Influx of bots by 3rdFuckingAccount in SaidIt

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Thanks (I think). Coincidentally I decided yesterday to no longer post here because there seems to be little interest in original user created content. Since the last one or two influxes of users Reddit, the front page is a dumpster fire, and even innocuous sounding topics only take minutes to devolve into the same old arguments. I joined up around two years ago and I’m sad to say, it ain’t what it used to be.

Dune Official Trailer by lawuigi in Movies

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DOOOON

MOVIE REVIEW | The Red Pill by SierraKiloBravo in Documentaries

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My uncle as a teen was a bad kid. He got turned around by a JW couple.

He sounds like a perfect target for them.

Many of them are good people who are lost in the fog.

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I’ve seen The Bridge, The Tunnel, and the American version of The Killing and really enjoyed them all. I gave Dark a go but couldn’t get into it.

MOVIE REVIEW | The Red Pill by SierraKiloBravo in Documentaries

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I was a Jehovah's Witness from childhood until I was about 35 years old.

Tickled (2016) documentary trailer - investigative "online rabbit hole" style doc about some deranged tickle pr0n Svengali who funds everything TP related online to enable his own personal fetish, even doxxing one of the performers by ISaidWhatISaid in Documentaries

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This is a really good documentary, and is indeed a true "rabbit hole" dive. There is also a short sequel called The Tickle King.

DOCUMENTARY FILM REVIEW | The War You Don't See by SierraKiloBravo in Documentaries

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Thanks for the recommendation /u/JasonCarswell this was really interesting to watch.

Michael Shermer with Stuart Ritchie - Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth by SierraKiloBravo in podcasts

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I thoroughly enjoyed this, it was a great conversation,

Here is the episode description:

Science is how we understand the world. Yet failures in peer review and mistakes in statistics have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless - or, worse, badly misleading. Such errors have distorted our knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as medicine, physics, nutrition, education, genetics, economics, and the search for extraterrestrial life. As Science Fictions makes clear, the current system of research funding and publication not only fails to safeguard us from blunders but actively encourages bad science - with sometimes deadly consequences. Yet Science Fictions is far from a counsel of despair. Rather, it’s a defense of the scientific method against the pressures and perverse incentives that lead scientists to bend the rules. By illustrating the many ways that scientists go wrong, Ritchie gives us the knowledge we need to spot dubious research and points the way to reforms that could make science trustworthy once again.

Shermer and Ritchie also discuss:

  • Why we need to get science right because science deniers will pounce on such fraud, bias, negligence, and hype in science,
  • Daryl Bem’s ESP research and what was wrong with it,
  • “Psychological priming” and the problem of replication,
  • Sleep research and the problems in Matthew Walker’s book Why We Sleep,
  • Amy Cuddy and the problem with “Power Posture” research,
  • Andrew Wakefield and the biggest fraud in the history of science linking vaccines & autism,
  • Diet and nutrition research and the complication of linking saturated fats, unsaturated fats, cholesterol, and heart disease,
  • Phil Zimbardo‘s Stanford Prison Experiment,
  • Samuel Morton’s skulls showing racial differences in head size, Steve Gould’s critique, the critique of Gould, and the critique of the critics of Gould,
  • Self-plagiarism,
  • P values / p hacking
  • The Schizophrenia/amaloid cascade hypothesis and why it has been hard to prove,
  • The file-drawer problem,
  • How to detect fraud, and
  • Terror Management Theory and why it is almost certainly wrong.

Stuart Ritchie is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London. His main research focus is human intelligence: how it relates to the brain, how much it’s affected by genetics, and how much it can be improved by factors such as education. He is a noted supporter of the Open Science movement, and has worked on tools to reform scientific practice and help scientists become more transparent when reporting their results.

Joe Rogan: What is the Deal with Bohemian Grove? Some of the things that Alex Jones used to sound like he was completely insane have turned out to be true. by Chipit in podcasts

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I listened to all five and a half hours of this. It was glorious.

