These are the English additions, changes and corrections of 2011.
For earlier ones see 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009 and 2010.
For the Dutch changes see Nederlands
Note this is a selection: Small changes of
typos are not mentioned, and not all additions may be listed here.
- Dec 31: GW: ME by the Official Rules (as
is and to be): End of the year quote.
- Dec 30: me+ME: Varia relating to Nederlog
and ME/CFS: What the title says - on
Nederlog, dr Lipkin' statement, dr. Deckoff-Jones's olive branch; and
why so very
people can understand what ME/CFS is like.
- Dec 29: me+ME: Update on the Lipkin + 11
Study: Dr. Ian Lipkin promised the results of
study he planned for quite a while now by the end of this year, which
upset by the recent events around dr. Mikovits and also by the
retractions of the
Lombardi et al and Lo et al papers, but then there was an interesting
him outlining the present status of the study, that looks interesting
may be finished by coming March. I reproduce his communication and
- Dec 28: Hazlitt's Essays: Belief, whether
voluntary?: More philosophy and more Hazlitt,
that is even quite relevant to the brouhaha about XMRV and ME/CFS.
I found yesterday that the materials the WPI had
on its site about the civil
courtcase against dr. Mikovits have disappeared from the WPI-site.
Since I had them downloaded - status 22 and 23 nov 2011 - I put them on
and relinked to have the evidence available. See Dec 26.
- Dec 27: I divided yesterday's NL
into a first satirical part:
The horror of the anonymous Bobbian freaks
and a second
part, below, but with another filename, because I also managed to
forget a number in the title. It should now be sorted out and linked
paper retracted by authors: Today's Nederlog, also with some
musings on bullies, XMRV/MLV/HGRV/PMRV/XAND, satire and
splitting an NL.
- Dec 26: me+ME: Sorting through some
evidence about dr. Mikovits: I consider two bullies
- one reason patients with ME cannot achieve much or anything is that
themselves be bullied by persons who pretend having ME/CFS, which
possibly they may
have, but who are ignorant anonymous bullies whose mental health
problems far predominate
their morality and rationality - and I also consider some evidence
about dr. Mikovits:
Honest mistake, deliberate fraud, mixed motives?
- Dec 25: GW: Two Xmas sermons on
society: A bit by Hazlitt and a bit by Shaw, to
you through the saccharine tedium of the day.
- Dec 24: A bit about Nederlog and my sites:
What the title says, plus a few links relating
- Dec 23: Retraction update + Stapel update
+ Spiegeloog columns: Mostly documentation
about the subjects in the title.
- Dec 22: me+ME: Science
withdraws 2009 XMRV-paper: At
last, Science's chief editor Alberts
had enough of it, and has withdrawn the whole paper because its -
authors could not come to agree on wording that
allowed them to retract it, and
Alberts seems to have felt he was being had. I give links and quotes
myself for the benefit of intelligent patients.
- Dec 21: me+ME: More on St. Judy:
There's more information on the saintly dr. Judy In Whom
Trust from several sources, and it doesn't promise well for her future
summarize what I found or was sent.
- Dec 20: me+ME: WPI vs Mikovits = 1 : 0 +
ME-varia: Judy Mikovits Ph.D. lost the civil
court case the WPI started against her after the lab books disappeared,
clarify some minor ME-related problems.
Nature on Mikovits + The
Scientist on the mouse scandal + Dutch "democracy":
What the title says, with some warnings for foreigners
who might want to emigrate
Holland because of its supposed tolerance and freedoms: Wrong place,
- Dec 19: The grim reaper's gatherings
(Kim, Hitchens, Havel): Some about three
recently died, with a relation to Marxism, and some on my own Marxist
- Dec 17: me+ME: Dr. Mikovits has a
temporary job: Keeping up with the documentation
about the events around dr. Mikovits and XMRV.
- Dec 16: All backgrounds in my Hobbes and Hume
sections have been fixed.
Two notes on
Hume's Enquiry concerning Morals: What the title says.
notes concern the relativity of morals, but probably not quite in the
- Dec 15: All backgrounds in my Lao Tzu section,
Aristotle section, Boetie section,
section and Descartes
section have been fixed,
so have those in IndexME2008 (that
had been wrongly fixed before).
Things still to be done on my
me+ME: B12-protocol + US
amendments + state terrorism: Nederlog
about the subjects in the title.
- Dec 13: All backgrounds in my Leibniz-section
have been fixed. And to show what the
Leibniz-section is like, I quote a chapter in Nederlog:
Leibniz and me on
- Dec 12: Site
updates + Seamonkey: All backgrounds in my
Philosophical Dictionary have
fixed. And those in the Help section. (See Things still to be done on my
- Dec 11: Totalitarianism and
Libertarianism (docu): Just some bits of
mentation on the subjects in the title.
- Dec 10: Recommended Reading: Marks of
pseudoscience, fraud and bullshit: What
the title says, and I mostly provide links.
- Dec 9: Up to the knees in woo: A
bit about woo - what it is; what it is like; how it
criticized; and what to do about it if one is too smart or educated to
by it. (Also instructive for people with ME/CFS or an interest in HGRV
- Dec 8: All backgrounds in the main directories of MEinAdam
and its subdirectories
Nedernieuws, 2008ME, 2009ME and 2010ME
have been fixed.
There are more subdirectories to go. The progress is administrated here:
Things still to be done on my
is new in the MEinAdam
directories, but was copied from the Nederlog
7: Update Nederlog: All backgrounds
in Nederlog fixed: All backgrounds in ALL
Nederlog files from 2004 - 2011 (yes, I'm in the eighth years of
writing it) have
been fixed (modulo a few mistakes).
Also repaired the index of
Nederlog 2008, the first half year of which contained
improper links, that didn't work, since quite a while also. It should
work again, now.
philosophy is important: This I had in Nederlog a little over
ago. It has been much downloaded, and is currently being much
so in case you want to read something philosophical that is clear,
incisive, original and unlike academic philosophical prose, here is
updates: Cain, Paul, Mikovits,
Hooper, Mitchell, Stapel: About Herman
Cain's intelligence and failed ambitions; Judy Mikovits trials and
Paul's speeching; professor Hooper's refuting PACE Statistics; Tate
refuting PACE's methodology; and Diederik Stapel's analogies to Judy
some remarks on psychology, philosophy and (scientific) morality and
5: Crisis: Sixth Amendment in coma:
A little about the Sixth Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution that the U.S. Senate holds must be ditched for the
interminable waterboarding without any judicial interference
whatsoever, of course
only of people fit for it, U.S. or not, with an illustration from
Holland, where the
citizens are not allowed to bear arms, because that may undermine
the power of the
mafia to deal drugs with help of the Dutch bureaucrats, police,
politicians and judges,
just as it helped in WW II to gas more than 1% of the unarmed Dutch
for being "racially inferor", also with extensive proud willing help of
the Dutch bureaucrats,
police, politicians and judges.
4: GW: On faith + Mikovits as Woman Of The Year:
A bit about faith, and about
the nomination of the always misjudging former lawyer Patricia Carter
for Woman Of
me+ME: Bits and pieces relating to ME and XMRV: More about
of the title: Our Own Gerwyn and Our Own Doctor Judy have crafted A
The Disease I say a few things about (after an introduction no one
or disdain); having read most of the ERV-blog on XMRV,
including the comments,
I quote some ERVian views of Our Doctor Judy's motives and sanity;
by a part of a love letter ERV received in mail from the WPI-IP;
an answer to a classical Latin question that may clarify a lot for
principle; and I end with an answer to the age old philosophical
"How did it come to this?", with the help of Ms. Julie Rehmeijer and
In brief: Quite a few tasty bits.
1: me+ME: Praying for Mindy and dr.
Jamie: I am a bit satirical, but then
Ms Mindy and Ms Jamie risk many angry mails by Gerwynites, so I do a
washing and laundering of these happy senders of mystical bright light
across the globe, in prose, that may also be just a trifle satirical.
- Nov 30: me+ME: More on
WPI vs Mikovits: Links and background about the news
that - to quote Science - "CFS Researcher Reportedly Surrendered to
- Nov 29: me+ME: Bright Mystical Lights and
It turns out - if you can
believe it - that the Blessed Gerwynites on the new forum for the guru
virological science have saved St. Judy, by mystically infusing the
room in Ventura, Calif. with Bright Light! The blessed Gerwyn
proudly surrounded by his male and female choirboys and choirgals,
testifies it works, so - clearly, evidently, indubitably and certainly
- it must
be true and further proof is unnecessary. I report and document, and
come to speak briefly of professor Racaniello on science in the US, who
admittedly is not of Gerwyn's intellectual and moral attainments, or
versa, if you didn't quite get that. Have fun!
