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  • Can science get by without your tax money?

    10/31/2006 7:19:14 PM PST · by Logophile · 40 replies · 753+ views
    Times Online ^ | 5 June 2006 | Terence Kealey
    Can science get by without your tax money? Just ask them over at IBM Science Notebook by Terence Kealey SCIENCE POLICY across the globe is but a series of footnotes to Vannevar Bush’s 1945 book Science: The Endless Frontier. Before the Second World War the US Government spent little on applied science and nothing on pure science. In 1940 its total research budget was only $74 million, mainly for defence and agriculture, when the private sector was spending $265million, of which $55 million was for pure science. Yet by 1940 America had long been the richest country in the world,...
  • BYU Scholar, Sept. 11 Theorist, Resigns

    10/21/2006 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Logophile · 20 replies · 936+ views
    PROVO, Utah -- A Brigham Young University physics professor who suggested the World Trade Center was brought down by explosives has resigned, six weeks after the school placed him on leave. "I am electing to retire so that I can spend more time speaking and conducting research of my choosing," physics professor Steven Jones said in a statement released by the school. His retirement is effective Jan. 1, 2007.
  • Martin’s Cove Lawsuit Dropped

    05/29/2006 10:42:44 AM PDT · by Logophile · 3 replies · 121+ views
    News Release ^ | 26 May 2006 | LDS Church
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said today it is pleased the ACLU agreed to drop its lawsuit over management of BLM land at Martin’s Cove. Martin’s Cove is historically significant because of the tragic story of the Martin and Willie Handcart Companies who were marooned there in 1856. The courage and sacrifice of these Mormon pioneers, and of their rescuers, is one of America’s great heroic stories. The ACLU originally brought suit because of concerns over management of BLM property by a religious organization. However, once the ACLU learned about the Church’s...
  • No Crying He Made? (Vanity)

    12/10/2004 3:55:50 PM PST · by Logophile · 36 replies · 523+ views
    The traditional Christmas song "Away in a Manger" says "The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes/But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes." This has always struck me as unlikely—infants cry. But perhaps there is some theological point I have missed. Does anyone here believe that the infant Jesus did not cry?
  • Deadly Business

    11/07/2001 8:36:44 AM PST · by Logophile · 4 replies · 16+ views
    On October 1, 2001, Deadly Business by Glen Pearcy, will be shown at events all over the country. Deadly Business takes new look at the issue of gun violence by turning the spotlighton the gun industry and highlighting its role in the epidemic of gun violence in America. The film explores the marketing practices of firearm manufacturers, the role of the gun lobby, the lack of safer product designs and more. Deadly Business also takes a revealing look at the parallels between the gun and tobacco industry's efforts to ensure their businesses remain unregulated. The film features Senator Richard Durbin, ...