Most published scientific research papers are wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that the new paper is itself correct, problems with experimental and statistical methods mean that there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true.
John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, says that small sample sizes, poor study design, researcher bias, and selective reporting and other problems combine to make most research findings false. But even large, well-designed studies are not always right, meaning that scientists and the public have to be wary of reported findings.
Despite the near cult-like belief in science nowadays, much of it is based upon pretty shaky grounds. This issue is made even worse though manipulative funding, regardless of whether this money comes from corporations or government agencies. The truth is that “science” today is not the pure pursuit we have been told it was. It spews out results that align with the wishes of those who are funding them. Can you imagine, during the big debates over tobacco, a scientist coming to the tobacco company with a report that tobacco causes cancer? Neither will the scientists who are, effectively in the employ of the government (through grants) dare to bite the hand that feeds them. And even if they were to do so, the crab mentality is too strong from them to ever get published.
The Leftists in this country continually attempt to paint the police as the enemy and the media is in partnership with this, by sensationalizing a few isolated incidents. A number of police agencies are getting sick of this. While there are, of course, some bad cops, most police make a lot of sacrifices to keep people safe and put their lives on the line.
Action is the path of masculinity. Women wait. Women react and respond to the world around. As a man, you must act. The current situation in the west is very hostile to masculinity. It promotes a version of manhood that is broken in spirit from disassociated work, who comes home, kills the spiritual pain through alcohol and numbs the mind through Netflix and video games. We men are constantly bombarded with images of manhood that presents men as weak, lazy, stupid and ruled by superior women.
By contrast, all images of genuine manhood are painted as misogynist, violent, outdated, medieval. Fuck that. We need more of the medieval. Men need to get their collective head out of women’s vaginas. Time to cut the cord boys. This isn’t about hatred towards women. I love women and have been very happily married for years. But I do not walk around my house on eggshells clinging to my wife’s apron. I take action. How do you spend your time as a man? You cannot fall back on the “I work X hours a day…” Who gives a shit. That equates to the minimum duty of a man. There are 24 hours in a day and it is time to act, to use your time. Here I will list some masculine imperatives.
Lift and lift heavy
As a man, strength is your most dominant physical trait. Maybe you think you are already strong. You aren’t. As it happens, raw strength is one of the traits that women find most attractive in men. But who cares about that. If you are getting strong merely to impress women, you are doing it wrong. You don’t lift to appease some pseudo-image of your mommy-wife or mommy-girlfriend. You lift because you are a man and strength is your birthright. When you lift you increase your testosterone and gain the power to perform the actions that men are born to perform. Saying that lifting heavy is for “juiceheads” and people with low IQ is a weak excuse and complete bullshit. I am about to finish a doctorate and you better believe I lift heavy.
“Man shall be trained for war, and woman for the recreation of the warrior: all else is folly.” – Nietzsche
There is a reason that the symbol of manhood is the symbol of Mars. Men are born for war. Now, there are many kinds of war in the world. The war of the mind, the spirit, and the body. Today we live in an information age that often prizes the skills of a computer programmer or economist over that of physical capability. It is an easy trap to fall into, to simply focus on what seems most effective and practical in today’s world. We as men tend to be pragmatic creatures who have little use for surface value or mere sentimentality. But engaging in martial activity (and lifting) have deep psychological and spiritual effects. You don’t train martial skills with the aim or goal of going out and beating someone’s ass. You should do it because you are a man, and to contest other men, even in play-fighting or sporting ways fulfills a deep biological and mental need. I’m not going to get into debates over the various styles and ways. It doesn’t matter. Train Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, wrestling, boxing or anything else you want. Those gyms that engage in a lot of sparring or practice matches are to be preferred, because this is what puts your brain and your blood against another man. As per Tyler Durden: “How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?”
Gratuitous inspiring movie clip:
Have a male circle, and do things
Men nowadays spend too much time around women and in mixed-sexes scenarios. Most professions men work at now are full of women. These men then come home and spend the rest of their night with their wives. This is far too much estrogen boys. Time to come play with the men. Too many guys get married, have kids, and then let their wives cut their balls off. Get the hell out of the house and around some other guys and do things. And no, I don’t mean go over to a buddy’s house to play video games. If you have let your male friendships lapse because of marriage then reforge those friendships or make new friends. Meet people at the gym or at your dojo (you should be going to these, remember). Go out with some buddies for drinks. Go hunting, fishing, rock climbing, bowling, whatever. Just set aside some time for male activity. Don’t plan to just “hang out.” This will lead to you sitting around like women. Always plan for action. Go hike on a trail–this costs nothing and wakes you up to the world around you.