- Nov 28: Things still to be done on my
sites: A To Do List of some of the things I need/
want/hope to do with/for/on my sites, if I have/get some health and
- Nov 27:
Varia - crisis, sickness, ERV: As the title says,
various subjects: I
briefly comment on the morons and goats the GOP deems fit to be
candidates in the US; on some of the sickness that appears on some
on which Anonymous persons cowardly and meanly slander others
anonymity; and on an aspect of ERV that I had so far missed, but that
convince quite a few, if not for the most rational of reasons.
- Nov 25:
me+ME: "That's Our Judy!": A
few of the more cognitive dissonant sounding
bits about Our Judy. "If it wouldn't be so sad, it would be quite
- Nov 24:
I forgot to upload yesterday's NL to the Danish site. I
did upload to the Dutch
site, but now to both. And now there is ME: WPI vs Mikovits - documents
in the case: update.
This continues yesterday's piece, indeed with a few
updates, and a link to professor Racaniello's virology site (and other
- Nov 23:
ME: WPI vs Mikovits - documents
in the case: Just what the title says: Links
to legal documents showing much more about dr. Mikovits many culpable
and ommissions, and to discussions relating to on on Phoenix Rising,
links to the new site of the Church of HMRV, and also to ERV's blog,
some sensible texts by Ms. Smith, much maligned in some churches, but a
scientist. Also, it seems that the WPI the last seven weeks have been
do the right things, against much uninformed opposition by misled
- Nov 22:
me+ME: The XMRV-connection: Back
to things related to ME/CFS. There probably
will be more today, but this is a start: Two recent papers adding to
nails to the coffin of XMRV, and indeed one co-authored by dr. Coffin.
Williams + professor Hooper: A piece by Margaret Williams and
a letter by no less than Lord Freud to professor Hooper.
Mikovits and co-worker implicated in theft: It seems
dr. Mikovits and
co-worker did steal the WPI's lab books and other materials - or so
writes on Phoenix Rising.
- Nov 21:
Good 20th C
philosophy books: I decided to change the subject, for a day
and turned to good philosophical books.
- Nov 20:
Dr. Mikovits arrested - 2: More on the
subject of the title. The short of
it is: Patients without M.A. or Ph.D. degrees must shut up
about science, where
they do no good, cannot do any good, and only succeed in frightening
scientists who might be willing and are capable of researching their
- Nov 19:
Dr. Mikovits arrested: As
the title says, dr. Mikovits was arrested
yesterday, it seems - but this is not certain - because she
left Nevada without
judicial permission, given the complaints and injunction of the WPI.
- Nov 17:
On ignorance: Another quite useful and clear
definition, that may teach the
the gifted much, and the ungifted possibly also. Also, a bit later in
Hillary Johnson on Whittemore vs Mikovits: Hillary Johnson
interesting and clear piece on her site on the conflict between the WPI
Mikovits, and I comment some.
- Nov 16:
On reason, judgment and wisdom: Some
fairly clear definitions. Also, I am
reformatting the Nederlogs of this year to have the blue
background properly displayed
and I am categorizing the entries, and indeed also rereading what I
which is one reason to quote my
Philosophical Dictionary today: Easier.
I will not keep a record of what has been reformatted/corrected in this
and indeed I have done some correcting too, of typos, mostly, but will
note in this file
when I have done all of them:
I did the reformatting of the backgrounds of this year, and
corrected some typos,
but certainly not all.
- Nov 15:
me+ME: WPI vs Mikovits in court:
The WPI started a
courtcase on Nov 4 to
get hold of laboratorybooks, a PC and a flashdrive that it seems
believes have been taken by or are in the possession of dr. Mikovits. I
write a little
about that, and considerably more about the telephathic gifts of many
"patients" and patients, who all - as in the case of XMRV - are quite
KNOW what is the truth, whereas at least nearly all - as in the case of
do not even know science and certainly don't know more than I do about
events in Reno, Nevada. Related but standing on its own is:
GW: Bertrand Russell's Liberal
Decalogue: Just what it says: Ten Commandments
as Russell would have liked to teach.
- Nov 13:
Crockford, but very probably not for you if you are not interested in
- Nov 12:
The legal corruption in the US and Europe: About an interesting item
on US TV, that goes far towards explaining why the legislation adopted
in the US
and Europe stinks, and is very profitable for the rich few: Your
run for office so as to get bought by corporations.
- Nov 11:
me + ME: St. Maarten - my site(s) exist 15 years:
Well, another landmark
reached, as the phrase is. And what the title says is true only for the
but then, as sites go, 15 years is quite a long time.
Nov 10: Comments 67-95 on William James:
"The Will to Believe": The last part of
notes to William James's essay, first version. See Nov 8 for more.
Nov 9: Comments 35-66 on
William James: "The Will to Believe": The second third
of my notes to William James's essay, first version. See yesterday for
Nov 8: Comments 0-34 on
William James: "The Will to Believe": The
of my comments to William James's essay, first version. You ought to be
if you are interested in believing things on the basis of rational
then I am rational enough to know few really are thus interested, and
believe as they wish. "If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities"
Voltaire said, but then believing what we want and doing what we please
very human, and may be personally profitable as well, in some
Nov 7: Reorienting
Nederlog and my sites: It is likely I am going to write more
other things than ME in Nederlog and on my sites than I did the last
I explain why, to some extent.
Nov 5: On social
psychologists on the origins of evil: More on social
social psuchologists, though not in conntection with social
Stapel, but in connection with explaining the Holocaust, which I am
enough to assume social psychologists want research subsidies to
and about which I have thought rather a lot, but am not allowed to
Holland, because I am uncommonly honest and bright, I must assume.
in the links in the text.)
Nov 4: Some bits about
Stapel, science, "science" and fraud in science: Just what
the title says and including a link to the English translation of the
(interim) on Stapel's fraud.
Nov 3: The excellence
of Dutch science & psychology: Diederik Stapel - 3: Again a
follow-up, but probably the last for the moment in the series. This
more about Stapel's present whereabouts; about why he did commit fraud;
about a New York Time article that quite reasonably raised the question
can be done against fraud in the social sciences (where it is easier to
get away with than in the physical sciences).
Nov 2: The excellence of Dutch science & psychology:
Diederik Stapel - 2: A follow up
of yesterday, not that Nature, Science and other non-Dutch journals are
the news on
professor Stapel's approach to the
science of psychology.
I have also removed the link to
BitsAndPieces from the opening page, because
I did not add to it for two years now.
Nov 1: The excellence of Dutch science & psychology:
Diederik Stapel: Mr. Stapel was
until three weeks ago "an excellent Dutch scientist in the science of
psychology", who has now been found out to be a major fraud. One reason
to write about it is that his almost equally corrupt colleagues are
he is the only one to blame, and they, by contrast, are dedicated,
scientists. Not so, but the stinking truth will be difficult to
understand for foreigners,
because the Dutch university-system has been thoroughly corrupt since
when the universities were, by law, "democratized" to be run on the
the Sorbonne in May 1968: By plenary meetings with one man, one vote
31: I only corrected some typos and realized I made
quite a few the last days, at least,
which shows that I am not well. This also is the reason there is no
30: And a stiff
dosis of - satirical - realism: This
continues - in a way - yesterday's
Nederlog, with a bit of George Orwell with a few introductory and
comments by me and various interesting links.
I also straightened out the format of this index a bit, though I should
make a better
version, using tables. (I suppose, in view of my mostly missing held
that this will have
to wait till the end of the year.)
29: And now for a stiff dosis of -
statistical - optimism: This is mostly about the
human world and history at large, when considered statistically, as to
for violence or free cooperation, as discussed by the Harvard professor
Steven Pinker in a recent lecture, with links, quotations and comments.
28: me+ME: News from Annette W. and
from Judy M.: There was an
TV with Mrs. Whittemore, and a letter from - it is said - dr.
Mikovits's husband to
the world. I comment some on both.
25: And more on the DSM-5 + dr. Allen
Frances: This is about the DSM-5 and
dr. Frances' criticisms of it - which are quite good and quite
relevant, since dr.
Frances was the chief editor of the DSM-IV. I quote quite a bit by him,
because it seems important and true, and because he is a man who in
context ought to be read. And while he and I probably don't agree about
I do think it's admirable that he has stood up and protested, and does
it cogently and
in clear English. And it is important he is read. Also added texts of McCulloch
to the DSM-5 section of my ME-Resources.
