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Post dumb pseudoscientific nonsense, poorly-written pop-sci and other junk science topics to make fun of and critique

 

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06098-1

>The anatomy of the brain necessarily constrains its function, but precisely how remains unclear. The classical and dominant paradigm in neuroscience is that neuronal dynamics are driven by interactions between discrete, functionally specialized cell populations connected by a complex array of axonal fibres1,2,3. However, predictions from neural field theory, an established mathematical framework for modelling large-scale brain activity4,5,6, suggest that the geometry of the brain may represent a more fundamental constraint on dynamics than complex interregional connectivity7,8. Here, we confirm these theoretical predictions by analysing human magnetic resonance imaging data acquired under spontaneous and diverse task-evoked conditions. Specifically, we show that cortical and subcortical activity can be parsimoniously understood as resulting from excitations of fundamental, resonant modes of the brain’s geometry (that is, its shape) rather than from modes of complex interregional connectivity, as classically assumed. We then use these geometric modes to show that task-evoked activations across over 10,000 brain maps are not confined to focal areas, as widely believed, but instead excite brain-wide modes with wavelengths spanning over 60 mm. Finally, we confirm predictions that the close link between geometry and function is explained by a dominant role for wave-like activity, showing that wave dynamics can reproduce numerous canonical spatiotemporal properties of spontaneous and evoked recordings. Our findings challenge prevailing views and identify a previously underappreciated role of geometry in shaping function, as predicted by a unifying and physically principled model of brain-wide dynamics.

 

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>One article = All of science now supports this new thing
That's how Pop Science works anon not Actual Science

 

what some uyghas do to sound unique.

 

>>18420
>Nature
Haven't read yet but yeah this is likely 99 percent hype
Just a couple of years ago same people were saying "it's not connectivity networks, it's gradients"
And "waves"/"parsimony" bs was gonna be the next "thing" in this deadbeat, moribund field for a couple years now.
Neuroimaging is a discipline that has wasted huge sums of money to provide absolutely nothing that is applicable outside of neuroimaging and adjacent basic sciences

 

>predictions from neural field theory, an established mathematical framework for modelling large-scale brain activity4,5,6, suggest that the geometry of the brain may represent a more fundamental constraint on dynamics than complex interregional connectivity7,8.
>predictions
>from mathematical models
The last refuge of the racists. You can make math do anything. Not the same topic, but Stephen Jay Gould in his book goes deep into (1/3 of the book, 60 pages lol) a particular useful mathematical tool that has been used by racists to push their agenda. He also mentions phrenologists, so kinda similar topic.
>pdf related

 

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>>18427
made this thread just for you
you're welcome

 

Electricity, how does it work?

 

THE INJUSTICE OF UNDER-POLICING IN AMERICA
https://direct.mit.edu/ajle/article/doi/10.1162/ajle_a_00030/112647/THE-INJUSTICE-OF-UNDER-POLICING-IN-AMERICA1
>Introduction
>…The American criminal legal system is unjust and inefficient. But, as we argue in this essay, over-policing is not the problem. In fact, the American criminal legal system is characterized by an exceptional kind of under-policing, and a heavy reliance on long prison sentences, compared to other developed nations. In this country, roughly three people are incarcerated per police officer employed. The rest of the developed world strikes a diametrically opposite balance between these twin arms of the penal state, employing roughly three and a half times more police officers than the number of people they incarcerate. We argue that the United States has it backward. Justice and efficiency demand that we strike a balance between policing and incarceration more like that of the rest of the developed world. We call this the “First World Balance.”
>We defend this idea in much more detail in a forthcoming book titled What’s Wrong with Mass Incarceration. This essay offers a preliminary sketch of some of the arguments in the book. In the spirit of conversation and debate, in this essay we err deliberately on the side of comprehensiveness rather than argumentative rigor. One of us is a social scientist, and the other is a philosopher and legal scholar.
The two jobs who are most lacking in historical materialism because their jobs literally depend on them having their head up their ass, getting high on bourgeois fumes

 

>>18432
the truth Big Electron doesn't want you to know about

 

>>18432
>this is what Americans actually believe

 

>>18432
>nobody has ever observed electricity
bruh

 

>>18432
>no one has ever felt it
the author should stick a fork in an outlet for a world record then

 

for the hancock schizo:

 

>>18488
Hancock stans really hate the other anti-Hancock guy named Milo. His smug aura mocks them.

