Genesis of the daleks

This is neither proclaimed nor disclaimed. It’s just here. Voila:–/content/articlelanding/2015/ra/c5ra01508a#!divAbstract

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Cv and HCQ

Let’s kick off with Distant Relative yesterday, a reminder:

More dirty dealings related to him. Thread from Mujhunter (twitter):

I think it’s time to bring up the name of Ralph Baric, of Baric Labs, in this discussion over therapeutic treatments for COVID (and other Corona Viruses).

You see, Baric developed Remdesivir, the drug that Dr. Faucist promoted as a treatment for COVID.

Now look at this removed content:

Just look at the number of views and likes.  Now look at these tweets:

Anyone still think we’re not in the middle of an almighty war for our bodies, sanity and freedom?

Check this out:

And this:

And this:


When we consider things in abstract terms such as buzz phrases, known positions, strawmen, the usual thing, so much impact is lost, as Yuri Bezmenov pointed out.

And when those who see or hear it are the brightest and best in real terms, not SJW terms, then by definition, such people have a brain and can think without being led. I would hope that’s the reason behind zero discussion so far on what Polly came out with some days back.

It’s true that we just nod and grunt – I have things sent my way much of the time and when I see the same old, same old, I’m not disagreeing with it, it’s just all too much with no break anywhere along the line.

Then something happens such as what I saw today in town and it is brought home forcefully, like a tracer bullet. I went shopping, usual thing, usual place, a bit late in the day, around 2 p.m.
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Of Rumpelstiltskin, Böttger and hard-paste porcelain

This begins with Suzanne L. Marchand and her quite opinionated article in Lapham’s Quarterly on hard-paste porcelain.  She clearly can’t be a true academic as she appears to have no direct association with BLM, nor any deplatforming in universities, in particular at LSU.
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Quick bites – part-time veganism


Once veganism was widely associated with animal rights activists, the health conscious and the religious. But now more and more people are dabbling with a vegan diet, albeit temporarily. Why?

To a committed carnivore, adopting a vegan diet – no meat, no fish, no dairy, no eggs – sounds like a dramatic step.

But a growing trend for giving up all animal products doesn’t involve going vegan forever. Nor does it even require being morally opposed to eating meat.

For a start, I’m neither vegan nor carnivore.  I’m an omnivore.    Animal fat does need reducing from the levels many westerners eat but that doesn’t mean it need be expunged entirely.   Reduce red meat – OK, but need it be eliminated on health grounds?

Understanding the orchestrated brain

Another of those articles impossible to summarize, courtesy JD, so a sample and then you can read on if you wish:

A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons.

The recent discovery of quantum vibrations in “microtubules” inside brain neurons corroborates this theory, according to review authors Stuart Hameroff and Sir Roger Penrose. They suggest that EEG rhythms (brain waves) also derive from deeper level microtubule vibrations, and that from a practical standpoint, treating brain microtubule vibrations could benefit a host of mental, neurological, and cognitive conditions.

The theory, called “orchestrated objective reduction” (‘Orch OR’), was first put forward in the mid-1990s by eminent mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, FRS, Mathematical Institute and Wadham College, University of Oxford, and prominent anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, MD, Anesthesiology, Psychology and Center for Consciousness Studies, The University of Arizona, Tucson.

They suggested that quantum vibrational computations in microtubules were “orchestrated” (“Orch”) by synaptic inputs and memory stored in microtubules, and terminated by Penrose “objective reduction” (‘OR’), hence “Orch OR.” Microtubules are major components of the cell structural skeleton.

Orch OR was harshly criticized from its inception, as the brain was considered too “warm, wet, and noisy” for seemingly delicate quantum processes.. However, evidence has now shown warm quantum coherence in plant photosynthesis, bird brain navigation, our sense of smell, and brain microtubules.

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