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  • Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis

    01/22/2021 2:17:03 PM PST · by Textide · 40 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Jan 20, 2021 | whitehouse.gov
    The executive order listed in the title is here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-protecting-public-health-and-environment-and-restoring-science-to-tackle-climate-crisis/ Lots of revocations in Section 7 that are worth parsing out.
  • Don't Break Your Heart over the Broken 2nd Amendment

    01/14/2021 12:49:53 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Self | 01-14-21 | CharlesOconnell
    Sure, the Frankfurt School Agenda dictated #8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.But what have you done to equip yourself with non-lethal weapons?The hooks aren't to cause injury, they're to fix deployment of a security bolo to neutralize the assailants, to wrap the cord around the net so the bad guys can't get your loved ones.They have truck mounted wall & ground penetrating imaging that can see exactly what you have in your house. It will only take them 30 days. The militarization of domestic police depts from about the time Bubba met Loretta Lynch on...
  • Kooky CNN Doc: Only 'Regime Change' Will Get Pandemic Under Control

    12/31/2020 11:57:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Kooky CNN doc Jonathan Reiner just doesn't seem to be able to stay in his medical lane. In recent months, we caught Reiner putting on his legal-analyst [dunce?] cap, accusing President Trump of "negligent homicide" and "criminal endangerment." On this morning's New Day, Reiner veered into the foreign policy field, declaring that for months, he's believed that only "regime change" in the US could bring the pandemic under control. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Kelly Ripa Is the Ultimate Science Fangirl in a $30 Dr. Fauci Sweatshirt

    10/30/2020 11:09:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fri, October 30, 2020, 12:38 PM EDT | Tara Gonzalez
    In 2020, fan girls everywhere appear to have pivoted from fangirling over Harry Styles to fangirling over science (OK, and still a little bit of Harry Styles). The most recent example? Kelly Ripa. And the boy catching her eye is none other than Dr. Anthony Fauci himself. Dr. Anthony Fauci quickly became an icon this year as one of the main figures leading the country through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci even told InStyle in July, “With all due modesty, I think I'm pretty effective." As always, Dr. Fauci is right. (Although, we'd definitely give him more credit and say...
  • Coronavirus: Compliance with social distancing during early stages linked to working memory, study finds

    07/12/2020 8:17:46 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2020 | Frank Miles
    The study, "Working memory capacity predicts individual differences in social-distancing compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States," assessed the working memory, personality, mood and fluid intelligence of test subjects; the researchers surveyed 850 U.S. residents between March 13 and March 25..."The decision of whether or not to follow social distancing guidelines is a difficult one,...This decision critically relies on our mental capacity in retaining multiple pieces of potentially conflicting information in our head, which is referred to as working memory capacity," study author Weizhen Xie (Zane) told PsyPost.
  • Scientists estimate the number of intelligent alien civilizations in the galaxy

    06/15/2020 6:38:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    CNET ^ | June 15, 2020 3:53 p.m. PT | Jackson Ryan
    A new study... provides an updated estimate of the likely number of alien civilizations that could exist in the Milky Way. The analysis...starts with revising the Drake equation... "The classic method for estimating the number of intelligent civilizations relies on making guesses of values relating to life," said Westby in a press release. "Our new study simplifies these assumptions using new data, giving us a solid estimate of the number of civilizations in our Galaxy." Westby and Conselice...built a key assumption in to their estimate: Life on another planet will arise in a similar way to how it did on...
  • ‘Climate Catastrophe Is White Supremacy’ Explains NASA Scientist

    06/04/2020 11:06:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 04 2020 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    Climate change is a product of white supremacy, a NASA scientist has claimed on Twitter. Dr Kate Marvel, associate research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, tweeted to her 41,000 followers that: Climate justice and racial justice are the same thing, and we’ll never head off climate catastrophe without dismantling white supremacy
  • 12 Reasons Men Should Choose Natural Birth Control

    06/09/2019 1:32:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 19, 2014 | Gerard Migeon
    Some children in the inner city context grow up never knowing anything else. So when they’re exposed to a country setting, the mountains, the beach, it may be exciting, but it can also be uncomfortable and even scary for them. They’d rather retreat back to the confined, polluted and unsafe environment they’re used to. But we can all agree that they miss out. In the same way, most men have been conditioned to women being on contraceptives. They can hardly imagine the world without them and they need help (hello women!) being taken there for the first time and shown...
  • Why Do People Believe in Pseudoscience?

    03/16/2019 6:52:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 82 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 03/11/19 | Daniel Kolitz
    Most people do not have a good understanding of real science, and can therefore be taken in if a claim is presented in ‘science-y’ language. Thus purveyors of medical pseudoscience will freely use terms like energy, vibrations, frequencies, resonance and so on in describing their interventions but none of these terms are being used in the precise way that a physicist would use them. Many pseudoscientists will also refer to the latest ideas in real science to imply that their claims are derived from the latest cutting-edge theories. One example would be claiming that homeopathy is consistent with quantum mechanics...
  • Journal retracts study claiming LGBT people die earlier in prejudiced communities

    02/26/2019 7:32:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/26/2019 | Samuel Smith
    SCIENCEDIRECT.COM A mid-2000’s study linking anti-gay prejudice to shorter lifespans for lesbians, gays, and bisexual individuals has been retracted on grounds that it was an “erroneous” finding.The study “Structural stigma and all-cause mortality in sexual minority populations” was conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and was published by the peer-reviewed academic journal Social Science & Medicine in February 2014.The study purported to have found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who live in communities with high levels of anti-gay sentiment tend to die earlier than lesbians, gays and bisexuals who live in communities that are...
  • Political Incompetence and Questionable Science

