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It’s a violation of the 1st Amendment even if Twitter WANTS to help the Feds censor us
“The government censored you because of your hate speech” is not a justification
Who’s the villain? Big Tobacco or Big Pharma?
I’m temporarily suspended for the fifth time. 🤦
Short video on Changizi versus HHS, our First Amendment case against the federal government
Censorship ensured there was not informed consent
A telling exchange between @DrNeilStone and me
The Vicious Vilification Censorship Cycle
Speech is a liability, not a privilege
The Science Moment series restarts in Miami
Gossip is the cure to censorship
Cato supports our First Amendment lawsuit
The war today is not about the truth; the war today is about the truth-finding mechanisms upon which society relies
The First Amendment is Collusion Protection
7 supportive amicus briefs for our First Amendment case against the Feds for censorship via social media proxy
Newsweek talks about our First Amendment case
Still no let up on censorship at Twitter
Ilya Shapiro of the Manhattan Institute backs our First Amendment case in City Journal
Our First Amendment case against the Biden administration is now under appeal
A second amicus brief in support of our First Amendment case against the federal government
The best ideas are the most ridiculous
Our First Amendment case is under appeal…
The spectacular failure of academia during Covid
Just got to my new home in Miami
Did you know that I’m the scientist behind the discovery that pruney fingers are rain treads?
Free expression is the intellectual war of our generation
Abir Ballan and the “Think Twice Censorship Campaign”
Why there are always gray areas
Sex can both be too complex to define, and binary
American Council on Science and Health takes up our First Amendment lawsuit, Changizi versus the Department of Health and Human Services
Without freedom of expression how could we humiliate our opponents?
WIRED Magazine won’t do a video shoot with me because of my vaccination status
I appeared on the Ewan MacKenna show
If you had the chance to implement your ingenious scheme to make the world better, but it would require violating civil liberties en masse, would you?
The people who pushed to censor you are angry you weren’t censored even more strongly
My first lost job opportunity due to being unvaccinated
Some ways to conspicuously signal your ungovernability
The real value of owning Twitter is THIS
Why Twitter is so dramatic, and why that’s good
Three Moments on why No to emergency declarations
Can something as big as Twitter be a public square?
Three broad classes of political argument: utilitarian, libertarian, and explanatory
A public square with fact checkers is like a free market with centralized planners
My appearance at NCLA’s panel discussing free expression and our First Amendment lawsuit
I appeared in the first hour of Chasing Dissent’s election show.
Don’t just be ungovernable. Be conspicuously ungovernable.
Free expression is much MUCH more than being free to say stuff
The Censorial Left Today at Twitter
The clear rise in Twitter suspensions of Team Reality due to Biden’s censorship
Vote Democrat: Give medical authoritarianism a human face
Guiding principles to voting in the time of medical authoritarianism
Why don’t those in the Covid Cult see the unprecedented civil rights violations they’re responsible for?
Censorship destroys not just their voices, but their livelihoods
The Left believes free expression is authoritarianism, and if you tell them this, they feign complete denial
Emergency declarations are unethical even if voted upon
First Amendment violations by the Biden administration are finally being covered by mainstream media
Is it ‘mass hysteria’ or ‘mass formation’?
Full text for “How the Right Became the Left and the Left Became the Right” by Ross Douthat, NY Times, 11/2/22
There’s only two things a mask now signals
Looking back, my April 2021 piece on free expression at The Federalist was exactly when the Biden administration began censorship by Big-Tech-social-media proxy
New Twitter appears to grasp free speech
Why is music that haltingly stops and starts so jarring?
Highly supportive amicus brief from the Atlantic Legal Foundation for our First Amendment case
We disproportionately use animated gifs in order to emotionally express
No. We’re not accepting apologies for interventions that would be unethical even if they had worked
Yes, the treatment of the unvaccinated has obvious similarities to the Holocaust
Musk is in, and the absence of anti-lockdowners demanding censorship of their opponents
“Doing battle” is the only ethical alternative to censorship.
I'd do more to speak out for Iran, but the irony is that the U.S. government censors me, which is a national embarrassment
Artists know that skin is actually deeply colorful
Tricentennial and the state of free expression
You already “get” why counter steering works
“I agitated for violating informed consent for every human on Earth but anyone who points out that one of my fellow medical authoritarians got Covid in spite of the medication is evil.”
