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  • Columbia Chemistry Professor Is Retracting 4 More Papers

    06/15/2006 11:18:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,589+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 15, 2006 | KENNETH CHANG
    <p>A chemistry professor at Columbia University who in March retracted two papers and part of a third published in a leading journal is now retracting four additional scientific papers.</p> <p>The retractions came after the experimental findings of the papers could not be reproduced by other researchers in the same laboratory.</p>
  • 'Rhythm Method Killing Embryos' Study is False on Science and Morality

    06/05/2006 3:36:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,160+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/5/06 | John-Henry Westen
    A study released last week by the British Medical Journal's subsidiary, the Journal of Medical Ethics, seemed more designed for attacking the Catholic Church than for scientific rigour.  If that was the goal of L. Bovens' "The rhythm method and embryonic death", then the mainstream media fell for the ploy head-over-heels.  "How Vatican roulette kills embryos," screamed Australia's Sydney Morning Herald; "Rhythm method linked to massive embryonic death," was the headline of India's New Kerala, and Canada's Vancouver Sun styled it "'Rhythm' method a killer of embryos."Physicians and medical ethicists, however, have responded to the journal noting that the study...
  • NJ will give $5M to stem-cell projects (NJ would become the first state to fund embryonic stem cell)

    03/12/2006 6:14:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 420+ views ^ | 12.17.05 | JEFFREY GOLD
    TRENTON - A New Jersey panel on Friday awarded $5 million in grants for stem cell research, including what is expected to be the first disbursements from a state for experiments on human embryonic stem cells. Three of the 17 awards involve human embryonic cells, a controversial area of an emerging science, although existing "lines" of human embryonic stem cells would be utilized by the three recipients.  All 17 projects were approved for about $300,000 over the next two years by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.Supporters believe stem cell research could bring cures for a variety of...
  • Nevada proposal raises evolution questions [constitutional amendment!]

    02/28/2006 7:05:48 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 91 replies · 1,282+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 28 February 2006 | BRENDAN RILEY
    A proposed constitutional amendment would require Nevada teachers to instruct students that there are many questions about evolution - a method viewed by critics as an opening to teach intelligent design. Las Vegas masonry contractor Steve Brown filed his initiative petition with the secretary of state's office, and must collect 83,184 signatures by June 20 to get the plan on the November ballot. To amend the Nevada Constitution, he'd have to win voter approval this year and again in the 2008 elections. Brown said Tuesday that he hopes that volunteers will help him collect the signatures, but at this point...
  • Utah House kills evolution bill

    02/28/2006 4:05:45 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 1,540 replies · 13,670+ views
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | 28 February 2006 | JENNIFER DOBNER
    House lawmakers scuttled a bill that would have required public school students to be told that evolution is not empirically proven - the latest setback for critics of evolution. The bill's sponsor, Republican state Sen. Chris Buttars, had said it was time to rein in teachers who were teaching that man descended from apes and rattling the faith of students. The Senate earlier passed the measure 16-12. But the bill failed in the House on a 28-46 vote Monday. The bill would have required teachers to tell students that evolution is not a fact and the state doesn't endorse the...
  • Standard Definitions for Science Threads

    01/31/2006 12:52:13 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 114 replies · 2,043+ views
    Vanity ^ | 31 January 2006 | PatrickHenry and Coyoteman
    This thread is intended to be a workshop, where we can thrash out the definitions on which all the science-literate freepers can agree. When we are agreed on one final list, we can then link to it in future threads, in the hope of bringing some order to the linguistic chaos that too often prevails in the science threads. In discussions about science and philosophy, we must be careful about our terminology, so that we're all using words in the same way. Dictionaries provide multiple definitions, but not all are appropriate in a specific context. It only generates confusion to...
  • Study: Sun's Changes to Blame for Part of Global Warming

