If you've read Neal Stephenson's `Termination Shock` then you might be interested in this:
My wife's friend is getting a $200k grant to study alternative medicine this year. She's working with a herbalist and they are going to measure people's chakras, apply herbal medicine guided by medical astrology readings and then remeasure their chakra readings and compare.
This is the same woman that currently refuses to wear a mask and previously wouldn't sign up for Obamacare because it was socialism even though she was living on food stamps.
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I strongly recommend having arguments about things you disagree about, and especially double-cruxing them. <https://www.ericherboso.org/2016/01/the-double-crux-game.html> Up until today, this was all just a theoretical recommendation, but… wow does it help.
I think I'm finally starting to see the meaning of “what do you think you know, and how do you think you know it?". I'm probably right about this thing I'm arguing about, but my reasons for believing it right now are stupid (and are the same reason I didn't believe it earlier).
It appears I've been exposed via a friend who came over to the house. So, today is my first day of self-imposed quarantine.
So far I can't log in to my work account remotely and am waiting on IT to call back with suggestions. While I wait I've made myself some real oatmeal for the first time in years. I might even get a little yard work done and start on a woodworking project.
It's amazing that once you are forced to deal directly with the scary thing a lot of the anxiety just goes away.
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