Author: PeoplesBrain

MINDBLOWN Episode #2: Blue Whales Spend TWO DECADES Searching For Love

MINDBLOWN Episode #2: Blue Whales Spend TWO DECADES Searching For Love

MindBlown Episode# 2 IS OUT NOW!! WATCH IT HERE.

You often hear about people complain about being single….not being able to find love. Still searching high and low for a soulmate.

Well for all the single folks out there, here’s a mind-blowing fact about BLUE WHALES, to help you feel better.

The loneliest creature on Earth is the Blue Whale who has been calling out for a mate for over TWO DECADES… As if it could get any more depressing, the blue whale has such a high-pitched mating call, that OTHER types of whales never respond to it…in other words, the Blue Whale travels through the vast ocean completely alone for over 20+ years.

“And you thought you were “‘forever alone?’ Gimme a break…”

 

The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) (which is actually a marine mammal) is also the largest known animal to ever exist on the planet which can reach a maximum length of up to 100ft  with a maximum recorded weight of up to 200 tons!

Check out the picture below for a size comparisons of blue whales to other animals and things of different size: 

blue whale size comparison

In this second picture below, you’ll see that the blue whale can reach a maximum size in length of almost 3 school buses. You can also see that it’s size surpasses that of a tank, a triceratops, and even a space shuttle!

Here are some other mindblowing facts about the Blue Whale:

  • Blue whale calves drink 380–570 liters of milk a day.
  • Calves gain at least 90kg a day in its first year
  • A blue whale’s milk supposedly tastes like a mixture of fish, liver, milk of magnesia, and castor oil.
  • Baby whale calves gain about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) every day for its first year.
  • An elephant weights lighter than a Blue whales tongue
  • Their heart can be the size of a Mini Cooper
  • Most whales give birth surrounded by midwives. The midwives help the newborn stay at the surface for breathing, while the mother recovers.
  • The blue whale has the largest penis in the world at about 8 feet long, but not the largest testes. That award goes to the Southern Right whale. One pair of Southern Right whale gonads weighs about one ton.
  • The head and lower jaw of humpback whales are covered with knobs called tubercles, which are actually hair follicles.
  • Because of an absence of teeth (which can be used to estimate age in other mammals), it is difficult to tell how old blue whales are when they die. It is believed they live past 50 years old.

So the next time you’re feeling lonely, imagine how the blue whale feels…  🙁 

 

 

 

MINDBLOWN EPISODE #1: Killing the First Homosapien- CONFIRMS Pre-Destination??

MINDBLOWN EPISODE #1: Killing the First Homosapien- CONFIRMS Pre-Destination??

 

MINDBLOWING QUESTIONS #1: Killing the First Homosapien- CONFIRMS Pre-Destination??

 

DISCLAIMER: The question I am about to ask you in this particular video was NOT created on the basis of CONFIRMATION BIAS, in an attempt to pre-filter a concept to match an existing belief. But rather, on the basis of pure SKEPTICISM. I am arguing BOTH sides. In fact, I myself have been trying to solve the mystery to this mind-blowing riddle. Hence, the reason why I am posting this is for others to perhaps chime in with open-minded, POSITIVE viewpoints so we can all brainstorm together, and hopefully, try and construct a logical conclusion!

Get ready to be mind blown. Try and wrap your head around this: 
Let’s say you jumped in a time machine, and went back in time and got the attention of the very FIRST Homosapien on Earth (BEFORE having any offspring) while he was out hunting. And Instead of killing the antelope he was just hunting down, he gets impaled and dies. ALL of history would be changed. Forever. From that very moment.

“History would never be what it HAS been all the way up until this point….oh wait…what point??”

As a result of this happening, would there be such a thing as the human race? Also, does this confirm pre-destination?

I don’t know about you, but this is one of the most mind-blowing questions I’ve ever come across. Now here’s my attempt at trying to solve this mystery. Let’s first ring up the definition for the word ‘Predestination’.

Predestination, in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God, usually with reference to the eventual fate of the individual soul. Explanations of predestination often seeks to address the “paradox of free will“, whereby God’s omniscience seems incompatible with human free will (Wiki).”