    09/30/2005 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 52 replies · 1,845+ views ^ | 30 September 2005 | Robert Roy Britt
    Increased output from the Sun might be to blame for 10 to 30 percent of global warming that has been measured in the past 20 years, according to a new report. Increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases still play a role, the scientists say. But climate models of global warming should be corrected to better account for changes in solar activity, according to Nicola Scafetta and Bruce West of Duke University. The findings were published online this week by the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
  • The end of radical environmentalism?(Book Review: Michael Crichton's State of Fear)

    01/10/2005 1:32:33 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 2,213+ views ^ | 1 10 05 | Joseph L. Bast
    [State of Fear, by Michael Crichton. 603 pages. Published December 7, 2004, by HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover, $27.95. Available at] Michael Crichton, the author of The Andromeda Strain, Rising Sun, Jurassic Park and other block-buster thrillers, has penned a novel that could profoundly change the national and even international debate over global warming. It's long overdue. Crichton's State of Fear, with a reported first print run of 1.7 million copies, is an action thriller that doubles as a scientific primer on global warming and other environmental topics. Crichton's protagonists -- a scientist, a lawyer, a philanthropist and two remarkably athletic...
  • Anti-hunters create litigation division

    12/07/2004 8:33:03 PM PST · by Calpernia · 48 replies · 2,008+ views
    Humane Society of the United States to challenge hunting via courts U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance — Dec. 3, 2004 The nation's largest anti-hunting group has launched a new legal department to challenge sportsmen in the courts. An Animal Protection Litigation section was created in the wake of the recent merger of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Fund for Animals. Attorney Jonathan Lovvorn was selected to head the department. The organization intends to add four litigating attorneys by the end of the year. "The animal rights movement sees the courts as the easiest way to realize its...
  • CA: Frog photos make big splash in Half Moon Bay (red-legged frog)

    10/09/2004 9:44:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,541+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/09/04 | Renee Koury
    Chris Giorni knows his plops. As a herpetologist, his ear is trained to distinguish the distinctive belly-flops of rare frogs landing in remote ditches, creeks and coves. But oh what a splash one of his latest discoveries has caused. Lying in wait, khakis waist deep in water, camera at the ready, Giorni says he encountered a California red-legged frog on a piece of Half Moon Bay property slated for one of the biggest developments the coast has seen in two decades. Giorni's photos of the threatened frog have put the brakes on the controversial Wavecrest Village. They've also raised suspicion...
  • Environmental Absurdity

    08/04/2004 9:31:21 PM PDT · by Taka No Kimi · 235+ views | RHIANNON EDWARD
    Swedes left with a monster problem THE placing of a mythical monster on Sweden’s endangered species list, in an apparent fit of bureaucratic zeal, has caused an administrative problem for the country’s authorities. "During a routine inspection of the environment court in Jaemtland recently, we came across a decision that attracted our interest," said Nils-Olof Berggren, a Swedish parliamentary ombudsman. "The court had turned down an application from a man who wanted to search for and hatch the monster’s eggs, probably believing [the application] was just a joke." However, Mr Berggren found there was an actual decision from 1986 placing...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Supreme Court slaps down SUWA [The greenies lost their case]

    06/15/2004 5:24:08 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies · 663+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/15/2004 | Robert Gehrke
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court unanimously rejected a bid by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to force the Bush administration to limit off-road vehicle traffic in potential Utah wilderness areas -- a decision praised by off-road enthusiasts. Attorneys for the environmental group had argued that the Bureau of Land Management had an obligation to crack down on off-road vehicle use to protect several potential wilderness areas. But Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the court, said forcing the BLM to act would insert the court into the day-to-day operations of the agency. A ruling in SUWA's favor "would divert BLM's energies...
  • Science, Politics and Death

    06/01/2004 9:56:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 2,959+ views
    The New American ^ | June 14, 2004 | Arthur B. Robinson & Jane M. Orient
    More on Environmentalism Science, Politics and Deathby Arthur B. Robinson & Jane M. OrientEnvironmental extremism kills. Millions die annually because of restrictions on DDT, and imposing the "Kyoto" regulations would kill many more.Dr. Arthur B. Robinson, a professor of chemistry, is the founder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, and editor of the newsletter Access to Energy. Dr. Jane Orient, a specialist in internal medicine, has a private practice and is the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Easily usable energy is the currency of human progress. Without it, stagnation, regression and untold...

