~1000s years) still dominates our laws, values, news & conflicts

2. Darwinism, Psychology... built by adding piles of BS over BS

3. The "scientific method" is a post-modern cartoon

Etc Dark Ages is when civilisation loses track of ideas. Our generation is so dull, doesn't even care where ideas come from. Pop ideas are just "true"! Let's take the scientific method.

Was this cartoonish method proposed by Aristotle? No.
Newton? Nope.
Maybe Bacon?! Of course not.
Dec 16, 2022 15 tweets 4 min read
Notice how the perception of "EU corruption" never asks the forbidden question "is the EU corrupted?". My guess is that same countries would rate on top, considering European UNION as corrupted.

As if the corruption perception rates taboo cultures (collectively hiding things). Let's use as benchmark the EU data for Ukraine.

- Less corruption perception (Denmark, Sweden...), more public support for corrupted Ukraine.
- More corruption perception (Italy, Greece, Hungary...), less support.

As if corruption perception is exactly that, a perception.
Nov 4, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Excellent observation. It fits the development of Greek civilisation, which is reversed from what many would expect.

X FALSE : Theology → Metaphysics → Science

✓ HISTORICALLY TRUE: Science & Math → Platonic philosophy (+Aristotelian Metaphysics) → advanced Theology First, Ionian School
- Thales coins "Physics"
- Anaximander proposes evolutionary theory
- Anatomy, medicine etc.

Then, Socrates debunks materialism as naive. e.g. he's not content w human anatomy as "true cause" of movement. We're in a cave.

Then Metaphysics & Christianity
Nov 3, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Our generation doesn't have to discover public law... for Twitter.

1) ban the "bad" people (police state): Barbarian school of public law

or

2) ban blasphemy* of sacred (God, sexual degeneracy etc): Athenian school of public law

*progressivism ousted as spoiled-child audacity The Founding Fathers who drafted the US Constitution understood the MINIMUM limits of free speech to secure MAXIMUM liberty, WITHOUT a police state.

But... western politicians discovered that blasphemy laws violated the Constitution. When? After WWII.
harvardlawreview.org/2021/12/blasph…
Mar 15, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
According to media, Donetsk & Lugansk can't be subjects of international law, aren't "real states" & Russia is delusional

Q: How Palestine Liberation Organization can sign treaties?

Ans: art 96 §3 of Protocol I Geneva Convention recognises any "authority representing a people" Of course, one could claim that Turkey occupies Cyprus in similar grounds. But...

1) Russia waited for local referendums, actual suppression, alerted organs of international community for ~ a decade
2) In criminal law, past is not erased. Turkey & Germany have a genocidal past.
Jan 9, 2022 17 tweets 7 min read
Thread

"there is no evidence"

1/ The greatest logicians & scientists of humankind rarely, if ever, used the phrase "there is no evidence" to prove any point.

Instead, this became the strongest modern "scientific" argument by atheists, demagogues & charlatans. Why? Image 2/ There are major defects in that phrase

a) defect of pure logic "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

b) Intellectual weakness & bad faith. Demagogues escape the labor of a serious debate (to show opposing evidence are weak or bad) by "there is no evidence".
Jan 5, 2022 36 tweets 13 min read
What is gene therapy?

TECHNICAL THREAD

1/ After my previous thread I continue getting criticism, under the assumption that "gene therapy" is defined with three words "modify the DNA".

I'm left with two options. Either to burn my books in genetics, or to debunk that myth. 2/ For a healthy debate we need to make an agreement, a social contract: we'll try to use domain-specific terminology.

- not Kindergarten dumbed down vocabulary (like Fauci)
- not made up terms (like @nntaleb or Fact Checkers)
- not made up data (from Mathematica)

OK?
Jan 4, 2022 28 tweets 9 min read
1/ Are mRNA vaccines "just vaccines" or tools for gene therapy?

Thread 2/ According to Anthony Fauci, the mRNA vaccine "has nothing at all to do with modifying your DNA, it's an mRNA that codes for a protein".

He didn't say there is a LOW risk.
He didn't say there is INSIGNIFICANT risk.
He said "NOTHING at all to do".

Jan 2, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Dynamic hedging 101

1. Insult, daily, little accounts
2. Insult some w/ larger following ONLY if they're benign (e.g. insult @PTetlock as "rat")
3. Insult large+effective accounts ONLY AFTER they're gone ex: do NOT pick on Trump, Malone etc. until they're out, they may crush you Image Example: @nntaleb was silent on Malone. He wrote 4 comments insulting him *hours* after he was cancelled (Dec 29, 2021). He suddenly remembered an old embarrassing video of Marjorie Greene after she was cancelled. Would he picked on her, personally, if she was active?
Dec 27, 2021 14 tweets 5 min read
Scientific publications & Spy networks

Robert Maxwell, father of Ghislaine Maxwell.