So with that being said, if in fact this homosapien died rather than surviving; there would be no other possibility of a lineage of offspring after this occurrence took place. The human race would be cutoff completely. There would be no history because the timeline stops there. What’s even more interesting, is how in the definition it stated that, “predestination often seeks to address the “paradox of free will“, whereby God’s omniscience seems incompatible with human free will.” Following this further, if this man was given free will to go out and hunt by choice, whether he died or not, does this conflict with the omniscience of God due to the outcome not even mattering through free will? Even if the homosapien did in fact survive and was not killed, who’s to say that he survived the following day he went hunting??? The only logical argument to this that I can think of, is if there was a second homosapien, (such a woman) in this scenario and both of these homosapians together had ALREADY given birth to a new generation.

“The only counter argument I could think of is a second Homosapien existing at this time.”

But what if this same scenario was ALSO applied to this new generation???  However, this is why I had mentioned early on that the FIRST and ONLY homosapien had NO offspring whatsoever, and was the ONLY human being to exist at that time.  So because the first homosapien survived indefinitely, can we then conclude that it was PRE-DESTINED for him to live and survive in order to create an offspring of children which we would then refer to as, ‘The Human Race’?  Or in other words, is everything already pre-determined to happen before it even happens? And if so, what is the source that is causing this pre-destination to occur???

-Rayne

 

 

Youtube Channel Growth: We Surpassed 5,000+ Subscribers!

Youtube Channel Growth: We Surpassed 5,000+ Subscribers!

This is the part of the story where it starts to get more interesting and exciting! I wanted to share with everyone the Youtube Channel Growth in this post.

As we close off the first half of 2017 to start the second half, I always had hoped that the year would get better as time progresses. The first half of 2017 was probably the most challenging time for me in my personal life, but never did I give up on pushing out more content for my Youtube Channel. Thanks to all my subscribers and viewers, you all gave me the hope and motivation to continue making videos despite my hardships. And even better, the Youtube Channel has now amassed over 5,000 subscribers and has passed over half a million views in total. This was a goal that I had actually set out to meet towards the end of this year, but it looks like I’ve accomplished this goal six months earlier

As you all know, my #1 goal with this blog is to help improve the lives of many others through the power of research, as noted in the headline of this site. Research and reading are my two most avid hobbies and sharing useful information with the world is such a wonderful journey. I’ve always wanted to make a difference in the world and I’m glad I can help contribute to this through a blog and a Youtube Channel.

I cannot express in words how happy and proud I am to have reached this level of success.
THANKYOU! 🙂

-Rayne

Google Earth Online 2017- STRANGE FINDINGS! (120!) *Video Series*

Google Earth Online 2017- STRANGE FINDINGS! (120!) *Video Series*

Google Earth Online 2017- STRANGE FINDINGS! (120!) *Video Series*

Hello ladies and gentlemen of Youtube. Welcome to my new video series TITLED “Google Earth Online- Strange Findings (120!) 2017.
Now I’m sure many people have heard of Google Earth Online, and for those of you who haven’t, I’ll give you a brief rundown of what it is.  Google Earth is basically a program created by Google that allows the user to view the planet using satellite technology.  You can also view outer space which surprisingly, a lot of people don’t know about because- I guess they automatically assume that it’s only planet based due to the name of the program.

 

Google Earth Live
Google Earth is an Excellent Tool that Allows you To See the Planet at your leisure

 

Now the cool thing about Google Earth is that you can run the program within your browser in its own tab at any time, or you can download the program and run it from your desktop. I myself have been using Google Earth since early 2007 and there would be times when I would stay up around the clock searching up different landmarks, historical sites, hidden places and the whole 9. I’d also spend a lot of time viewing different constellations and planets as well. Now because this technology is free and so readily available to anyone at no cost, with almost no difficulty, this gives everyone the ability to pretty much view the planet as they please.  And because of this, many users have discovered some pretty strange and interesting things on the planet, I myself included.

