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  • Actress Hedy Lamarr laid the groundwork for some of today’s wireless tech

    11/26/2017 6:29:47 PM PST · by ETL · 49 replies ^ | November 26, 2017 | Maria Temming
    ‘Bombshell’ tells the story of Lamarr’s double life as a Hollywood starlet and inventor Once billed as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” actress Hedy Lamarr is often remembered for Golden Age Hollywood hits like Samson and Delilah. But Lamarr was gifted with more than just a face for film; she had a mind for science. A new documentary, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, spotlights Lamarr’s lesser-known legacy as an inventor. The film explores how the pretty veneer that Lamarr shrewdly used to advance her acting career ultimately trapped her in a life she found emotionally isolating and intellectually...
  • Epi-Genetic Data and Irreducible Complexity

    03/31/2015 11:25:10 PM PDT · by allessior · 20 replies
    Self | April 1, 2015 | Alessio Ventura
    Atheist physicists often refer to a "primordial soup" as a basis for the development of life on earth. However, they cannot precisely map from that soup, in a mathematical way, into an actual life form. Sure, there are plenty of theories about atmospheric conditions that are "ripe for creating life", but it remains conjecture, although the die-hard atheist physicist presents it as factual. They use the "authority" associated with their title, or their position within a university or other research organization, providing false fodder for young minds full of mush, who could not think critically of their lives depended on...
  • I Wasn't Treating My Husband Fairly, And It Wasn't Fair

    01/08/2015 10:13:52 AM PST · by wastedyears · 199 replies
    SunnySkyz ^ | 12-28-2014 | SunnySkyz
    My "Aha Moment" happened because of a package of hamburger meat. I asked my husband to stop by the store to pick up a few things for dinner, and when he got home, he plopped the bag on the counter. I started pulling things out of the bag, and realized he'd gotten the 70/30 hamburger meat - which means it's 70% lean and 30% fat. Read more at
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Romney by two touchdowns

    10/09/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/10/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    And he pulled off a tactical coup by coming right out of the box to undo millions of dollars’ worth of negative ads that painted him, personally, as Gordon Gekko — rapacious vulture capitalist who doesn’t just lay off steelworkers but kills their wives... The Romney campaign had let these ads go largely unanswered. But a “kill Romney” strategy can only work until people get to see Romney themselves. On Wednesday night, they did. Regarding the character assassination, all Romney really had to do was walk out with no horns on his head. Confident, smiling and nonthreatening, he didn’t look...
  • Public Likes Obama More Than Either Romney OR Santorum, More Say He Is Intelligent (Barf alert)

    03/08/2012 1:31:36 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies · 4+ views
    (Week of 3/3/2012) The President’s approval rating has settled into the mid-forties, continuing the improvement in his ratings since late summer. This week, 43% approve of the way the President is handling his job, and 51% disapprove.The President continues to lead in head–to–head matchups with his Republican opponents. One of his strengths remains perceptions of his intelligence: 59% of the public calls Obama "intelligent." In contrast, 40% say that about former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and 27% use that term to describe former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
  • Above all others[OBAMA]

    11/16/2010 2:31:06 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 69 replies
    Pittsburg-Tribune Review ^ | November 15, 2010 | By Ralph R. Reiland
    In his biography of Obama, "The Bridge," David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, quotes White House senior adviser and longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett: "I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually....
  • The case for teaching intelligent design in public schools; part 2

    03/30/2010 2:34:25 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 57 replies · 703+ views ^ | 03/30/2010 | John Mark Burleigh
    aving established that the universe must have been created by an Intelligent Designer, let us now consider the issue of the origin of life in the universe. Though many believe science has proven that evolution is a fact, we will demonstrate that nothing could be further from the truth. At best evolution is a theory, a “guess” about the origin of life, and many scientists will tell you that there are a lot of unanswered questions. Even Darwin admitted as much in his Origin of the Species: “Long before the reader has arrived at this part of my work, a...
  • The case for teaching intelligent design in public schools: part one

    03/29/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 347+ views ^ | 03/29/2010 | John Mark Burleigh
    One of the most controversial questions facing American educators today is “Should Intelligent Design be taught as an alternative to the theory of evolution?” The principal argument employed by many educators is that the teaching of Intelligent Design is religion, not science. The purpose of this article is to present scientific evidence that the case for Intelligent Design is at least as plausible as the case for Evolution. Consequently, we will suggest that Intelligent Design and Evolution should be given equal consideration by educators and students in their search for the origin of life in the universe. Although some advocates...
  • Obama "my Muslim faith"

    09/10/2008 11:54:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies · 359+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 9/10/08 | reasonmclucus
    Republicans have jumped all over Barack Obama's statement in a George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," on ABC on September 7. "Let's not play games," he said. "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith." The Main Stream Media have largely ignored the statement because members of the MSM believe it is there job as Good Democrats to make Barack Obama look good. Even the Republican oriented Washington Times criticized Republican bloggers for their treatment of the subject. "But illustrating the difficulty of preventing false rumors about his faith from spreading,...
  • The Turning of an Atheist (Antony Flew)

    11/03/2007 5:58:54 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 80 replies · 1,935+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 4 November 2007 | MARK OPPENHEIMER
    THE STARTLING ARTICLE appeared on Dec. 9, 2004. “A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind,” Richard Ostling of The Associated Press wrote. “He now believes in God — more or less — based on scientific evidence and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A superintelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the...
  • ISU "intelligent design" prof denied tenure.