“Wear it down low then. It doesn’t have to be on your mouth or nose.”
May 15, 2020, thread on the many misconceptions that fed Covid hysteria
Color vision isn’t about seeing colors, but about seeing color differences
Commentary on Bill Maher’s discussion of the interventions’ collateral damage
Those who support authoritarianism rather than admitting they’re too weak to resist
Doing the right thing is for its own sake, but it will also globally pay off in the long run
A little music and joy as thanks to all those who have subscribed to my Science Moment series or to my markchangizi substack
The meso scale visual world that LASIK blinds you to
The “vaccine injured” include MANY more than those actually injured by the vaccine
Medical personnel can better read patient signs when patients wear nude colored gowns
Be more immune to collective hysteria by being … aloof
If you supported censorship, “But I was misinformed” doesn’t excuse your behavior
Illustrating the emotional expressions that mask cover over
Masks have no place in the courtroom
Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta, Canada, on the atrocious treatment of the unvaccinated
Piers Morgan: “But my prejudice against the unvaccinated was totally justified by The Science!”
In 2021 they were close to carrying out unvaccicide
Face masks are disproportionate handicaps for foreigners
Five recent episodes of my Science Moment series on the Iranian protests
What doesn’t matter tells you what matters
Why social contagion is much more transmissible than respiratory viruses
Private companies have rights …to do as the government demands
Hijabs, hair and human identity
The trouble with face coverings is that they cover our f***ing faces
There can’t even possibly be down sides to wearing a mask, they said
Much of the good stuff comes from decentralized processes. And, what’s up with my avatar?
With not-permanent-suspension like this, who needs permanent suspension?
The revolution will be feminized
Emotional expressions are inside most of the things we love, not just faces
Free expression is THE mechanism by which we discover the truth
They told us they were censoring us, and that makes it radically more dangerous
Breaking the ambiguity of shadows
For civil liberties for Iranians, no referendum is morally required
Podcasting the fight for the First Amendment
Medical doctors know even less about free expression than medicine!
Excerpts from my day with Lunch & Law at NCLA
Language is built from the mimicked sounds of solid objects
Three Moments on Freedom for Iran
2020 taught us that Iran is not a “distant culture unappreciative of freedom.”
Our mandates undermined our ability to support the Iranian people’s freedom of dress
On opaque objects and the evolution of writing
Stopping young behaviors “cuz I’m older” is the path to getting older
Iranians would never say, “fReEdOm”
3D movies completely miss the point of binocular vision — implications for Hollywood from one of my discoveries in vision
The most dangerous emergencies are perceived emergencies
Are you reading a malicious site?!
Two Science Moments on the subtle ways in which face masks affect hearing of the masked and the listener
No, politics isn’t rocket science — it’s much more complicated
Did the world just learn from Iranian protestors that morality police and government censorship are bad?
I’ll be appearing on a First Amendment panel with NCLA on Sept 29 in DC
The pandemic is over, so why are the “Covid misinformers” still censored?
Three videos on things that make us blind to the health of others
Facebook admits coordinating censorship with Feds
That time the world fought a totally imaginary foe
Actual video of the “experts” distancing themselves from their support for lockdowns
Too many confuse courage with authoritarianism
Rise in falls suspiciously time-locked to masking, as I predicted in my very first Covid Moment in November of 2020
It’s not about the deaths. It’s about the lives (not) saved.
My favorite folks are the ones who missed the boat and then became radicalized to compensate
The people who mistake authoritarianism for courage
I’m on the side of logic and science, no matter who I piss off
The First Amendment is not just the most important, but the most fragile
Why does evil never know it is?
“Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say“
Being caught up in collective hysteria, groupthink, social contagion, etc. is no excuse
That Italian music video that illustrates righteous movements
“‘Conspiracy theory’ is not a thing because the CIA coined the term!”
You’re angry at my righteous coercion?!
Just two weeks to save the Queen!
Conspiracy theories and the difference between probability and likelihood
We must end the notion that an emergency justifies violating civil liberties
The secret about where to sit to best attract him or her
The more authoritarian the demand, the more it is perceived as justified
Can emotion augmentation sunglasses actually be a thing?
