The hottest Truth Substack posts right now

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Sensible Medicine β€’ 4540 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jan 24
  1. Fraud in science is a serious problem, but the bigger issue is the lack of commitment to doing high-quality work.
  2. Many scientific conclusions lack truth and usefulness due to flawed methodologies and inadequate controls.
  3. The scientific field is filled with low credibility studies and a focus on personal gain rather than truth and welfare.
Classical Wisdom β€’ 1238 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. Dreams have been considered important throughout history and have impacted fields like medicine, philosophy, and even the course of history.
  2. Dreams were viewed as messages from the divine, offering insights into life and guiding important decisions.
  3. Ancient Greek and Roman cultures attached great significance to dreams, seeing them as a link between mortals and the divine.
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The Recovering Academic β€’ 494 implied HN points β€’ 06 Feb 24
  1. Memory is unreliable - even recent events can be distorted by suggestion or misinterpretation, challenging the accuracy of our recollections.
  2. Inventing responsibly in memoir involves maintaining the balance between truth and embellishment, with the aim of illuminating deeper truths without resorting to outright lies.
  3. Ethics in writing demand a delicate balance - while some level of invention may be permissible to enhance storytelling, crossing the line into outright deceit constitutes literary fraud and violates the trust of the reader.
Ralph Ammer β€’ 569 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. Beauty leads us to truth and goodness according to Immanuel Kant.
  2. Our perceptions are structured by concepts inside our mind, creating our understanding of the world.
  3. Beauty is a relief from rational thinking, allowing us to enjoy the playful dance of our mind with the world.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie β€’ 3026 implied HN points β€’ 07 Apr 23
  1. Truth, embodied in Jesus, prevailed over death according to both religious and secular history.
  2. Believers' unwavering faith in Jesus's resurrection has transformed history and shaped religion over two millennia.
  3. The message of Christ calling for repentance suggests a need to acknowledge and overcome modern societal idols.
Unfashionable β€’ 68 implied HN points β€’ 02 Mar 24
  1. Mainstream media and alternative media both have flaws; it's important to seek the truth beyond just opposing mainstream narratives.
  2. Alternative media can fall into the trap of misrepresenting facts or overlooking important details for the sake of supporting a particular narrative.
  3. Maintaining credibility and integrity is crucial for alternative media platforms to succeed; building a reputation for honesty and commitment to uncovering truth is key.
Becoming Noble β€’ 1375 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jul 23
  1. The Vitalist Right movement is described as being built on a disembodied space of pure voice lacking physicality, leading to a constant state of transition with no lasting structures being built
  2. The jester in this environment thrives due to the privilege of provocation without fear of physical retribution, a role that overshadows proper leadership qualities
  3. Embracing solitude, silence, and decisive action appears to be valued virtues over endless gossip and dreaming in a space where nothing tangible can be built
The Leftovers β€’ 119 implied HN points β€’ 15 Jan 24
  1. The state of the world results from cruelty being under-reported, questioning the impact of words on changing world events.
  2. Propaganda manipulates truth, and people tend to recognize it more easily when it comes from the opposing side.
  3. Consuming one's own propaganda can weaken their position due to gullibility and uncritical acceptance.
Off-Topic β€’ 209 implied HN points β€’ 21 Nov 23
  1. Words hold power in creating social change, but the rise of digital imagery has added a new layer to communication.
  2. Adopting a new religion can bring a sense of community, but also exposes one to the complexities and challenges associated with that identity.
  3. In today's digital age, the manipulation of images and information has become increasingly prevalent, leading to challenges in discerning truth from misinformation.
In My Tribe β€’ 106 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jan 24
  1. Seeking truth often involves deciding who to believe in rather than just figuring out the world.
  2. The accuracy of someone's beliefs may not always determine if they are trustworthy.
  3. Participating in conversations that explore these ideas can be interesting and insightful.
History's Parrot β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 24
  1. The importance of sharing critical insights and information from independent journalists like Alastair Crooke to combat lies and tyrannies.