 

>>18488
I thought you weren't gonna shill your own videos any more, MiniMan.
>>18489
He starts off with a strawmen argument: "Let's assume it is not a physical culture, but a spiritual or psychic one. And that's ridiculous! haha!"

This guy is a total hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAIOykJ9pbg
>The only piece of physical evidence they have are these lines and bore holes on granite rock.
>But those lines aren't significant, it is obvious Egyptians did it all by themselves cause it is similar in design to everything else.
Do you see the problem? He dismisses evidence inconvenient to him, declares it is irrelevant and then alludes to some "obvious" truth we should all be aware of that doesn't need proving. It's dishonest and liberal.

Does that guy even work as an archeologist? I like how MiniMan and Milo didn't get into the field of archeology, so the next best thing they thought of doing is repeating the dominant narrative in video form. It's as if I went to talk about communism and Marx but the only books I used are bourgeois economics books, and then I triumphantly declare that obviously communism doesn't work.

If you're convinced by his argument, DO NOT look at infographics from /pol/. You're too gullible and you bend your knee in front of perceiced authority. You training to be a cop or something?

 

>>18502
Are you eugenics-kun?

 

>>18488
Go to 11:20, when he starts deboooonking. He says there was no rapid sea level rise after the younger dryas. Direct quote: "At the end of the last ice age, sea levels were slowly rising. About 14.000 years ago the sea level were rising by about that much *draws a tiny line on the board* about 20mm per year. and by about 11.000BC the rate of sea level rise dramatic ally decreased, *smug liberal chortle*, to about 4mm. Needless to say that this would be a sea level rise that would be infitesimal on the human perception scale. … at the peak of the melt, 11.450BC there was a rise of about 40mm per year, still not enough for people to notice."

My problem with liberals like him and you is that you take a debated issue, then settle it in a way that suits you. What he is saying is not the "accepted view" at all, and you should actually look at some scientific journals on the topic, not get all your knowledge from a youtube video.

>A more clearly-defined accelerated phase of sea level rise occurred between 14,600 to 13,500 years before present (termed "meltwater pulse 1A" or "MWP-1A" by Fairbanks in 1989), when sea level increased by some 16 to 24 m (see Figure 1). Although the meltwater was previously believed to have come chiefly from Antarctica, a recent reconstruction by Tarasov and Peltier of ice sheet retreat using a glacial model calibrated by a variety of data points instead to a largely North American source. Furthermore, diatom fossils in sediments from fjords in East Antarctica show that ice melting there began perhaps 3000 years later, thus ruling out Antarctica as a likely source.

https://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/2007_gornitz_09/
MiniMan doesn't even mention meltwater pulse 1A and he misrepresents the sea level rise.

>A problem with this hypothesis is the timing of meltwater pulses that are supposed to have triggered the THC shutdown: it was found that a second meltwater pulse, albeit slightly smaller than the first one, occurred at the end of the YD (Fairbanks, 1989): why didn't it also trigger a similar chain of consequences in the climate system?


>An alternate explanation (Clement et al., 2001) invokes the abrupt cessation in the El Nino -Southern Oscillation in response to changes in the orbital parameters of the Earth, although how such a change would impact regions away from the Tropics remains to be explained.


>The respective merits of both hypotheses have been laid out by Broecker (2003). The issue is far from being settled, and actively researched at Lamont and elsewhere.

https://ocp.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/arch/examples.shtml

MiniMan probably has a BA in Archeology from some flyover state university. It is obvious he doesn't actually himself understand what he is talking about when it comes to geology, math and s on. In one of the debunking video he gets confused about the negative BC years and which date comes earlier/later.