Did we really spend two years arguing that human faces might be important?!
Freedoms even libertarians say No to, like suicide contracts and censorial social media
Intelligent design and the mistaken confidence of evolutionary biologists
Covid transformed political debate firmly into Up versus Down, that is, freedom versus authoritarianism
Why our photos, TV screens, and movies are not truly in full color
The blind spot behind fact-checkers, socialism, conspiracy theories & intelligent design is emergent phenomena
One of the underappreciated joys of motorcycles is their weightlessness
Queen Elizabeth and patriotism in the flesh
The evolution of binocular vision, seeing yourself, and how masks partially blind you
We could feel the government censorship by March of 2021
The Secret Sauce in Language and Music
“There’s no censorship because I’m not hearing from anyone censored.”
The people saying “Free speech has consequences!” want no consequences
Important thread on the extent of government direction and coordination of our censorship over the last 1.5 years
When they say, “No one has a right to spew without consequences.”
I appeared on 21st Century Wire with Patrick Henningsen, recorded in my front yard
Stop comparing lockdown deaths to Covid deaths
The whole point of the mass hysteria hypothesis is that it dispenses with conspiracy theories, and two reasons folks like conspiracy theories
Stop using the word ‘capitalism’
Auditory illusions, faster than light, and making electric cars louder
The members of a collective hysteria are not hysterical, or crazy, or mad, or….
Conceptual frameworks drive what we believe
My two-part appearance on Diffusion Science Radio
The principles underlying how The Science changes
Religion, Carl Sagan, human evolution, masks and more
You can’t talk your way out of perceptual illusions
But if it were TRULY an emergency can we THEN suspend liberties?
The anti-Lockdowners in a nutshell
The mainstream media abhors censorship only when it’s censorship of its own narrative
Our civil liberties don’t depend on data
Lockdowns were never common sense
Will ladies look like the female CrossFit champions if they do enough CrossFit?
No, lockdowns were NOT ever common sense
The public policy experts still have the Precautionary Principle upside-down
How to respond when they say, “But Twitter can censor because it’s a private company.”
“I support free expression except for dangerous speech or lies.”
“Twitter is a private company and so can censor as they wish”
My grandma died of Covid in January 2021, and I blame — wait for it — no one
With defenders of free speech like this, who needs censors?
The best theories are the ones agreeing with me
Color vision is an empath sense
The interventions in a nutshell
Don’t forget to give us your Amazon review of our new book, Expressly Human
Stop blaming China for our stupidity
Societal-level evil looks like THIS
Whether the mass hysteria was planned misses the point
Fairly sure the next one will be permanent
Three things they could have done to avoid mass hysteria and the harmful consequences
The real enemy was never a virus
Final day of my most recent 7-day suspension at Twitter
Whether you were on the Left or Right, Covid should have made you a libertarian
Our parents actually taught us that being caught up in a collective hysteria is no excuse
Brilliant Twitter thread recording the irrational hatred and prejudice of the “unclean” unvaccinated
Survival Games done, and we placed third
Finished Day 1 of the Survival Games
The social narratives that shape us.
Former Twitter CEO is against CCP authoritarianism, yet promoted CCP-like authoritarianism
With election protection like this, who needs a coup d'etat?
Social media will democratize the marketplace of ideas, they said
Twitter 7-day suspends me (again) for quote-tweeting my naughty tweet from two weeks ago that led to a 12-hour suspension
If your mind changed on the interventions because you perceived the science to change, then you’re still not on Team Reality
Signs you’re in a collective hysteria
The forces of mass hysteria aren’t bottom-up OR top-down
Our incorrect science justified banishment, but it changed, so...
It’s mostly well-meaning all the way down
With help like that, who needs evil?
Witches and the tendency to interpret emergent phenomena as designed by intent
Takes some gall for @jack to have said this unironically
A rundown on Twitter censorship
Did you see me on MSNBC messing with Dylan Ratigan?
For those curious about my avatar art
Twitter has suspended me yet again. Another 12 hour one.
