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Syrian Civil War

It is said that “In war, truth is the first casualty”. Is there any indication that this proverb also applies to the Syrian Civil war? Yes, there is … and there is more. The story of the Syrian civil war and the events that surround it, the refugee crisis of 2015, the rise and fall of ISIL are important and valuable in so far, as they can serve as a stepping stone to a new worldview.

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Welcome

These are just some personal thoughts, articles and theories about philosophy, science, politics and conspiracies. Top points:
On consciousness A surprising and disturbing conclusion from a though experiment
Mass Delusions The majority and the intellectual elite have long held wrong ideas – do they still?
9/11 WTC While a “conspiracy” seem reasonable, controlled demolition may not be a thing
Climate Change Crisis – or is it mild and benign – and thus the “hoax of the 21th century”?
Some apps I made:
vocs.sayiza.com: for word memorization with spaced repetition.
ping.sayiza.com: chat with strangers or locate your friends anonymously
diffeq.sayiza.com: simple plots for differential equation systems

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What the teleporter thought experiment reveals about the nature of consciousness

The quest for consciousness could be considered the holy grail of philosophy. To be specific, the topic is the subjective aspect of consciousness, the โ€œqualiaโ€ , not to be confused with awareness. For some the question remains forever outside of the realm of the scientific method, because it is inherently โ€œobjectiveโ€ and cannot be applied to the subjective experience of the individual. For others it may be outside of the scope of hard science for now, but this may change

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The History of Mass Delusions

That historically the majority of the population and even the intellectual elite have held ideas, that turned out to be wrong, is uncontested. That nowadays large numbers of people still hold irrational beliefs is also uncontested. This article investigates in five steps the question, whether there still could be such issues, where the conventional view is wrong and the mechanisms how this would come about.
1 Strange Belief-Systems, Religion and Psychology
2 Historic case studies of mass deceptions
3 Today: Idiocracy, Demography and “Political Correctness”
4 Conspiracies that turned out to be true
5 Controversies where the conventional view could be false

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What about the Climate Crisis? Or is Climate Change mild and benign?

CO2 is called a “greenhouse” gas” because of its interaction with infrared radiation. The IPCC and most critics agree that the relation between CO2 and temperature is logarithmic. A doubling of CO2 causes only a linear increase in “back-radiation”. This is called the “climate sensitivity”. Despite claims to the contrary, the value of the climate sensitivity is unknown. Alarmists claim 3 or more ยฐC per doubling, various critics claim different lower values. This is due to the unclear nature of

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