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  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • **DRUDGE SUPER POLL** WHO IS YOUR PICK FOR PRESIDENT?

    01/21/2016 12:59:24 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | January 21, 2016 | Drudge
    **DRUDGE SUPER POLL** WHO IS YOUR PICK FOR PRESIDENT?
  • Irrational Disbelief: The Hypocrisy of Scientific Atheism

    03/01/2015 6:17:28 AM PST · by Popman · 14 replies
    Crisi magazine ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2014 | DUSTY GATES
    Somewhere along the line of modern history, the idea has taken root, spread, and become commonly held among seculars that religious people hold to a Faith that is separate from, and at odds with, natural reason. Modern science, following the lead of modern philosophy and modern secularized religion, has fallen for the heretical notion that there are two separate tracks of history: a material track, which many assume to be the true one and to which many attach all their trust, and the spiritual one, which is reduced by many to mere fantasy; a delusion held by believers to bring...
  • (Catholic Caucus) - EWTN Live - [2013-11-6 - Barrie Schwortz - Interview on "Shroud of Turin"]

    11/07/2013 8:30:39 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 6 replies
    EWTN ^ | 11-06-13 | EWTN
    Barrie Schwortz, the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin, joins Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe to discuss this remarkable & sacred image of Our Lord. "EWTN Live" Link
  • Obama taps top scientific minds for oil spill probe

    06/14/2010 5:19:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 608+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday named five of America's top scientists, environmentalists and conservation experts to his independent commission set up to probe the causes of the Gulf oil spill. The five, mostly drawn from some of the nation's leading academic centers, will join the bipartisan body set up last month in the wake of an explosion that ripped through a BP-leased rig in the Gulf of Mexico. "These individuals bring tremendous expertise and experience to the critical work of this commission," Obama said in a statement released as he toured stricken southern states on a two-day...
  • When scientific fraud kills millions

    01/09/2010 1:19:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 2,022+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2010 | James Lewis
    Scientific fraud often ends up killing people. Joseph Stalin's fraudulent "agronomist" Trofim Lysenko caused harvest failures when Soviet agriculture was ordered to follow his bizarre pseudo-science. "Scientific Marxism" killed 100,000,000 people, according to Marxist historians themselves. The medical truth about the AIDS epidemic, that it was communicated by anal intercourse, especially among men, was suppressed for decades, causing thousands of more young men to die. And now it seems that the global warming fraud, just one aspect of broader EcoFraud, is killing people in the Third World. The proximate cause? A doubling of food prices. Why? Because of the diversion...
  • Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity, study finds

    11/16/2009 8:31:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 400+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/16/09 | Ofri Ilani
    Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity, according to data compiled for by the Council of Higher Education. The data, which dates to 2005, puts Israel behind Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark in terms of the number of scientific publications per million citizens. The report was released at a conference at Bar-Ilan University yesterday. In 2005, Israeli scientists published 6,309 essays in foreign scientific journals. Following Israel were Finland, the Netherlands and Canada. The United States placed 12th, and Germany, 15th.
  • Runway rename as North Pole moves.... (Pole Shift & Pole Reversal in 2012)

    07/12/2009 8:53:22 PM PDT · by TaraP · 58 replies · 1,750+ views
    Stansted Airport in Essex has renamed its 3,000m (9,750ft) runway because the position of the Earth's magnetic North Pole has moved. The runway was known by pilots and air traffic controllers as 23/05 because of its location and compass heading. The magnetic North Pole drifts naturally, and every 50 years its position alters significantly. Managers at Stansted decided they must call the runway 22/04 to reflect the new position and bearing. Trevor Waldock, head of airside operations, said: "We've had to make this change due to the Magnetic North Pole slowly drifting on the Earth's surface but our runway remains...
  • The Wonderful Unscientific Teachings of Christianity

    02/28/2009 9:10:53 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 685+ views
    AiG ^ | February 26, 2009 | Dr. Kevin Anderson
    ... Unfortunately, many theologians have decided that claims made by the majority of scientists represent scientific “facts.” In turn, these “facts” represent ultimate truth, which must then be used to understand biblical teachings. However, the Bible contains numerous claims and events that are not going to be popularly accepted as “scientific.” Are these claims now unacceptable to Christians? Scripture records the occurrence of numerous miracles performed by God. By definition, a miracle is an event not explainable by natural processes. Otherwise, it would hardly constitute a miracle. Are these miracles going to be accepted as “scientific?” What do these theologians...
  • Motive Mongering: Does It Belong in Science?

    02/26/2009 8:22:42 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 87 replies · 1,889+ views
    CEH ^ | February 26, 2009
    Motive Mongering: Does It Belong in Science? Feb 26, 2009 — Amanda Gefter, a book reviewer and science editor, felt the need to warn the world about the creationists. She wrote a blog entry at New Scientist called “How to spot a hidden religious agenda.” In addition, Gefter listed concepts and emphases that she felt betray a hidden agenda: an emphasis on complex molecular machines, the reference to quantum physics in support of free will, and calls for “academic freedom” (which she says can be translated as “the acceptance of creationism”). Lastly, she disclaimed any connection between the truth of...
  • Churches celebrating the ‘Year of Darwin’: Compromising churchians in self-destruct mode

    02/18/2009 5:20:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,101+ views
    CMI ^ | February 19, 2009 | Gary Bates
    For example, Dr Eugenie Scott of the staunchly anticreationist National Center for Science Education (NCSE) revealed their agenda when she said: “ … I would describe myself as a humanist or a nontheist. I have found that the most effective allies for evolution are people of the faith community. One clergyman with a backward collar is worth two biologists at a school board meeting any day! … What we [such clergy and atheists] have in common is that we want to see evolution taught in the public schools … .”4
  • Chemtrails Finally Explained...

