Plus or Minus Bad Teeth (Excerpt from Antifragile by Nassim Taleb)
Plus or Minus Bad Teeth
You can control fragility a lot more than you think. So let us refine in three points:
(i) Since detecting (anti)fragility—or, actually, smelling it, as Fat Tony will show us in the next few chapters—is easier, much easier, than prediction and understanding the dynamics of events, the entire mission reduces to the central principle of what to do to minimize harm (and maximize gain) from forecasting errors, that is, to have things that don’t fall apart, or even benefit, when we make a mistake.
(ii) We do not want to change the world for now (leave that to the Soviet-Harvard utopists and other fragilistas); we should first make things more robust to defects and forecast errors, or even exploit these errors, making lemonade out of the lemons.
(iii) As for the lemonade, it looks as if history is in the business of making it out of lemons; antifragility is necessarily how things move forward under the mother of all stressors, called time.
Further, after the occurrence of an event, we need to switch the blame from the inability to see an event coming (say a tsunami, an Arabo-Semitic spring or similar riots, an earthquake, a war, or a financial crisis) to the failure to understand (anti)fragility, namely, “why did we build something so fragile to these types of events?” Not seeing a tsunami or an economic event coming is excusable; building something fragile to them is not.
Sugar, Opium, and Addiction: Weaponizing Drugs and Pain
Health is a great measure of prosperity. It affords mental and physical stability. (Expand on Antifragility and Stoicism)
The predatory and parasitic segments of hyper powerful individuals and families seem likely to follow their incentives along the lines of keeping the polis free and intelligent enough to be productive but weak enough that they don’t establish common law more thoroughly (as a filter between legitimate and fraudulent elites, rather than as merely keeping order over and between civilians).
A few examples and topics regarding this I would like to explore and verify, while comparing it to highly funded modern health science scandals:
The British “Empire” Was Founded On Creating Alcoholics and Drug Addicts: Why China?
Wheat Belly – Blood Sugar and Opiate Receptors
Vegetable Oil and Inflamation
Time-Life Magazine ft Skull & Bones
Rhodes Round Table and Fabians
Royal Society’s Eugenic Sciences
CIA & Macy Conferences
Reality of Metabolic Demands from Industrialized Debt Cartels
Elastin as a Key Measure
Relevance as Vulnerability
Does not regenerate as readily as essentially any other tissue (currently vetting this claim)
Clarifies cost imposed by any health, academic, and political professionals proffitting from pseudoscience
Potential measure for value of testimonies regarding central controversies such as wheat and vegetable oil
“It’s a very important molecule to longevity and quality of life as you age, but your body only manufactures it under very specific conditions, and it includes a lot of hormones, and we just don’t have all those hormones long after puberty. If you’re past puberty, you can’t make any more. That’s where nature’s punishing you, elastin. “(1) – Dr. Shanahan
“I don’t believe it’s possible because I think it has to do with the fact that the DNA that makes this stuff is just basically hidden downregulated and exposed, because biology does not want us to live longer. We’ve got a clock (Dave Asprey interjects: ‘That’s why you have to hack that biology then.’) ” (1) – Dr. Shanahan
Reduce impact on elastin – tai chi, float tanks, low inflamation diet, hormone/chemical balances, self authoring, stoicism
Proper nutrition – Minerals as in, “A zinc complex was recently developed to help restore functional elastin in photodamaged and aging skin. Until this discovery, there was no method to regenerate damaged elastin and restore resiliency to photoaged skin. Studies in the murine model demonstrated the ability of this zinc complex to increase epidermal thickness, augment hypodermal fat and tropoelastin mRNA as well as increase elastin content. This article summarized the proceedings of an interactive dialogue among leading clinicians who reviewed these findings and made recommendations for future research.”(2) – The Dermatologist
WordPress Custom Themes – PHP / CMS
W3techs places wordpress as powering 25% of all websites, making it the most popular CMS. (1) Not only that, its success seems unsurprisingly due to functionality, rather than mere luck (although that always has a role too).