Surprisingly, YouTube monetized me
One factor in the 2020 Covid hysteria was an utter lack of proportion
The Periodic Table of Emotional Expressions
That masks are deeply uncomfortable suggests they’re harmful
Being culpable for mass hysteria doesn’t mean they (impossibly) purposely engineered it
“I blame shadowy figures rather than my politicians”
“CDC told Big Tech to censor COVID claims now debated by mainstream scientists, documents show”
In response to a “progressive” academic on Facebook
A signature of collective hysteria is both bottom-up AND top-down causality, and Ben Irvine’s book, The Truth about the Wuhan Lockdown
Violating civil liberties IS society’s greatest emergency
These are the CDC / social media links you were looking for
My first Covid “friends” were Communists
The Feds, Twitter and YouTube are successfully keeping me unmonetized
Just as we try to avoid one Covid intervention harm…
I appeared on Shrink Rap Radio talking about why we are the way we are!
You’re emotionally expressing even when you’re not showing emotions
Trigger warning: Our new book, Expressly Human, is not peer reviewed!
My new book with Dr. Tim Barber appears tomorrow!
Never forget bubble etiquette!
We’re disgusted by eating bugs, except for the bugs we eat
The world of alcohol is one of the wonders of cultural evolution
You internally generate the world you see around you
The unvaccinated are the heroes of the last two yeas…
On seeing the (near) future and why we see illusions
We don’t merely listen to music, but internally generate it in our heads
The battle over civil liberties is multi-generational and never ending
Can we add tech to cash making it even better?
The real Covid debate is not what you think it is
Expressly Human is now an Audible book
The “simple” lockdowns we shoulda done
If they can’t out-argue head scarves, what makes us think we can out-argue “scientific” face masks?
Signed copies of Expressly Human
Civil liberties are FOR the scary emergencies
It's never utilitarianism versus libertarianism
Why we demand free expression for our opponents even though they do not
You’re using turn signals incorrectly.
Finally @TwitterSupport admits they have labeled my account “Sensitive content” because of Covid
As they attempt to bring back masks yet again, they reveal how wrong they have been
Why we have emotional expressions: a summary from Expressly Human
Censorship is justified for my opposition. The case of the Georgia Guidestones.
The extreme stances on abortion are absurd by design
Is your argument on abortion a logical fallacy?
Abortion and the Hubris of Knowledge
“There’s no down side to erring on the early side, and banning abortion completely.”
I appeared with permanently-Twitter-suspended Patrick Henningsen on Sunday Wire
Abortion and the sorites paradox
I was on Grok Science talking about our new book, Expressly Human: Decoding the Language of Emotion
The abortion debate, like all societal level debates, evolves “virtue positions” that are absurd by design
Never trust big fish in small ponds
The blinders and blunders of narrow expertise
Big business that’s big government is totally AOK.
Why you shouldn’t be allowed to delete your posts
Expressly Human just got physical
Our color vision is an emotion sense
Your brain and the designer-less design found in city highway networks
Why are old people always appalled at the younger generations?
We’re transparent bags of mostly water
Seeming coordination is the hallmark of collective hysteria
Author copies of Expressly Human have arrived!
Take over governments? Maybe. Create a new fanatical religion? No.
Your favorite 20 Science Moments
Missouri also suing the Feds on First Amendment grounds
Birds have an extra dimension of color
Sociocultural evolution is past the many-different-little-experiments stage
If you listen very closely, you can hear that, in addition to their screams, each is managing to eke out the words…
Evil done well is decentralized
How movements can be victims of their own success (such as the trans community)
Expressways provide a hint of how we communicated before language
What amounts to evidence that the Feds are coercing Big Tech social media to censor?
Brain Games host Jason Silva with my book, HARNESSED
My continuing trolling of Twitter Support for why they have labeled my account “sensitive content”
The Left’s unhealthy antipathy toward evolution
Why censoring non-consensus voices practically guarantees collective hysteria
The Right is cool now with homosexuality and trans so how about we push trans-in-sports and drag-shows-at-elementary-school-assemblies?!
Find me on the Shaun Newman Podcast
Why we can show off our wealth, but not our reputation
Where are we going, as a species?
Only academics can be this unethical and stupid
Free expression is the life blood of society. More than a vague analogy
Without masks, the hum of life is back on airplanes
Free expression — and reputation — is the life blood of society
What’s the difference between censorship and memory-holing?
Twitter Treats Me Like a Pornstar
I wonder if confining people to their homes might actually augment spread?
