Tag: Science

Imagine If…

Filed in National, Science and Health by on September 21, 2012 27 Comments

Republicans embraced the anti-vaccine idiotic message:

I’m glad that (apart from Donald Trump) the anti-vaccine movement isn’t really linked to the right. Can you imagine if vaccine skepticism were seized on by the right-wing noise machine? It would spread like wildfire. A third of Americans simply wouldn’t vaccinate their children, insisting that the health effects of vaccination are just a “theory.” Every Republican in Congress would have to sign an anti-vaccine pledge. There’d be movements to make vaccines illegal in the red states, and dispensers of vaccines would be defunded in those states, and their offices would be shut down. Right-wing billionaires would bankroll documentaries linking vaccination to Hitler and eugenicism, and the Fox/talk radio crazies would flock to those documentaries, which would break box-office records. Half the books on the bestseller list would have covers depicting Democratic politicians as Dr. Mengele.

So… I guess there’s a silver lining?

Continue Reading »

I Have A Theory… Kentucky Republicans Are Idiots

Filed in Science and Health by on August 17, 2012 6 Comments

Kentucky Republican Senators were all on board for educational standards until they discovered that those standards included *gasp!* evolution. In an exchange with officials from ACT, the company that prepares Kentucky‚Äôs new state testing program, those lawmakers discussed whether evolution was a fact and whether the biblical account of creationism also should be taught in […]

Continue Reading »

Homophobes Could Be Gay

Filed in Science and Health by on April 29, 2012 1 Comment
Homophobes Could Be Gay

Over the years as we’ve watched various homophobic leaders get caught in the closet, many of us have developed a theory that maybe these homophobes are in fact gay themselves. Well, now there’s a study that proves just that.

Continue Reading »

Liberals and Conservatives Think Differently

Filed in Science and Health by on April 15, 2012 11 Comments
Liberals and Conservatives Think Differently

Science writer Chris Mooney discusses recent studies that show how Liberals and Conservatives think differently from each other.

Continue Reading »

The Crock That Is Homeopathy

Filed in Science and Health by on September 2, 2011 6 Comments
The Crock That Is Homeopathy

Making water from water and stealing money from suckers.

Continue Reading »

Case Closed

Filed in Science and Health by on September 2, 2011 2 Comments
Case Closed

Maybe one day, it won’t be a “crime” to understand that humankind has caused global warming.

Continue Reading »

BBC Criticized for “Fake Balance” in Science Reporting

Filed in Science and Health by on July 25, 2011 3 Comments

The British Broadcasting Corporation recently commissioned a report surveying the coverage of science topics across all of their departments and networks. Led by Steve Jones, Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College London, with content analysis support provided by a team from the Imperial College London.

Continue Reading »

Tuesday Open Thread

Filed in Open Thread by on May 31, 2011 14 Comments

Welcome to our Tuesday Open Thread. First day back at the grind after a long weekend and apparently we are in for a real heat wave all week. It is too early to have to crank up the AC. Just make sure all of your new plants have plenty of water this week.

Continue Reading »

Intelligent Design Is Not Science

Filed in Science and Health by on March 20, 2011 11 Comments

Read this statement: The measure from Republican state Rep. Bill Zedler would block higher education institutions from discriminating against or penalizing teachers or students based on their research into intelligent design or other theories that disagree with evolution. Zedler said he filed the bill because of cases in which colleges had been hostile to those […]

Continue Reading »

Let’s Bomb The Global Warming Away!

Filed in Science and Health by on February 27, 2011 5 Comments

HuffPo has an article about nuclear winter reversing global warming.

Continue Reading »

The Birds And The Bees

Filed in Science and Health by on January 5, 2011 23 Comments
The Birds And The Bees

The incidents of unexplained mass fish and bird kills in Arkansas painfully shows us what is wrong with the media.

Continue Reading »

Fearing for Science

Filed in National by on December 28, 2010 2 Comments
Fearing for Science

If you forget about those that died on Deepwater Horizon, then you might think it was a cool explosion like the future chair of the House Science and Technology Committee. Oh yeah, that climate warming stuff, scientific fraud.

Continue Reading »

We’ll Have To Science That

Filed in Science and Health by on November 29, 2010 4 Comments

The December issue Scientific American is out and it covers some world changing ideas among many other issues. As one leafs through the issue, a reader could easily skip From the Editor, but this month’s column is interesting. Two items that Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina brings up are what are we doing about global […]

Continue Reading »