Sunday Rant – 3123

PN:

Joe’s Comment – Another near perfect week in Vernon, weather wise.  As indicated by my choice of lede memes above, from my perspective, the world keeps churning idiocy at an amazing pace.
I’ve more or less ignored it all recently.
Much better for my health, and general outlook.
I choose a saucy meme over a tinfoil hat any day.
Hence not too much philosophizing and lecturing this Sunday Rant.
Mostly a few interesting subjects, mixed with memes of sarcasm and ridicule.
Time for angels dancing on the head of a pin when the snow is 3 feet deep and the temperature is unfriendly, even cruel.
For now, let the sun shine in:

Health

The Corruption of Biology Science
Where does science begin and politics, especially progressive politics leave off?
In our modern world, it seems it is the other way; biological science is being brought to its knees at the alter of wokeness.
The Ideological Subversion of Biology” is a critical look at the damage political ideology is having on what once was scientific fact.
The article is written by Jerry A. Coyne and Luana S. Marojand, featured on the “Skeptical Enquirer” webpage.  Mr. Coyne and Ms. Marojand are evolutionary and organismal biologists.
In this article they dispell six commonly held “beliefs” about known scientifically established facts.  A list:
1. Sex in humans is not a discrete and binary distribution of males and females but a spectrum.
2. All behavioral and psychological differences between human males and females are due to socialization.
3. Evolutionary psychology, the study of the evolutionary roots of human behavior, is a bogus field based on false assumptions.
4. We should avoid studying genetic differences in behavior between individuals.
5. “Race and ethnicity are social constructs, without scientific or biological meaning.”
6. Indigenous “ways of knowing” are equivalent to modern science and should be respected and taught as such.
This article is well thought out.
It took Joe and I a half hour to read.
Our lips were moving as we read…..
The point we are making is that this is a good sign.  These two people are talking truth to what Allan Parsons referred to as “Psychobabble”:

They are not cowering under a desk or being persecuted.
Perhaps the worm turns…..
We choose brains over brawn every time.
However, there might be a super hero hybrid, a GMO in the making.
Is this the dawn of brainy brawn?
Or brawny brains?
Only old man time will reveal the answers.

 

Americana

G. Edward Griffin
Mr. Griffin is a hero who defends the individual over the collective group in the following conversation.
This video was posted over 11 years ago.
Why is it that logical, calm, cogent argument takes second place to frenzy in our beloved modern culture?
Joe suspects it is fear that keeps voices still.
This man makes such good sense that it is difficult to see another perspective:

 

Science

The Cost of Climate Alarmism
Mr. Bjorn Lomborg makes the case for reality over ideology.
Joe and I can’t understand how the sky is falling people maintain their hysteria in the face of history and historical evidence.
Let alone their own experience.
Joe suspects there is a hidden agenda.
The Common Man always pays the bill for ideological and political missteps.
The Poorest pay with their lives:

 

Joe’s Garage

Racing Museum
The Ub2b channel “Stapleton42” has Joe’s attention.
We’ve been put off by the young man’s commentary, but there is no doubting his dedication to the subject matter or the interest it generates in a Gear Head like Joe.
Some amazing machinery in the following video.
A celebration of “Man the Tool Maker”.   Joe and I are so unworthy:

POLITICS, POLITICIANS, WACKJOBBERY, HUMOROUS, STUPID

 

SUNDAY SERMON

What is culture?
What is a cultural war?
This week’s sermon has Dr. Jordan Peterson expounding on the state of Western culture in a conversation with Steve Edginton of The Telegraph.
How lopsided is the argument from the progressive Left about the sins and transgressions that must be remedied, even by force, in comparison to the reality of living in any Western country today?
Joe says everyone knows it is easy to attack the West, because freedom of speech is the foundation of thought.  Freedom of speech validates the right to speak.
However, the lunatic Left declines to debate; force is their modus operandi.
Dr. Peterson still has not found an answer to his question about the Left: how do you know when the Left has gone too far?  An interesting discussion:

 

WEATHER (OR NOT)

The weather in Vernon BC continued impressing Joe and me this week.
Lots of heat.
Lots of sun.
Not so much clouds.
No daytime rain, but a couple of night sprinkles to cool things down.
Damn near perfect weather.
Except for the fact of shortening days.
The equinox is still two months away.
We are enjoying it while we can…..

Joe (smiling) Mekanic
p.s.  Ramirez soldiers on –

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