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by Altair
Mon May 04, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Worldwide media deceptions
Topic: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA
Replies: 117
Views: 42385

Re: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA

That reminds me of N. Taleb's works. He's highly critical of current "scientific" methodology that in many cases, doesn't bother to dig into causality chains and naively assumes that correlation implies causality. Much less getting to the root causes of disease. An example are the statins (cholester...
by Altair
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Worldwide media deceptions
Topic: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA
Replies: 117
Views: 42385

Re: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA

I mean, I know personally of several cases of people having the symptoms attributed to COVID-19: fever, cough, extreme tiredness, that lasted for about 2-3 weeks. 8 people in France (one of them the relative who told me about it) who lived in a cottage with similar symptoms, made the test and were d...
by Altair
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Worldwide media deceptions
Topic: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA
Replies: 117
Views: 42385

Re: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA

In any case, this "epidemic" has a quite strange distribution. It seems to have a quite anomalous and erratic distribution. If we give some benefit of doubt to media reports, it doesn't look very natural. Let's see: - China: cases heavily concentrated in Wuhan region, relatively few cases in other v...
by Altair
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Worldwide media deceptions
Topic: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA
Replies: 117
Views: 42385

Re: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA

Maybe it was not quite right after I did some research. That reasoning applies only to retrovirus as HIV, which "insert" their RNA into the host cell's DNA. That would be akin to randomly matching a key with a lock having billions of possible combinations. "Normal" virus supposedly are simpler in th...
by Altair
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Worldwide media deceptions
Topic: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA
Replies: 117
Views: 42385

Re: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA

Yet another interesting fact: The CoV RNA contains just 30.000 bases (the "bricks" that make the RNA chain) (https://www.sciencealert.com/genome-analysis-of-the-coronavirus-suggests-two-viruses-may-have-combined), while just a single human chromosome has 249 million. So viruses should be deceptingly...
by Altair
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Worldwide media deceptions
Topic: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA
Replies: 117
Views: 42385

Re: THE ORIGINS OF THE "VIRUS" IDEA

In Spain, in 1981, there were some tens of thousands of cases of an "atypical pneumonia". Initially the authorities attributed it to, of course, a virus and indeed the symptoms and distribution were "epidemic-like". Until some weeks later the real culprit was found: industrial seed oil that had been...
by Altair
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?
Replies: 62
Views: 26609

Re: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?

Sorry for 'derailing', but this has reminded me of the 'expanding Earth' hypothesis. According to it, the generally accepted plate tectonics theory is only partially true. Yes, it seems evident that Africa and Europe were once together (their shape makes it quite evident), but in fact the same happe...
by Altair
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?
Replies: 62
Views: 26609

Re: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?

Also in Japan, you can find the Yonaguni monument. Harder to research as it is underwater, but it's quite similar to those constructions.
by Altair
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?
Replies: 62
Views: 26609

Re: Advanced Building Technology in Remote Antiquity?

I've recently talked with a civil engineer who said that there's no better building material than natural stone, except for the difficulty in handling. In fact, concrete has only been practically used since some 150 yrs, when the technique of reinforcing with steel beams was introduced. Still, there...
by Altair
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The TYCHOS model
Topic: Introducing the TYCHOS
Replies: 186
Views: 110740

Re: Introducing the TYCHOS

I'm still intrigued by the Moon's orbital path and its anomalies, in particular the evection. In this post the position of solar system bodies are plotted according to JPL's data, which I think it can be assumed to be according to real observations. If we look at the Moon/Sun graph, we can see (mayb...
by Altair
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The TYCHOS model
Topic: Introducing the TYCHOS
Replies: 186
Views: 110740

Re: Introducing the TYCHOS

I've made some research about the Moon's motion, in particular the evection anomaly, and it's quite fascinating that such a gross 'misalignment' can be accepted at all in science. First a disclaimer: I'm not an astronomer, just familiar with some basic notions. I've also found very clarifying this p...
by Altair
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The TYCHOS model
Topic: Introducing the TYCHOS
Replies: 186
Views: 110740

Re: Introducing the TYCHOS

* Precisely. You may wish to check out this tutorial site for more insights as to how they "do it": "How to compute planetary positions" : https://stjarnhimlen.se/comp/ppcomp.html Really interesting... All in all, it all boils down to assuming elliptic orbits for all celestial bodies, and as they d...
by Altair
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The TYCHOS model
Topic: Introducing the TYCHOS
Replies: 186
Views: 110740

Re: Introducing the TYCHOS

I must admit that at the beginning I was rather skeptic about Tychos, but after reading more about that it's becoming clear that what becomes unsustainable is the heliocentric copernican system. For me, the elephant in the room was simonshack's explanation about the sizes and distance from Earth of ...
by Altair
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Satellites : general discussion and musings
Replies: 898
Views: 1063006

Re: Satellites : general discussion and musings

Lies rarely go alone. While the ability for rockets to work in vacuum is the main issue, even if they worked we'd got also the technical unfeasibility of positioning a satellite exactly in the required orbit without a precise position & velocity feedback. Just imagine you're the "pilot" of a rocket ...
by Altair
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Satellites : general discussion and musings
Replies: 898
Views: 1063006

Re: Satellites : general discussion and musings

A satellite launcher would be no different than an ICBM or even a WWII V-2 rocket, just with some more muscle. They could be guided to the destination before the digital era by just a primitive analog computer that takes inputs from gyroscopes and maybe accelerometers, no more. Obviously, those inpu...