24: Varia: More on the DSM-5 etc. +
More quotes: A bit more on the DSM-5 and
23: Made a few corrections and added a few links to
yesterday's Nederlog, and
also uploaded some more in the
Wittgenstein section (still not finished, and
anyway only for those who are not faint of heart).
22: Varia: ERV vs Benson + A site on
Ross Ashby: Just a brief Nederlog about
the ERV site which had a surprise find for me + about a good site about
Ashby who was, like McCulloch, that approximation of an oxymoron: A
psychiatrist, and indeed, like McCulloch, one of the first
More on the demise of XMRV - 2: Some
reflections and links relating
to the title.
about Multatuli - 2: What the title says -
straightened out and reformatted
my notes to Multatuli's Ideas. Here is the main index: Index
All Excerpts. Alas, only
readers of Dutch can enjoy it. Some more has to be done to finish it
all, but most
has been done, and I postpone the rest to a later date with more
about Multatuli: To change the subject,
indeed more about Multatuli:
I straightened out some of my own notes in excerpt, and straightened
some formatting, and uploaded all of the section anew, since I seemed
have not done so in two years, except for the parts I added.
There's more to do here, but this is a step in the right direction.
More on the demise of XMRV: This
is mostly to round off the
argument by providing links to evidence with some comments by me.
There also is a little more about Wittgenstein's Tractatus, but that
- roughly: since 1968! - is a WIP (Work In Progress), so one shouldn't
to hold one's breath till I've finished it all. (I do as I can, not as
And there is an essay by me on "Degrees of belief and probabilities"
production (mathematical/logical and nothing to do with XMRV,
but a lot
to do with rational thinking, Bayesian reasoning and evidence). One
hold one's breath for this either, but it is quite probable (!) it will
and done before I've done with my comments on the Tractatus.
Mostly about dr. Mikovits: I consider a
recent mail and a recent
talk by dr. Mikovits, and also mention an interesting post on PR-F (but
not the text I mentioned yesterday).
The no sleep - pain vicious circle: What
the title says - here is all of
Nederlog for today:
I am once more caught in the vicious circle of too much pain to be able
(more than 4 hours or so) and too little sleep to get less pain. Been
since 33 years, so it's not necessarily terminal, but it is quite
Hopefully I get some sleep tonight, and there may be more tomorrow, for
I did write
some, but am not fit enough to finish it today.
11: me+ME: Just a few relevant links
for those who can think: What the title says.
9: No Nederlog today, but a few small
corrections in that of yesterday.
8: me+ME: Two years of XMRV + recent
personal e-mails: Persons who know science
and philosophy and have degrees in it are not loved on patients-forums,
find it impossible to be honest and rational there, to write something
science there: Immediately, lots of anonymous types will protest, to
the effect that
their pet prejudice is not treated With Respect, and since the
moderators tend to belong
to the same kind this may go on forever. So this Nederlog is the sort
of thing a man like
me couldn't possibly write for forums with ME-patients, for the plain
reason that I belong
to the small minority that did get his degrees while ill and who does
know science. Clearly
unfit for patient forums, I found. Ah well.
6: Martin Gardner video: I
got a bit fed up with much of the nonsense that "my fellow
patients" utter forth, as if anyone has the right or duty to have
about everything, so I take a pause in reporting on the exit of XMRV.
rather a lot of what I read today and yesterday (and before that)
reminded me of
Martin Gardner's fine books, and having gotten that in my head I found
nice video about him and quite a few of his mathematical and magician
5: me+ME: Patricia Carter explains
everything!: Or perhaps more fairly or clearly:
She thinks she does, and I don't, and offer some advice. Also in the
leader of "our community" (I tend to disbelieve in "communities", and
to believe in
individual persons, but that's an aside, from
an individual person) with an idea
namely Cort Johnson, and some links relating to yesterday's theme.
It's quite a MEss!: This continues yesterday's news, and indeed
the moment quite a MEss in ME-land. I give some links and quotations.
3: me+ME: Exit dr. Mikovits?:
It's 2 years minus 5 days since I first heard about
Science article that asserted a correlation between ME/CFS and XMRV. It
seems to have unraveled, and it would seem that dr. Mikovits is leaving
although at the time of writing this is unclear and has only one
source, but that
close one. Update later on Oct 3: Dr. Mikovits was dismissed by the WPI.
2: me+ME: A little more about forums
and XMRV (etc): More of the same as
yesterday, mostly for clarity's sake.
1: me+ME: Forums, patients,
scientists: Back to ME, with an exposition
forums, patients and scientists, indeed, and some relevant quotes and
- Sep 30: Multatuli's Walter
Pieterse (Eng) on line : What the title says: I got a
all of Multatuli's Walter
Pieterse (English) on
line, and updated
New on site in
philosophy file, since it is a part of the Philosophy section.
- Sep 29: Multatuli's
Minnebrieven on line + philosophy + personal:
And yet more of the
Minnebrieven (Dutch) is on line.
it needs more corrections, but I need more health to be able to do them
again, this is something I wanted to see on my site since a long time,
glad at least the 0-th version is there, at long last, ready for
commenting, for indeed one reason to have it on my site is to be able
it - indeed, as with everything in the section Philosophy on my site:
there because I like it, like others to read it, and like myself to
comment on it.
needs some reformatting and some - as is - will not display well in MS
updated the New
on site in philosophy file.
- Sep 28: And more of
the same as yesterday: I am at page 150 of
but this is the construction of the 0-th version, and there are 24 more
go and some to correct before the 0-th version has been done.
- Sep 27: More of the
same as yesterday: In fact I redid what was there and extended
Minnebrieven (Dutch) now is at page 100 and Walter
- Sep 26: More Multatuli |
Meer Multatuli : English & Dutch: What it says - I
Multatuli on my site, both in English and in Dutch. Both are ongoing
this I like doing, and indeed there already is a lot of Multatuli
on my site -
also is, I am pleased to remark, quite well read, by readers of Dutch.
English readers can now also find out why I consider Multatuli a great
since it turned out that (i) a really fine translation of part of one
of his finest
books was published in New York in 1904, and (ii) Project Gutenberg
fine html: Walter
Pieterse (last named
pronounced like Peterse in English).
- Sep 25: No Nederlog
today, but I did add some small corrections to the last two Nederlogs.
- surprise, surprise - I uploaded something in Dutch, namely the first
pages of Multatuli's
No comments yet, and almost 150 pages to go,
it is something - and yes, I hope to get a version with my comments
(This is the beginning of the first or zeroth version, so I expect it
- Sep 24: Exit
XMRV? On Science article "False Posi±ive" and other articles: More on
article mentioned yesterday, with quotes and comments, and with some
other good articles before it, and very fine one by Margaret Williams
- Sep 23:
Exit XMRV? Science article "False Posi±ive":
More on XMRV and ME/CFS,
large Science article of today, with some more links and
continuing yesterday's story.
- Sep 22: Exit
XMRV?: Today was published evidence that the hypothesis that
the cause or part of the cause of ME/CFS is in serious trouble: Two of
authors have withdrawn part of earlier work, and a number of the main
authors have participated in just published work that shows that XMRV is
difficult to establish than they believed.
- Sep 20: I only
made some corrections of typos in Nederlogs of August and September:
changes of intentions, but undoing typos and errors due mostly to being
exhausted with ME.
- Sep 19: A
better society: Two ideas of mine that - I think - will
help to bring about and
maintain a better society, offered without dogmaticality and also
without hope of
seeing anything like it ever practised in my life.
- Sep 17: Probability and Harold Jeffreys: Quite a few fine links in case you are
the subjects in the title, or indeed in mathematics, Bayesian
Inference or philosophy of science, and with a brief moral sermon on
fraud Wessely and his pseudoscience.
- Sep 16: me+ME: Good news - money for biomedical research into
ME!: What the title
says: Something called the Hutchins Family Foundation is providing over
$ 10 million
what sounds like very sensible research into ME, with some major
corrected some typos and unclarities and inserted quite a few links in
- Sep 15: The plague of
postmodernism: I found a good essay by Ms. Susan Haack about
subject, and quote and comment part of it. (Postmodern academics will
with a serious face, that I am "exaggerating". No, the damage has been
is beyond repair without major upheaval: The hundredth raters now are
academically educated, proud of it, and willing and able to falsify or
rational honest debate, in the name of what they call "(evidence-based)
is mostly political or bureaucratic travesty of real science.