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published ..." Marcia Angell by muellermeierschulz in quotes

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Kinda related, I listened to a great podcast today on Michael Shermer's Science Salon. The episode was called Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Here is the episode description:

Science is how we understand the world. Yet failures in peer review and mistakes in statistics have rendered a shocking number of scientific studies useless - or, worse, badly misleading. Such errors have distorted our knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as medicine, physics, nutrition, education, genetics, economics, and the search for extraterrestrial life. As Science Fictions makes clear, the current system of research funding and publication not only fails to safeguard us from blunders but actively encourages bad science - with sometimes deadly consequences. Yet Science Fictions is far from a counsel of despair. Rather, it’s a defense of the scientific method against the pressures and perverse incentives that lead scientists to bend the rules. By illustrating the many ways that scientists go wrong, Ritchie gives us the knowledge we need to spot dubious research and points the way to reforms that could make science trustworthy once again.

Shermer and Ritchie also discuss:

  • Why we need to get science right because science deniers will pounce on such fraud, bias, negligence, and hype in science,
  • Daryl Bem’s ESP research and what was wrong with it,
  • “Psychological priming” and the problem of replication,
  • Sleep research and the problems in Matthew Walker’s book Why We Sleep,
  • Amy Cuddy and the problem with “Power Posture” research,
  • Andrew Wakefield and the biggest fraud in the history of science linking vaccines & autism,
  • Diet and nutrition research and the complication of linking saturated fats, unsaturated fats, cholesterol, and heart disease,
  • Phil Zimbardo‘s Stanford Prison Experiment,
  • Samuel Morton’s skulls showing racial differences in head size, Steve Gould’s critique, the critique of Gould, and the critique of the critics of Gould,
  • Self-plagiarism,
  • P values / p hacking
  • The Schizophrenia/amaloid cascade hypothesis and why it has been hard to prove,
  • The file-drawer problem,
  • How to detect fraud, and
  • Terror Management Theory and why it is almost certainly wrong.

Stuart Ritchie is a lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London. His main research focus is human intelligence: how it relates to the brain, how much it’s affected by genetics, and how much it can be improved by factors such as education. He is a noted supporter of the Open Science movement, and has worked on tools to reform scientific practice and help scientists become more transparent when reporting their results.

Critical Drinker Live Discussing Commando by Skuly in Movies

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Critical Drinker is one of my favourite YT channels!

NPR: One Author's Argument 'In Defense Of Looting' by SierraKiloBravo in news

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I had to double check to see if it was satire or not

Tutankhamun’s Lotus Chalice. The handle is a lotus flower and bud supporting with god Heh, the symbol of eternal life. Found at the entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. by SierraKiloBravo in history

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It's a fantastic piece! And yeah, I have been down many an internet rabbit hole with stuff like this, so I can relate. If you use Twitter, I got the pic from this account: https://twitter.com/archaeologyart They post some cool stuff.

"The Great" (2020) Hulu's comedic series trailer starring Elle Fanning & Nicholas Hoult. "All is bliss in the court of Catherine the Great." by JasonCarswell in Television

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I had a friend recommend this as a "good, turn off your brain and don't take it too serious type fun".

Bret and Heather 41st DarkHorse Podcast Livestream: When They Come for You by SierraKiloBravo in podcasts

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Such a great conversation, so nice to hear people talking and listening and disagreeing and being respectful.

Outcry - a 2020 Showtime documentary mini-series about the real life story of high school football star Greg Kelley who was arrested, convicted and jailed for sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy, as well as his support system that pushed back in their quest for truth and justice. by JasonCarswell in Documentaries

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Ooooh I heard about this one on a podcast too, and I have been keeping an eye out for it to turn up on something I can stream it on.

Side note - It was the Texas Rangers at the center of the mismanagement of the cases in the docuseries The Confession Killer....

Vulfpeck | Dean Town (Live at Madison Square Garden) by SierraKiloBravo in music

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Absolutely, Vulfpeck posts lots of Fearless Flyers studio stuff on their YouTube channel. The whole concert that the above clip was taken from is also on there. I would love to see them live one day!

Vulfpeck | Dean Town (Live at Madison Square Garden) by SierraKiloBravo in music

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Absolutely, Vulfpeck posts lots of Fearless Flyers studio stuff on their YouTube channel. The whole concert that the above clip was taken from is also on there. I would love to see them live one day!