He refused accusations for being an Israeli spy. However, according to Washington Post his funeral was set in Israel with honours of a national hero (attending ministers & the Prime Minister). Image Paul Rosbaud

Paul Rosbaud worked as a spy for MI6, Great Britain. A unique kind of spy, working at Springer to infiltrate Nazi scientific networks. Image
Dec 7, 2021 26 tweets 8 min read
Principles of law

There are two major pillars where the law stands on:

1) a network of legal principles that EXPLICITLY give logical coherence

2) a worldview by the authors (philosophy, doctrines, symbols etc) that IMPLICITLY overshadows the law and inspires new principles In the west we have two major legal traditions (French civil code, English common law) and both are founded on the shoulders of philanthrope Christian doctrines.

Let's skip the history of Providence in FR Civil Rights or Christianity in EN Common law, and focus on *today*.
Dec 5, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Fear monitor, the thread.

1/ Follow this for updates on what you should be afraid, terrified & urgently react to. 2/ Switzerland, the cradle of panicked democracy.

"The panic Omicron sparked was felt in Geneva, where health officials from around the world met this week and decided to start negotiating an agreement to prevent, prepare for and respond to pandemics."

politico.com/newsletters/gl…
Aug 22, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
1/ Dialectics, simplified thread

In the past, after some contemplation, I took the challenge to define two elusive concepts.

- what is intelligence
- what is idiocy

They're elusive because they're difficult to define, catch, or achieve. 2/ This was my take on intelligence (thread)

Aug 21, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Every detail in covid smells like an elaborate scam.

In a real pandemic, doctors are hired. In fact, we have modern hospital staff due to previous plagues.

In covid, hospitals close down, total number of beds go down, massive number of healthcare staff either vaxxed or...fired. France, during covid pandemic:

"We always ask hospitals to reorganize themselves to save money and therefore to close beds. These bed closures are often justified because there are no doctors capable of taking care of patients."
Aug 20, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
1/ This is - literally - the message of the intro of the Federalist Papers.

Hamilton warns that
- demagogues & tyrants start their career as zealots for the Rights of the people
- with a *forbidden appearance of zeal* for the power of government (kratos). 2/ Alexander Hamilton: "On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; "
Mar 31, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
1/ Why Constantine waited until the end to get baptized?

Baptism was not simply an act to become Christian. According to NT & "The Symbol of Faith" (Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed) baptism's purpose was clearly the remission of sins.

N-C Creed transfigurationgoc.org/our-faith/the-… 2/ The moral dilemma between religious duty (purity) & pragmatism (army massacres) is an old burning question for soldiers, mentioned in the Old Testament as well.

In fact, it takes a ton of hypocrisy & spiritual death for NOT having such a Christian dilemma.
Nov 14, 2020 5 tweets 4 min read
Amnesty International, THREAD

@amnesty has a page dedicated to #Armenia. Articles appear to adopt Azeri & Turkish propaganda.

1st article: Armenians "cruel & reckless"
2nd article: "[Azeri] civilians killed" (cites Azerbaijani officials)
etc...

@amnesty chose this background When Greece-Turkey conflict was in the news, @amnesty took the side of.... Turkey.

People "trapped at Turkish border?!" What does this mean? Residents of Turkey desired to illegally enter Greece. The responsibility, according to Amnesty, belonged to Greece.

Remember this?
Nov 13, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
Unbelievable & crazy stuff

1) You send vote via mail & they verify the signature! From a database! The most ridiculous verification system conceived?
2) Rejection rate of those mail-in ballots dropped to 0.3%!
2) The signatures NOT reviewed
3) 1 monitor observe 10 tables. WTF? Image Modern AI can hardly separate chihuahuas from muffins. "Google was the ultimate muffin identifier [...] at its highest confidence label for 6 out of the 7."

How can we identify UNIQUE PERSONAL signature from a bucket of MILLIONS, in a rate of 99.7%?

freecodecamp.org/news/chihuahua… Image
Oct 15, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
What changed in my understanding of COVID:

1) It's *extremely* contagious. I got it from an event I didn't attend, effectively the same day with my relative who attended this event and brought COVID home. In total more than 20 people got positive from this single event. 2) The earliest symptom in my case was an incident of sweating "out of the normal". It reminded me the famous "B symptoms" by activated B-lymphocytes. It was so strange that I immediately suspected COVID and isolated myself almost a week before fever & other symptoms appeared.
Jul 14, 2020 15 tweets 3 min read
Before 14 of July France had...wait for it... constitutional monarchy 🤣 Curious now to read that Constitution ;)

My comment from 2019: When 1 average Complexity Scientist talks about complex political systems, 10 Constitutional Law professors are rolling on the floor laughing. Basic Review on FR revolution:

1) The objective was NOT to overthrown monarchy but to create UK-style monarchy

2) Constitutional Monarchy was established in 1791 and the King immediately abused his constitutional powers. He vetoed all important parliamentary reforms. Dead-end.
Jun 18, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Masquerading courage

Twitter showed that humanity is abundant with courage. Courage against "all scientists", against Harvard, against WHO, against UN, against the police... against tigers and monsters. Lots of courage.

We're the most brave generation, a society of heroes. In classics, heroism was when a Jew (like Jesus) criticised the Jews, not the Romans. When an Athenian (like Socrates) criticised Athens, not Sparta.

Cult members may consider themselves heroes against State religion. Going against the cult .... that's another story.