I can use the admin user-interface to load all my text, audio, and video content into pages and posts that wordpress stores in an organized way for later editing and updating (using SQL). This content is displayed through the theme’s HTML and PHP templates with the aesthetics defined in the CSS of the theme. On this website, there are 3 main types of page templates:
Re: parasitism, immorality, predation etc…
First thing to get is that predation, parasitism and cooperation are all natural consequences of the same natural phenomena – life must seek assyemtrical benefit to survive. From there – cooperation because it multiplies agency through aligning agents, opposed to predation and parasitism which reduces net agency, provides the only strategy (application of natural phenomena) which has an unlimited time horizon. Predation ends when the prey have been consumed – the more successful the predator the more likely the prey supply is reduced to zero; the more successful the parasite the more degradation of the hosts health. Predation and parasitism cap their success – their success increases their limits to success. Cooperation, however, when success increases, limits decrease. When we extend the interpersonal strategy (cooperation) to our pool of resources (environment- including social=material, intellectual) our extraction of assyemtrical benefits increases the health of the pool of resources (stewardship) woof. – Bill Joslin
“Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year.” -Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association, 2017
Claim 1: “lowering intake of saturated fat and replacing it with unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, will lower the incidence of CVD. ”
Suggests DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and Mediterarian diet, leaning heavily on grains, vegetable oil, soy, etc. (more on this later).
Why This Claim is Important: It is a strong, academic representaiton of the establishment position of arguably the dominant nation on Earth, the American Heart Associations Presidential Recommendation, the official summary of decades of offical health advice. It “[takes] into consideration the totality of the scientific evidence, satisfying rigorous criteria for causality.” It is echoed by the likes of :
(1) Harvard University
But, for now, I’d use coconut oil sparingly. Most of the research so far has consisted of short-term studies to examine its effect on cholesterol levels. We don’t really know how coconut oil affects heart disease. And I don’t think coconut oil is as healthful as vegetable oils like olive oil and soybean oil, which are mainly unsaturated fat and therefore both lower LDL and increase HDL. Coconut oil’s special HDL-boosting effect may make it “less bad” than the high saturated fat content would indicate, but it’s still probably not the best choice among the many available oils to reduce the risk of heart disease.
— Walter C. Willett, M.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Nutrition
Harvard Health Letter Editorial Board
(2) Internet (Ie. WEBMD, news sites)
(3) Across media in general because it constitutes an official position
Claim 2: Every 30 point reduction in cholesterol came with a 22% increase in mortality. You read that right. The very data used by the AHA in their marketing campaign actually shows that lowering cholesterol can kill you. In one of the AHA’s go-to studies, researchers spell out that the low saturated fat, low cholesterol experimental diet might be toxic since they saw a jump in mortality.
Why This Claim is Important: The AHA consolidated their position on what constitutes the most relevent evidence of causality, and while a lot of better, recent researh is claimed by the opposition to have been overlooked, this summary of the very data that the AHA allegedly took bias to over pro saturated fat work, allegedly undermines their own position. It’s sort of a double blow to be able to test a claim that would lend weight to the opposition narrative, while so directly refuting the establishment narrative.
Process: Vetting information for refining personal health practice and academic awareness, shared publicaly for any interested. Two of the main documents I’m using to locate primary documents are:
Personal Bias: Bulletproof coffee, clean beef, and vegetables seems to work for me. I don’t trust Bulletproof blindly, nor am I in any sort of total agreement, but I think they’re onto something.
Bootstrap is one of the primary resources used to display content on the internet. It is a collection of predefined CSS classes that serve as a framework for organized, standardized, mobile friendly display, flexible display. It includes glyphyons to serve as stylized buttons (as in the menu), and perhaps most important is the grid system which has all the content organized in mobile friendly columns and rows.
