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Friday, February 21, 2014

Oh, The Pain

I am currently watching C-Span 3 which is broadcasting a Senate hearing on climate change.

The Republicans are in denial.

It is painful.

Another Science vs Religion Debate

If the Bill Nye vs Ken Ham debate wasn't enough for you, feel free to check out the Sean Carroll (science) vs William Lane Craig (superstitions) debate tonight at 8 p.m. eastern.

Details here.

AZ - You Are An Embarrassment

Legislators pass anti-gay bill.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"The Deception Of Evolution Is Ungodly"

Jeesus fucking christ.

The Discovery Institute - The War On Reason

This moronic video is called The War On Humans.  They are selling the idea that humans are special, in the Christian sense, though they avoid any mention of religion.  Since humans are special, so the "thinking" goes, we can do what we want with other animals.  Narcissism, anyone?

P.S.  It's hilarious at about 16:00, where Smith says there's no "nature left in Santa Monica".  Why is it that Smith?

Faith In God - Can Kill You

Why One Appealing Part Of Creationism Is Wrong

It's the distinction creationists try to manufacture between "historical" and "observational" science.  The point being made is that if a person wasn't there to actually observe something, we are all equally clueless about what happened.  (There would be much fewer criminal convictions if this were true, since many crimes don't have eyewitnesses, but are prosecuted based on other evidence).

Physicist Lawrence Krauss explains why that distinction is bogus.

A similarly manufactured distinction in health physics is that below radiation doses where we can "observe" an increase in cancer risk, we are clueless as to whether there is an increased cancer risk or not.  No, we're not clueless. We have plenty of other evidence which allows us to conclude that at radiation doses below which we don't have sufficient epidemiological statistical power, we still have an increased cancer risk with increasing dose.

TEPCO Deals With Another Water Leak

At Fukushima.

Cancer Scans With MRI's

Would reduce the later cancer risk compared with using ionizing radiation.

More WIPP Radioactivity

An airborne monitoring station located near the facility showed elevated radioactivity.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

America - You Have A Problem


Evolution vs Creationism

The Bill Nye versus Ken Ham debate will air on C-span tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern.


There's an app for it.

Dan Hirsch Back At It

Fukushima fear-mongering.

Pseudo-Science Has Consequences

Like faith healing.

Did I mention faith healing?

Whistle Blower Fired From Hanford Site

These are always complex situations...sometimes the whistle blower feels empowered to not perform his/her job in a sort of employer blackmail.  Other times, it is the employer who feels that it is payback time.

Rocky Flats Worker No Longer Have To Prove Cancers Are Work-Related

As long as they meet certain criteria.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nuclear Energy A Danger To Health!

Well, not really.  That's just an old claim of the Physicians for Social Responsibility.  I didn't know that Jeffery Patterson, their former president, had died. I had caught him lying a bunch of times in the past.

Nuke Protesters Sentenced


Your Inner Fish

Is a wonderful book on evolutionary biology by Neil Shuben.

Now it's a 3 part PBS series, starting in April.

OK - You Have Another Problem

A second anti-science bill is being considered.

Hills To Scientific Discoveries Grow Steeper

Take the Higgs field for example.

Financier Putting His $ To Work On Climate Change

Investing in technology?  No, Tom Steyer is investing in changing the politics through advertising.