    02/19/2019 1:32:57 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    It is easy to see that the Democrats were the victims not only of their incompetence but also of corruption in science -- corruption that has a considerable amount of Democrat effort put into it. Here is an example from the past: In the mid-1980s, I was invited to an international scientific conference in Moscow relating to environmental pollution. It was obvious from the abstracts published before the opening of the conference that human civilization was guaranteed to die out by the year 2000 because of pollution. I was young, believed in science, and so upset that even my boss...
  • "Disturbing" discovery: Giant hole found under Antarctica glacier

    01/31/2019 3:59:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 143 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 31, 2019 | Sarah Lynch Baldwin
    Researchers say a massive cavity the size of two-thirds of Manhattan was found under a glacier in Antarctica. The pocket is a sign of "rapid decay" and just one of "several disturbing discoveries" made recently regarding the glacier, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a news release Wednesday. "[The size of] a cavity under a glacier plays an important role in melting," said Pietro Milillo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "As more heat and water get under the glacier, it melts faster." The growing cavity sits in West Antarctica at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier, which is about as big...
  • Teach kids about climate change? A legislative proposal in Connecticut would require it

    01/17/2019 7:31:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | January 16, 2019 | By MICHAEL MELIA
    A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. Connecticut already has adopted science standards that call for teaching of climate change, but if the bill passes it is believed that it would be the country's first to write such a requirement into law. "A lot of schools make the study of climate change an elective, and I don't believe it should be an elective," said state Rep. Christine Palm, a Democrat from Chester who proposed the bill. "I think it should be mandatory, and I think it should be...
  • SJWs Outraged White Actress Will Play African Queen Cleopatra (RUH ROH!)

    01/15/2019 10:47:13 AM PST · by rktman · 175 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/15/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Sunday, Britain's Daily Star reported that Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie — two white actresses — are competing for the role of Cleopatra, sparking outrage across social media. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) demanded that the African queen should be played by a woman of color, even though the historical Cleopatra was Greek, not black. "Stop whitewashing Cleopatra!!!" tweeted Kendra James, a writer and editor at Shondaland.com. "Film the story of literally any other queen on the vast African continent."
  • Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018 - scientists

    01/10/2019 5:40:29 PM PST · by zeestephen · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 January 2019 | Alister Doyle
    The oceans are warming faster than previously estimated, setting a new temperature record in 2018 in a trend that is damaging marine life, scientists said on Thursday...."Global warming is here, and has major consequences already. There is no doubt, none!" the authors wrote in a statement.
  • New Jersey deeply hates Christmas, survey shows

    12/05/2018 10:45:42 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    News 12 New Jersey ^ | December 5, 2018 | News 12 New Jersey
    EDISON - A recent study has ranked New Jersey 47th in the U.S. for the least Christmas-friendly states. The survey was done by GetCenturyLink. The rankings were based on online activity and areas of culture.
  • Feminist researcher invents ‘intersectional quantum physics’ to fight ‘oppression’ of Newton

    05/30/2017 7:40:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 30, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    A feminist academic affiliated with the University of Arizona has invented a new theory of “intersectional quantum physics,” and told the world about it in a journal published by Duke University Press. Whitney Stark argues in support of “combining intersectionality and quantum physics” to better understand “marginalized people” and to create “safer spaces” for them, in the latest issue of The Minnesota Review.
  • E=mc2 is a "sexed equation". Newton's Principia (a "rape manual")

    02/11/2004 1:55:19 PM PST · by Helms · 74 replies · 9,332+ views
    NYU Dept. Physics ^ | Published in Nature, 9 July 1998, vol. 394, pp. 141-143.] | Richard Dawkins
    The feminist 'philosopher' Luce Irigaray is another who gets whole-chapter treatment from Sokal and Bricmont. In a passage reminiscent of a notorious feminist description of Newton's Principia (a "rape manual"), Irigaray argues that E=mc2 is a "sexed equation". Why? Because "it privileges the speed of light over other speeds that are vitally necessary to us" (my emphasis of what I am rapidly coming to learn is an 'in' word). Just as typical of this school of thought is Irigaray's thesis on fluid mechanics.Fluids you see, have been unfairly neglected. "Masculine physics" privileges rigid, solid things. Her American expositor Katherine Hayles...
  • 1,600 “scientists” defy science to support transgender activism

    11/04/2018 4:45:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This story came out earlier this week but it was shocking enough that it bears a look. The transgender activist community was all abuzz on Thursday over a letter that had actually been featured in the New York Times a week earlier. Buzzfeed picked it up and ran with it, adding to the celebratory mood. The document in question was an open letter published by a gaggle of 1,600 scientists who are rejecting the anticipated HHS memo defining sex and gender in traditional, scientifically accepted terms for purposes of Title IX questions. What’s truly amazing is the fact that these...
  • EPA's lack of transparency is breeding ground for junk science

    03/30/2018 3:00:35 AM PDT · by gattaca · 19 replies
    Just Facts ^ | 03/29/2018 | James D. Agresti
    In a recent New York Times op-ed, two former EPA officials criticize a Trump administration plan that would require the EPA to reveal the details of studies used to craft environmental regulations. In this piece, Obama’s EPA director Gina McCarthy and assistant director Janet McCabe, claim that: Current EPA director Scott Pruitt and “some conservative members of Congress are setting up a nonexistent problem in order to prevent the EPA from using the best available science.” EPA’s studies “adhere to all professional standards and meet every expectation of the scientific community in terms of peer review and scientific integrity.” the...