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  • A question of bad science

    12/08/2018 10:16:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    It’s a sad comment on the quality of “science” being conducted by supposedly reputable scientists. Our cover story this week looks at promises made to the alcohol industry by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. According to documents, NIH promised positive results in advance of a major study on the benefits of moderate drinking. Once the researchers got caught, the study was cancelled but not before millions of our tax dollars were spent. We look at the internal emails.We also have a story that looks into allegedly slanted science in the case of Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup.  Lisa Fletcher...
  • Why western God-haters willfully choose magic, nihilism, depravity, and stupidity

    11/13/2018 11:07:19 AM PST · by spirited irish · 20 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 12, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    From the close of the Medieval Age on through to our own time, God-haters have been waging war against the God of Revelation. The reason for this unrelenting attack upon the Triune God, but especially Jesus Christ, is mankind's sinful fallen condition. God-haters desire suppression of the knowledge of their own sin, which they hope will stifle the gnawing pain of a guilty conscience
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • War on Science

    04/11/2018 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | John Stossel
    We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science." But John Tierney, who's written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, told me in my latest online video, "The real war on science is the one from the left." Really? Conservatives are more likely to be creationists -- denying evolution. "Right," says Tierney. "But creationism doesn't affect the way science is done." What about President George W. Bush banning government funding of stem cell research? "He didn't stop stem cell research,"...
  • Former EPA Head Turns Out To Be A Huge Fan Of Secret Science

    03/27/2018 4:03:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3-27-18 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall our recent discussion about a new EPA policy which will require all scientific studies used in considering new regulations to make not only their findings but their methodology and underlying data available for public scrutiny and comparative analysis. What’s not to like, right? These are investigations being done by the government and funded by the taxpayer, so the information used to reach any conclusions should be freely available. Everyone’s a big fan of transparency when it comes to those sneaks in Washington so this should roll through smoothly. Not even close. It turns out that a previous...
  • How Do Liberals Flunk Science? Let Us Count the Ways.

    01/07/2018 7:29:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Trevor Thomas
    With most of the U.S. recently in the grip of significant cold, and given the proper goading from President Trump, liberals again felt led to lecture us on the difference between weather and climate. It's lost on most leftists how they so often fail to apply the same standards to themselves. Whether blizzards, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, record heat, record cold, and so on, with religious devotion, liberals almost never fail to link dramatic weather events to their apocalyptic climate narrative. One of the easiest jobs in the world has to be that of climate doomsayer. No matter the weather, the...
  • Astronomers Spot Two Massive Galaxies Surrounded by a Halo of Dark Matter at the Dawn of Time

    12/06/2017 11:31:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | 12/06/2017 | By John Wenz
    Less than a billion years after the Big Bang, two titans speed toward each other. NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry ======================================================================= Just 780 million years after the universe formed in the Big Bang, two galaxies speed to confront each other in a head-on collision that will lead to a merger between the two—and one of them is towing along a clump of dark matter larger than any spotted before. The research paper, published today in Nature, highlights a little-understood era of the universe known as the Epoch of Reionization. This is when the first galaxies came together and lit up the universe...
  • Is the Earth’s Climate History Largely a Fraud?

    09/20/2017 3:52:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Andrews concludes: The bottom lines that emerge from all this are: 1. The only published temperature time series that are not distorted by adjustments and which can therefore be considered reasonably reliable are the UAH TLT series and the SST series after about 1950. (The various radiosonde series, which go back to 1958, also appear to be generally reliable, and more use could be made of them.) 2. Climate models show too much air temperature warming at the surface and in the troposphere. They show probably about the right amount of sea surface warming after 1950 but probably too little...
  • How scientists got global warming sums wrong - bullied experts who dared to question the figures

    09/20/2017 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 20, 2017 | By James Delingpole
    The scientists who produce those doomsday reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finally come clean. The planet has stubbornly refused to heat up to predicted levels. Right now the scientists owe us an apology so enormous that I doubt even a bunch of two dozen roses every day for the rest of our lives is quite enough to make amends for the damage theyÂ’ve done. Thanks to their bad advice on climate change our gas and electricity bills have rocketed. So too have our taxes, our car bills and the cost of flying abroad, our kids have been...
  • 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 this—see Geoffrey Miller’s excellent point regarding the central...
  • California coast ocean level could rise 10 feet in 70 years

