'The clock to midnight will continue ticking' (T.J. Coles)
Is Britain's left wing less politically literate than many many American six year olds?
'Whiteness' is an arbitrary mutation in humans.
The belief in the existence of "race" is incredibly laughable and shallow.
Trinity, Hiroshima, Nagasaki.
Ban the bomb.
We should close down all nuclear industry for now.
Over 10,000 nuclear warheads are ready to be used to wipe us all out.
British 'white' Tory-Labour Jihadists and their Fundamentalist Training (aka public school education).
Eating meat is more dangerous than you imagine.
"Contrary to the claims of biotech advocates, humans have indeed been harmed by consuming the output of genetic engineering. In fact, the technology's first ingestible product (a food supplement of the essential amino acid, L-tryptophan) caused dozens of deaths and seriously sickened thousands of people (permanently disabling many of them). Moreover, the evidence points to the genetic alteration as the most likely cause of the unusual contamination that rendered the supplement toxic."
There is too much self-congratulation on the part of 'western intellectuals'.
'One of the things Manning is alleged to have leaked is the 'Collateral Murder' video which depicts U.S. forces in an Apache helicopter killing 12 unarmed civilians, including two Reuters journalists, and wounding two children. People trying to rescue the wounded were also fired upon and killed. A U.S. tank drove over one body, cutting the man in half'.
Are YOU unscientific? Are the papers and sites YOU read unscientific?
'India' did not invade 'England', it was the other way around. The barbarian is the one who invades, not the victim, it is the rapist, not the person being raped.
Ads for the army focusing on one-up-manship.
The source of the statement "around 90% of all deaths in war are civilians".
Einstein said atheists are 'childish' and 'crusaders' and 'slaves'. Feynman said that 'doubt' is a fundamental part of his 'soul' - and it seems to me that atheists, as they call themselves, to a larger extent have a blind nihilistic faith in the lack of existence of anything at all other than that which we already know about which is something no physicist of worth would fail to laugh at and Feynman already did.
When faced with EINSTEIN's views, militant atheists delude themselves more than most 'religious fundamentalists' delude themselves.
Atheists think they innately know more than physicists.
Intellectual self-defence can achieve a very high level.
"Along the petro-chemical zone, refineries flooded, pipelines ruptured, chemical plants exploded, and toxic waste sites were swamped. An early estimate, almost certainly low, calculated that two million pounds of hazardous chemicals had been released into the air during the flood by the big oil companies alone. Two oil tanks ruptured spilling 30,000 gallons of crude into the floodwaters. Another storage tank released 9,500 gallons of highly toxic wastewater. These were only the highlights in a state where regulators are charged with concealing not exposing such incidents." (Jeffrey St Clair)
Proving Edward Bernays wrong to any parent.
Notes on 'The character of physical law, 1, the law of gravitation', a lecture by Richard Feynman, part of a series.
What is the solution to the mess our world is in today?
Feynman, the empirical anarchist.
Science is evidence based, business is profit based, the NHS is being fought over - Science wants to protect it, Business wants to own it and profit from it.
Reality is not sharp around the edges. Reality is not certain.
'.. Atoms - little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another.' (Feynman)
Scientific method vs Business and Marketing.
Therefore, things must be learned only to be unlearned again or, more likely, to be corrected. (Feynman)
'All things are made of atoms.' (Feynman)
Experiment is the sole judge of scientific 'truth.' (Feynman)
'This is not the intensity of a wave [..] but it is instead the chance that a particle comes as being counted by a photo-multiplier.' (Richard Feynman)
To bee or NOT to bee. The answer is obvious.
Bees being killed off by 'unpredictability of flowering by many plants due to climate change, the ravages of the neonicotinoid pesticides introduced in the 1990s, parasitic mites and, more recently, the viruses harbored by these mites'.
Corporate colonisation of Africa.
Western states as principal terrorist agencies.
The origins of NATO's cult of personality lie in 1920s Italy.