He made the video.for clicks, to capitalise on Hancock's Netflix show, except he targets the I Fucking Love Science liberals like you, who aren't actually gonna double-check what it says, cause it feels right. Just how you will dismiss NASA and Columbia U because it doesn't feel right.

So far the "Hancock schizo" has linked and used over a dozen scientific papers/articles, while the anti-Hancock libs have posted a single YouTube video over a dozen times. That is the privilege one has when they espouse the dominant ideology. That is why libs never feel a need to argue against communism, dominant ideology settled that matter.

It is what the lib is trying to do here. Assert that the liberal, dominant view/ideology is correct and any debate is not only unnecessary, but a sign of a "schizo". There's talk about toxic culture on this board, well this is a prime example.

 

>>18503
lol no. I don't actually mind eugene. I mean, I don't read his posts, but I also don't pretend to read them only so I could call him a schizo and insult him when I see his posts. I also don't flame his threads to a point that mods find it easier to disallow that particular topic than to ban the troll and delete his (or her) shitposts.

 

>>18504
>About 14.000 years ago the sea level were rising by about that much *draws a tiny line on the board* about 20mm per year
>A more clearly-defined accelerated phase of sea level rise occurred between 14,600 to 13,500 years before present (termed "meltwater pulse 1A" or "MWP-1A" by Fairbanks in 1989), when sea level increased by some 16 to 24 m
Now you flew a bit to close to the sun. You made it way to obvious that you are trolling.

 

>>18506
OK. But lets say I am not.

As I said, he mentions the first meltwater pulse, 1A, and then he says release of all that cold water made the Earth warmer (look, I can do it too!). However, he doesn't mention the other meltwater pulse that I quoted from columbia.edu
>A problem with this hypothesis is the timing of meltwater pulses that are supposed to have triggered the THC shutdown: it was found that a second meltwater pulse, albeit slightly smaller than the first one, occurred at the end of the YD (Fairbanks, 1989): why didn't it also trigger a similar chain of consequences in the climate system?

So, the only explanation that makes sense is that the Younger Dryas melt happened because of an impact of a meteor.

I'm a bit drunk now so I might be making mistakes. I will look into this more later. But know this: I am not trolling, and I am genuinely interested in this topic. There are two 300+ post threads of this, but they are not allowed to be posted.

 

>>18506
I also had a problem with him.saying that sea level rising 2cm a year is not a big deal. A rise of 100-120cm in a lifetime of a person, that person would definitely notice and take note of it. They'd probably had been forced to move. Then they'd see it is not a localised event, but a global one. Everything would look flooded to them: trees in water, grassy hills.covered in water. The fact he completely disregards the subjective human experience by ridiculing the "tiny rise" shows he is an idealist, smug liberal, and a deepthroater of analytical philosophy. To a Marxist this is obvious.

 

>>18502
>I thought you weren't gonna shill your own videos any more, MiniMan.
I guarantee you MiniMan doesn't shill his videos here. I posted it because I watched it, found it interesting. That guy looks like he has his life together and wouldn't be posting here lol

 

>>18507
>There are two 300+ post threads of this, but they are not allowed to be posted.
They were moved to /siberia/ lol

 

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>>18509
>That guy looks like he has his life together and I wouldn't be posting here lol
He is a fucking lib. Soon he's gonna come out with a video where he debunks communism and how it killed a gazillion people in history. Then he's deboooonk the anti-Holodomor narrative and say Stalin did it all on purpose cause he hated Ukrainians. I will mention it and you will be silent. But at least you won't be able to mindlessly post him as if he is an authority on anything.
>I posted it because I watched it, found it interesting.
so interesting you posted it a dozen times. even kept us updated when a new episode came out, hours after we came out. wow, that MiniMan, has dedicated fans in all corners of the internet.
>>18511
>They were moved to /siberia/ lol
Yes. But every time I posted the archive link, no matter which board, it was deleted.

 

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https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39
There is this debunk of IQ by everybodys favorite Phoenician. Thoughts?

