Activist Scholars

Rather than a search for knowledge or where ancient wisdom is kept and learned, academia has degraded into woke propaganda an hagiophraphs of social justice.

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Complete Synthetic Embryos Without Legal Restriction Mean One Thing: Legally Mass Produced Genetically Engineered Catgirls

     Last year, it was reported that scientists (or as the British like to call them, “Boffins”) created synthetic embryos complete with beating heart and functioning brain.   Now, in an article recently published, a new breakthrough has produced the first “complete” embryo model:

“The latest breakthrough, published in the journal Nature, also used stem cells – and the team describes their results as the first ‘complete’ embryo model, one that mimics key cells and structures throughout the first two weeks of development.

“‘This is really a textbook image of a human day-14 embryo, [which] hasn’t been done before,’ said Professor Hanna.

“‘It closely mimics the development of a real human embryo, particularly the emergence of its exquisitely fine architecture.’

“The team used a cocktail of chemicals to ‘coax’ the stem cells into transforming into four key embryonic cells – epiblasts, trophoblasts, hypoblasts and extraembryonic mesoderm cells.”

     What makes these “embryo models” different is that they are not legally embryos and not limited to the 14 days cut-off for embryo research.

“In many countries, 14 days is the legal cut-off for normal embryo research.

“However, these ’embryo models’ are not legally seen as embryos and are not governed by the same laws.

“The researchers said this approach could help reveal the causes of many birth defects and types of infertility.

“It could also lead to new ways of growing transplant organs as well as offer a way around experiments that cannot be performed on live embryos, the team added.”

     Even though these are just models, the ability to get around these 14-day restriction and even grow fully functional organs means there is a legal pathway to the mass production of genetically engineered catgirls suitable for domestic adoption.

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Nevada GOP Establishment (GOPe) To Most Nevada GOP Voters: Your Voice Shouldn’t Count

     The Nevada Republican Party establishment (“GOPe”) has approved this past weekend a caucus to be held in the evening (right after most people get off work and just want to go home to their families) two days after the state Presidential primary that will involve government ballots sent out to all active Republicans. This will cause confusion and deny countless Nevada Republicans a right to choose their nominee.

     That this is all being done by the establishment in order to favor the establishment’s preferred outcome, and hopefully deny disfavored candidates a chance at delegates is clear and obvious, to the point that some campaigns are openly saying it’s rigged, which makes them less likely to pay attention to the state entirely.

     Now at a glance, many of you might think that anti-Trump forces are trying to deny Trump any delegates.   That’s be true if this post was written or published on “opposite day”. (Spoiler: It isn’t).

     No, it is the Trump establishment who are so sure of Trump’s win they they have to change the rules to get Trump the delegates by hook or crook. But at least the Trump establishment is on the side of the common people, right?



     At a Clark County GOP Central Committee meeting the week before, the person explaining this scheme to the body of the Central Committee openly said that if you don’t have the time to get involved and waste 90 minutes after work on a Thursday evening instead of spending that time having dinner with your family, then you shouldn’t have a say, even if you have been a lifelong Republican who has voted in every primary and general election since you turned of age.

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News of the Week (September 24th, 2023)


News of the Week for September 24th, 2023

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Firing Line Friday: How Does It Look for the Dollar?

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     Monetary policy and controls have been back in the news in recent years with inflation and the national debt. Much of this is ascribed to abandoning the gold standard half-a-century ago.   However, even before then, there were monetary crises that lead to said dropping of the gold standard. William F. Buckley, Jr. discusses with Harry Browne and Eliot Janeway ponder the question of how does it look for the dollar?

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In Ontario, Canada, The Year 2008 Is The New Year Zero

     In Orwell’s “1984”, inconvenient publications were sent to the memory hole for being doubleplusungood and counter to the interests that the Party believed to be good. In Canada, 2008 is the new 1984, or perhaps more accurately the new Year Zero, at least in Ontario schools.

“In May, Takata says the shelves at Erindale Secondary School were full of books, but she noticed that they had gradually started to disappear. When she returned to school this fall, things were more stark.

“‘This year, I came into my school library and there are rows and rows of empty shelves with absolutely no books,’ said Takata, who started Grade 10 last week.

“She estimates more than 50 per cent of her school’s library books are gone.

“In the spring, Takata says students were told by staff that ‘if the shelves look emptier right now it’s because we have to remove all books [published] prior to 2008.’

“Takata is one of several Peel District School Board (PDSB) students, parents and community members CBC Toronto spoke to who are concerned about a seemingly inconsistent approach to a new equity-based book weeding process implemented by the board last spring in response to a provincial directive from the Minister of Education.”

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The First Time As Farce, The Second As Tragedy

     Karl Marx, as usual, got things backwards: The first time is farce, when something comes across as so outlandish that it seems impossible for many people to take it seriously for any amount of time if at all, while the second time it becomes tragedy, because people who had dismissed it now take it seriously and in full belief thereof.

     In the mid-1990s, Physicist Alan Sokal submitted a nonsensical text to the journal Social Text, which purported to demonstrate that quantum mechanics showed that reality was subjective and that the “so-called scientific method” to be oppressive and privileged. This article was published and only by Sokal’s open admission was it found out to be a farce.

     His “scholarly” article’s introduction included:

“Here my aim is to carry these deep analyses one step farther, by taking account of recent developments in quantum gravity: the emerging branch of physics in which Heisenberg’s quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general relativity are at once synthesized and superseded. In quantum gravity, as we shall see, the space-time manifold ceases to exist as an objective physical reality; geometry becomes relational and contextual; and the foundational conceptual categories of prior science — among them, existence itself — become problematized and relativized. This conceptual revolution, I will argue, has profound implications for the content of a future postmodern and liberatory science.”

     What was once farce by a serious person to show how easily the gullible could be tricked, is now being pushed as truth by an allegedly serious organization, specifically the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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In Academia, It Isn’t Corruption If It Is For A Good Cause

     Your humble author has noted previously a trend amongst some of being anti-credential believers where any voice antithetical to “credentialed opinions” must be the default correct one. This, of course, is nonsense and ripe for exploitation by grifters. This does not mean that there is no reason to blindly follow the opinions of people with credentials, and there is plenty of reasons to be skeptical of what comes from our educational system.

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News of the Week (September 17th, 2023)


News of the Week for September 17th, 2023

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Firing Line Friday: The Issues Involved in Local Control of Reading Matter

     We are all familiar with concerned parents at school board meetings angry at the content of educational textbooks as well as the lack of the teaching of basic skills, while the “professionals” are shocked to be criticized. This is nothing new as we see this debate from over forty years ago between William F. Buckley, Jr., Pamela Bonnell, Norma Gabler, Mel Gabler who discus the issues involved in the local control of reading matter.

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