So-called exceptionalism is mediocracy and cult of personality.
If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong - says science, says Feynman.
The Dumbing Down of Society.
Feynman, NASA, nukes, CBRN, GMOs, etc etc, exit pursued by climate change.
British schools must teach children to be ashamed of Britain's 'empire' and 'colonialism'.
The universe is probabilistic.
More than 3 deaths every hour, on average, as a result of eating processed meat.
Does 'red meat cause cancer'? 'Probably'.
Feynman, item 1, about light, corpuscles, particles.
All of us getting nuked.. what are the odds?
Every year the smoking industry is not prevented by us or our governments from KILLING 7 MILLION PEOPLE - but you're all uptight about some 'terrorist' attacking you in revenge for bombing the shit out of various countries in order to steal oil and prop up corporations such as the smoking industry. Are you really really really THAT STUPID people? Seriously. Are you REALLY that stupid? Come on. Surely not? Surely you are not that god damn stupid.
So the word 'empire' is just posh for 'animal pack'.
Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war's casualties are non-combatant civilians?
What should we do with our weapons and armed vehicle manufacturers in the name of peace and anti-militarism?
'Keeping decapitated heads as war trophies, in this day and age, in a national history museum, must rank among the highest forms of racist moral decadence, sadism and human insensitivity.'
CIA Über alles.
It's been fighting the ones who are more secular.
For most of his life, the western media, including the Guardian, have treated Harvey Weinstein far better than they treat ALL MUSLIM MEN - and for the entirety of his life they treated Jimmy Savile better than they treat all muslim men. Even now Weinstein is being 'disowned' but many others like him are still treated better than ALL MUSLIM MEN, asian men and by a lot of people, all black men.
Hawking and others call for ban on offensive autonomous weapons.
They are mixing up consumerism and rationality - as concepts.
"And if we want to remember the war dead, perhaps we should spare a thought for the one-million plus dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere since the start of the war on terror." (Lindsey German) "As direct experience of war becomes more distant, and killing in war more remote for those of us in the richest countries (although not in Raqqa, Kabul or Sanaa) so this war which ended nearly 100 years ago is turned into a symbol of the nobility and rightness of war." (Lindsey German)
Letting companies own our bodies.
The same hepatitis C drug that costs $84,000 a year in the US cost $900 a year in Egypt.
What information is known publicly has largely come from leaks.
Plutonium-239 has a half-life of 24,100 years, thus once created it remains radioactive for 240,000 years.
The corporate 'right to lie'.
Two tier system for condemning rape.
Genocide of our food chain.
Are people fish, that they feel they can blame the fishermen and fisherwomen for catching them simply because of who they are?
Some apparently believe that food and sex are the two toughest habits to change.
"Home lands" and away lands.
"Why listen to the musings of somebody else?" (Amy Macdonald)
Pirsig said "We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world".
Pirsig on quality and art.
Pirsig on Jesus and Moses.
The Quality he was teaching was not just a part of reality, it was the whole thing.
"We're gonna ride forever. You can't keep horsemen in a cage. Should the angels call, well it's only then I might pull in the reins". (Paul Gross, David Keeley)
As stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.
All the while endlessly shopping online, updating Facebook, and texting.
'Take ibuprofen and die'.
Playing the Trump card.
Je Suis Palestinian Journalists.
Nobody knows. That's the point.
How can you become more intelligent?
When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions. (Kurt Cobain)
I would teach 'territorial pissings' (by Nirvana) to all GCSE english students.
The anthropocene era.
Language, thought, communication.
Corporations and hyperconsumerism.
Clean highest quality water provision to all.
The myth of the ungrateful horses.
Craving more and more wealth and more and more products.
The key to science, according to Feynman.
Alex Cockburn Cspan interview 2007.
"Industrial civilization is in the throes of a great disruption, a systemic transition which could either lead to regression, crisis and collapse; or a new way of working and living, a new mode of prosperity, a new narrative of success."