But…muh wife and her feelz!
Some of you might think wistfully, “man I wish I had time for that, but the wife…blah blah blah.” Fuck that. Fuck her. Seriously. Do me a favor. Go find your wife’s purse and dig around in there until you find your balls, then reattach them. The truth is, while I think you should engage in the activities above for the sake of your own manhood, these activities are very attractive to any woman who isn’t fat and insecure. Don’t be fooled by this “be yourself” garbage. Women don’t want you to be yourself, they want you to be a badass. Don’t listen to what women say, pay attention to what they do. Women are attracted to men who can lift, fight, and who go outside and do things. Think about the images of manhood that women are attracted to. It isn’t a fat dork crying at a lifetime movie. The pictures generally show men who are dirty, working with their hands, who are strong a physically imposing.
There is a reason so many women were attracted to Chris Hemsworth in the movie Thor. He is a viking walking around in a world of beta males. He drinks his coffee and smashes the cup. He saves the girl and then GTFO to go do other manly things. He doesn’t sit around on the couch hoping that his woman will give him pity sex. Instead he smashes things with a huge hammer.
Lately I’ve seen a few ads that are honoring fathers. They really stood out to me, because in this feminist-brainwashing society we live in, men are typically vilified and the traditional role of fatherhood is completely crapped on. It is good to see at least in some quarters people haven’t forgotten the absolutely essential role of a father.
Countless studies have shown that children who are raised with a father present in their lives do better in school, are healthier, are much less likely to get in trouble or go to jail, and are much more successful in their relationships with others (both romantic and otherwise). Fathers are needed to raise normal, healthy boys and girls. Feminism wishes to dismiss this, but biology and science don’t lie.
I was really surprised to see this article in a mainstream media source, and written by a woman. This is part of a trend lately of many women realizing that feminism has brought them nothing but misery. Basically it says that women need to:
Fix his plate
Watch your mouth
Dish out compliments
Keep yourself up
Dress up for dates
Anticipate his needs
A lot of this really aligns with what I wrote in Mind, Body, and Soul for Women, and it is nice to see a woman pretty much agreeing with me. The comment section on the article is a riot, with all the feminists screaming for justice. That’s okay though. Because those women will be alone and miserable, while the women who follow these principles will have much happier marriages.
The only one I don’t really agree with is #5. Any man who needs to be complimented to keep up his self-esteem is weak. A man needs to be self-motivated and drive towards his purpose. A compliment to a man from his woman is fine, but I have never sat around thinking, “gee, I really hope the wife tells me my shirt looks nice…” That is just Beta.
I consider the proper place of a woman to be in the home, taking care of her husband and children. This being the case, some might think that I would not press for the development of a woman’s mind, that I would desire a empty-headed bimbo who just piddles around the house. Nothing could be further from the truth. The idea of the empty-minded housewife is ridiculous, because a good wife and mother needs to be mentally developed to a degree that might surprise you. Where a man’s basic focus is on mechanical aptitude, a woman’s skill set must draw from many areas. Just as we often don’t think of mechanical aptitude as “knowledge,” a traditional woman often doesn’t get much credit for the information and skills she must master. The Bible instructs the older women to “admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God will not be discredited” (Titus 2:3-5). Now let’s break those skills down into modern terms:
Cleaning / Organization – Harder than it sounds for some people, a woman should be able to organize her house in a way that it isn’t messy or cluttered
Nutrition – A woman is the gatekeeper for her family’s health. Understanding what eating healthy means is especially important in today’s world of garbage foods, and understanding all of it requires a lot of reading.
Education – A woman should be able to homeschool her children, at least through the elementary stage. She needs a solid understanding of mathematics, English grammar, history, and other basic subjects so that she can educate her children.
Cooking – Being able to prepare food that is economical, nutritious, and tasty is no small feat.
Interior Design – Women bring grace and beauty to the world.
Clothing Construction – Being able to make and mend clothing is an ancient female craft.