  2. The impact of 'win narratives' on empathy, active listening, and communication between states, as highlighted by the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
  3. The necessity to reflect on existence and societal decay in current times of turmoil and assault on societal pillars.
FOIA Around And Find Out β€’ 589 implied HN points β€’ 14 May 23
  1. The frequency of post updates has decreased due to being busy, but there will be more developments in the next few months.
  2. There are high expectations for the cases brought forward, with potential answers coming from investigations.
  3. There may be fundraising opportunities in the future to support ongoing efforts related to the content discussed.
Clinsights β€’ 294 implied HN points β€’ 20 Apr 23
  1. Combining all colors of light creates white, while combining paint colors makes black.
  2. The dance of energy and matter in the universe is a constant transformation from light to dark and back.
  3. While our bodies return to chaos, our minds and consciousness trend towards increasing order and light.
Charles Eisenstein β€’ 8 implied HN points β€’ 28 Feb 24
  1. Encountering unexpected events can lead to a sense of synchronicity and connection to a deeper intelligence beyond everyday experiences.
  2. The traditional narrative of objective reality may limit our understanding of the world and our creative potential.
  3. Healing the world requires moving beyond existing stories and roles, embracing new perspectives, and treating others with openness and compassion.
Earthly Fortunes β€’ 235 implied HN points β€’ 11 Mar 23
  1. Language AIs have flaws, but they sparked our care for truth again.
  2. Machines producing statistics aren't always truthful. There's a difference between probable and actual truths.
  3. We shouldn't rely on truth engines for moral decisions. Humans hold moral truths and should be cautious about giving up our values to machines.
Infinitely More β€’ 5 implied HN points β€’ 07 Mar 24
  1. Truth in a structure is defined by recursion on sentences, reducing to assertions with temporary assignments of variables
  2. The concept of valuation in a model involves assigning variables to specific individuals, treating them as constants in that context
  3. Tarski's disquotational theory of truth posits that an assertion is true when the proposition it asserts is true, forming the foundation of a compositional theory of truth
Antimaterie β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 26 Jul 23
  1. Dictatorships rely on fabricating new realities through 'truth factories' rather than just repression.
  2. Reality is shaped by invisible 'Reality Validation Institutions' that validate what we consider real and true.
  3. To safeguard against fabricated realities and maintain truth, protect free speech and uphold personal credibility values.
Anxiety Addiction & Ascension β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 18 Apr 23
  1. Belief in eternal truths, such as individual autonomy and protection from coercion, is paramount.
  2. Facing reality and accepting personal responsibility are crucial for overcoming addiction and understanding societal deceptions.
  3. Marxism is criticized for denying reality, seeking power over truth, and disregarding eternal truths, leading to societal manipulation.
Unfashionable β€’ 22 implied HN points β€’ 12 Nov 23
  1. In our era, science is often treated like a religion, with scientists seen as clergy.
  2. The use of the term 'Science' in discussions can imply an ethical obligation and blur the lines between descriptive and normative claims.
  3. Trying to eliminate human judgment in decision-making processes with a focus on 'following the science' can lead to accountability issues and politicization of science.
Unfashionable β€’ 53 implied HN points β€’ 03 Aug 23
  1. One should question everything they learned from institutions and history, not assuming it's all accurate.
  2. Winners in history tend to shape the narrative, so it's important to seek different perspectives.
  3. History is complex and may reveal surprising facts about well-known figures like Gandhi.
Science Forever β€’ 79 implied HN points β€’ 28 Apr 23
  1. Journalists bring their whole selves to their work, which includes their lived experiences and perspectives, improving storytelling and representation.
  2. The evolution of journalism includes a shift towards more diverse voices and perspectives, challenging the traditional norms set by a homogenous group in the past.
  3. Objectivity in journalism is important, but the process towards the truth is a collective effort involving diverse backgrounds and experiences, akin to the process of scientific consensus.