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Post Re: Institute of the Obvious
on: February 26, 2019, 08:19
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You mean, as dogs get older and what they can do changes, their personalities may change to match? Why, who would ever have thought that might happen?

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on: April 4, 2019, 21:02
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This is a stellar example of the type of thing going on at research universities which constantly take government money for "research." I assure you that a lot more of this type of thing is happening than we will ever hear of.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/25/duke-pay-1125m-settlement-faked-research/

The University of East Anglia also comes to mind for phony , and very damaging research.

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on: April 12, 2019, 13:16
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Another nutty waste of public money on university studies.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6916025/What-COLOUR-Scientists-link-vowels-certain-colours.html

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Post Re: Institute of the Obvious
on: April 12, 2019, 13:33
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Crazy, man. In this case, literally so.

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on: April 13, 2019, 07:45
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I’ve read a little before about synesthesia. It’s one of the more baffling conditions. However, I’ve never come to associate colors with words. I suppose if they have actually done a scientific study and got results like the following, then that’s interesting:

An online test of over 1,000 people showed that most people chose the same colours when shown 16 different combinations of spoken vowels. 

The large majority of people, who don't have synaesthesia, said that 'i' matched with green or yellow, green was picked for 'e', and 'a' was mostly associated with pink or red.

'O' and 'u' were more closely associated with darker colours - 'o' was purple-blue and 'u' was blue or red.

It’s just offhand hard to believe that any such correlation exists. If it does, what does that tell us? Maybe Kermit was right: It’s not easy being green. Maybe “One” is the loneliest number. Seeing “red” when angry may be based somewhat in fact then. Maybe cowards have some sort of innate affinity for yellow. We certainly do know that terms such as “black hole” are racist. Further scientific study is obviously needed.

Whatever you do, don't refer to synesthetes as "colored people."

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on: April 13, 2019, 11:53
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Brad,

I think you should apply for a government grant to study this subject. You clearly have a handle on the basics whereas those profs in the Netherlands seemed to have a handle on tomfoolery.

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on: April 13, 2019, 14:03
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If you will help me write the grant proposal, we could both be seeing green.

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on: April 13, 2019, 15:48
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I will have to give this some consideration, but I think we should send the proposal to Miss Wade's Fashion Merchandising College.

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Post Re: Institute of the Obvious
on: April 25, 2019, 10:32
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A short article showing that about one half of schizophrenia cases are mis-diagnosed.

https://www.studyfinds.org/hopkins-study-half-schizophrenia-cases-misdiagnosed-anxiety/

One more reason to have confidence in the psychiatric industry.

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on: April 25, 2019, 12:47
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I’ve got a relative who takes some kind of anti-psychotic medication. Not sure if that’s needed or if just yelling and screaming at everyone becomes a license to do that because you supposedly have a “condition.”

We all have a “mood disorder” when either dealing with assholes all day long or trying to get away with acting like one.

I’m skeptical of most of these psychiatric diagnoses. The driving element is atheistic materialism whereby it’s not your fault. It’s your genes. It’s your parents. It’s your surroundings. It’s Donald Trump. Etc.

We can readily acknowledge that at one time mental disorders were often dismissed as moral failings. Now the pendulum has been drop-kicked back in the other direction.

When it doubt, go with “moral failing” unless proven otherwise. And as one guy noted in the comments section. there’s more money in fancy diagnoses such as “schizophrenic” than just “mood disorder.”

And I agree with the guy who said “all this ADD and other things they claim kids have, same thing.” “Same thing” meaning “phony,” I presume. A made-up money-maker that meshes well with the Snowflakes who think having a distressing thought or two is a “condition” to be solved by a pill.

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