- Sep 13: More
Russell + How I write: The introduction by Russell to Wittgenstein's Tractatus
at long last been finished, proofread and supplied with clarifying
links, and I also
wrote a little on how I write, and why it takes so long to finish
- Sep 12: More Wittgenstein + more Russell: A bit more on Wittgenstein, and
- at long
- the first version of my comments on Russell's introduction to
Tractatus, in one file, with Russell's original text.
- Sep 11: More Wittgenstein + updated
directories: I realized I had not uploaded
quite a few additions to my comments on Wittgenstein's Tractatus that I
by April 2011, and uploaded this today, and also uploaded some other
should have made and uploaded before, such as concerning Peirce and the
directories on the site.
- Sep 10: Michael S.
Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg died: On what the title says,
because I like Project Gutenberg a lot, and found it very useful - with
Project, materials about its founder, and some links to some classics in
- Sep 9: No ordinary
genius" (Richard Feynman): This is the title of a fine
long video - over
1/2 hour - about and with Richard Feynman, I think I hadn't seen before
in this form,
with a link to the first part of Feynman's filmed black and white
lectures on "The
Character of Physical Law".
- Sep 8: Browsers and
security: There is a major security
leak that arose in Holland, where
security firm used and trusted by the Dutch government hot hacked,
Iranian hackers, and also tried to keep that secret. I give some
reflect a little on the Dutch moral ideal of being a moron who is proud
of being a moron
since intelligent folks are elitarian, and elitarian folks are fascists
(think millions of
Dutch morons, as they also learned in school and university, for four
added Crisis: Why it is difficult to improve things for the better on the
- Sep 7: William James: "The Will to
Believe" (original text, no comments): What the
title says, with an intro and an outro by me , and as the first step to
a series of
comments on this morally quite reprehensible text.
- Sep 6: Movies and movie stars: An
excursion into popular culture, with special
attention to Katherine Hepburn.
- Sep 4: More about evil
genes and politics: A continuation of yesterday's theme, with
interesting book references and precisifications.
- Sep 3: About "Evil Genes": A
review of a review of a book I haven't read, but that
sounds well worth reading, with some applications to politics, religion
- Sep 2: Corrected some typos, some
scanner errors and inserted some links in yesterday's
Nederlog. And added me+ME: I'll
probably write less about ME/CFS. (Summa:
Because this seems to help no one, interest very few, while keeping me
doing the things I am really good at.)
Sep 1: C.S. Peirce: A theory of probable
inference: The text in my html-edition (with
quite a few graphics for the more mathematical bits) of an excellent
Peirce on the subject, with an excellent appendix on his logic of
present version needs probably a bit more editing, and will end up in
Philosophy and Logic sections when done, but is good enough for the
to show anyone why Peirce is a great philosopher and logician.
- Aug 31:
Uploaded the index
of Nederlog I should have uploaded yesterday.
- Aug 30:
Professor Hooper's reply to Wessely's latest SM-campaign: Text
by professor Hooper, on what I am pleased to call Wessely's latest
and see Back to the Middle Ages with
professor Simon Wessely and Studies
in MEdical Sadism - 7:
Professor Simon Wessely's many mental issues and
MEdical Sadism - 7: Professor Simon Wessely's many
mental issues (P.S.).
Also today: me+ME: Still PEM-ed + some about
James and Peirce: A little
on being PEM-ed and some about William James and Charles Peirce.
- Aug 27:
PEM-ed: About being PEM'ed, what it means (being
PENEd, you see)
with some links to useful sites. Also with a little on the philosophies
of mind and
of science that are both hardly known by nearly all medical scientists
- or so
it is in my experience and reading.
- Aug 25:
Crisis: On some of
the roots of the crisis: Indeed a deep topic, handled
in my own way. Neither complete nor definite, but it should help some
a bit more clearly, at least - or so one hopes. ("The power of
seldom of much efficacy except in those happy dispositions where it is
superfluous." - Gibbon.)
Also updated "Ordinary
men" in the
- Aug 24:
Distracted from something else I was writing for the
site, instead I write
Professor Rummel's website about democide and genocide that
I may return to, as it is quite interesting in re man's inhumanity to
and how this may be rationally explained.
- Aug 23:
present B12 protocol - 2: An update with more links and a few
changes. Useful if you use the protocol, because I provide links to many
Wikipedia files with backgrounds on supplements.
Also added some to the last note in A bit more on
psychiatry - Niall McLaren.
- Aug 22:
Made some clarifying corrections and added some links to
- Aug 21:
bit more on psychiatry - Niall McLaren -2: I extract
and discuss a number
of interesting points from a paper by McLaren.
- Aug 20:
A bit more on psychiatry - Niall
is mostly a sort of postscript
to yesterday's Nederlog, and gives some information about an interesting
Australian psychiatrist (I didn't know about until today).
- Aug 19:
On confusions and
misunderstandings concerning the DSM-5: An explanation
of some of the confusions and misunderstandings that make the DSM-5
IV and III, and psychiatry and psychology in general) so often
- Aug 18: Mozilla Browsers:
Just that, since there are new
versions of both Firefox and
SeaMonkey as of yesterday, I provide all necessary download links for
and the links for six excellent AddOns for both: Help yourself!
- Aug 17:
Will Rogers: On an American humorist
who died in 1935 and his
opinions about the crisis of his days, with footage from 1931 and a
of nice quotations.
- Aug 16:
Warren Buffett agrees: More taxes on the US rich: On an article by
Warren Buffett in the New York Times, with a note on the many
of professor Wessely and the whorenalistic sisterhood that sings his
beyond their level of abilities and education.
- Aug 15:
Made some corrections and clarifications and added some
links in yesterday's Nederlog
And there is a new NL: me+ME: Professor Hooper
responds to the BBC, with
quotation and some comments.
"O for a muse of
fire!": The quotation is the start of
Henry V, to which
Shakespearean play I provide a link, with some comments, as I do for
quite a few other items I found on Youtube.
Aug 12: No Nederlog
today, but some corrections to yesterday's Nederlog, with
an extended note on torture.
I was yesterday forced to write with a failing
keyboard, and then could not properly correct what I had written.
Aug 11: Crisis: The audacity of nope:
A little more abo/t Obama, also with
interesting links to videos featuring Bill Maher and Jesse Ventura.
Aug 10: Crisis: "What
happened to Obama?": Links about and discussion of an
interesting piece in the New York Times:
"What happened to Obama?".
Aug 8: No Nederlog today (still planning to mostly holiday until
Aug 15), but a
a small update of Quotations
(now in the
Aug 7: Crisis: "Yes, we
can!": The stock markets collapsed again, so I am indulging
in some general explanations, with links.
Aug 6: Just a bit more on Quotations and
are now in the
Philosophical Dictionary and I say a little
it's intended use (for oneself, on one's own computer, rather than as
"a web app")
and I also give links to tutorials, videos and books about
Aug 5: Crisis:
Quotations and crisis: A slightly improved and extended
server, now also in the
Philosophical Dictionary here: Quotations.
Nederlog is the last in the
series Crisis, seeing the stock exchanges go down,
this time without any hope to bail out the banks or bank managers.
Aug 4: Quotations: I resurfaced
briefly, since I am still in holiday mood & mode, but
in Firefox, Seamonkey and MS IE and it should work unless you have your
All of the quotes and code are in the file Quotations and also
if you download it and start it from your harddisk. Enjoy!
31: Telling the truth like it is...:
As a sort of supplement to and comment on
yesterday's last Nederlog some links to parts of shows and interviews
George Carlin. There may be no Nederlog the coming 2 weeks, but I
know: Wait and see.
30: me+ME: Excellent letter by
professor Hooper to the BMJ: Quoted and with a
few comments by me. Plus:
me+ME: Wessely; Dr
Myhill and the GMC + What about ME?
with some on purported
'death threats' against Simon Wessely, or so Simon
Wessely claims, and real death threats to me nobody took interest in,
that would lead to problems with the drugs-corrupt mayors of Amsterdam
and the very dangerous Amsterdam drugs mafia, and some more on Dr
Myhill and a good film about ME.
28: me+ME: XMRV, scientific
publishing and the name for ME: Two German
retrovirologists - it seems - seem to know all about how patients
should behave, but to see nothing in the treatment of and writing about
patients with ME that shocks them, and I am reminded of the lessons of
history; some on scientific publishing; and some on what "ME" is to be
27: On some of Rochefoucauld's maxims:
What the title says, reproduced from
the original from the previous millenium and century, with links added
Jul 26: me+ME: Good news about Dr Myhill + On versions of CCC
and ICCC: Dr Myhill is - at
long last - free to practice medicine again, which is good news, and I
overview of and links to variant versions of both the CCC and the ICC,
with links to
what seem to me to be the best versions.