Governments and corporations can be used to amplify group and individual agency. They are also, at present, very exploitable for parasitism such as selling legislation as a product and lying for profit in the mass media, political, financial, health, or academic sectors. As a result, each degree of increased capacity for intelligence and self defense is a cost in the eyes of the corrupt individuals who hide behind colour of law. Conversely, natural law applied for the flourishing of mankind, the process we are scratching the surface of, functions more strongly with each degree of capacity for intelligence and self defense.
5 corporations Controlling Bulk of Food
Brain and Nervous System Made of PUFA
Claims for Canola
Low Sat Fat
Debunk: by making strips?
Claims Against Canola
Process of Inflammation
Results from the study
Fragility of oil
Seriousness of Inflammation
Government Subsidy and American Hegemony
Integration of many various personalities and perspectives. Value for co-operation and rule of law? Social harmony and psychological harmony? Role of dissonance? Order/chaos…
“The concept of possessing different psychological characteristics is further explored by Weininger in his treatment of the genius. For him, it is obvious that the genius isn’t merely a gifted being. Genius isn’t a talent, nor is it a quality that can be learned or developed. The genius is rather ‘… a man who discovers many others in himself. He is a man with many men in his personality. But then the genius can understand other men better than they can understand themselves, because within himself he has no only the character he is grasping, but also its opposite. Duality is necessary for observation and comprehension … in short, to understand man means to have equal parts of himself and the opposite in one.’
In a way, the genius is a person who hosts a dialectic dynamism that allows the rich prospects of the world to come alive. To a certain extent, Weininger hints here at the positive qualities of schizophrenia, ideas that were further explored by Lacan years later.
The genius is always telling us something about the world that we didn’t know before. The scientist observes the material world, and the philosopher looks into the realms of ideas. The artist derives insight by looking into him or herself: ‘In art, self-exploration is exploration of the world…’.
Weininger argues that genius is a subject to the ‘strangest passions’ and the ‘most repulsive instincts’, but that those passions are opposed by other internal characters. For example, ‘Zola, who has so faithfully described the impulse to commit murder, didn’t commit murder himself because there were so many other character in him.’ Zola, according to Weininger, would recognize the murderous impulse better than the murderer himself, rather than merely being subject to it. The ability to persuasively depict a fictional character is attributable to the fact that character and its opposites are well-orientated within the artist’s psyche.” – Gilad Atzmon, The Wandering Who? (Page 92) [Emphasis Added]
The most accurate and powerful Rule of Law accounts for the many angles that retaliation can be de-incentivized along. The west appeals to this concept as foundational and so inaccuracies stifle the project. Extended video considerations for co-operation and excavating western genius from the fraud, crimes, and “demons” of western society:
– Trust –
The reason legitimizing mistrust of the West? Deviations from Rule of Law ruin trust? Genetic incentive to preserve commons that maximize agency? http://billjoslin.com/2017/03/23/sheepdog-nomocracy/
– Wolf Sovereignty –
“Certain segments of propertarianism which trend toward classism, and “right to rule” sentiments might present a “code smell” regarding the concept stack, meaning it might be a result of a deeper error then what can be seen on the surface.
I think the error stems from not seeing autonomy opposed to property as the foundation for natural law.
Note: everything in propertarianism can still be correct in all forms, but an error such as the inversion of autonomy and property would result in propertarianism replicating some of the same errors of past civilizational systems.
I propose that autonomy, unimposed agency, which only exists on the individual level, presents a solution.”
– Sheepdog Sovereignty –
“Natural Law based on autonomy provides decidability in creating laws.”
“Natural Law based on autonomy provides limitations to rule.”
- Sugar, Opium, and Addiction: Weaponizing Drugs and Pain
- Elastin as a Key Measure
- Re: parasitism, immorality, predation etc…
- Saturated Fat
- Vegetable Oil
- Sugar, Opium, and Addiction: Weaponizing Drugs and Pain
- Elastin as a Key Measure
- Re: parasitism, immorality, predation etc…
- Optimization and Buckminster Fuller