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It is theorized that I am the Dalai Lama

“It is theorized that the coconut provides all of the required natural properties for survival.”

“It is theorized” is such a useful phrase. A theory is nothing more than a story, either validated by data… or not. I’m guessing that the makers of this cultured coconut milk are working on the not end of […]

In case you needed another reason to distrust online polls

  Total voters in Bangor, Maine on Election Day 2015: 10,873.

Bangor population: 33,000.


Update On Donald Trump’s Big Chill

If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change? […]

Research: Protestant Religious Groups Perpetrate Racial Exclusion

Field experiments are an ingenious variety of study in which people (or the semblance of people) are sent into social situations. These people have been trained to act exactly the same way, and only vary in one aspect. The question of a field experiment is, how do people differ in their treatment of two people […]

Alien Megastructures Found

If people want to see alien megastructures, they don’t need to look off into a far away solar system. There are already alien megastructures right here on Earth. […]

Last September Was the Hottest September on Record. This September…

You may recall that September 2014 was the single hottest September around the globe in the entire global temperature record going back to 1880. But what about September 2015? September 2015 takes its place just behind September 2014 as the second hottest September in the 135-year-old global temperature record, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for […]

No, Jeb Bush Should Not Take Advice From Pope Francis On Climate Change

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bill Foster rose to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to add his two cents to a debate over a religion, science, and climate change. Foster told his colleagues in Congress, “Last week Pope Francis challenged us to take courageous steps to combat climate change, a call to action that […]

Water Oozing On Mars. Meh?

Yesterday, the big news was that NASA has solved a “mystery”.

What they found: There is, in the present, not just the distant past, a small amount of unfrozen water in a small number of places on or near the surface of Mars. It’s oozing around, creating a signature form of salt called perchlorate.

It’s […]

Yet another set of Transitional Forms, this time to Turtles

Creationists, desperate to hold on to a literalist interpretation of the Christian Bible and deny the empirical reality of evolution, have been scrabbling lately to identify a diminishing set of missing “transitional forms” between different animal and plant classes, orders, and families. As scientists identify scores of transitional forms between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, between fish […]

Contradicting Creationists Once Again, the Fossil Record Produces Yet Another Transitional Form

“Where are the transitional forms?” — Institute for Creation Research

This week, adding to the hundreds of already known transitional forms, Brown University graduate student Morgan Turner has published his findings on the oldest known upright quadraped. The proto-reptile quadraped Bunostegos akokaensis is unique among its pareiasaur bretheren because its limbs are vertically oriented, not […]

Representative McMorris Rodgers Mourns Firefighters, Ignores The Problem That Burned Them Alive

Representative McMorris Rodgers hasn’t been elected to represent the fossil fuels industry, however. She has been elected to represent the interests of the people who live in the 5th congressional district of Washington. Right now, that district is on fire. […]