Category Archives: Rationality

Zika Virus for Brain Cancer Therapy—I have my doubts

A recent publication in the Journal of Experimental Medicine claims to treat brain cancer by a Zika virus infection. Why such a finding has do be mistrusted? It sounds like a weird idea to treat a disease by an other … Continue reading

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What they don’t tell you about garage startups

There is more about successful garage startups than just the founder’s ingenuity and hard working. Most articles perpetually regurgitated by monopolistic media and various blog posts try to convince you that exactly only hard working and ingenuity is necessary to … Continue reading

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What a firework to celebrate peace.

March 23rd a massive explosion occurred in an ammunition depot near Kharkiv. Roughly 150 tons of ammunition were blown up. This is a video published on youtube. This is good news actually. The best thing you can do with weapons … Continue reading

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Convey Stupidity

If you want to promote an irrational argument cloak it in wordiness. Or even better create a movie. Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/fatima-bhutto/cinema-can-be-powerful-and-inspiring-but-it-is-never-innocent

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Why donkeys considered stupid and dogs the preferred pet of dictators?

The answer lays with psychology, human psychology. I found this remarkable quote in an Nature article that gives us the clue. “Dogs are the only naturally occurring models of psychiatric [anxiety-]disorders.”[1] During human evolution two kinds of animals were domesticated. … Continue reading

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Bird flu is the Loch Ness monster of the 21st century.

In previous centuries, whenever British newspapers sensed a silly season, any evidence however spurious about Nessi the monster from Loch Ness was warmly welcome to fill the newspaper pages. It is similar with bird flu nowadays except that it is … Continue reading

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Ways to Handle Emotional Pain

In general, there are two ways to handle pain: symptomatic and causal treatment. Symptomatic is pain relief without eliminating the cause of pain while causal is eradicating the pain at its root. Whenever possible a causal therapy has to be … Continue reading

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What the Ukrainians Can Learn from the Swiss

In Medieval times, the Swiss were sought-after soldiers throughout Europe. They were brave and well trained. Though quite expensive, feudalistic rulers were eager to employ the Swiss wherever they could afford it. Out of that tradition, the Vatican even today … Continue reading

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