 

>>18488
MiniMan has been DeDunked

This guy (electrician, working class, not someone who had parents rich enough to subsidise his archeology BA) has a channel is full of debooonking of MiniMan and the other Milo.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnE-S5r2n97_vpL82LqgWJQ_bQlkMTOX1

Sorry MiniLib, you're only liked by other smug liberals.

 

>>18536
You know this guy is legit by the way he looks like a biker who's also a wizard.

 

>>18537
Seems super chill actually. I'd drink a beer with this dude. I wouldn't drink a beer with MiniMan.

 

>>18538
I agree, he seems cool and is more reasonable because he is cool instead of insecure and trying to validate the sunk cost of his education.

 

YOU ARE ALL PAWNS TO THE SPECTACLE

 

>standpoint theory
wew

 

>>18539
and he's right that the first Milo does it in a more "academic" way, while the 2nd Milo (MiniMan, MiniMilo) ridicules it from the start, building strawmen and misunderstanding arguments in service of his narrative.

the problem with MiniMan and all these deboonking videos is that they don't take the approach of "let's see if it's wrong" but "I know it's wrong, now I have to look into it to see exactly how wrong it is". If on the first reading you are looking for gotchas and ways to defeat it, rather than reading it neutrally, with arguments for or against popping up naturally like they do with any critical reading, then you aren't being honest and you will miss things, cause you'll be operating on confirmation bias.

 

Since when are there two hancuck schizos or are you samefagging now?

 

>>18543
Now everyone who hates that liberal dweeb MiniMan is the same person? lol
I'm:
>>18542
>>18538
>>18536

But what's that? You don't have an answer to the epic DeDunking you received? Try shilling your videos on reddit, something tells me they'd like you over there.

 

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>>18544
I was wrong. They fucking hate you on reddit. hahahha Looks like you try to unsuccessfully defend yourself over there too.

 

>>18542
MiniMe is also uh… a dumbass with a shocking lack of knowledge at times. Like him thinking the zodiac signs (not the entire system but individual signs) only go back a few thousand years? I thought it was common knowledge that there's cave paintings thought to depict constellations.

>>18543
I'm the first person to post MiniMe's videos in the Hancuck threads because I thought it would promote discussion. I think he's an obnoxious cunt too, I just wanted people to talk more critically about the subject. Unfortunately MiniMe got progressively lazy with his debunk series and arguably made the discourse worse. At least he directed people toward the DeDunk guy.

 

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>>18546
He also asked someone to post a pic of him on r/LadyBoners then used an alt/bot account to comment. He obviously asked/paid the person because their post history does not suggest an infatuation with MiniMan.

 

>>18547
bro really thinks he's going to get the ladies wet with that Canadian goose ass voice

 

As an example of DeDunKING's integrity, here's a video where he disagrees with Hancock and calls up an archeologist featured in the Netflix show so that the archeologist can have a chance to clarify objections.

 

I will argue with you about Lemuria or whatever it is you believe, if you make a thread on /siberia/. I don't want to shit up this thread any further.

 

>>18550
You consider that to be pseudoscientific nonsense, yes? Guess the name of the thread.

 

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this shit is just getting weirder and weirder. apparently the pyramid of giza (the shape, the tunnels and the chambers) is built in such a way that it concentrates electromagnetic energy in its chambers at certain wavelengths.

https://pubs.aip.org/aip/jap/article/124/3/034903/156109/Electromagnetic-properties-of-the-Great-Pyramid

https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018JAP...124c4903B/abstract

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-reveals-great-pyramid-giza-focus.html

so… coincidence? or of course the pyramid can do this, everyone knew this, it means hunter gatherers were familiar with electromagnetism, and this is perfectly in line with archaeology's understanding of the pyramid of giza?

