Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science. Researchers presented 5- and 6-year-old children from both public and parochial schools with three different types of stories — religious, fantastical and realistic –- in an effort to gauge how well they could identify narratives with impossible elements as fictional. The study found that, of the 66 participants, children who went to church or were enrolled in a parochial school were significantly less able than secular children to identify supernatural elements, such as talking animals, as fictional. By relating seemingly impossible religious events achieved through divine intervention (e.g., Jesus transforming water into wine) to fictional narratives, religious children would more heavily rely on religion to justify their false categorizations. “In both studies, [children exposed to religion] were less likely to […] Read More

2015: The Most Brazen Rip-Off Ever? How the Beverage Industry Brainwashed You to Fear Tap Water

By Cliff Weathers / AlterNet Tap water is superior to bottled water. Why don’t consumers know that? The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series. The biggest con job perpetrated on the consumer is not some shady operation selling bogus cures through TV infomercials. America’s biggest snake-oil salesman is actually the beverage industry, or Big Bev, which resells the simplest and most vital product for thousands of times its value. That product is drinking water. Multinationals like PepsiCo, the Coca-Cola Company and Nestle rake in a combined $110 billion a year selling bottled water worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than half the population drinks bottled water, which accounts for about 30% of liquid refreshment sales, far exceeding the sales of milk and beer (only soft drinks sell more). But the expensive water the beverage industry […] Read More

1989: Crying Souls

Do you hear the sadness as it races across the winds? Can you hear the crying that happens within? Can you see the hurt and pain within my eyes? They grow dark and dim, as heavily clouded dark skies. There is a constant battle with many souls, There is pain that has long grown old. Inside there are voices that express many fears, All with different faces, and many tears. The heart within this body aches and grows old. From the crying of the many souls. There are six that linger in my mind, All alike, yet different in places and time. They find no rest or happiness, The grow unsettled with fear that never grows less. Trust is a hard word for them to understand, It is hard for them to let go and take a loving hand. Pain, abuse and nights filled with unspeakable terror, Are all […] Read More

1927: An Artificial Synthesis Of Gold?

You Be The Judge The select processes presented here, presumably appertaining to research and development of Jollivet Castelot, are facsimiles of photocopied excerpts once written out longhand by W.L.V…these are taken from a 20th-century French text, concerning Castelot, translated to English. This research is in character, considered to be worthy of publishing for the conceivable, intrinsic value. Inasmuch as it is not the goal of alchemists to lust vicariously after texts extolling transmutations to make gold, nevertheless, these experiments were found to be of alchemical interest back in the 1920s. Was Castelot on to something of an alchemical nature? In the increase of the gold found in the metals used he may have manipulated the seed of gold. A. M.W. House [Here is the text starting at page 125.] HOW I SUCCEEDED IN MAKING GOLD ACCORDING TO THE PROCESS OF MR. JOLLIVET CASTELOT – December 1925 By A. Ballandras […] Read More

2013: The raw (and ugly) truth about the war on drugs

Drugs are bad. Drugs destroy peoples’ lives. Didn’t you know that marijuana turns regular everyday people into zombie pot smokers? That’s why we have a war on drugs in America: to protect our children from potheads. Drugs are bad. Especially marijuana. I learned this the other day when I visited an elementary school as a guest speaker. The schoolchildren were well trained in describing the dangers of drugs. On command, they would spout out any number of statements describing them. But then a funny thing happened. I started asking how many of them were on drugs. You know, drugs their doctor prescribed. Drugs that alter brain chemistry to keep them docile, or free of pain, or to dilate their lungs so they could breathe easier. It turned out that 60% of these schoolchildren were either on drugs at that very moment, or had been on such drugs within the […] Read More

A Basic American Indian Medicine Chest

 ARNICA OIL – for bruises, muscle pain,& sore feet   CALENDULA CREAM – for inflammations, sunburn,&skin disorders   CEDAR LOTION – for general skin treatment & facial care   CORN SILK – for kidney & bladder pains & infections   ECHINACEA CAPSULES – & tincture for colds & infections   ECHINACEA -GOLDENSEAL SALVE – for chapped skin & lips   PUFFBALLS –  for headache treatments, styptics &wounded dressings   SAGE LEAVES – for smudging, purification, and antiseptic use   SLIPPERY ELM BARK POWDER – for coughs & digestive problems   SWEETGRASS BRAID – for smudging ,purification,& antiseptic use   WITCH HAZEL LOTION – for rashes & skin problems   YARROW POWDER – for pain relief, anesthetic,& antiseptic use   YUCCA ROOT – for soapy cleansing & hair care

The Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus

Case Menu 1. Aching eyes, lack of vision and neck pains 2. Hurting womb 3. Pain in the lower torso 4. Problems in the abdomen, vulva and kidneys 5. Teeth and jaws pains, inability to open the mouth 6. Aches in all limbs, with pain in the sockets of the eyes 7. Hurting feet (?) and legs after walking 8. Pains in the neck, abdomen and ears, inability to hear speech 9. Pains in the vulva, and all the limbs. 10. Urinary problems 11. Staying in bed 12. Lower leg pains 13. Problems in …, the legs, and the side of … 14. Thirsting …. 15. Swollen abdomen 16. kemtu of the uterus 17. Problems with blood …. womb, headache, pain in the mouth(?) and wrist 18. Exposing a woman to her man 19. Diagnosing the gender of the unborn 20. Remedy for getting pregnant 21. Prevention of … […] Read More

Welcome to Think AboutIt

For over 20 years Think AboutIt has been trying to help people to think for themselves. To learn that not everything your told is the truth. This site started when there was not a lot of alternative information out there, and finding it took many hours, days or months, sometimes years, to locate only the smallest little bits.  This was the time of just a few outspoken persons out there, and having this information could also mean trouble. Big Trouble! Think Aboutit was one of the first to speak about the Underground Bases, Aliens, Alternative Spirituality, UFOs and other weird things to Think About. We shared the Branton papers, works from William Cooper, Bill Hamilton, and many other Truth Walkers. We thank you and the many more who have helped change the web. Some of the info is from websites long gone. Some of it is outdated and dates prophesied have passed but […] Read More