Gay Marriage Study Faked!

Not everyone agrees with Gay Marriage!

Not everyone agrees with Gay Marriage!

We’ve heard it over and over again in the main stream media – a majority of Americans now support “same-sex” marriage.  It is the rationale those pushing for this radical change to U.S. culture are using to press ahead with their agenda.

But, a new report just out shoots down this assumption being hammered home by the left.  The Daily Caller reports:

A study purporting to show that people’s views on gay marriage could change simply by meeting gay people has been retracted following revelations that its data was fabricated.

The study was published last December in Science, and prior to publication drew a great deal of attention from the American media. Vox, for instance, described the findings in the study as “kind of miraculous.” As it turns out, that’s exactly what they were, because they were apparently made up.According to the study, people from communities hostile to gay marriage could have their opinions shift dramatically after spending just a few minutes speaking with a gay person who canvassed their neighborhood promoting gay marriage. Not only that, but this could have a spillover effect, making not just the people themselves more pro-gay but also other people who lived in the same household.

The study, among other things, lent support to the notion that those opposed to gay marriage simply don’t know or interact with open homosexuals. More broadly, it was seen as an important development in the science of how people can be convinced to change their minds on ideologically-charged issues.

I don’t know why this should surprise us.  The left always plays “fast and loose ” with the facts to spew their propaganda.  Perception is reality as far as they are concerned.

The Daily Caller provides more details:

The study began to fall apart when students at the University of California at Berkeley sought to conduct additional research building off of it, only to find major irregularities in how its research was apparently conducted. For example, thermometers used to measure participants’ attitudes produced consistent, reliable information, even though they are known for producing relatively unreliable numbers.

Also, the data recovered had an exceptionally consistent distribution, with not a single one of the 12,000 supposed participants providing anomalous or unusual results. In other words, the study’s data was too perfect to be believable.

Donald Green, a professor at Columbia University and a co-author of the paper, made the decision to retract it after having a confrontation with co-author Michael LaCour, a graduate student at UCLA. While LaCour maintained that he hadn’t fabricated the data, he was also unable to produce the original source files supposedly used to produce it. When he failed to write-up a retraction, Green took the initiative and did so himself.

“I am deeply embarrassed by this turn of events and apologize to the editors, reviewers, and readers of Science,” Green told Retraction Watch, a science watchdog website.

How much damage this “fake” study has already inflicted on America is not known, but don’t look to anyone in the main stream media to correct the record.  They are completely sold on the idea of “same-sex” marriage and all of the “transgender fluidity” nonsense now being pushed by the same people who pushed for acceptance of homosexual behavior as normative.

It may take the American people some time to see through this most recent fraud, but truth has a funny way of coming out; especially when all of the lies start to fall like a house of cards.

 

Source:  thefederalistpapers.org

False Memories Occur Amongst Superior Memory

False Memories Occur Even Among Those with Superior Memory:

False Memories Occur Even Among Those with Superior Memory

False Memories Occur Even Among Those with Superior Memory

 

Some people have the unique talent of being able to remember daily details of their lives from decades past.

But surprising new research finds that even among this select group of memory experts, false memories occur at about the same frequency as among those with average memory.

False memories are the recollection of an event, or the details of an event, that did not occur. UC Irvine psychologists and neurobiologists created a series of tests to determine how false information can manipulate memory formation.

In their study they learned that subjects with highly superior autobiographical memory preformed similar to a control group of subjects with average memory.

“Finding susceptibility to false memories even in people with very strong memory could be important for dissemination to people who are not memory experts.

“For example, it could help communicate how widespread our basic susceptibility to memory distortions is,” said Lawrence Patihis.

“This dissemination could help prevent false memories in the legal and clinical psychology fields, where contamination of memory has had particularly important consequences in the past.”

Patihis works in the research group of world-renowned psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, who pioneered the study of false memories and their implications.

Persons with highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM, also known as hyperthymesia) – have the astounding ability to remember even trivial details from their distant past. This includes recalling daily activities of their life since mid-childhood with almost 100 percent accuracy.

The lead researcher on the study, Patihis believes it’s the first effort to test malleable reconstructive memory in HSAM individuals.

Working with neurobiology and behavior graduate student Aurora LePort, Patihis asked 20 people with superior memory and 38 people with average memory to do word association exercises, recall details of photographs depicting a crime, and discuss their recollections of video footage of the United Flight 93 crash on 9/11. (Such footage does not exist.)

These tasks incorporated misinformation in an attempt to manipulate what the subjects thought they had remembered.

“While they really do have super-autobiographical memory, it can be as malleable as anybody else’s, depending on whether misinformation was introduced and how it was processed,” Patihis said.

“It’s a fascinating paradox. In the absence of misinformation, they have what appears to be almost perfect, detailed autobiographical memory, but they are vulnerable to distortions, as anyone else is.”

Woman falsely claimed rape Jailed!

Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them jailed for two years

Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them jailed for two years

Woman who falsely claimed she was raped by three men because she regretted having sex with them jailed for two years

A woman who cried rape because she regretted having sex with three men at a drunken orgy has been jailed for two years for her ‘wicked’ lies. Rosie Dodd, 20, had been out drinking when she met the men, aged 25, 23, and 21, and started groping one of them on a bus on the way home. She had sex with them one after the other, but after telling a friend she felt ‘dirty’ she lied to police that she had been raped. The men, two of them students, then suffered a ‘nightmare’ involving intimate examinations and being locked up in cells. But after police became  concerned about inconsistencies in Dodd’s account, she admitted the encounters had been consensual. Last night she was put behind bars. On a social networking website, she has left displayed numerous photographs of herself with a string of men, apparently taken as trophies of her conquests. Jailing Dodd at Nottingham crown court, Judge John Milmo told her: ‘None of these three lads had seen the inside of a police station before. ‘They may well have been wrongly convicted if these charges had gone to trial. It was ten days before police managed to talk to you – and you admitted your allegations had been completely untrue. I am told, from your perspective, it was easier to tell lies rather than tell the truth. ‘I have no idea why you decided to make these wicked allegations.’ Dodd went out drinking in Nottingham city centre in June, downing eight vodkas and ending up in a casino. There she met one of her numerous ex-boyfriends and through him met the trio. She and the three men took a bus to a house in the Clifton area of the city, and  during the journey she began groping one of them. In the house she willingly had sex with all three. But afterwards she texted a friend saying that she felt ‘dirty’. With that in mind she claimed to police that all three of her partners had raped her. The men, who have not been named, were arrested on suspicion of rape and spent a total of 50 hours in custody before being released on bail. After further enquiries police grew suspicious and, when challenged, Dodd admitted she had consensual sex with the men and made up the claims because she felt regret at sleeping with them. But police said Dodd, of Nottingham, who is listed as in a relationship on a social media site, showed no remorse. She was charged with perverting the course of justice and pleaded guilty at a previous hearing. The court heard that one of her victims had recently graduated from university – but what should have been a time for celebration became a ‘nightmare’. Another victim, who was  also a student, said a medical investigation he was forced to go through was ‘awful’, and told of his embarrassment at having to detail the consensual sex he had had. One of the men said he feared his plans to work with children in America would be wrecked by the episode, although police claimed any trace of the investigation would be wiped from their files. None of the men had any criminal record.