 

In this series, take a journey with me as I explore the most up to date, strangest findings on Google Earth known to users as of this year (2017). Some are absolutely mind blowing, breath taking, and others are quite creepy and bone-chilling as well.  Through research, I have gathered a total of 120 of the best strangest findings on Google Earth that I’ll be sharing with you throughout this video series, with audio commentary. I’ll be going through the list starting from #1, all the way to #120 and typing in each set of coordinates, to show you a live, unedited and unaltered view of each location. As proof, in the video description below, I’ll provide everyone with that same exact file that you can download so you can have access to all these coordinates and the info about each location, at your leisure, for personal use.  I do want to also add that some of these locations have “mysteriously” been either blurred out or completely covered by Google themselves, in an attempt to hide whatever was once visible. In this case, I’ll provide an image on screen of what was visible BEFORE it was hidden. This is definitely going to be a fun, intriguing and interesting video series and I cannot wait to share these locations with you all. Hope you all enjoy this series of “Google Earth Online– Strange Findings.”
-Rayne

The Value of Bitcoin- What To Do If You Haven’t Already Invested 2017 (Damn!)

The Value of Bitcoin- What To Do If You Haven’t Already Invested 2017 (Damn!)

 

The Value of Bitcoin. What To Do If You Haven’t Already Invested (Damn!)

If you’re a fan of cryptocurrencies but never really took the initiative to actually invest in it, then you’re probably sick upon hearing the sudden hype about Bitcoins.  As of right now at the time of this article posting, the current value of Bitcoin has surpassed an astounding $2000. Which has a current market value of exactly $2348.16 and growing. In other words, the value of bitcoin, or the bitcoin exchange rate is equal to 1 single unit of Bitcoin for $2,348.16 (US Dollars)  “btc to usd”. “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” is a disheartening understatement, to say the least.

There was a time many years back when I was obsessed with cryptocurrencies and learning more about how they may potentially wipe away the American dollar. We already heard about the age old “Amero” conspiracy floating around, which was a currency that was supposed to be enforced for the North American regions. But who would have thought a Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin would be worth SO MUCH? I recently read on article on Fortune.com that stated,

“If You Bought $5 of Bitcoin 7 Years Ago, You’d Be $4.4 Million Richer”

Now if we build a time machine to go back to the year 2010, this would have been easier said than done. There was a small, optimistic populous of people who undoubtedly invested in Bitcoin, not even having the slightest clue of its success less than a decade later. However, what I find the most baffling is how most of the world let this currency fly completely over their heads for so long. Or just cryptocurrencies in general. I myself included. People are just now grasping the concept of how digital coins work and how they can be used effectively for selling and purchasing power. Unfortunately (and fortunately for some) at this time, this currency isn’t just a few dollars per unit like it used to be.  This is why investing is a skill and hobby that I feel more and more people should learn and adopt into their life to help improve their finances. Just like the fortune.com article state, a few dollars invested in Bitcoin 7 years ago would grant you the millionaire status overnight. Thanks to Chris Dunn of chrisdunn.com, I owe it to him for teaching me the art and science of investing for a millennial such as myself.

Now’s A Good Time To Start Looking Into CryptoCurrency Investments

At this very moment, I’m positive that you have millions of people searching terms in Google like, “where to buy bitcoin” or “best cryptocurrencies to invest in“. The world is catching on to this wave and no one wants to get left behind. In my experience, I’ve always had the strange notion to focus and pay more attention to ‘the underdog’ of everything. For example, if I know right now that the Bitcoin is the #1 highest selling cryptocurrency right now, I’m going to obviously keep my eye on the Bitcoin, but pay more attention to ‘alternative cryptocurrencies‘ or ‘alt-coins’.  Why? Because there may be a sudden and unexpected SURGE of the alternatives in a time when Cryptocurrencies could rise to a peak. If Bitcoin is performing as well as it is right now, who’s to say that an alternative like ‘LITECOIN’ or ‘ETHEREUM’ won’t do the same? Maybe this could be the perfect time to start investing in these other cryptocurrencies while they are still cheap, whatever the outcome??

 

Here are two interesting facts about Bitcoin that I came across in an article from howtomakemoneywithbitcoins.com 

  • “Bitcoins work as a payment solution like Paypal, Payza or those types of sites.  It eliminates the need for the typical banking transaction fees associated with large volume transfers of money.  With Bitcoin, any two parties can do business without borders, and without fees.  The general public still doesn’t understand this fact.”

