Apr 30, 2012
me+ME: Some videos (singing atheists etc.)
I am around, but I
am taking it easy. As often, it would seem as if I have made an effort
for nothing: Downloads fell rather than rose.
Actually I don't particularly care how much I am read: I am trying to do the right thing, and not trying to be popular with the masses - and yes: This is one of those either/or choices.
Also, I am writing
for people who are not cursed with average intelligence or average
morality - but see below for some video-glosses.
And meanwhile, I
made the effort and am slowly recuperating from it, and have for today
a few video-links of things I found interesting. The links are in the
titles of the sections:
1. Trailer for Voices from the Shadows
2. Little Boxes
3. Singing atheists
4. The basic human problem
5. Religion is bullshit
Trailer for Voices
from the Shadows
saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God
abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the
damned in hell."
"The sight of hell's torments will exalt the happiness of the saints
19% believe in
"spells or witchcraft"
Here and now I just want to quote again a statistic I first quoted in April 1989, in print, in "I want to be read":
"The scientific world view is very rare. My guess is that at least 99% of all currently living human adults have a non-scientific world view and way of thinking. Most people probably base their lives on religion and/or magic. (..) let me amuse the reader by mentioning some results a Gallup investigation conducted in the U.S. in 1978 produced. According to it, 57% of all Americans believe in ufos, 54% in angels, 51% in ESP, 39% in devils, 37% in precognition, 29% in astrology, 24% in clairvoyance, and (only!) 11% in ghosts." (pag. 226 van R. Tuomela, "Science, Action, and Reality", D. Reidel Pub. Comp. 1985, ISBN 90-277-2098-3.)
In 34 years of human
progress in the US, three times as much of the new generations of US
citizens believe in ghosts as 34 years ago, or so it follows if the
statistics are correct.
So let me provide
you - also in view of item 3 - with an antidote
The link is to 10 minutes of monologue of George Carlin. But then again, as human beings go - section 4 - chances are that you believe you know he is and ought to be burning.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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