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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Believe In God In 5 Minutes!

Gerald Schroeder, PhD in physics, former AEC employee is a moron trying to fool others that the laws of nature (those associated with our Universe) existed before the Universe (no evidence of that at all).  Therefore, (pre-determined conclusion) Gawd:

A Book Blamed For A Suicide

Richard Dawkin's "The God Delusion".

Maybe not lying to kids about religion, would prevent this sort of thing.

60 Minutes Visits Chernobyl

Tonight after the football game on CBS.

U.S. Fails To Properly Monitor Fukushima Fallout?

It's not a safety issue (though the Russian Times seems to want it to be fearful), just a data collection issue, if one is interested in that sort of thing.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

How Much Of Your DNA Is Functional?

Depends on one's definition of "functional", but about 8%.

Global Warming - Like A Blanket & A Tanning Oil

Longer wave radiation emitted by the Earth is trapped like a blanket.

But eventually, shorter wave radiation emitted by the Sun is also trapped.

Science Denial Charts Are Insufficient

Chris Mooney has a post in which he charts the influence of politics and religion on science denial.

At the end, he concludes that our sense of personal identity is the major influence.

What An IDiot!

Dr. John Lennox, an Intelligent Design proponent (IDiot), can't comprehend chemical evolution:

Annapolis Landmarks At Risk

From flooding caused by global warming:

Get Acclimatized!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Oh, The Irony!

This is several weeks old, but worth the wait.

Creationist (with a major in biology), climate change denier and LA Govenor Bobby Jindal (Redumblican, of course!) calls the Obama administration "science deniers".

He's praying about whether he'll run for President in 2016.

Behe = IDiot

Because an Intelligent Designer loves bacterial flagellum.  Where did the rest of the bacteria come from?

S. Carolina - You Have A Problem

An IDiot (Intelligent Design proponent) state senator.  Redumblican, of course.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oh Shit

Climate change denier Senator James Inhofe (R - of course!) to preside over environmental panel.

The LNT:MDA Analogy

When a laboratory analyzes a sample for radioactivity, it has to compare the instrument's sample results with the instrument's background results.

A one time measurement of the radiation background may or may not represent the true background, there is variability.  Same with the sample.

If you've ever read the results from a laboratory, when the sample and background counts are the same, what do they record as the sample's radioactivity?

Hint:  It's not zero!

Fukushima Fuel Rods Removed

From Rx #4 Building.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crash

Have you heard about the crash?

What if the company's CEO, Sir Richard Branson, had appeared on T.V. and said something like:

"This is a tragedy.  Please join me in signing a letter denouncing the science of physics, particularly the horrible theory of general relativity (our theory of gravity).  We mustn't let this happen again.  A pilot was killed and another injured.  The costs have been in the millions.  Please denounce general relativity."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Climate Of Ignorance

With right-wing nut and Weather Channel founder, John Coleman (& The Young Turks):

F Reactor Inspection

At Hanford:

DeNiArs Should Watch This Chernobyl Video

Ian Goddard does a wonderful job of explaining a commonly used tactic of DeNiArs (those who deny the scientific theory of LNT, analogous to evolutionary biology deniers or anthropogenic climate change deniers).  They typically indulge in the fallacy of cherry picking radiation studies at low doses and with low statistical power and then erroneously conclude that LNT is wrong and part of an anti-nuclear power conspiracy!

Bill Nye Fighting For The Young Creationist Mind

It can be a tough nut to crack.

Jesus...The "Science Isn't Incompatible With Faith" Delusion Again

In the Atlantic dealing with the Pope's views on evolution.

The author completely ignores a fundamental Catholic myth.

That Jesus had to die in order to get forgiveness for Original Sin (Adam & Eve stuff).

If Adam & Eve didn't exist (they didn't) and Original Sin never happened (it didn't), then Catholicism blows up.  The whole Jesus myth becomes even more nonsensical.

Someone should tell the author that the reason the Pontifical Academy of Sciences exists is because faith is incompatible with science.   They need THEIR version of science, instead of an objective version of science.

And what about that wafer turning into the flesh of Jesus after one eats it?  Is that science?

Zombie worship isn't science.

Politicians Say The Most Unscientific Things!

Here's a sampling.

Happy Election Day...please vote (it should be obvious which political party's leadership is the most unscientific).

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Have some fun!

Radiation A Risk Factor For Brain Tumors

In young people.

Shocking!  HA!

IDiot's Secret Weapon

Intelligent Design ministers (IDiots) have a secret weapon.

I didn't realize human stupidity was a secret.  They aren't doing very well keeping it secret.

How about some music?

Science Denial & Religious LGBT Phobia

"There are numerous reasons why science denial is dangerous."

Thank You Jon Stewart

For having the integrity to mock your newest advertiser, who also fund science denial organizations, Koch Industries.  If you ever had any doubts about anthropogenic climate change, Koch Industries was involved in paying people to appear on T.V., on the Internet, etc. in order to confuse you.

Understanding Cancer

Using statistics, physics and genetics.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Climate Change - Time Is Not On Our Side

According to the IPCC.

Solar Power - The Black Hole Of Sunlight

New, efficient nanomaterial.

DeNiAl Again At Atomic Ideologies

Blaming the theory of LNT on poor Fukushima emergency planning is like creationists blaming the theory of evolution on Hitler's holocaust.  I tried to comment there, but I have been religiously excommunicated!

The International Atomic Energy Agency didn't blame science on the failings of Fukushima, they blamed a lack of preparedness and training.

UPDATE:  The IAEA link appears to be broken.  Here is a similar report from the pro-nuclear power Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).  See the bottom of page 4 (using the page numbering of the document, not Adobe).  They didn't blame science.  Obviously.