  • “Bitcoin is now processing more transactions than Paypal and is less than 1/10th of its age.”

“Would it be a good idea to invest in the alternatives?”

 

Bitcoin Miners: How They Generate GOBS of Cash Per Day. (Hundreds If Not THOUSANDS) 

According to the Wikipedia, Bitcoin Mining is the process of adding transaction records to Bitcoin’s public ledger of past transactions. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to distinguish legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins that have already been spent elsewhere.

To quickly understand how this works, I recommend viewing this short, 10-minute documentary where MotherboardTV gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China.

 

“The mining site in the video is one of six total mining sites, owned and ran by 4 secretive people. It supposedly cumulatively generateS 4,050 bitcoins a month, equivalent to a monthly gross of $1.5 MILLION….”

The Future of BitCoin and Other Alt-Coins

It is no surprise that virtual currencies of all kinds will be taking the planet by storm. There’s already an increasingly high demand for Bitcoin in countries like Japan and China. Japan’s Peach Aviation is even accepting payments in all forms of digital currency, primarily Bitcoin.  Now the real question is, will digital currency completely replace paper currency and if so, can we stamp a timeframe on this? To make better sense of it all, a book that I purchased just recently titled,

The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

helped me understand the alarming phenomenon of how digial currencies are challenging the failing fiat currency that we make use of today. In fact, this book provided me with a mindblowing perspective that helped me apprehend the secret connection between digital currency and AI (artificial intelligence)- which is a topic that I already had a keen interest and pre-existing knowledge of. What is to come in these next few years, of what seems to already be manifested, cannot possibly be concieved in a book or blog article. It is beyond me, but I do know that technology is improving at such a rapid rate, that what we once thought was impossible, is slowly becoming the norm. Throw in digital currencies like Bitcoins and you now have a world where basic monetary transactions will be heading in a strange yet highly convienient new direction.

-Rayne

Intellectual Self Defense: 7 Video Playlist Complete!

Intellectual Self Defense: 7 Video Playlist Complete!

 

Hello everyone!

Rayneoflyte here. I would like to share a positive update with everyone and let you know that the Intellectual Self Defense 7 Video series has finally been completed and updated! You can view the playlist by clicking the photo above. Or by clicking the link herehttps://tinyurl.com/mv9bgw6

So glad to have finished off this video series with a bang. Upon finishing the series, just as I promised, you should be more educated, well rounded and mentally prepared when it comes to being engaged in arguments and/or debates. Or even studying and analyzing the arguments and debates of others. Something that I feel is a very important and necessary tool for people to make use of to help get their points across in the most effective way possible.

 

And to push it a step even further, If you haven’t already done so, check out this book:

“Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies”

for a list of over 300 known logical fallacies! 

Hope you all found this series very helpful and as always, please don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks! 

-Rayne

 

Update: Youtube & Blog Inactivity | Family Emergencies

Update: Youtube & Blog Inactivity | Family Emergencies

UPDATE: I would like to apologize to all my fans, (both YT subscribers, YT non-subscribers, and blog viewers) for the sudden inactivity in content uploads. From the middle of April till now I have run into some serious family emergencies that I needed to fully attend to. But all is well now and things are better. Thank you for understanding. You all have been patient and I am humbled by the ongoing positive feedback. Lots of more great content rolling in like normal from here on out.

 

-Rayne

 

Update: Life, New Youtube Algorithm Crisis & The Future of the Channel (No Bad news!)

Update: Life, New Youtube Algorithm Crisis & The Future of the Channel (No Bad news!)

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all doing well.

As you can see in the title of this blog post, I’ll be tapping into some topics that will explain my recent inactivity from my Youtube channel and Blog. The first being about my life. Or shall I say, my PERSONAL life. And the others pertaining to the current state of Youtube and my plan of action. This is a very important post I would like to share with all my fans of the PeoplesBrain hub and the RayneofLyte Youtube Channel to shed some light on things. And to quickly bring relief to the air, it includes NO BAD NEWS. yay!!