I also made corrections today in and added links to:
me+ME: Good news -
International Consensus Criteria for ME published-1
news - International Consensus Criteria
for ME published-2
Jul 24: Corrected
yesterday's Nederlog. And there is not a brief follow-up: me+ME: Good news -
International Consensus Criteria for ME
Jul 23: me+ME: Good news - International
Consensus Criteria for ME published-2
This is the follow up of yesterday, and includes my
notes to the ICC for ME and
a brief reaction to its publication by professor Malcolm Hooper &
Jul 22: me+ME: Good news -
International Consensus Criteria for ME published-1
There is a new version of what were the Canadian
Consensus Criteria for ME
of 2003, now with several of the original authors, and now with 26
from 13 countries. It is quite good, and I quote most of it, and
provide links to
all of it. The appended "-1" to the titel is to signify that there will
be a second
installment, with the text of my 70 notes to the ICC for ME.
More about the DSM-5 and psychiatry: Another quoted
by a patient with ME to the DSM-editors, and some interesting related
including a restatement of Joseph Heller on Catch-22, Samuel Butler on
treatment of the ill, and a link to an interesting site I found looking
materials to explain psychiatry to its victims without a degree in
psychology and logic.
In case you were hell bend on missing the Heller-rewrite (as professor
seems to search this site as well) here it is:
"There was only one catch and that was the DSM-5, which specified that a
concern for one's health in the face of illness was the process of an
irrational mind. One was ill with ME and
could be helped. All one had to do was ask the health-authorities for
help; and as soon as one did, one would be called crazy and would not
be entitled to help. One would be
declared crazy if one said one was ill with ME and needed help, and
would be declared sane if one didn't, but if one were declared sane one
would get no help while
being ill. If one asked for help while ill one was declared crazy;
but if one didn't ask for help one was considered sane and denied help
for that reason."
note on probability and confirmation: This is a solution of a
confirmation that I do not know that anyone else saw. If this does not
too interesting: It is related to how one learns from experience, and
with the probabilities of many theories. (If that sounds not too
I give up.)
More on the DSM-5: What the title says, with a quoted submission
and some relevant links.
My present B12 protocol: The protocol I am using now,
suppliers, dosages, links to Wikipedia and notes and guidelines.
Hazlitt: Table-Talk Volume II: As three days ago, just
what the title
Table-Talk Volume II, and therewith all of Hazzlitt's
Table-Talk on my site.
Also updated the Map
of the site.
The first 10 essays in my edition of Hazlitt's
Table-Talk volume 1 now have links,
mostly to Wikipedia entries, to clarify background and names.
On humanity and humaneness: Another item in the series of
this time with quotations on a theme by Montefiore, Browning and De la
(Also related to Is
history good for you? and On power, freedom, good and evil
Hazlitt: Table-Talk Volume I: Just what the title says, so
there is all of
Table-Talk volume 1 to enjoy on my site.
more Bayle: Indeed. (Tomorrow another subject, or
Bayle: Rejoice, ye millions pining for more Bayle!
history good for you?: Yet another burning question, in
a file with
rather a lot of quite interesting links.
Is satire good
for you?: Another burning question you might
want to know
more about... and I found a nice BBC 4 series which discusses, among
things, that question, in a recent series by David Frost, with some
good for you?: Links to a series of videos by Bill Maher on
with more links to related matters and issues.
Added some corrections and links to my notes 1 and to Zeitlin on
Dr. Komaroff+EEGs; Dr. Peterson's organization; "ME" vs "CFS":
Dr. Komaroff + team have found a way of diagnosing ME/CFS with the help
EEGs; Dr. Peterson started a new organization; on the names for ME/CFS.
Varia - Dr. Nathan, Norway & ME, Dr. King and the (ex-)Klan:
Different items about the methylation protocol; a recent
change for the better
in the Norwegian government's stance to persons with ME/CFS; a link to
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. meeting the press; and a funny and fair
with a former leader of the KKK.
me+ME: Site news and browser news:
Nothing spectacular: Some files users
can't reach; a new url for my Dutch site; and some about Firefox 5.0
SeaMonkey 2.0.14, that's also a much better browser than MS IE, and has
nice extras too, including a good WYSIWYG html-editor.
1: Made some additions and
corrections to yesterday's NL.
Jun 30: me+ME:
MECFS Alert 2 + psychiatrist with ME (?!) + forums + B12: Llewellyn
King made a new video about ME/CFS; a US psychiatrist with ME protests
the DSM-5; I note I've now been a year not on any forum for persons
and I describe some of my positive experiences with Freddd's B12
Jun 29: Zeitlin on Hazlitt - 3 and On Zeitlin on Hazlitt - 3 (notes):
parts of this series, with references at the end of the second to works
Hazlitt on line, and with a fine appreciation of him by Thackeray. And
who rather read about the joys of modern psychiatry, there also is
Whither psychiatry? What is the
DSM-5 for?, with some interesting references to
recent articles in the New York Review of Books.
Jun 28: On Zeitlin on
Hazlitt - 2 (notes) + note on me+ME: The notes to yesterdays'
part 2, and also a note to the effect that B12 helps me, with links.
- Jun 27: Zeitlin on Hazlitt - 2: More of a good introduction to Hazlitt,
to be followed by
notes, that have not been done yet. As in part 1, I have added many
parts of the Wikipedia.
- Jun 26: Corrected some typos in yesterday's
Nederlog, and added quite a few links.
- Jun 25:
On Zeitlin on Hazlitt - 1 (notes):
For all those who have been hardly able to
to read these notes....
- Jun 24: Zeitlin on Hazlitt - 1: This the first part of a good
introduction to Hazlitt, dating back to
the third of it to have space for my own notes - but these
of a combination of computer problems and ill health.
not I just stated the reason(s).
ME/CFS Memorial - another excellent video by LaurelB: This also
on the subject.
Jun 22: The US
economy + Annete Whittemore on Nevada News: What the title
internet, that I now have for two years
and made computing feel quite different.
21: And more Bayle
and notes but without a Nederlog about it. The link is to the
main changes, link and additions.
list of philosophical works, mostly with my comments,
on my site.
20: More Bayle: Indeed, with a
brief explanation why I think he is worth your and
mine, in case you
wanted to read some decent rational philosophy.
Jun 19: More
notes of mine to some articles, notably Abelard.
Jun 18: More
Bayle + more on the DSM-5: The
Bayle-section got improved and
DSM-5 on her site.
- Jun 17:
on bullshit + more on Bayle: As the title says, with links and the plan
edit Bayle in the format of my Philosophical Dictionary.
Rich van Konynenburg's submission to the APA: I am
efforts yesterday to submit a comment to the APA, and today copied a
and polite submission by Dr. van Konynenburg (an engineer rather than
Submission to the DSM-5 Task Force of the APA: At long
and indeed what it says, including a slashing but fair and honest
call their "Rationale". And
me+ME: Submission to the DSM-5 Task Force
of the APA - P.S.
with the story of the difficulties a somewhat longer
cogent and rational
the servers of the APA - but it has been done, and they can and
should know of
the above two items of today. As Nelson said "I did my duty"
Short bits about websites and various subjects: Actually, 8 bits
a few subjects, with some for almost anyone, with minimal intelligence,
or so I'd guess.
Bayle, with an introduction by Gibbon: Ever daring,
I set out on editing
is not known nor read enough by far. This
time, energy and health, but provided I have these in sufficient
that's one of my plans: A good edition
of Bayle with my comments.
12: From Gibbon's "Memoirs of my
life" - 2: More of what I started May 29:
Gibbon's "Memoirs of my life" - 1
Professor Hooper corrects Bleijenberg and Knoop: As the title says,
more info on the as yet non-risen Phoenix Rising.
Phoenix Rising Forum down + more on US politics: What the title says:
Indeed, the Phoenix Rising Forum
is down for the moment, and I have a little more on US
politics in general, and US Congressman Weiner in
Good videos by Llewellyn King: MECFS
What the title says: Mr. Llewellyn
about ME/CFS before, and also made several fine videos
Waroff, and they are making a series of videos about
first two, which are well done and interesting.
Jun 8: Crisis:
US Politics: I take up
the theme of crisis again and discuss US Congressman
own underpants, indeed by himself, it seems, and also the US
US Senators cannot reveal its contents, it is claimed.
