Some Myths—Some Nonsense

    Do not think about, write about or deal with  human behavior without determining the effects of incentives.

   Today, we look at myths and an inevitable comment from a professor. Professors are those who have no responsibility to be right, so are often wrong.

The idea that we only use 10% of our brain is an urban legend that has
been wrongly attributed to people like Albert Einstein. However,
according to neurologist Barry Gordon, "we use virtually every part of
our brain, and that [most of] the brain is active almost all the time." In
fact, if any part of our brain were slightly damaged, the effects would
be profound. The myth that we only use 10% of our brains continues to
live on in movies such as Limitless and Lucy, and of course, in our
school system.

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   Never an example of those who have managed to use 100%–Myth

When we learn about Abraham Lincoln in school, he is celebrated for
being one of the greatest proponents for freeing the slaves. However,
the truth about Lincoln is a lot less heroic. Lincoln didn’t necessarily
want to emancipate the slaves, he just wanted to make the Union
stronger and emancipating the slaves was a part of that. Lincoln said,
"If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves I would do it, and
if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could
save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."
Lincoln’s loyalty was with the Union, not the slaves.

more from Lincoln

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,”

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   Lincoln was not who he was remembered to be. What is history but fable agreed upon?

Arizona professor claims ‘The US is a greater threat to peace than ISIS’

A University of Arizona Professor is under fire after suggesting the the U.S. military poses a bigger threat than ISIS.

In an article Musa al-Gharbi who is an instructor in the university’s Department of Government and Public Service program says, ‘it would not be a stretch to say that the United States is actually a greater threat to peace and stability in the region than ISIS.’

The piece, entitled How Much Moral High Ground Does the US Have Over ISIS? the instructor portrays American soldiers as anti-Muslim rapists who commit crimes on par with – or even worse than ISIS itself.

Outspoken: University of Arizona faculty member Musa al-Gharbi claimed in an online column that the U.S. military is as much of a threat to Middle East peace as ISIS

Al-Gharbi’s comments, published in the online publication TruthOut and several other places, attracted outrage from experts who said that taxpayer funds should not be supplementing a university that encourages such dialogue about current events.

‘U.S. policies in Iraq, Libya, and Syria have largely paved the way for ISIS’s emergence as a major regional actor,’ al-Gharbi wrote.

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     Whenever someone does something outrageously stupid or cruel, the liberal reaction is to find someone else to blame. This had to happen. The U.S. is worse than ISIS. I have news for the good professor. Nothing is worse than ISIS.

Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Days of Songs and Mirrors: A Jacobite in the ‘45.”
Cui Bono–Cherchez les Contingencies

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