 

>>18551
siberia is my only condition

 

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>>18554
Already tried that. /siberia/ is too fast and a thread with effortlposts doesn't belong in /siberia/. I've written nearly two full threads of arguments with only a few of them answered. The pattern went like this.
>detractors make a claim
>I show how their claim doesn't even make sense vis-a-vis contemporary archeology
>ignore it, onto the next one
>show flaws in that
>ignore my post, onto the next one
It was two full threads of this. It became obvious people don't really know what even modern archeology says: one anon saying it is perfectly reasonable to assume, from a contemporary archeology perspective, that people in 12.000 BCE had ocean-going ships, or another anon wrongfully claiming the Sphinx was built, rather than chiseled out of the bedrock where it sits. Or anons not knowing there are no hieroglyphics anywhere on or inside the pyramids, or that no mummy or sarcophagus was ever found in any of the pyramids of Giza. And so on.

It ends up with me fixing and writing the arguments against myself (I actually changed my mind on a few things). That I can do sitting in my chair, in my head, with way less effort, and definitely don't need other anons calling me stupid while getting the basics wrong. And then once the main anti-Hancock person ran out of arguments, they stopped reading my posts altogether and started writing flaming insults.
>pic related
Imagine that, but dozens of times.

So you can understand why I am reluctant to get into it again. I think I will continue posting SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES that are inconvenient to your mainstream liberal views and then watch you twist yourself as you deny and ignore modern scientific research that disagrees with you.

 

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>>18554
Btw, did you not see the post above yours? The liberal brain is so fascinating. Did you not actually see it, like your brain filling the space with something else, or did you see it but your brain was like "this is nothing, move on"?

I'm fascinated how people who have internalised liberal ideology see the world and interact with others. I guess to believe liberal ideology is to shut down your higher-order reasoning and let someone else do the big thinking for you.

 

>>18555
Last time I tried to reason with you, you smugly declared that Derinkuyu is 10.000 years old, because you misread the wikipedia article.
siberia or gtfo

 

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>>18558
>Last time I tried to reason with you, you smugly declared that Derinkuyu is 10.000 years old, because you misread the wikipedia article.
hahaha you disingenuous freak.
Just like here:
>>18550
>I will argue with you about Lemuria or whatever it is you believe

Apropos Derinkuyu, I said we don't know how old it is, they just guess it was built from the Phrygians. If I use wikipedia it is to show the mainstream view and to show how there's little scientific backing to their claims. For example:
>Wikipedia article on Derinkuyu
>Caves might have been built initially in the soft volcanic rock of the Cappadocia region by the Phrygians in the 8th–7th centuries BC.[5]

[5] https://theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/articles/the-story-behind-turkeys-underground-cities/

The citation is a fucking ad lol
>pic rel
You have not posted a single scientific paper to support your claims. All you do is hand wave and allude to some elusive "evidence" that is both well-known to everyone yet very difficult to find.

Asking to "debate" in /siberia/, you show you understand the meaning of context. You want this discussion to be in /siberia/ among all the porn and shitposts so that the context of the board does your work for you, and you can simply ridicule, rather than engage.

 

>>18558
Still haven't answered this: >>18552
You keep proving my point, you never discuss the content, you always avoid, switch to another topic, you will do and say anything rather than read/engage with the content. You simply ignore it in favour of sophist tirades. That's why I call you a liberal, because your viewpoint relies on you rejecting reality, whereas I go into these discussions wanting to be dissuaded. Yet even to someone who is receptive to counter-arguments, you aren't willing or able to come up with anything more than strawmen and insults. Why is that?

 

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>>18559
uh oh, what is this?

 

>>18562
If that is what I said then I was wrong. Nothing more to say. There are no archeologists dating it as 10.000 years old, that is just an unproven theory.

Was that from the first thread? As I said many times, I changed my mind on a few things. I don't think Derinkuyu is from 8.000 BCE.

My focus shifted to Egyptology, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, etc. Way more interesting, like this: >>18552
Very advanced tomb.

 

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Looks like the Hancock Schizoid Disorder has infected physicists. Everybody knows the universe is 13.9 billion years old.
https://phys.org/news/2023-07-age-universe-billion-years-previously.amp
>26.7 billion
They need to remove Hancock from the internet, remove all of his videos and books, burn all his books. This poison must not continue.

 

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