    12/28/2003 9:31:53 AM PST · by freedomdefender · 17 replies · 702+ views ^ | Dec. 29, 03 | Sierra Times
    PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION TAKES PILGRIM FAMILY CASE TO THE NINTH CIRCUIT The Sierra Times PRECEDENT-SETTING CASE ASKS COURT TO AFFIRM THE RIGHTS OF ALASKANS TO ACCESS FEDERAL LANDS SAN FRANCISCO, CA; December 24, 2003: Pacific Legal Foundation filed an emergency motion and notice of appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday in a highly publicized case that pits an Alaska wilderness family against the National Park Service. PLF is asking the court to grant the Pilgrim family emergency access to the only viable road to their property, which the Park Service closed last April. The case has precedent-setting...

    10/06/2003 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 887+ views
    THE LEIPZIG DECLARATION ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGEAs independent scientists concerned with atmospheric and climate problems, we -- along with many of our fellow citizens -– are apprehensive about emission targets and timetables adopted at the Climate Conference held in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997. This gathering of politicians from some 160 signatory nations aims to impose on citizens of the industrialized nations, -- but not on others -- a system of global environmental regulations that include quotas and punitive taxes on energy fuels to force substantial cuts in energy use within 10 years, with further cuts to follow. Stabilizing...
  • ^^^FYI^^^SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW [Bretton Woods institutions]^^^FYI^^^

    09/23/2003 5:09:57 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 4 replies · 2,019+ views ^ | New York, 23 September 2003 | ANNAN
    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ADDRESS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY New York, 23 September 2003Koffee Annon*snip*I respectfully suggest to you, Excellencies, that in the eyes of your peoples the difficulty of reaching agreement does not excuse your failure to do so. If you want the Council’s decisions to command greater respect, particularly in the developing world, you need to address the issue of its composition with greater urgency. But the Security Council is not the only institution that needs strengthening. As you know, I am doing my best to make the Secretariat more effective – and I look to this Assembly to support...
  • Collective Farming In the California Delta--How to Become A Communist Without Even Trying!

    07/16/2003 1:11:42 PM PDT · by countrydummy · 30 replies · 1,297+ views ^ | April, 2003 | Sharon Votaw
    Sharon Votaw April 21, 2003 My husband and I bought some farmland in the California Delta over 30 years ago. This is prime agricultural land with deep, rich soils, ample water and a long growing season. In the beginning we would plant a crop; either beans or tomatoes or alfalfa, hay, wheat, corn, oats or barley. Then we hoped for favorable weather and a strong market. Farming has always been gambler’s choice. Some years were good and some years were lean, but we paid our bills and enjoyed life. Unbeknownst to us, in the early 1990’s the government again became...
  • Senate Energy Bill Is Kyoto In Generic Packaging

    04/04/2003 5:02:15 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 26 replies · 425+ views ^ | April 03, 2003 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Conservatives have spent years battling to prevent our country from becoming part of the Kyoto Protocol, which would essentially force energy rationing on the American people. Even though President Clinton signed the treaty in 1998, it has yet to be ratified by the United States Senate. It would be comforting to think that the treaty is really dead and buried for the next few years because the Bush administration is in power. But it stands a good chance of being resurrected in the energy bill currently being considered by the United States Senate. The GOP has its own greens,...
  • The UN's Power Path: Greening the Globe

    04/04/2003 5:00:05 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 284+ views ^ | April 03, 2003 | Tom DeWeese
    Today, as the United Nations appears weakened by its complete failure to be a serious player in the US-Iraq war, many of our nation's leaders dismiss concerns that the organization threatens American sovereignty. However, the true threat from the UN lies between the lines of numerous, well-orchestrated treaties already in place. These treaties, protocols, and conventions, particularly dealing with environmental issues, are tools with which the UN continues to fulfill its agenda for global governance. Through those treaties, the UN intends to transform sovereign nations into feudal-like entities by making Nature the central organizing theme for their economy and...