So lately, many of you are probably noticing a bit of irregularity in my video uploads on the Youtube Channel and blog posts here on this blog. I first want to say that I really do apologize for any inconvenience or confusion I may have caused on both my Youtube Channel and my blog. 2017 is moving at an extremely rapid pace and as we’re already approaching the 5th month of the year, life has gotten pretty hectic for me personally. That isn’t to say I was hit with a series of unfortunate events, but rather, a voluntary increase in efficiency and productivity in various tasks. There was a time when I would faithfully upload a minimum of 2 blog posts or videos a week, but that has all changed due to some of my other priorities in life gaining more traction. To help my fans get to know me a little better, I’m what one would consider, “a jack of all trades” to say the least. I spend every day of my life investing a lot of time and energy into my hobbies and proficiencies. I am 24 years old and by day- I work a steady, comfortable and secure day job in IT as a programmer. By night, I am a graphic designer and also do electronic music production and run a sole proprietary indie label. In my off time (which is quite rare haha), I tend to do a lot of exploration out in nature which consists of a DSLR camera, and a keen interest in capturing “the right moment”. We call this, photography. If not that, I’m spending time with a close friend or family members.

And of course, as you all know- I have established a bit of an online presence for myself for some years now by running two different blogs and Youtube Channels linked to each blog. One music blog + Youtube Channel, and the other is my RayneofLyte Youtube Channel that many of you are already familiar with, linked to this blog. Both are mildly large in size. So as you can tell, the content that I put out across these platforms is quite “topsy-turvy” in nature! With that being said, most of my hobbies allow me to go the freelance route which enables me to secure additional streams of income in addition to what I make from my full-time job. I have been freelancing for some years now and I must say, it’s definitely a goal for me to be able to run my own businesses full time. The light at the end of the tunnel is still very bright and visible. And it’s starting to blind my eyes..

“But RAYNE, how the HELL do you manage to keep up with all this??? “

GREAT QUESTION! I’m so glad you asked…

Back then when I was just getting started with all this around the time when I started college, I was a helpless victim of procrastination and “writer’s block“. Two of the absolute worst behaviors to acquire for anyone creating or establishing anything in life.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still suffer from these till this day. But forming a proper work-life balance and creating a steadfast schedule for myself has granted me the appeasement of keeping procrastination very
minimal and “writer’s block” almost non-existent. So far so good! 

“A picture of what my studio WAS (early 2016), which seems to include a lot more equipment now…”

Folks, I just want to say that I am a one-man army and everything you see across my works is done by myself only. Making videos is a very stressing and tedious process as everything has to be done correctly, professionally with zero errors. Not to mention, having your own unique style and spin on the video editing process. Add the ongoing narration of full-length biblical books to all this. Trust me, it’s harder than you think. But I can assure you friends, that from here on out I will be posting/uploading a lot more high-quality content to the BEST of my ability, even if it kills me. I will continue pushing more videos such as audio biblical narrations, the ever-so-interesting “GREY PILL” video series which have gained popularity and shares across social media, and MORE. …I also plan on updating the design and layout of this blog and taking it to the next level.

As you can see in the photo above, I take my hobbies very seriously.  In my room alone, I have thousands of dollars invested in equipment. These are genuine passions that allow me to not only share my talents and research abilities with the world, but it also allows me to connect with other like-minded individuals. Or shall I say, other fellow black sheep who have escaped the pen and chose to stop following the cattle herder. This is very important when you already feel like an outcast in a society that you feel you don’t really fit in with. In the online world, you can easily pick and choose where you want to fit in without having to deal with the suppression of conformity, all the while keeping anonymity if it be at your discretion. This is the main reason why I do what I do.

Now on to the juicy part: 

Major TV Networks/News Outlets/Fortune 500 Companies boycotting Youtube Ads

Many of you have probably already heard of the new Youtube Ad Crisis that’s going on right now- and many of you probably haven’t. For those who haven’t, I’ll explain very briefly what this is about and how it affected just about 99% of all content creators. Basically, TV Networks, News Outlets, and Fortune 500 companies are pulling their ads from any and all content on Youtube they deem as “offensive” by any means. Even the least sensitive of information that can be found in videos has resulted in ads being taken off and even videos being deleted and Youtube Channels being shut down. I guess our first amendment right came with a set of stipulations eh? Correct me if I’m wrong….