7: On Hume and the
problem of induction : A
repeat of part of my notes to Section IV of
concerning Human Understanding, that I think is good and original,
may write less on ME in Nederlog and more on philosophy and logic,
I seem to make a better use of my talents writing about
where I learned that, in the view of the majority of its
do no more good than anyone else, if any good at all.
also changed today the affix of NL, which is the name of the last
Nederlog in any case,
from "NL.htm" to "NL.html". My reasons to say so are that it may cause
a few problems
links to my pages, and because anyway the
NL.html file is overwritten by any next
latest Nederlog, that are permanently
saved with their dates, as the above one:
NL110607a.html and always can
be found by means of the NL index.
Russell Tribunal on Psychiatry - Verdict + DSM-5: Mostly in continuation of
me+ME: Russell Tribunal on Psychiatry with the verdict of the Tribunal.
More on XMRV and Science:
yesterday, with more material
May 31: me+ME:
More on XMRV - Science paper to be retracted?: This
is my reaction to
the news that
the editors of Science are
trying to move Dr. Mikovits to retract her and
et.al.'s paper that Science
published in 2009.
May 29: me+ME: Improved formatting of
Nederlog - 3: Another issue on the subject,
illustrations, that show some of the difficulties. And something more
Gibbon's "Memoirs of my life" - 1 - quotations +
what promises to become a
27: me+ME: Russell Tribunal on
Psychiatry: The Accusation made on the
International Russell Tribunal in 2001 against psychiatry: Relevant
stuff in these days
is approaching as the Malleus
Maleficarum of the 21st century.
May 26: me: Improved formatting of
Nederlog - 2 : What the title says and
the most part
the same as May 24, but this time minus 25% html-formatting.
May 25: Psychiatric
Sadism Disorder - definition +
A scientific definition,
minimally 95% APA-correct psychiatric prose
of the infamous - and by
psychiatrists in all possible styles denied - main occupational disease of psychiatrists.
May 24: me: Improved
formatting of Nederlog: What the title
says - I changed the
of Nederlog a bit, and explain briefly what and why.
- May 23: Changed the
backgrounds to "fixed" in Nederlog
for the month of May: It should work
both Firefox and MS IE (but I don't want to use MS IE anymore). It has
elsewhere on the site yet.
May 22: Hofstra
University honors the Dutch protector of the Dutch drugs mafia: I never
Hofstra University, but they gave former Dutch PM Balkenende a
sake. I hope they did not know what they did, as I kindly explain.
20: me+ME: Varia - Firefox,
18: On the sham called
"Facebook" - P.S. : I explain a few things, and correct a
also: More on XMRV (and viruses):
On an article in and an interesting chat with
Racaniello in the Chicago Tribune.
- May 17: GW:
On power, freedom, good and evil and bureaucracy : More words of wisdom,
subjects in the title, and in Norwegian (that I translate), because I
felt like it.
- May 16: On the sham called "Facebook": What the title says, with some information
may not know, or indeed care to know. You should, I think, which is why
wrote it, with
some help from articles in The
Guardian and on the Free
As to Free
Software: Another day without Frontpage and with KompoZer. Phew! Nice!
- May 15: On
Feynman and "Genius": Some strange problems and puzzles relating to a very well
biography of Richard Feynman, and the first Nederlog written in
KompoZer - free
software and a
very pleasant html-editor.
May 14: me+ME: ** This site is best seen
in Firefox ** - P.S: I had to undo
this, because it doesn't work on some computers and lack the health and
have too much pain to sort it out.
May 13: ** This site is
best seen in Firefox **:
Feeling a bit better I tried to make some very simple changes to my
site, that should be a piece of cake, but are not, as Microsoft makes
this extremely difficult. I give up on this, and will no longer attempt
to keep things more or less the same in Firefox and MS IE, since MS IE
makes this intentionally impossible, and I do not want to put up with
these antics: I lack the taste and the health. I am sorry if you use MS
IE, but then again you shouldn't, regardless of my site, since Firefox
is much safer and much better anyway.
May 12: me+ME: ME Awareness Day and the
DSM-5: What the title says, with text mostly by Suzy Chapman,
including links to her sites.
May 11: me: Varia - Nederlog, higher
education, html: About why there is no Dutch in Nederlog since
a long time, higher education in the US, and a good free html-editor.
May 9: Some additions - brief
biographical data, mostly - in my
Philosophical Dictionary. See
May 8: ME:
Margaret Williams - “Grey” Information about ME/CFS
- 2: Part 2, continuing yesterday's
Part 1, with the same remarks: This is Ms Williams' work, not
mine, but I reproduce it because I find it - like much that she wrote -
very helpful. And also: me:
Simon Leys on George Orwell - remarks on and links to works
by two very interesting writers, also with some interesting material
May 7: me+ME: More
XMRV-news: More from doctors Lipkin, Mikovits, Racaniello and
Science. And also: ME: Margaret Williams - “Grey”
Information about ME/CFS - 1, which is not my work, except for
the copying and formatting, but is by Ms Williams, and I find it quite
helpful and interesting.
May 6: GW: The world is
full of people with split conscience: A homily on
conscience or rather the common lack or restriction thereof to Us, by Dagobert
May 5: me+ME: XMRV-news:
Dr. Ila Singh and co-workers have investigated the
presence of XMRV in a group of patients with ME/CFS (very probably) and
found none. This is my take on it, with links to relevant material.
May 4: me+ME: Varia about
the site, ME/CFS, Holland and Auschwitz: What the title says.
Also, I corrected meanwhile a linking problem to the text of May 1.
May 3: me+ME: On medical
sadism - 2: More on the subject, including extensive
quotations that at the very least establish it exists. (Quite
interesting, but not for tender hearted: Pretty awful reading, if you
care for people and real ethical medical science.)
May 1: me+ME: On medical
sadism - 1: Taking up a theme from last year - see Studies in MEdical Sadism - 0
I try to shed some light on some forty US medical experiments
that were quite illegal and inhuman, but took place nevertheless, and
relate it to ME/CFS, and how this is being abused by psychiatric pervs.
assumptions: Something I wrote ca. 20 years ago, but that is
still read and downloaded rather a lot, I found - and I also think is
justified, at least if you are interested in rational philosophy. If
not, it is 114 Kb of text addressed to others.
Apr 28: me (+ ME): Totalitarian art:
Just what is says, with two pics and links to a lot more, and
small application to some ME advocates.
Apr 27: me+ME: Angela Kennedy about
PACE-trial: What the title says + some remarks and links by
Apr 25: More Hazlitt - 5 (Hartley and
Helvetius): In fact, the second part of yesterday's item.
Apr 24: More Hazlitt: Principles of Human
Action: My html edition of Hazlitt's first - philosophical! -
Apr 23: me: Logic and the Classics: About
just that, and more specifically about Bocheński, Livius and
Apr 22: Another item in
the GW-series GW:
... relatively speaking, seeing things in perspective ... that
sheds some light on relativism and perspectivism, relatively speaking,
Apr 21: I removed
the files relating to RosAsm from my site, and only have kept the
following new file standing for the moment, with the old
link, as a service to those who want a list of assembly opcodes,
since I also removed the opcode-files:
where the links to my site have been removed, but a link to a
site that is only about assembly and
which has a similar list, that also is not primarily intended
for one specific assembler, replaces the old list of opcodes on my
site. See me: Sitenews -
assembly section mostly removed. Also, there is new interesting
biomedical research into ME/CFS, that even got a considerable research
grant: me+ME: Some good news: Grant for biomedical research into
Apr 20: me: Philosophical Dictionary at
600 items: Again something different from the foregoing
Nederlogs of this year, namely a few more items to my
Apr 19: me: Some good open or free
programs and documentation: Something different from the
foregoing Nederlogs of this year, but about two of my interests (open
source and programming). This is mostly for techies, but contains some
that may be useful for many MS Windows users. There also are some new
entries in my Philosophical Dictionary.
Apr 17: ME: Margaret Williams - The Media
and ME: A Nederlog, you may be somewhat amazed to see, given
its absence the last few days.
Apr 14: No Nederlog
today, but I added a little to what I wrote yesterday:
-- Apr 14, 2011: I did make some improvements today: I
added point (4) and to note (*),
and added links to my Philosophical
Apr 13: me+ME: ME and the media; me, ME
and philosophy: Six times "me" beause I couldn't resist: Good
stuff by Ms Marcus and Mr King on ME, and reflective stuff by me on the
same subject, as it relates to me.
