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Supreme Court Approves Massive Government DNA Scans

DNA is not just a brief marker of identity. It is a powerful tool that belongs to the person it has encoded. It is therefore not at all a reasonable thing for the police, or any other government agency, to seize, to hold and to use in perpetuity. […]

Do NonHumans Make Us Human?

Is there a reason not to think of human beings as communities of organisms with multiple genetic lineages? […]

Barack Obama 50% White, 44% Arab and 6% Black: the Proof, Gauged

PawPaw writes to us today with helpful scientific information about Barack Obama:

He is 50% white, 44% Arab and 6% Black.

I wasn’t sure at first whether to believe PawPaw or not, because he didn’t include any documentation of this claim or any links to such documentation. Those are pretty specific numbers, too: 44% Arab, […]

It's In Their DNA: Environmentalist Borg Salesmen from Maine

While trying to find conference reports, presentations or minutes from this week’s Energy Ocean 2009 Conference on renewable tidal, wind and wave energies, I came across this piece of copy advocating for Maine coastal energy initiatives. “It’s In Our DNA?” State funding for technology research is in the DNA of the residents and politicians of […]

HEART for Women Act Hides Race-Based Medicine Research Agenda

S. 422, a bill introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan earlier this month, has a companion in the House, Lois Capps‘ H.R. 1032. It takes the short title of the “HEART for Women Act of 2009,” with HEART being an acronym for “Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment.” Its longer title: “A bill […]

Sarah Palin Swats At Fruit Flies

America’s children cannot afford to have a person a step away from being President of the United States who believes that she can put on the identity of a scientific expert like a Halloween costume, or like an outfit bought for her at Saks Fifth Avenue. […]

John McCain Complains About Grizzly Bear DNA Research… That HE VOTED FOR

John McCain, recycling an old campaign line, just complained about earmarks to fund research on the DNA of Grizzly Bears.

John McCain voted in favor of funding that research.

McCain against McCain.