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Libertarian Says It Is Irrational To Seek Support For Education And Science Through Politics

As they blabber on with ridiculous ideas such as the elimination of public schools, Libertarians unintentionally become living examples of how important politically mustered public support of education is. [...]

A Literally Massive New Educational Program Is Underway With Knewton

It’s telling that Knewton’s web site doesn’t mention obesity very often, except in study materials for the GMAT that warn, “Obesity is the most urgent nutrition-related health problem in America today.” Premed student, heal thyself. [...]

Top 5 Things To Know For Today

Important information on hands, the planet, and mindfulness [...]

The Corporate Climate For Science

Peter Ferrara and his colleagues at the Heartland Institute have no comment on this study. They’re too busy, apparently, assembling an “independent” group of scientists who are ready to announce research findings showing that up is, in truth, down. [...]

Maine State Representative: Clay Proves Christian God was Right, but there’s No Scientific Evidence for Evolution

There are times when no comment is necessary. This is one of those times. Shared via screen capture to preserve the beauty for the future.

Twitter is not forever: read the exchange for yourself right here, as long as it lasts.

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Are Oarfish Discoveries A Warning Of Deep Sea Distress?

Oarfish are said to be harmless to humans. They’re toothless, and they eat little shrimp, so it’s not likely that people could get a dangerous bite from an oarfish, especially a foundering specimen weakening in shallow water. However… [...]

Training Electrons

“General Electric scientists working in research laboratories are “training electrons to serve man.” In fact, the scientists say, the electron promises to be the “greatest and ‘most powerful servant that man has.”

The way I view the world, and especially America, is as follows:

Two thirds of a group — the protons and neutrons [...]

Government Shutdown An Elaborate Coverup Of Plastic-Loving, Car-Driving Aliens On Titan

Another “lapse” in government security over research into extraterrestrial technology goes right down the memory hole. [...]

Fact Check: Is the Murder Rate Really 28% Lower in Right-to-Carry States?

Former San Bernadino County Republican Chair Bill Postmus has come out with a new claim on Twitter, that “In right-to-carry states the violent crime rate is 24% lower than the rest of the US and the murder rate is 28% lower”:

Is this true? Finding out is a simple matter. First, consult the National [...]

Fact Check: Does an Increase in Gun Ownership Lead to a Decrease in Crime?

Charles Manning writes yesterday:

Overall violent crime is down in the U.S., notwithstanding the steady procession of mass shootings. 2nd Amendment fanatics believe being armed accounts for a major part, if not all, of the decline. They think would-be criminals are scared of being shot by armed “law-abiding citizens.” Citizens, that is, who believe the [...]

Darwinian Legislation

The Darwin Day resolution withered and died without ever having the opportunity to conduct the equivalent of a mating ritual. [...]