As a result of all this, millions upon millions of Youtube Content Creators have noticed strange things happening in their Youtube Accounts. Such as significant revenue decreases, Video deletion/monetization, copyright strikes, channels suddenly being shut down without notice, etc. Rest assured, my Youtube Channel has been affected by this, but it has shown NO signs of SHUTTING DOWN entirely. I think we can all sigh a great sigh of relief now….

All together now:  “sigh….”

This is mainly due to the fact that I spent time in making sure all of the content on my channel follows Youtube Policies and Guidelines. Even though some of my videos may seem a bit controversial, it contains zero threats to anyone(groups) and does not involve terroristic or offensive material.  I have made sure of this time and time again in my video titles, descriptions and meta tags because I knew an event like this would eventually come. But the reason why I wanted to share this with everyone is so that it makes more sense as to why I had some inactivity these last few weeks- to ensure my channel was in good standing since the Youtube crisis took place. I needed to make sure that my channel wasn’t going to be shut down abruptly without notice!  I read all over the net that by the middle of this month, things should start picking back up on Youtube. I already see an improvement in my analytics.

The Future of the RayneofLyte Youtube Channel

 

Aside from the Youtube Ad Crisis that recently took place, the Rayneoflyte Youtube Channel and this blog have gained staggering popularity and I am deeply humbled by the successful short-term growth. I noticed that once I started diversifying the type of content that I uploaded, I started gaining a lot more fans catering to different audiences. Which I find really astounding considering the fact that my original plan for the channel wasn’t quite what it has been recent. But this is why they say, “you gotta go with the flow, even when it ebbs and flows“. Give the people what they want especially if it’s something you’re passionate about and spend every waking hour of your off time committing to it. For me, that’s researching, scouring and finding amazing content in books and on the deep web about various topics that would be beneficial to just about any person in any situation. Whether it be personal growth, spiritual guidance, financial advice, conspiracy education, hidden history, technology secrets, you name it! I do it all! 

 

Thank you everyone for reading. 🙂

-Rayneoflyte888

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Intellectual Self-Defense: Logical Fallacies List

Intellectual Self-Defense: Logical Fallacies List

 

Intellectual Self-Defense: Logical Fallacies List

 

Hello everyone and welcome to my new “GREY PILL” video series of videos titled, “Intellectual Self-Defense: Understanding Logical Fallacies”. In this video series, you will discover the full logical fallacies list.

As humans, we all have arguments about various topics be it politics, religion, economical, even drama such as, you know- “he said she said” type arguments. Just about anything in existence can be argued upon. You even see this all over the net; you see it with your own family and friends, with strangers, on television, reality TV. Arguments are everywhere, and they can often lead to worst case scenarios. In essence, not everyone can be in agreement with everything. There’s always going to be some sort of, pull and tug of ideas and beliefs. So how can be as humans solve this? What is the solution?

Now in my honest opinion, I feel like a proper, good and VALID argument or debate, is one where both parties can come to a humble understanding and accept each-others point of view,  even if they disagree. And the delivery of how they convey their viewpoints should be done in a respectful and adult-like manner. Now a bad, invalid or “flawed” argument is an argument where one or both parties, makes it an effort to demoralize or devalue the other person in an attempt to solely prove the other person wrong. Not only does this lead the argument to an unknown, pointless destination, but it also leaves both parties stubborn in their beliefs and often gives off the impression of “childishness”.  So in arguments, you should never make it a mission to simply PROVE the other person wrong, but rather, to prove your point in the most logical and respectful way possible, while at the same time, allowing the other person to do the same. Even if you both disagree, by doing this, you increase your chances of the other person at least CONSIDERING your viewpoint, because psychology tells us that by default, it is human behavior for us to disagree with someone face to face, EVEN IF we actually agree deep down inside- and this mainly built upon pride and ego.