Child Development – As a woman will spend a great deal of time raising her kids and preferably homeschooling, understanding the stages of growth is critical.
Personal Finance – While men should oversee the overall budget, a woman manages the household funds and needs to understand finances.
While many women will specialize and gain very high skill in one or more of these areas, basic mastery of all of them is essential. I mean, who cares if a woman can sew really fancy dresses if she can’t even cook a pot roast?
Just as with men, a woman should never be satisfied with her aptitude in the above skills. She should read up on scientific breakthroughs in nutrition and child development (for example). She should use her free time to hone her clothing construction skills or better understand organization.
While most men under 40 weren’t really taught the traditional skills of manhood, the situation for women is much worse. It is actually rare to find a young women today who knows how to cook or sew. What is even more preposterous is that I have seen a few of these women become “housewives,” but lord only knows what they do, other than throwing some frozen lasagna in the oven.
Unlike a man, a woman doesn’t need to focus on projecting physical power (it would be a waste of time anyway). Generally, a woman needs to focus on staying slim and flexible. While there is nothing wrong with women lifting, I think a good combination of cardio and yoga provide the optimal benefits for a woman. Besides the obvious benefits for health, a woman who stays fit and attractive will have a healthier marriage. Men dread the idea of tying the knot with a cute girl and then after ten years coming home to this:
Now I won’t even get into the retarded current idea of SJWs that “fat is beautiful.” Fat women are not beautiful, they are fat. The same goes for men, but there is this current idea, especially among modern American women, that they should just accept their bodies and joyfully accept their fat rolls. Let me tell you something. You may fool yourself, but you aren’t going to fool men. And you aren’t going to fool biology when you die of obesity-related health problems. This doesn’t mean that men want you to diet until you look like skeletor:
There is a nice, healthy range for women and it doesn’t take a genius to figure this out. But if you want specific figures, most men are fine with a woman being anywhere from 16%-30%:
Anything over 32% is considered obese in a woman by the medical community. That 16%-30% body fat range is also synonymous with what is most healthful for a woman. And this of course makes perfect sense. When men desire a fit woman, it isn’t degrading to women. A man’s biology tells him to select a healthy mate. A man’s preferences are actually beneficial to women, as it puts pressure on her to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A woman’s connection to the divine is most often found in her self-sacrificing nature, in giving of herself to others. Despite the idea that men are the more active and women the more passive, in terms of spiritually, a woman is typically much more active than a man. As Scripture says, “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control” (1 Tim. 2:15). For a mother who truly cares for her children gives her life over for them in so many ways.
But this same principle can be extended to others as well. It is no coincidence that the majority of elementary school teachers and nurses are women. Women have a more caring and nurturing nature. As neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine has said of her research:
Being a woman is like having giant, invisible antennae that reach out into the world, constantly aware of the emotions and needs of those around you.
Embracing this nature is the best way for women to get past their own ego, their own selfish nature, and to make the world a better place. This was the spiritual path of women like Mother Teresa or St. Brigid, and although few women would reach that extreme, their selfless caring is a perfect example of the feminine soul blazing a bright reflection of the divine. But you don’t have to move to India and become a nun in order to show the love of God. Even helping friends or neighbors, caring for others with humility and patience, this is truly a way to draw towards God and away from the transient.
Universe fine tuning is a very interesting scientific idea. I have been often asked by people how I “know” that there is a God. I don’t. But I do think that the existence of God is the most reasonable explanation there is for what I see around us. As I often say: if you were to find an exquisitely crafted watch with perfect engraving in the middle of the woods, it is indeed possible that it “fell together” by pure chance and chaos. But it is far more likely that there is indeed a watchmaker. The level of complexity and perfection in our universe so far outstrips this watch that the human mind cannot even grasp it. We can try to symbolizing it with preposterously huge numbers and mathematics, but even here the numbers are so vast and improbable that the human mind cannot contain it…only glimpse at it. It is as though we are staring at a small corner of a mountain and we can begin to imagine what it might look like from its many sides but really all we can do is see our small perspective.
As a theist, I am not at all troubled by the many recent discoveries in science, whether in physics, biology or otherwise. On the contrary, the more I learn about the physical organization of our universe, the more strongly is my contention that there must be an intelligence behind all of it.