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Opinions vs Facts

Opinions and beliefs are for things we don’t know facts about.

Bruce B., 2020

Refuting Science?

What refutes science:
Better science.

What doesn’t refute science:
Your feelings.
Your religion.
Your favorite politician.
Your half-baked opinion after watching two YouTube videos.

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Modification of Coronavirus Science


Science is not ‘defined’ by the money

“A lot of time mainstream science agrees with stuff ten years later.”
[She was talking about “Alternative Medicines” and to avoid something scientifically-valid if you “follow the money!”.]

No. No, we do not. We follow verifiable facts and conclusions from following the Scientific Method.

If it is unverifiable, it is discarded. For everything verifiable, it is added to our collective knowledge which helps further new discoveries and new ideas.

Many discoveries and research are made from plants, animals, insects, previous research & science, etc.. along with all other sources.

We don’t discard something because someone “made money” from a discovery or research. The money does not invalidate the Science or research done. The two are intertwined, yes. But the Science is not ‘defined’ by the money (or the source of).

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Sick and Tired of Ignorance

I feel like I’m going to explode with anger.

I am sick of people spreading false information.

I am tired of people sticking their heads in the ground.

I am sick and tired of people pushing their ignorance and hatred onto other people.

Go away, you stupid f#cks.

Protiguous, 2020

Limitations of the Scientific Method?

The Scientific Method is a powerful tool to aid in our understanding of the Universe and how it works.

But.. Does it really have any limitations?

If there currently is a limitation, then it is most likely from a lack (or misunderstanding) of knowledge gathered, the other tools used to gather information, a lack of imagination to conceptualize a new idea, and/or [usually] the failure to follow the Scientific Method (i.e. “Jumping to a Conclusion”).

These would all be flaws on the human side.. not in the methodology itself.

Anything energy science Technology

Experimental demonstration of energy harvesting from the sky using the negative illumination effect of a semiconductor photodiode: Applied Physics Letters: Vol 114, No 16

This is some seriously cool technology!

via Experimental demonstration of energy harvesting from the sky using the negative illumination effect of a semiconductor photodiode: Applied Physics Letters: Vol 114, No 16


Scientists discover “ice-VII”, previously not found on Earth.. inside diamonds!

via What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth

I’m sorry if this post is too lightweight.. I don’t want to plagiarize other peoples’ work.


New Class of Antibiotics found in soil!
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MSG is not bad for you at all.

Reposting awesomeness for posterity:

MSG- Mono Sodium Glutamate. Glutamate being Glutamic Acid, a non-essential amino acid. Non-essential meaning your body produces it naturally. That’s right, glutamates are in your body right now! Mono-sodium meaning it is bound to sodium rather than protein or say potassium.
Glutamic Acid is a neurotransmitter. You need it for your brain to work. Without it, you’ll die.
Now being non-essential, it is true you do not need to consume it, like you would say tryptophan. However, being an amino acid, which are the building blocks of protein, glutamic acid must exist in a lot of food right? Well yes it does, and plenty of it! Tomatoes, Cheese, Meats, Fish, Algae, Soy, all of those contain good old glutamic acid, aka MSG. You are consuming MSG whenever you eat any of the these foods!
To make MSG, you basically just must isolate glutamic acid, then add sodium. This was originally done in the late 1900’s by the Japanese from seaweed in order to purify the “umami” flavor. They would dehydrate seaweed and being high in glutamic acid and sodium, MSG would form crystals on the top. Today, we use more modern and efficient means through bacterial fermentation.
Now that whole “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”(CRS) thing. First things first, it doesn’t exist. In 1968 Robert Ho Man Kwok reported feelings of “numbness at the back of the neck, gradually radiating to both arms and the back, general weakness and palpitations.” This occurred after he ate a Chinese-American meal and blamed the culprit MSG. Thus CRS was born.
Ever since then, CRS has scared millions of Americans though the medias portrayal of MSG and CRS. Now you will see almost every single Asian restaurant with a “no MSG” sign on their establishment or Menu.
The fact of the matter is, and regardless of what you have heard, there is no proof(read: none, zip, zilch) that MSG causes CRS or any other symptom. An exception would be if you consume ridiculous quantities, i.e. several ounces(which would taste unpalatable!). In fact it is far less toxic than salt(5 times less!, 15-18g/kg vs 3g/kg), its cousin in seasoning. Again, there has been several double blind studies proving that not only did CRS not exist, but so called “MSG sensitivity/allergy(Fun fact: If someone ever says they have an allergy to MSG, you’re talking to a ghost because they are died)” didn’t exist.
Conclusion/TL;DR: MSG is not even remotely dangerous to humans.