Apr 12: me+ME: Why Assembly is good for ME:
More assembly, for the few who might be interested, with an application
Apr 11: me+ME: Site news - more
explanations & more WoW: There are more Explanations and there is an
updated WoW (see Apr 5 of this year). Both are relatively small
changes, on top of a lot of work, as it happens.|
Apr 10: me+ME: Site news & some ME
news: The site news is that the opening page is changed a bit
and has now Explanations
although these have been started but not yet finished, and the ME news
is about the conference mentioned April 5 and the PACE trials mentioned
before. And I improved the Hazlitt
section's opening page somewhat.
Apr 9: More Hazlitt - 4: I
added some Hazlitt,
but with difficulties, due to the lousy jobs Google did on these
classic texts, as explained.
Apr 8: Added The ideological ape to
in ME in Amsterdam.
All columns except one containing an interview with Theo van Gogh now
have been translated into English, most with comments. (They still may
require some formatting and editing and commenting, but most has been
done.) Also corrected some more in the last Nederlog, and uploaded a
new entry in my Philosophical
And there now is the third part: On Searle's "The Storm Over
The University" - 3 following the second on April 6. There
probably will be a follow up, but with another title, though
"postmodernism" will be part of the title.
Apr 6: On Searle's "The
Storm Over The University" - 2: The second part, following the
first on Apr 4. A third and final part is coming soon.
Apr 5: ME: Some good news:
NIH sponsored ME/CFS workshop: There turns out to be a quite
interesting two day confererence about ME/CFS sponsored by the NIH.
Also today in Nederlog:
me: More and better
WoW-quotes: A new-and-improved-version of WoW, that shows
quotes, and was programmed by me in assembly.
Apr 4: On Searle's "The
Storm Over The University" - 1: The first part of a series on
the subject, that follows up my diagnosis of yesterday.
Apr 3: The ideological
ape: The last translation of the regular columns I
wrote in Dutch in 1988-9, that turn out to have quite right and
prophetic, and much more so than anyone else that I know of that wrote
at the time. (There is one column left, that I probably will not
translate, as it is an
interview with Theo van Gogh, who was hardly known outside
Holland, while the interview is mostly much tied up with Dutch things
few non-Dutchmen know of.)
Apr 1: GW: ... that most
exemplary of spectacles ...: A brief quote from Plutarch's Life
of Timoleon, with some references to more about and by Plutarch.
Mar 31: On an interview with John Searle:
What I promised yesterday: Quotations from and comments on an interview
with John Searle, in 1999, that's still interesting. I also updated
ME in Amsterdam's
and the section with Body
Mar 30: Body AND mind?: My
translation - Googleless - of my "Lichaam
EN geest?" of 1989, where it was the last of my Spiegeloog-columns. I
translated it because I wanted to anyway, and because I want to deal
with some points John Searle raised in the interview I linked yesterday.
Mar 29: Three philosophical interviews:
Kuhn, Searle, Gardner: Some comments and links relating to
these three. Also undid a typo that appeared since months - if one
really looks close, with good eyes, which I didn't and haven't - next
to the globe in the upper right part of the Nederlogs (that on the day
itself is called NL, but later has the date on which it appeared in its
title, that also is in the index
for Nederlog). Also, I improved the references to Jung
Chang at the
end of the Nederlogs to what is now under that link: A reference to a
brief review I wrote, rather than to just a title).
Mar 28: GW: ... that, I think, is the
whole of morality .. + GW:
... pleasantest is it to win what we love. I
picked up the series of quotations again, and today consider three
relating to morality, pleasure, power and happiness, in continuance of
yesterday from and about Epicurus, that got corrected some and extended
a little, that is also spoken of in the second of today's Nederlog,
viz. the distinction between values and feelings.
Mar 27: The Principal Doctrines of
Epicurus, with my comments: What the title says, though the
reader who wants to avoid massive philosophical tomes need not fear: 40
Epicurean sayings, with my comments, since I wanted to do something
properly philosophical, having neglected that for quite a while.
Mar 26: me+ME: Dr. Lombardi replaces dr.
Mikovits at WPI: I briefly quote the news in the title from the
WPI and briefly consider it.
Mar 25: me+ME: Phoenix Rising resurrected:
The Phoenix Rising sitSomee + forums
has gotten a new web address and a somewhat improved look, and I review
Mar 24: me+ME: Varia: Addressing,
Phoenix, Madness: About the currently proper form of address
for English and American women; the change of address of the Phoenix
Rising forums; and about madness of some patients or "patients" with ME.
Mar 23: me+ME: Dr. Harvey Alter clarifies
XMRV: There was an interesting conference put together by the
NIH a month ago, and put on video. I give some quotes, and also discuss
the American modern ways in addressing women.
Mar 22: me+ME: Another good article on
ME/CFS in the Wall Street Journal: Today there was another
good article by Amy Dockser Marcus in said journal which I briefly
review, with some comments on patients who see this otherwise.
Mar 20: me+ME:
Some speculations around ME and XMRV - part II. Indeed
Part II of the previous text:
Mar 19: me+ME: Some
speculations around ME and XMRV - part I: What the
title says, and part I only because I am pacing (if not indeed PACING).
Mar 17: me+ME: PACE The Big Lie:
More on the PACE-trial (also discussed on Mar 13 and before).
Mar 14: More Hazlitt - 3 + a note on Google
Added some more of of Hazlitt's Political
Essays. 16 have been done so far, but Google makes it VERY
difficult for me. Also today: me+ME: Dr. Mikovits in Nature -
an interesting and informative article on Dr. Mikovits.
Mar 13: me+ME: Two good articles on ME -
NYT and WSJ: On articles about ME/CFS by David Tuller and Amy
Dockser Marcus and by Neuroskeptic on science and journalists.
Mar 12: me: Notes on Politics:
More precisely, a selection of ten points in twelve quoted notes
selected from 106 I wrote to book III of Aristotle's Politics, ended
with a list of links to works related to politics on my site. Also have
edited the first 12 of Hazlitt's
Political Essays and corrected some formatting in
said notes to Book III.
Mar 11: me+ME: The ME-Association tries
to improve the English media: About a sensible initiative of
the English ME-Association (I'm a bit skeptical about, as I explain,
but that is not their fault), with asides about Holland. Also today a
bit more Hazlitt, and I think meanwhile I have uploaded the lot -
"Political Essays", that is, once more.
Mar 10: More Hazlitt - 2: Just
that, but with much less text than yesterday. Also, I redid all I did
yesterday on Hazlitt's Political
Essays, to get better formatting, and there now is a
TOC which allows the interested to see how far I have gotten
Mar 9: More Hazlitt: What the
title says, namely the start of Hazlitt's Political
Essays on my site, with the Preface to this in today's
Mar 8: me+ME: King James + problems
around ME and Western civilization: About the Bible - really!
- and about the problems mentioned.
Mar 7: me+ME: On a new misnamed
HGRV-Association: There is a new "International ME
Association", led by the wrong people for the wrong reasons.
Mar 6: me+ME: Suzy Chapman clarifies the
DSM-5: What the title says, with links to Suzy's sites and to
my own writings in Nederlog on the DSM-5, including an explanation of
what it is, in case you don't know.
Mar 4: Corrected yesterday's Nederlog
some and also uploaded the related updates of the lemmas bureaucracy
plan in my Philosophical
Dictionary. There now also is in Nederlog today's me+ME: Dr. Speedy clarifies NICE
Mar 3: me+ME: Falk, Kitei
and problems around ME: On two journalists on ME/CFS and the
problem of getting a rational public discussion of ME/CFS.
Mar 2: Multatuli = 191 +
Dutch elections: About the Dutch author Multatuli, today 190
and about Dutch elections, with a nice quotation on the subject from
Mar 1: me+ME: Quote: What
Cort Johnson doesn't want pwME to read: I did a little more
about Wittgenstein and uploaded that, but not much, having not slept
enough. Today's Nederlog is about the impeccable morality, honesty,
decency, integrity, kindness, in short... the great and miraculous
human goodness of moderators on the forum Cort Johnson owns. It
consists mostly of quotes, the first of which you are not supposed to
28: More Wittgenstein: The
section has been reviewed, renewed, vamped up and improved (but
is not done yet).
27: About the site and
commemorating the February Strike ("Fuck drugs!"): What the
title says: Yesterday's Wittgenstein-upload didn't work out as
expected, and the Dutch version of Feb 25 has been uploaded, also with
a picture that illustrates the VOC-mentality of Dutch PMs.
