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  • Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday?

    08/22/2017 8:09:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Was There an Eclipse on Good Friday? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 21, 2017 • With the solar eclipse that occurred Monday, it occurred to me to consider the darkening of the sun that occurred when Jesus was on the Cross. Though some wish to explain it scientifically (as an eclipse), there may have been more at work than mere astronomy.In Luke 23:44, we read, It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (i.e., from noon until 3:00 PM).Although this seems to describe a solar eclipse, it isn’t...
  • University Physics Researcher Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Denounces White Male Science

    08/15/2017 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Mafe · 85 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Dave Blount
    Modern science is mostly based on discoveries by white men. Therefore, it is racist and sexist and must be replaced with a new science. Enraged by the mild deviations from liberal orthodoxy that got James Damore fired from Google, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a physics researcher at the University of Washington, is ready to do her part: Prescod-Weinstein takes issue with the contentionrelated to her by a well-known scientistthat the Google memo failed to constitute hostile behavior because it cited peer-reviewed articles that suggest women have different brains, arguing that peer-reviewed is not synonymous with correct.
  • Should We Stop Equating Science With Truth?

    08/12/2017 12:48:03 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Quillette ^ | 11 Aug, 2017 | Heather Heying
    Actually: no. In the modern world, there are ever fewer reasons to maintain the distinct roles of men and women, which evolved over millions of years. But to imagine that we are not living with that inheritance is to reject not just science, but all forms of logic and reason. The message that liberates women is not: men and women are the same, and anyone who tells you different is oppressing you. The message that liberates women is: men and women are different. (And in fact, everyone who is intellectually honest knows thissee Geoffrey Millers excellent point regarding the central...
  • Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

    08/11/2017 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview. Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed that global temperatures had "slightly declined" over the past 10 years. However, scientists working in the field said the records showed the complete opposite to be the case. BBC Radio 4's Today programme defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson on Thursday morning in a segment on climate change. The BBC argued that it had a duty to inform...
  • The Importance of Fathers (According to Science)

    08/11/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    The Art of Manlness ^ | June 19, 2015 | Brett and Kate McKay
    In 1960, only 10% of children were raised without a father in the home.Today, 40% are.There are many reasons behind this sobering statistic. The clichéd case of a man knocking up a woman, and then leaving town never to return certainly still occurs.But sometimes a man’s ex-wife petitions for primary custody of their kids, and sympathetic family courts unjustly grant this request about 80% of the time.And there is an increasing number of women — who for various reasons cannot or do not want to raise their children with a boyfriend or husband — who intentionally choose to become...
  • Get Thee to the Path!

    08/10/2017 11:58:04 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 13 replies
    When the sun came up on May 28 in the year 585 BCE, the Medes and Lydians were still at war. They had been at each others throats for years, and it looked like there was no end in sight for their conflict. But something extraordinary happened on the battlefield that day, which changed everything. This episode also features an interview with Dr. Fred Espenak, an astrophysicist, and scientist emeritus at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • With Trump in the White House, Obama science experts operate shadow network to press their positions

    08/10/2017 9:31:25 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 25 replies
    Stat ^ | 8/7/17 | Lev Facher
    WASHINGTON Nearly all of the Obama administrations science staff has departed the White House since January, and the Trump administration has moved slowly to replace them. In the meantime, however, an unofficial shadow office, stocked with Obama loyalists, is quietly at work. The network, described to STAT by officials from the previous administration who are involved, is informal yet organized, allowing for a far-reaching if largely inconspicuous effort to continue advocating for the Obama science agenda. Participants have provided counsel to Democratic lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill, and they have held group-wide strategy sessions much in the...
  • Extremely rare 13 million-year-old primate skull found

    08/09/2017 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 08-09-2017 | Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris
    * This may be the most intact primate fossil skull ever discovered. * The fossil comes from a little-known period of primate evolutionary history. Source: Fred Spoor This is Alesi, the skull of the new extinct ape species Nyanzapithecus alesi (KNM-NP 59050). ================================================================================================================================ A group of scientists have found what may be the most intact fossilized primate skull ever discovered, and the find could shed light on the common evolutionary heritage shared by apes and humans. The lemon-sized skull was discovered in Kenya by an international team of researchers, and was dated to the middle of the Miocene era, a...
  • Ten Recent Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind

    08/09/2017 9:04:58 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 24 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 8/9/17 | Gary
    1. A breakthrough study from the Institute of Crystallography in Italy has just confirmed that the image of the man on the Shroud of Turin is composed of real blood and in fact a microscopic analysis of blood particles reveals that the blood had to come from someone undergoing torture. This just further confirms the possible authenticity of the Shroud (see here). 2. Using a recently developed X-ray imaging technology, archaeologists were able to read the inside of a biblical scroll that was covered in ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. The results? The current manuscripts...
  • 'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

    08/07/2017 4:47:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However, the Italian submission to the UN records just a tiny amount of the substance being emitted. Levels of some emissions from India and China are so uncertain that experts say their records are plus or minus 100%. These flaws posed a bigger threat to the Paris climate agreement than US President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw, researchers told BBC...
  • How to Slam Dunk Creationists on Evolution

