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The emperor’s new clothes: False prophecy in the news

Here is my first audition file.  The sound quality and performance aren’t the best, but I’ve chosen to post it anyway given the weight of the subject matter.

I need to show that I can speak off the cuff about current events, and an opportunity to do so came in the controversy over recent tweets by Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

A transcript appears below.

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False prophecy and cancer

Friday, December 8, 2017

In doing research for a different post, I just now got a big surprise, from this Wikipedia article:

Type A and Type B personality theory

Many years ago, I recognized that individuals I regard as false prophets are unusually prone to die of cancer.  I could provide a long list, but just now there’s no need.  I developed a theory of an “irritable personality,” and supposed such a personality might rise from the same genetic bases as a tendency toward cancer.

From this article, it appears that I was right.  Although it doesn’t give any detailed description of what might constitute a cancer-prone personality,  it sets forth that, at least in some persons, the two are definitely linked.

Related:  False prophecy in the news

Final note:  Not all trolls are false prophets, but all false prophets are trolls.

* The emperor’s new clothes: False prophecy in the news

Here is my first audition file.  The sound quality and performance aren’t the best, but I’ve chosen to post it anyway given the weight of the subject matter.

I need to show that I can speak off the cuff about current events, and an opportunity to do so came in the controversy over recent tweets by Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

A transcript appears below.

Continue reading * The emperor’s new clothes: False prophecy in the news