If your breath is deemed violence…
Lockdowners are now saying they weren't
Covid should have made you a libertarian
Psychiatrists, psychologists, freedom fighters, and artificial intelligence experts on EXPRESSLY HUMAN
Twitter replies, and I re-reply
How many people does my censorship damage?
Twitter admits that they did indeed label my account “Sensitive content”
It may be crazy, but it's predictable
Why, Yes, I DO want to protect the most vulnerable!
Fire-breaks and fascism-breaks
Smart Freedom-Respecting Epidemiologists Love My Books
Pistachio the parrot and a moral about good relationships and free expression
Take your pick: Free expression or violence?
Why We Feel Naked Without a Mask
Are Bots Bad for Free Expression?
The whole point of the Precautionary Principle is to protect us from ourselves
The dangers from centralized censorship are not what you think they are
The organ donation metaphor for the lockdowns
No WAY! Face masks are harmful for breathing?!
Never forget: Doing *nothing* would have been much preferable
Does the internet really never forget?
I'm young, face-masked and authoritarian
Feds threatened. Big Tech did as asked. But… coincidence
My interview with Sonia Elijah
More coverage of "Changizi versus the Feds"
Our emotionally expressive book about emotional expressions
Should everyone have to be non-anonymous on Twitter?
What Covid hysteria did to the developing world
Critique rather than demanding a retraction
Hysteria deaths, neglect and loneliness
Social credit systems aren’t bad. CENTRALIZED social credit systems are what’s bad.
Preliminary injunction hearing over
Why doesn’t Elon Musk help the poor instead of saving free expression?
Big government is stupid and China’s government is absolute diabolical genius
Government censorship has never been this brazen (in the U.S.)
Elon Musk, and why don’t we all just ditch Twitter for another social media site?
The Conceptual Framework that Turned the World Covid Crazy
We understand the Covid hysterical better than they understand Covid
If it’s a pandemic, why is everyone avoiding the hospital?
Fighting for freedom requires academic independence
Government / Big Tech social media coordination
How masks further socially quarantined the deaf
Movements move on their own, and “leaders” are often their passengers
China and how more centralized censorship brings about deeper and longer mass hysteria.
Our First Amendment Lawsuit Covered at UncoverDC
Support free expression, fight masks, and stick it to Amazon
Face masks and their many dimensions of psycho-societal harm
Why did it seem like everyone LOVED face masks?
“Why would Elon Musk spend $43 billion to save free expression rather than spend it on hunger?”
What exactly IS libertarianism?
Remembering what they did is crucial to how free expression functions
If China did this to us, why do they keep showing us some of the most frightening sights the West has seen?
Eric Feigl-Ding reports on the horror of China’s lockdowns without irony
The First Amendment as a brake on the spread of collective hysteria
Michael Senger is now on Substack
Why, again, are we called Team Reality?
Two years on, WHO realizes maybe it’s an aerosol
Free expression is not about the big dramatic Lincoln-Douglas debate
The face is evolution’s TV screen
Those Who Do Not Learn Evolution Are Doomed To Wreck It
"Should this account be allowed to happily continue to express itself?!"
Changizi versus the feds going down on April 26 in federal court
Why do deaf people show so much emotion on their faces when talking?
Don’t try real life trolley car problems or you’ll kill someone
Covidism is dangerous for all the same reasons nationalism can be dangerous
The Covid pandemic was a litmus test
Collective delusions with almost no one in them
Lia Thomas, the trans woman swimmer, and perceptual illusions
Network position of aloofness, belief in civil rights, and… having experienced it for yourself
Trans in womens’ sports is a thing in spite of practically no one supporting it
We have taken legal action against the federal government on first amendment grounds
Media official admits government control
The feds are violating my first amendment rights.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph A. Ladapo on "these things" inefficacy
If we censor our enemies slowly they won’t notice!
Mask off: the dam of fear broke
Smoking gun on government censorship
This is what it feels like when folks in a mass delusion tell you crazy sh** for two years
It's a "virtue position," absurd by design
Airline pilots sue to end airline mask mandates
My first mass hysteria was the Iran Hostage Crisis
When dark forces arise, you stand up
Disinformation eventually extinguishes itself
How do face masks handicap our sense of smell?
