In a current poll, 61% of Americans want to retain Obamacare, and improve this already implemented and existing program. A mere 37% want to “repeal and replace” it. About 69% of American want the Republicans, including the Republican President, to to do some combination of working with Congressional Democrats or a combination of Democrats and…

Lennox Yearwood Jr was on his way to speak at the March for Science in DC, when something bad happened. He tells us: …at the March For Science in Washington DC on Earth Day, I was assaulted, roughed up, and detained by police in the shadow of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and…

Minnesota March For Science

Just a little video and some pictures from today’s March for Science, Minnesota. This one from the march route on the way to the capitol. Skip ahead to about 1:12 go get the best chant: Another video, this one from The Hedge: You don’t see this sign at many protests: Mammals were welcome at the…

We just had an execution by lethal injection. Everything went fine. If, by “fine,” we mean a guy died as a bunch of people watched emotionlessly. The execution was carried out so late in the process that only a few minutes passed between the pronouncement of death and and the expiration of the court order…

I’ll never forget my first lion. A colleague and I had just arrived in the Semliki Valley, in the Congo, to a part of that valley then known as the most predator-rich region of Africa, with loads of lions and heaps of hyenas. Lots of leopards too. We arrived at the main base camp for…

This is alarming and sobering. I was already alarmed and sober, but in case you were not, take heed.

The Mystery of the Carl Vinson

On September 11th, 1640, a Dutch armada preparing to attack the New World Spanish settlements was lost to a storm, thus changing the course of Dutch, Spanish, and New World history. On January 2nd, 1678, an entire fleet of French naval ships was lost off the Venezuelan coat, changing forever the history of France. And…

The Russians are Hacking Us Again

I remember like it was yesterday, the anti Hillary rhetoric flying around during those final weeks of the election. People were making statements that seemed to be based on actual sources, though the sources themselves were not crossing my path. The attitude of those repeating the stories was very similar across the board. Breathless, gut-punch…

Minnesota March For Science

In which I interview Geoffrey Rojas, an organizer for Minnesota March for Science: Books mentioned in the interview: The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It by Shawn Otto. The Meetup Information for the Atheists Bus is here. The bus is currently full! The Minnesota March for…

Behold the following letter from Representative Donald S. Beyer in reference to the recent House Science, Space, and Technology hearing “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy, Implications, and Scientific Method” held last month (Warning Big File): Beyer Fact Check – Submitted April 11 Here is a smaller, much abbreviated and much less fun version of the letter,…