    08/06/2017 9:38:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | August 3, 2017 | Paul Braterman
    The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like creatures, was yet more proof of humanitys place among the great apes. And yet Mike Pence, then a representative and now US vice president, argues for the opposite conclusion.For him, our ideas about our ancestors have changed, proving once more that evolution was a theory, and therefore we should be free to teach other theories alongside evolution in our classrooms. How to respond? The usual answer is that we should teach students the meaning of the word theory as used in science that is, a hypothesis...
  • Zoo Knoxville plans to observe animals during total solar eclipse

    08/04/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/03/17 | Amanda Ketchledge
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) While East Tennesseans are keeping an eye on the sky, theres going to be plenty of action on the ground at Zoo Knoxville as the total solar eclipse passes through on August 21. There are more than 700 animals at the zoo and staff plans to observe them during the time of totality. The phenomenon is raising questions like, how will animals react when their daily routines are driven by the cycles of night and day? We dont know whats going to happen, said Phil Colclough, with Zoo Knoxville.
  • Can You Believe There Are People Who WANT To Be Micro Chipped?

    07/31/2017 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 31, 2017 | Mac Slavo
    Who would want to be micro chipped? Many, apparently. Some people are begging for a micro chip to be implanted in their body one that could do everything a smartphone can do and more.I am so ready, says Charlene Li. Shes a long-time author and principal analyst at the Altimeter Group. This week, science fiction came to the heartland when a small Wisconsin company announced that it would begin implanting microchips into its employees hands. The company had more than 50 volunteers too. The company sold the implantation to their employees as a convenience for them to ditch the...
  • The Time of Universal Deceit

    07/31/2017 6:31:52 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 105 replies
    Original Material | 7/31/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    In the opening pages of the book "Foundation", written by Isaac Azimov, he describes the beginning of the fall of the Empire. The Empire was a multi-star-system civilization of trillions of people, but it was beginning to rot. One of the key characters observes that a researcher, a pompous Lord of a planet, considered it 'scientific method' to read someone else's work, saying "Why should I travel to another planet? Someone has already written about it." The protagonist thought, "Scientific method, hell. No wonder the galaxy was going to pot." Azimov was prescient. We find ourselves in a similar time....
  • John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He's Declared War on Bad Science

    07/27/2017 7:10:28 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 6 replies
    Wired ^ | 1/22/17 | Sam Apple
    The Reproducibility Project, meanwhile, swelled to include more than 270 researchers working to reproduce 100 psychology experimentsand in August 2015, Nosek revealed its results. Ultimately his army of volunteers could verify the findings of only about 40 percent of the studies. Media reports declared the field of psychology, if not all of science, to be in a state of crisis. It became one of the biggest science stories of the year.
  • Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance

    07/20/2017 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to "age out," according to a report.The "Science Guy" said that generationally, the majority of climate change deniers are older."Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational," Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with "due respect," acknowledging that he is "now one of them.""We're just going to have...
  • No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

    07/19/2017 7:32:07 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    In case you were wondering, there's no evidence that Mars hosted an alien civilization thousands of years ago. Nonetheless, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., asked a panel of planetary scientists to speculate about this possibility today (July 18), during a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology's Space Subcommittee.
  • The Tyranny of Pseudo-Science

    07/18/2017 1:09:52 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 18, 201 | Bruce Walker
    The hysterical reaction of the left to Scott Pruitt's plan to create two competing teams of scientists to study from opposite positions the left's pet myth, man-made global warming, shows just how anti-science the left has become. The left is a single, stupid collective mind that is utterly incapable of truly independent and free thought. The left is very much like the Inner Party in Orwell's classic, 1984, where party members believe things that are obviously not true and in which dissent is quite literally unthinkable. All totalitarianism purports to rest upon "science," and all totalitarian science slavishly...
  • Tim Ball - The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science (video)

    07/16/2017 5:06:09 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 10, 2015 | Dr. Tim Ball
    (In this video Dr Tim Ball, a prominent climatologist and skeptic exposes the swamp of corruption in the field of climate studies. He does so in a down to earth, humorous and effective way. In addition to exposing the fraudulent "science", he also unmasks the origin and vile political motivation behind this worldwide power grab. It's a bit long but well worth your time - you will not be bored.) (PS - Dr Ball, along with Mark Steyn are being sued by the hockey puck Mann of the discredited hockey stick graph.)
  • First ever Earth-orbit teleportation completed

    07/11/2017 7:12:10 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 11, 2017
    Scientists have completed the first teleportation of an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting more than 300 miles away. Alas, those of you expecting Scotty to beam them up soon will be sorely disappointed - the object teleported was merely a single photon. While the experiment doesn't bring us any closer to teleporting matter, it is a huge leap forward for quantum physics. The team of Chinese researchers behind the successful teleportation came together from a number of disciplines and included quantum physicists as well as rocket scientists. In 2016, they launched a satellite called Micius, named after Chinese...