Archives for September 2016
by Dr. Ed Berry
Yesterday, I rowed 1000 meters on a Concept 2 in 4:01.8. This put me first in my age-group for 1000 meters. I was already in first place for 100 and 500 meters.
My 100 meter 2017 record is also a world record. I am a “lightweight” but I beat the “heavyweights.”
Will I always be in first place? No. In athletics there will always be someone who does better. Nevertheless, holding first place for these 3 distances is a challenge.
In a few months, I will begin a new group where I will teach others how to get or stay in shape as we get older. To be notified, be sure you are on my email list.
Here are the Concept 2 standings for my age group as of today. [Read more…]
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by Dr. Ed Berry
Some people spend their whole lives seeking positive reinforcement of their beliefs. They reject information that contradicts their beliefs. They will never learn if their beliefs are wrong.
Democrats, in general, believe our carbon dioxide emissions cause dangerous global warming. Only about 0.001 percent of these believers can claim any expertise in climate. They believe because it is part of their political religion.
If they are atheists, it makes no difference. Their religion is global warming. They believe it without question.
They become cocksure they are correct because they reject information that contradicts their belief and accept information that reinforces their belief.
That’s how we end up with people who are totally cocksure they are right when they are on opposite sides.
Rogers & Hammerstein illustrated this confusion in “The King and I: A Puzzlement”
There are times I almost think Nobody sure of what he absolutely know.
Everybody find confusion in conclusion he concluded long ago
And it puzzle me to learn that tho’ a man may be in doubt of what he know,
Very quickly he will fight… He’ll fight to prove that what he does not know is so!
The philosophy of science teaches us we can never prove our belief is true.
We can only prove our theory or belief is false. [Read more…]