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by Mansur
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE "CHATBOX"
Replies: 4844
Views: 4030366

Re: THE "CHATBOX"

That the change in the CF tag from “media fakery” to “mass deception” was not a fortunate one seems in this thread apparent. The deceptions in religious matters throughout history are, I think, outside the scope of this forum. To confuse them with current media sensations (conspiracy theories with ...
by Mansur
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: THE DERAILING ROOM
Replies: 1784
Views: 1064370

Re: Thoughts on Christianity

[Admin Note: Post moved to the Derailing Room by SCS on August 7, 2019.] That the change in the CF tag from “media fakery” to “mass deception” was not a fortunate one seems in this thread apparent. The deceptions in religious matters throughout history are, I think, outside the scope of this forum....
by Mansur
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 139552

Re: Why are smart people fooled

I interpreted that as : If I do not lie to myself and others, then politicians (etc) cannot successfuly lie to me. Agreed! Godspeed, of course, to all who are endeavoring and who will never give it up; but the point is much more general than that, namely that media can (and maybe should) be viewed ...
by Mansur
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Question of Fakery
Topic: Reviewing Hollywood snakery
Replies: 177
Views: 233232

Re: Reviewing Hollywood snakery

...As omnipresent as Hollywood is, it doesn’t have a monopoly on filmmaking... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRlcyVfV0KY I am afraid it does. Film-making works I think always and everywhere in monopolized situations and cannot but be tools for propaganda. It was created as such and it works as su...
by Mansur
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: The MOON HOAX
Replies: 1385
Views: 1428350

Re: The MOON HOAX

(85% ?! Funny that...I've always thought that the Hungarians are among the brightest folks on this planet - and the Swedes the most gullible ones...) Not wanting to verify anything, - my experience, however, is that Hungarians consume really all the most fantastic “theories”, “conspiracy” ones as w...
by Mansur
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 139552

Re: Why are smart people fooled

@Peter -- To your former question : Why won't they be able to lie to you? It is not about ability (maybe I mistranslated my imagery flyer or poster) but… simply… will they? The point is that credulity or naiveté I think is not (in adulthood at least) an innocent thing. A great Frenchman said “What c...
by Mansur
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 139552

Re: Why are smart people fooled

Peter » July 7th, 2019, 5:17 pm wrote: Why won't they be able to lie to you?
Well, that is exactly what I would have left to the voters for consideration.

:)

Let me join Flabbergasted's remark about the many good points in that post of yours.
by Mansur
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Why are smart people fooled
Replies: 129
Views: 139552

Re: Why are smart people fooled

Years ago, watching the election advertising posters, I had a sentence arisen in me that I would have liked to write down and put it under one of them : "If you would not lie to yourself and each other, the politicians [or any form of media] will not be able to lie to you." (Maybe some reminiscence ...
by Mansur
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Einstein and other gods of science
Replies: 132
Views: 130839

Re: Einstein and other gods of science

* I keep wondering what a true statistical study would conclude - as to the ratio of people buying (or not buying) the 50-year-old Apollo TV hoax. Alright, so a Youtube comment section is no serious indicator of general public opinion - and can hardly be used for any "statistical" study of any kind...
by Mansur
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: The MOON HOAX
Replies: 1385
Views: 1428350

Re: The MOON HOAX

Since it is obvious that the stat presented by KS is nothing but sheer propaganda, the question seems to be rather topical: how long will the belief in statistics and statistical results be generally held? The belief that it is possible to make statistics in any correct way and draw conclusions from...
by Mansur
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: The MOON HOAX
Replies: 1385
Views: 1428350

Re: The MOON HOAX

Good grief. How long will this TV hoax endure? Another 50 years? Nah. I have faith in mankind - and that reason will prevail. I think it is not impossible that at community level, this fraud (and all the other big ones) will work even when no living people believe in it. I also think that we have a...
by Mansur
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner
Replies: 394
Views: 291691

Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

* An Italian musician friend of mine posted this thoughtful work of art on facebook today: http://septclues.com/ARTofFAKERY/OpenMindWontFallOut.jpg "FEAR NOT TO KEEP YOUR MIND OPEN: YOUR BRAIN WON'T FALL OUT." I think it was Frank Zappa who most wisely once said: "The mind is like a parachute, it o...
by Mansur
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner
Replies: 394
Views: 291691

Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

https://i.ibb.co/8YXdX3j/Plane-Holo-Museum.jpg Excellent. (You must be a serious expert in “art-cornerism”:--) Their (the terrorists’) weapon turned against themselves... A reminder of the holocaust and the dangers of flying rolled into one.... https://i.postimg.cc/wBj4bNtn/STAR.png It can be so on...
by Mansur
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: First black hole image claimed
Replies: 8
Views: 3348

Re: First black hole image claimed

The term ‘black hole’ was coined, allegedly, after the ‘event’ of the ‘Black Hole of Calcutta’ in 1756, which seems to have been completely, and pertinently, a historical scam. (Incidentally, its main figure, J. Z. Holwell, a surgeon and an employee of the East India Company etc., was active as well...
by Mansur
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Einstein and other gods of science
Replies: 132
Views: 130839

Re: Einstein and other gods of science

The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry – Rupert Sheldrake Chapter 10 - Is Mechanistic Medicine the Only Kind that Really Works? Placebo responses and the power of hope “ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The answer may be that drug companies are victims of their own success. In 1997,...