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Hell not source of science, Satan says

CIRCLE NINE, HELL — Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) set off a firestorm on Friday by claiming “…evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell…”.   Scientists and science-minded people, who were quick to … Continue reading

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Let’s look at the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology [UPDATED]

Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri), with his recent comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion, have put the congressional Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (CSST) in the news – and not in a good way.  Akin’s comments revealed that he doesn’t understand some … Continue reading

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New chemical rule: If I can’t pronounce it, it must be evil

A new rule that could make the tricky business of chemical safety a lot easier has been discovered between the lines of the @NPR article What’s Inside The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger?  It was @chemjobber that first articulated this new rule - ”if I can’t pronounce … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience is in style

The @NYTimes Style section – soooooo close to the Science section but ohhhhh sooooo faaaaar awaaaaay!  The Style section, which includes @NYTmag, seems to just love pseudoscience.  Last week, the @NYTmag blog ‘Vain Glorious’ introduced readers to ‘Ageless’, a vitamin spray. … Continue reading

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WTF does “scientifically proven” mean?

Fact-checking the KY claim that their INTENSE® lubricant is “scientifically proven” for @BlogHer got me wondering… WHAT THE FUCK does “scientifically proven” mean when it’s slapped on a product?  I’m not the only one to ask this or to be irritated by the “science-sell” (not … Continue reading

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Double-dipping earns high school principal an ‘F’

The majority of teachers and school administrators want their students to learn something in high school, not just get through it.  But not Sharon Smalls, the principal of Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers (“Jane Addams”) in the Bronx. … Continue reading

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FFS: Fox Fails Physics

Fox News flaunts fool fumbling facts These days, I tend to avoid discussing politics in blogging.  Twitter is a much more enjoyable outlet for political topics and it is much easier to ignore idiot trolls there.  However, sometimes I see … Continue reading

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Super Committee is 100% Chemical-Free

Being a member of the US House of Representatives or Senate is typically a full-time gig.  Being a congressional member is also, usually, a second (or third or fourth or…) career. That’s right!  Congressional members typically do not spring forth … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Science: Class action says homeopathic medicine doesn’t work

On 31 August 2010, Gina Delarosa filed a class action lawsuit against Boiron, Inc. stating the company is “..defrauding Californians by claiming that a tablet called “Children’s Coldcalm” pellets will provide relief from: sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, sinus pain, … Continue reading

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WTF: Journal publishes ESP B-u-n-k

Hahahahaha! A psychologist claims evidence for ESP!  Oh, those scientists and their April Fools’ jokes’–what?  He appears to be serious?  He’s published in a reputable psychology journal? Well, screw that for a lark. Dr. Daryl J. Bem, a fairly eminent … Continue reading

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