    06/11/2007 6:07:54 AM PDT · by LinnKeyes2000 · 53 replies · 1,010+ views
    Iowa State University ^ | 6/11/07 | Greg Happel
    It seems that a prof that sees value in intelligent design theory has been barred from tenure.
  • Coleman shows trademark political agility (Rino,MN)

    01/13/2007 10:43:39 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies · 936+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/12/07 | Rob Hotakainen
    Norm Coleman was talking about the war this week on the Senate floor: "Our current path isn't working," he said. "You have to be flexible and you have to shift, you have to make change." The Minnesota Republican could just as well have been talking about his own political life. After a career marked by nimbleness, Coleman is again switching gears, putting distance between himself and President Bush and vowing to work with Democrats who control Congress. And he's gaining plenty of attention for doing it. On Friday, for example, the New York Times saluted Coleman with its "quotation of...
  • Eavesdropping on the Universe [An improved method of searching for ET]

    01/10/2007 2:00:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 570+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 1/8/07
    Astronomers have proposed an improved method of searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life using instruments like one now under construction in Australia. The Low Frequency Demonstrator (LFD) of the Mileura Wide-Field Array (MWA), a facility for radio astronomy, theoretically could detect Earth-like civilizations around any of the 1,000 nearest stars. "Soon, we may be eavesdropping on signals from Galactic civilizations," says theorist Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). "This is the first time in history that humans will be capable of finding a civilization like ours among the stars." Loeb will present his findings on Wednesday, January 10,...
  • Intelligent Design and The Inner Life of the Cell

    12/08/2006 7:17:52 AM PST · by WhatsItAllAbout · 100 replies · 2,015+ views
    Studio Daily ^ | Jully 20, 2006 | Beth Marchant
    The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students, won’t draw the kind of box office crowds that more ferocious˜and furrier˜digital creations did last Christmas. But it will share a place along side them in SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theatre show, which will run for three days during the 33rd annual exhibition and conference in Boston next month. Created by XVIVO, a scientific animation company near Hartford, CT, the animation illustrates unseen molecular mechanisms and the ones they trigger, specifically how white blood cells sense and respond to their...
  • South Carolina Praised for Requiring Students to Critically Analyze Evolutionary Theory

    08/02/2006 9:17:33 AM PDT · by JCEccles · 416 replies · 3,654+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 12, 2006 | Staff
    Columbia, SC –- After months of debate, today the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee unanimously ratified high school biology standards requiring students to understand why "scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory." The South Carolina State Board of Education adopted the standards unanimously last month, and submitted them to the EOC for approval. South Carolina’s new evolution standard does not require teaching the theory of intelligent design. The biology standard approved requires students to be able to, “Summarize ways that scientists use data from a variety of sources to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary...
  • Can You Believe Both the Bible and Evolution?

    07/22/2006 6:04:06 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 184 replies · 2,033+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | July 2006 | John Ross Schroeder
    Can You Believe Both the Bible and Evolution? A number of the world's mainstream religions have come to accept Darwinian evolution as the explanation for our existence. But does Darwinism really square with the Scriptures? Beyond Today TV Who Invented Life?   by John Ross Schroeder Are we the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve or did God guide our journey into existence by the forces of evolution? The wisdom of this world, particularly in Europe, is increasingly embracing the idea that we can accept both the teachings of the Bible and the theory of evolution. But are they...
  • Worms Write 'Hi' On Tomato

    06/27/2006 8:07:48 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 21 replies · 1,722+ views
    NBC-4 ^ | June 23, 2006 | Staff
    CONWAY, Ark. -- The worms in Phyllis Smith's garden are trying to tell her something. They're saying "hi." Smith has found herself losing the battle against the worms. She recently found a fruit with a message on it, clearly written by one of the unwanted guests. "We got down and was pruning and got down there and just pulled open those tomato vines," Smith said. "There was a message that that bold bug had left on that tomato, and it said, 'hi.' And it just blew our minds. I laughed so hard." Smith said she couldn't believe her eyes when...
  • "A HOUSE DIVIDED" - Pukin's FReeperversary Rant

    05/17/2006 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 3,680 replies · 58,259+ views
    <p>It is getting somewhat strange around these parts when not only the President, but yesterday the First Lady was personally attacked by someone claiming to be a ‘Conservative’. Can there be any doubt that there are forces among us looking to drive a wedge between us?</p>
  • Faster on the draw [cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms]

    04/25/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The Engineer ^ | 4/24/06
    In an attempt to tackle gun crime in the UK, researchers from Loughborough University are developing an innovative identification system that will use CCTV cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms. Starting in June, the three-year multi-environment deployable universal software application (Medusa) project aims to develop intelligent software that can detect a person carrying a concealed weapon in real time. While it is difficult to predict if someone is carrying a gun before crime occurs, Professor Alastair Gale, head of Loughborough University's Applied Vision Research Centre and leader of Medusa, said there are a number of cues the CCTV operator...