 

So with that being said, this is the reason why I wanted to create this video series. To help everyone participate in respectful, arguments and debates. Not only will these videos help you get your point across in the most effective way, but it will also stimulate your logic, reasoning and social skills intellectually which will always give you the upper hand in these situations, and you’ll become more mentally sharp!

 

Also, I would like to share an interesting book that I recently purchased titled:

“Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies”

 

First off, I had absolutely NO idea there were over 300 known logical fallacies. here I am thinking there were no more than about 50. Apparently, I was wrong. I opened the book myself and discovered that there are actually hundreds of logical fallacies that one can study to become a true master of arguments. I’ll probably never make it past 50 at most. This is what I call, mental resistance at it’s best.  Imagine being able to break down the flaws in someone’s arguments using an entire database of fallacious comebacks and then watch as the person is stunned in disbelief. HAH! Now that’s what I call intellectual self-defense!! Check out the book below! 

 

 

Intellectual Self-Defense: Logical Fallacies List 

 

Top 10 tips for practicing Intellectual Self-Defence 
1. Know your history! (Not just the textbook history)2.Learn the facts relating to your topic of concern, especially the neglected ones!
3. Learn to explain your ideas simply to critical, non-specialist audiences.
4. Use, support, and, if possible develop sources of alternative media.
5. Use the Internet to its full advantage: read widely, read often, and be careful with the reliability of sources.
often, and be careful with the reliability of sources.
6. When in arguments (at least ones you wish to be
productive), try to seek common ground with opponents
rather than “defeat” them.
7. Develop listening skills.
8. Know your opposition in detail rather than simply
dismissing them. Read their publications, get to know and
understand their arguments properly.
9. When forced to justify your position, do so. But don’t just
accept a subordinate status in the hierarchy of ideas, also
go on the counterattack: make people holding mainstream
positions justify themselves to the same standards of
evidence that they are holding you to! (i.e., Ask them
questions as well.)
10. Be honest! Admit when you don’t know things!

For more information:
www.zpub.com/un/chomsky.html
chomskyat80.blogspot.com/2008/11/workshop-report-intellectual-self.html

 

The Vision of Paul | New Video Series

The Vision of Paul | New Video Series

Hello everyone!

I have started a new video series titled “The Vision of Paul” that I feel would be beneficial to a lot of readers of such material.  Here is the summary directly from the PDF itself.

The Apocalypse of Paul is a 4th-century text of the New Testament apocrypha.[1] There is an Ethiopic version of the Apocalypse which features the Virgin Mary in the place of Paul the Apostle, as the receiver of the vision, known
as the Apocalypse of the Virgin. The text is not to be confused with the gnostic Apocalypse of Paul, which is unlikely to be related. The text appears to be an elaborate expansion and rearrangement of the Apocalypse of Peter, and is essentially a
description of a vision of Heaven, and then of Hell — although it also contains a prologue describing all creation appealing to God against the sin of man, which is not present in Peter’s Apocalypse. At the end of the text, Paul/Mary
manages to persuade God to give everyone in Hell a day off every Sunday.
The text extends Peter’s Apocalypse by framing the reasons for the visits to heaven and hell as the witnessing of the death and judgement of one wicked man, and one who is righteous. The text is heavily moralistic, and adds, to the
Apocalypse of Peter, features such as:

-Pride is the root of all evil
-Heaven is the land of milk and honey
-Hell has rivers of fire and of ice (for the cold hearted)
-Some angels are evil, the dark angels of hell, including Temeluchus, the tartaruchi.

Plan of the book
1, 2. Discovery of the revelation.
3–6. Appeal of creation to God against man
7–10. The report of the angels to God about men.
11–18. Deaths and judgements of the righteous and the wicked.
19–30. First vision of Paradise, including lake Acherusa.
31–44. Hell. Paul obtains rest on Sunday for the lost.
45–51. Second vision of Paradise.
Versions
Greek copies of the texts are rare; those existing containing many omissions. Of the Eastern versions — Syriac, Coptic, Ethiopic, Georgian — the Syriac are considered to be the most reliable. There are also several abridged Latin texts, from which many current versions were translated, into most European languages.”

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