How do we handle DISinfomation?
The narrative is marching along, ever less interested in free expression
Some of the shitty things about academia
Now at 101 Videos in the Endless Covid Hysteria Season of my Science Moment series
“I’m against censorship except for misinformation”
Some proportion on public policy experts who lack it
Masks hinder all your perceptual equipment
Masks block our evolutionarily most ancient and important “hand”
Covid and the captain who blamed passenger deaths on water
New paper: Face masks impede vision
How moral panic makes civil rights violations invisible
If our interventions failed it’s because not everyone virtued hard enough!
How am I different from the typical academic?
No, free expression is NOT authoritarianism
Trudeau: Governments allowing free expression are authoritarian
Pretty little medical practice you got there
That the interventions don’t work is a feature, not a bug
The Argument Against Big Tech Censorship
TOTALLY NOT A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Mass hysteria bleeding into family court
Signs they’re in a mass delusion
On illusions and seeing the near future
The ship captain who blamed his passengers’ deaths on drowning
The reason for manual transmission is not what you think it is
When SNL is making fun of Karens, there’s a sea change
Scathing Letter to the FDA from Personal Protective Equipment Experts
Iranians have already seen this movie
Doing nothing would have been preferable
Free expression is much MUCH more than free expression
Different century, same psychosocietal phenomenon
The people screaming “Is it peer reviewed?!” are those pushing for censorship
Why are they intent on believing in masks?
The worst kind of banished people are those that honk
Ten signs you’re intellectually lost
The four-dimensional space of emotional expressions that masks block
Four reasons why you have trouble hearing those wearing masks
A slightly younger me talking evolution and CrossFit
100 million more people living in extreme poverty
Why face masks partially deafen the wearer
A sea change in vax skepticism?
Face masks ruin the beautiful and the blushes
Don’t let them twist utter failure into success
If you’re just not that into civil rights, be brave enough to say so
Justin Trudeau is only now declaring an emergency
Why they bizarrely believe there have been no civil rights violations
A threefer on how not to protect the frail
My Orwellianisms are anti-Orwellian!
Freeing the world’s emotional expressions
YouTube is allowing only asymptotic subscriber growth
Words without emotions versus emotions without words
How the psychology of face masks pushes people to wear them
We need a word for when someone is given medication without informed consent and then dies because of it
Why face masks create the illusion that everyone totally loves masks
Video from an Iranian-Canadian lawyer
Stop Big Tech Censorship: Anti-Discrimination Writ Large
But who's going to rescue us from the rescuers?
Covid hysteria has led to a fear of socialization even for those not in the hysteria
My appearance on Lions of Liberty
What exactly do masks do to the perception of a face?
Whoopi’s big picture point is correct
The White House has an opinion about who’s a good citizen, and who’s not.
So many unexpected things saved the world since 2020
When freedom calls, you stick your neck out
While they’re trying to cancel Joe Rogan, here’s how to defend someone’s free expression
It takes a LOT to make lions herd together
When the new normal is normal it’s also invisible
A populace lacking appreciation of civil liberties is a bomb waiting to go off
Did the Great Covid Moral Panic shake up the traditional constituencies?
Treat the experts as if they believe the Earth is the center of the universe
My letter to the coffee shop that wouldn’t give me my paid-for coffee because of no mask
Face masks destroy evolution’s most important gift to society
The Galileo of Biology and the Teeming Human Animals Around Us
If a kid says you're ugly, you're ugly.
Totalitarian kids say the darnedest things
Banishment, concentration camps, and imprisonment for voices against vaccinations is the new cool
Mattias Desmet is right THAT it’s a mass formation delusion, but not about WHY
Here is my RCT on women with and without head scarves
EXPRESSLY HUMAN -- My New Book is Done
Why do those in the Covid Cult sound like this?
Masks don’t work until they do I mean don’t
“We’re totally not in a mass hysteria and, you know what, The Science™ says that’s not even a thing”
Does Mass Formation Mean We’re to Blame?
Stop comparing lockdown deaths to Covid deaths
Revealing thread from CNN’s Chris Cillizza wondering why we’re treating those with Covid as if they have cooties
The many less obvious facets of face masks
Folks in a mass hysteria are not crazy
On Mass Delusion, Kim Iverson Gets It