Since late 2016 we have entered the age of disclosures! Fasten your mental safety belt and enjoy the ride! Heretic

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vigorous exercizing increases macular degeneration risk

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... by 54% in the high group and 28% in the moderate group!


A Nationwide Cohort Study on the Association Between Past Physical Activity and Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in an East Asian Population, by Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, Hong Kyu Kim, Ji Won Kim, et al, JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online December 14, 2017.


Quote:

Findings
In a propensity score–matched cohort of 211 960 participants, self-reported past vigorous physical activity in men aged 45 to 64 years of age was associated with an increased risk for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, compared with the no physical activity group.
Wiki 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sanofi dengue vaccine "worsens" the disease!

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Duterte vows to get to the bottom of dengue vaccine 'health scam'

Medicine in the new Middle Ages! How any more ridiculous it can get?

Quote:

MANILA - The office of the Philippine president on Sunday vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a suspended dengue immunization program, which it said placed thousands of lives at risk.
The Department of Health (DOH) halted on Friday the use of a dengue vaccine made by Sanofi after the company said its use must be strictly limited due to evidence it can worsen the disease in people who have not previously been exposed to the infection.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sea level change - new trend in data falsification

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"Is the Sea Level Stable at Aden, Yemen?"
by Albert Parker, Clifford D. Ollier
Technical Note, 06 November 2017


Conclusions
... The sea levels have, therefore, been stable in Aden, as at Karachi and Mumbai, over all the 20th century.

Wiki Indian Ocean


My comments

After analyzing Aden, Mumbai and Karachi data, and comparing them with the "adjusted" sea level results published on the "Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level" (PSMSL) web site, the authors conclude that the "adjustments" performed by PSMSL institution are not scientifically justified and produce a false picture of the rising sea level which cannot be supported by the evidence.

PSMSL is a British, probably publicly or government-funded organisation engaged in oceanographic data falsification, pardon - data "analysis", quote:
"Established in 1933, the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) has been responsible for the collection, publication, analysis and interpretation of sea level data from the global network of tide gauges. It is based in Liverpool at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), which is a component of the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)."

Breitbar, not known for mincing their words published a succinct article on that paper:


Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

It can be summed up as follows:

Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.
The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen).

But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.

The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.

Good job guys! :)

Heretic

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study gives a new meaning to "parasitic government"

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Pathogens and Politics: Further Evidence That Parasite Prevalence Predicts Authoritarianism

The link between authoritarianism in the society and in the government and prevalence of parasitic infection may be causual or coincidental but the effect is real and correlation factor is very high, 0.6

Parasitic infestation alters one's behavior due to neuro-active compounds released by the parasites into the host's bloodstream. This is well documented. That would explain the causuality, that is one causing the other. Another possibility is that the authoritarian governments often keep most of the popluation in poverty, which then is associated with all sort of infections and infestation risk due to poor hygiene and malnutrition. That would be the coincidental effect, that is one is asociated with the other but not directly causing one another.

There is another interesting essay (and a book link) indirectly related to the topic of authoritarianism, hygiene, lifestyle and parasitic infections. The essay is discussing the origin of human urban civillisation.

Why did we start farming? by Steven Mithen

(book: "Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States", by James C. Scott, Yale, 336 pp, £20.00, September, ISBN 978 0 300 18291 0)

The author is saying that the shift from the neolithic hunting-gathering to settled communities and then cities took place against the logic, reason and against a common sense. It must have been triggered by something powerful enough to overcome a natural human disgust against dreadful work-filled life in overcrowded sewage drenched slums. Shorter lifespan, unhealthy grain-based diet, physical deterioration, more diseases - and autocratic leadership (!). The author is speculating on what some of the compulsive city-forming factors could have been, one of which may have been a religious belief so powerful as to compel people adopt a lifestyle that was contrary to their natural human interests.  Which religion, I wonder?

Babel Tower by  Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Wiki 
It kind of neatly meshes with the parasite-autocratic connection. The process could have been reinforcing itself. As some tribes were compelled/forced (!) to build "cities", then parasitic infections not only would perhaps make it more likely to accept autocratic leadership, which then would reinforce the expansion of the cities. In addition, population inhabiting disease-infested "cities"  would gradually build some disease immunity, while the surrounding nomads would not have such immunity, leading to their decline due to epidemics (or to fleeing the city-infested areas). That would also reinforce the process. It would be interesting to speculate what was the original religion, however it is also possible that the original force was not just a religious idea but set of commands imposed by some advanced visitors who appeared to the local population to be powerful "gods" demanding from their captives to work for them building some large structures or in mining some minerals. Both scenarios are plausible, Middle-Eastern neolithic cities could have either started as religious cults, or as Anunaki/Elohim-run labor-camps for their slaves, or both!

Heretic