    04/30/2017 8:40:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | April 30, 2017 | By JULIE CART
    A slow-moving emergency is lapping at California’s shores – climate-driven sea-level rise that experts now predict could elevate the water in coastal areas up to 10 feet in just 70 years, gobbling up beach front and overwhelming low-lying cities. The speed with which polar ice is melting and glacier shelves are cracking off indicates to some scientists that once-unthinkable outer-range projections of sea rise may turn out to be too conservative. A knee-buckling new state-commissioned report warns that if nothing changes, California’s coastal waters will rise at a rate 30 to 40 times faster than in the last century. The...
  • Liberals, Scientism, and the Politics of Pleasure

    04/30/2017 7:25:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Behold the anthem of modern liberalism (Though you’ve probably already seen it, WARNING: vulgar and insanely stupid. After viewing, you’ll probably want to shower, pray, and spend some time with a Rubik’s Cube.): https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8 So I now know who Rachel Bloom is. Tragically, I can’t imagine a worse introduction. As a result of this sorry, sad, sick episode (everyone involved should be forced to turn in any degrees or diplomas they possess), this video, Nye, and Bloom have all been thoroughly—and deservedly—ridiculed. That’s what happens when one surrenders three whole minutes of a television program—that is supposedly devoted to “exploring...
  • Ignorance, Intolerance, Violence

    04/29/2017 5:17:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole helped illustrate how the marchers became so ignorant, insensitive and intolerant. It’s always amazed me how frequently academics, journalists, politicians and students confuse poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) with plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide (CO2). But Professor Cole’s April 17 article in The Nation presents unfathomable ignorance from the intellectual class that is “educating” our young people, while displaying...
  • The Real War on Science

    11/23/2016 7:38:54 PM PST · by tbw2 · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn, 2016 | John Tierney
    The Real War on Science: The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress.
  • THE PARTY OF SCIENTISM, NOT SCIENCE

    09/19/2016 10:38:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: "Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued those things, but if you’re listening to today’s political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from." Obama here indulges one of the hoariest progressive clichés: that they are the party of enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant obscurantists, “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This...
  • Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

    05/20/2016 7:04:44 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Pamplin Media Group ^ | May 19, 2016 | Shasta Kearns Moore
    In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools. “It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. “Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world.”
  • The Party of Scientism, Not Science

    05/19/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued those things, but if you’re listening to today’s political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from. Obama here indulges one of the hoariest progressive clichés: that they are the party of enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant obscurantists, “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This...
  • Scientific Neutrality and Modernist Christians in a Man-Centered Universe

    05/20/2015 10:36:20 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 8 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 19, 2015 | Linda Kimball
    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 "...in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." Colossians 2:9 John 1:10 tells us that everything seen and unseen was created ex nihilo by the spoken Word of the Son of God, which means that Jesus Christ was active and present long before His incarnation, therefore eternally co-existent with the Father. Jesus Christ is therefore God just as the Father and Holy Spirit are God, thus the Word of the Old Testament's creation account...
  • Nihilism: The West's Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate

    07/23/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 22, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions.” (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey’s Readers; earstohear.net) Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist philosophers agrees. In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality," Sponville observes that even though Western and American civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in...
  • The Problem with Science... Is Scientists

    07/07/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/07/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    To repurpose Willi Schlamm, the problem with science is scientists. In the current issue of National Review, Charles C. W. Cooke has a pitiless essay on the cult of Neil deGrasse Tyson and “America’s nerd problem,” and in the prior issue I touched on a similar subject, the meme-ification of science for political purposes, in “Nobody @#$%&*! Loves Science.” The common theme is prestige: Science enjoys enormous public esteem, which it has earned for itself, and it is inevitable that political types seek to bask in that prestige themselves, or to dress their policy preferences in white lab coats. Thus...