    12/04/2008 12:03:03 AM PST · by JohnJeykis · 77 replies · 3,618+ views
    OWSweather ^ | December 4, 2008 | Kevin D. Martin
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - December 4, 2008 (OWSweather.com) The invisible killer. People believe global warming exists. People believe in a thing called chemtrails. But are chemtrails what people think? What if chemtrails are poisoning us. What if normal contrails are the visible elements of which are poisoning us? Planes have been known to produce contrails. When the humidity is high in the upper levels, with sub-freezing temperatures, lines in the sky form behind planes. These are known as contrails. Many planes take the skies daily, and many atmospheric conditions can form these trails. What is in them? The chemtrail theory states...
  • Key findings of UN scientific report (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC)

    11/17/2007 7:19:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 305+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/07 | AP
    The following are some key findings in a report issued Saturday by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: • Global warming is "unequivocal." Temperatures have risen 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 100 years. Eleven of the last 12 years are among the warmest since 1850. Sea levels have gone up by an average seven-hundredths of an inch per year since 1961. • About 20 percent to 30 percent of all plant and animal species face the risk of extinction if temperatures increase by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. If the thermometer rises by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit, between 40 to...
  • Scientific Team Finds On Of World's Oldest Cities

    02/22/2007 10:52:14 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 855+ views
    Expatica ^ | 2-22-2007
    Scientific team finds one of world's oldest cities 22 February 2007 MADRID - A Spanish scientific team found one of the world's oldest cities, thought to be about 5,500 years old, in Syria. The discovery, based on pottery fragments and other ceramics found at the site, was announced in Madrid by two of the scientists in charge of the investigation, Ignacio Marquez of Spain's CSIC scientific research council and Juan Luis Moreno of the Universidad de La Coruña. According to reports, the find is of "the highest level" of scientific importance because of its ramifications for the understanding of history...
  • Where are all the half-evolved dinosaurs?

    11/04/2006 1:44:51 PM PST · by RunningWolf · 233 replies · 3,789+ views
    Pravda ^ | 05.06.2006 | Babu G. Ranganathan
    Note; Had to remove words to get under 300. See article. People are taught that the fossil record furnishes proof of evolution. But, where are there fossils of half-evolved dinosaurs or other creatures? The fossil record contains fossils of only complete and fully-formed species. There are no fossils of partially-evolved species. Evolutionists claim that the genetic and biological similarities between species is evidence of common ancestry. However, that is only one interpretation of the evidence. Neither position can be scientifically proved. Although Darwin was partially correct by showing that natural selection occurs in nature, the problem is that natural selection...
  • Russian scientists certain of the existence of God

    10/06/2006 3:45:55 PM PDT · by RunningWolf · 70 replies · 1,061+ views
    Interfax- Religion ^ | 06 October 2006, 11:06 | Interfax – Anatoly Akimov
    Moscow, October 6, Interfax – The existence of God has been proved by scientific methods, Academician Anatoly Akimov, director of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics, has stated. ‘There is God, and we can see the manifestations of His will. This is the opinion of many scientists; they not only believe in the Creator but rely on certain knowledge’, he said in an interview published by the Moskovsky komsomolets daily on Friday. The scientist noted that in the past centuries very many physicists believed in God. Moreover, until Isaac Newton, there was no separation between science and religion; science...
  • Just-discovered cave could yield new scientific insight

    09/24/2006 2:37:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 2,879+ views
    A just-unearthed cave formed more than 1 million years ago could yield new insight into the geological history of the American West, according to scientists, who called the discovery a major find. Four amateur cave explorers uncovered the vast caverns, stretching more than 1,000 feet into a remote mountainside, in August. Visitors to the cave, dubbed Ursa Minor, described seeing millions of crystals that shimmered like diamonds lodged in its walls. Translucent mineral curtains hung from the ceiling, and a lake possibly 20 feet deep filled one of the cave's five known rooms. Passages leading into darkness suggested there was...
  • It’s "Their Land" RE: Palestinian Claims to Israel

    11/14/2005 1:39:45 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 818+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | November 14, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Note: This article may seem pedantic, but it is aimed at those who are not “insiders” on the history of the Middle East.I keep hearing the phrase, “It’s their land,” regarding Palestinian claims to Israel. Terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad publicly assert that their aims are to reclaim every inch of Israel as part of a proposed Palestinian homeland. Unfortunately, these ownership claims are echoed by “activist” groups like the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestine Solidarity Movement, both with throngs of naïve followers on U.S. and European college campuses. The followers are too eager to take these...
  • Most scientific papers are probably wrong

    08/30/2005 10:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 157 replies · 2,745+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/30/05 | Kurt Kleiner
    Most published scientific research papers are wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that the new paper is itself correct, problems with experimental and statistical methods mean that there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true. John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, says that small sample sizes, poor study design, researcher bias, and selective reporting and other problems combine to make most research findings false. But even large, well-designed studies are not always right, meaning that scientists and the public have to...
  • Practide, Man, Practice

    08/10/2005 8:42:32 AM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies · 338+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Recently | Tim Phares, RScP
    When I was a boy, my parents used to enjoy a comedian named Ronnie Graham. One of his jokes was, "The other day a cat came up to me and said, 'How do I get to Carnegie Hall?' and I said 'Practice, man, practice.' This other cat came up to me and said, 'Meow.' He was a real cat." We talk a lot in our movement about spiritual practices. I am a Religious Science Practitioner; the root word of Practitioner is practice. But why do we practice? Ernest Holmes said that a central concept of our movement is "Perfect God,...