26: PS: ..the rotten disease
this People suffers from: the LIE..: An apt quotation of
Multatuli, and a small correction in and extension of index of ideas of
volume 1 of the Ideas of Multatuli,
all 7 volumes I edited and annotated. Besides: Some
additions to my Philosophical
Dictionary, and a straighening out of my comments to the theses 1
in Wittgenstein's Tractatus,
where there now also are links to the terms in my Philosophical
Dictionary: "La clarté, c'est la politesse".
the February Strike: Amsterdam Narco-Nazi Town: Mostly a
repeat of a repeat of
October 25, 2010, which is my thankful testimonial as a son and
grandson of persons convicted because of the the February Strike
for being gassed, threatened with murder and have what little health I
had with ME destroyed for the benefit of the Amsterdam mafia, with the
active connivance - "toleration" - of the Amsterdam mayors, aldermen,
police, and municipal bureaucracy.
mother of invention: A little more about programming and the
many human benefits that war brings, with a contribution by Mark Twain,
and an aside on what
is the human worth of folks in the US with ME/CFS, in cash value terms.
CAA, PACE-Trials and programming: About what the title says -
the first two subjects relate to ME; the third to me and mathematics.
19: ME: PACE-Trials and human
degeneracy: On the subjects in the title, that are more
intimately related than professor Peter Denton White, who is a human
degenerate, might thinks - though I fear he knows and gloatingly enjoys
since years he can get away with it.
18: me+ME: What to do + More on
the DSM-5: A few remarks and links about what the title says,
starting with fine portraits and quotations of Hazlitt and Lenin.
In conclusion, about ME, with legal and moral questions: In
fact a repeat of the Opening and Conclusion of my On the postmodern
falsifications in Wessely & McClures BMJ-editorial plus
some material on the DSM-5 with a link to ME agenda's fine site about
the DSM-5: Erasing the interface between psychiatry and
13: Corrected and extended yesterday's last piece some.
12: me+ME: The Sacred Cow of
Unity - a manipulative trope: On the subject of the title,
because the pretext of "unity" - you oppose me, ergo you are an enemy
of the unity of Our Community and Our Cause - is indulged in to get rid
of anyone on ME-forums and groups who does not sing in the tune and
terms Our Leaders respectfully insist on.
12: More on The Beatles
(Anthology) & history on video: As stated in the title,
continuing a theme I started on earlier this month, mostly because
The Beatles Anthology is available on the
internet and is interesting, as is history on video (multi-media), at
least in principle.
11: me+ME: On ME-activism: A
fairly long disquisition on the topic in the title, that probably is of
benefit and interest only to intelligent academically educated folks
with ME or advocates for people with ME.
10: me+ME: Quite good article
on ME/CFS by a psychologist - P.S.: The last day continued,
because I needed to insert more links and some corrections. Also
contains my claim to be an expert on ME/CFS myself, as a psychologist
and philosopher with ME/CFS for the 33rd year now, having more relevant
expertise than anyone I know of, by now. (No, I ain't kiddin', and wish
it were different: I could have done very much more intellectually and
academically without the disease or indeed with such help anybody else
with a comparable disease did get all the years I have been ill and did
not get them "because you ain't
ill: you just thought yourself ill").
9: me+ME: Quite good article on ME/CFS by a
psychologist: Just what the title says, and the psychologist
even is English and a professor in the subject. I reproduce all of it,
with a number of my notes, for while it is good it needs some
On a new Kitei Editorial + 百 花齊放，百家爭鳴:
Another editorial by Mindy Kitei, following hard on
one earlier this month, this time countered by Maoist advice by me.
6: me: More 'history by
video' (1968 + Beatles): More video-links on the subjects of
the title and also to some Dutch stuff I wrote relating to '1968'.
5: me: Just a bit of
interesting fun (Beatles): Having found the video for the
lyrics of the text of the Beatles the preceding day, I found a lot more
I liked and give a few more links.
4: me: "Everyone's
a critic now": Discussion of Kitei's Editorial: Review of a number of comments on the Editorial, preceded
by a somewhat apt Beatles song.
3: me+ME: Bleijenberg +
Kitei's Editorial + "Everyone's a critic now": About having ME
in Holland being me, and about an editorial of Mindy Kitei on her blog
CFS-Central and some related matters concerning "discussion" on the
internet between anonymous folks in pomo times, and my own individual
position with regards to ME "communities" on the internet.
1: me+ME: More on
bullshitting: The theme of the previous day continued, with
illustrations, literature references, and tips. Also corrected the
dating of this file.
Jan 31: me+ME: The gentle art of
bullshitting the public for money: An instructive essay about
bullshitting - which is what pseudoscience is made of, thrives on, and
produces careers and research funds by.
Jan 27: me+ME: Excellent reply by
professor Hooper - 55 points: Professor Malcolm Hooper
published an excellent reply to a very dishonorable reply by a dr.
Rawle of the British MRC. There will be 55 points extracted from that
latter tomorrow (hopefully).
Jan 26: me+ME: More on Freud and psychiatry:
Some quotations and comments on material supplied or
written by Neuroskeptic, Szasz, and Webster, all about psychiatry's
frauds and the major fraud that was Freud.
Jan 23: On natural philosophy, philosophy
of science, and psychiatry: What it says - a set of several
commented reading lists, nearly all within the field of philosophy of
Jan 22: More on the APA and the DSM-5:
Yesterday's piece continued with some comments by Suzy
Chapman (in the Washington Examiner) and also a version of yesterday's
text without the Freudian illustration (as I have plenty viewers but
Jan 21: me+ME: More on the APA's mockery
of medicine and morality: What it says, with some general
principles, and a nice freudian image of Freud too. (Also availabled without it
as especially psychiatrists and clinical psychologists can't cope with the ilustrated
Jan 19: On wisdom, ignorance and wishful
thinking + a great man: Three quotations + links to several
fine videos of dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan 18: me+ME: CVSCentrum "under
construction" + more ME news: The Amsterdam CVSCentrum in
problems and some other choice items about ME.
Jan 17: Bagwan in Nijmegen + APA makes
mockery out of medicine and morality: About a Dutch article in
the NRC and the DSM-5.
Jan 14: me + ME: Dr. Esther Crawley is a
genius: In praise of the amazing genius dr. Esther Crawley
(and her guru).
Jan 12: Made this new file for 2011,
and extended the ME in Amsterdam opening with
ME-2010 and Columns namely
resp to the present index for Nederlog and the to the index for the
columns I wrote and published in Spiegeloog, including English
translations of most made in 2010.
Jan 11: me + ME: Political philosophy 101
- A: A collections of commented links, to comedians mostly: I
live in a sort of "civilization" where only the comedians may hope to
speak the truth, be heard, and get away with it.
Jan 10: me + ME: Be your Be-ing for
hav-ing Wellness - Cort's Whee-Whee explained: The Creator and
Owner of Phoenix Rising is into be-ing, and I got infected and into a
philosophical mood (and mirror his words of wisdom closely).
Jan 9: me + ME: Causal explanation: It's malevolence, stupid!: The reason so
little has been achieved scientifically around ME is that
pseudoscientists have dominated the discourse - which is, for medical
scientists and governmental bureaucrats, who treat ill people as if
they are not ill, and effectively accuse them of madness for feeling
ill, against real scientific evidence, and against the World Health
Organization's ruling, that makes ME a neurological disease, not a
psychiatric, cannot be described correctly except as malevolence.
Jan 8: me + ME: The Übermensch of
Helmond, Holland - 1: The mayor of Helmond is told he is being
threatened by drugsdealers, and flees for several weeks, with all
manner of protection by Dutch bureaucracy. His human value must be much
greater than mine, in Holland.
Jan 7: ME: Some good
news: Congratulations to Dr. Myhill - 2: Continues
Jan 6: ME: Some good
news: Congratulations to Dr. Myhill!: Dr. Myhill's suspension
from the practice of medicine is lifted.
Jan 5: ME: Four good articles on
XMRV=contamination?: What the title says: links with some
comments and quotations.
Jan 4: Why I like Chamfort - 2:
Continues the previous - 1.
Jan 3: Medicine in the
US: Weiner on first responders + medical experiments: Links
about two of Congressman Weiner's speeches and other commentators, and
a link to a rather astonishing list of US medical experiments on people.
Jan 3: Why I like Chamfort - 1:
Aphoristic comments, supplements, contradictions, extensions of mine to
aphorisms by Chamfort.
Jan 2: ME + me: 33rd year of ME, summary
2010, DSM-5: About the subjects in the title - the DSM-5
enters because it seems a reinvention of psychiatry as an 'evidence
based' pseudoscience - and the editors of the two earlier editions see
it in similar terms.
Jan 1: Nederlog 2010
overview: commented selections (links): What it says, and like
the present file, but for all of 2010. This day I also made some
changes to accomodate the new year.