I HAVE A STRONG FEELING THAT PEOPLE ARE GULLIBLE...
An infographic titled "The Truth About Intuition" distributed by Mindvalley claims:
"CIA-hired psychics [in the Stargate Project] successfully located downed planes and identified locations of hostages."
CIA- hired psychics successfully located downed planes and identified locations of hostages
An authoritative study showed otherwise:
- An Evaluation of Remote Viewing: Research and Applications by Mumford, Rose and Goslin "remote viewings have never provided an adequate basis for ‘actionable’ intelligence operations--that is, information sufficiently valuable or compelling so that action was taken as a result (...) a large amount of irrelevant, erroneous information is provided and little agreement is observed among viewers' reports. (...) remote viewers and project managers reported that remote viewing reports were changed to make them consistent with know background cues (...) Also, it raises some doubts about some well-publicized cases of dramatic hits, which, if taken at face value, could not easily be attributed to background cues. In at least some of these cases, there is reason to suspect, based on both subsequent investigations and the viewers' statement that reports had been "changed" by previous program managers, that substantially more background information was available than one might at first assume"
The infographic also takes at face value the experiments of J. B. Rhine.
I won't go into all the details here, but subsequent studies of his methods revealed many opportunities by the subjects to cheat, and a number of Rhine's mistaken assumptions about statistical odds. To give just one example for statistics junkies, Rhine was puzzled by the fact that some subjects performed above the predicted level at first but then their performance dropped off. He said it must be because they were gifted but got bored. In fact, it's a good example of regression to the mean (basically, the tendency for scores to average out).
To give just one example for statistics junkies, Rhine was puzzled by the fact that some subjects performed above the predicted level at first but then their performance dropped off. He said it must be because they were gifted but got bored. In fact, it's a good example of regression to the mean (basically, the tendency for scores to average out).
GIVE ME SOME OF THOSE NEGATIVE CALORIES!
On the fitnessingym blog, they say, "Fat-burning foods are foods termed 'negative calorie foods,' because these are foods that burn more calories even if their caloric content is less."
Huh? I think this is referring to foods that require more energy for the body to handle and process them, than is contained in their nutrient content.
Nutritionist Marion Nestle told the BBC that the existence of such foods is "total myth. Nothing else need be said."
One example often cited is celery. In fact, a large stick of celery contains about ten calories, but the body burns only two calories to process it.
Not only that, the foods listed in the blog under that negative calorie heading include oatmeal, nuts, olive oil, berries, eggs, lean cuts of meat, and green vegetables. All those are fine to eat in moderation, but they include foods (like nuts) that are anything but low-calorie. If you eat nuts thinking you'll burn more calories than you're consuming, your scales will soon show you the error of your ways.
DO READERS BEWARE?
It may seem obvious that we need to check information rather than taking it at face value, but 72% of the people who have grown up with the internet as their main source of news and information never verify what they read on the internet...including percentages... :)