Archives for January 13, 2010

Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum tries to make several different points. The central framework of the book, on which all the arguments are hung, is that science has a status, a place, in American culture, politics, and economy, and that this status has changed over time.…

Mercy Corps and Haiti

Mercy Corps is said to be one of the better charities to donate to to help Haiti. This is their main web page for Haiti. They are: “… a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world. By trade, we are engineers, financial analysts, drivers, community organizers, project managers,…

Creationists Behaving Badly

The user VenomfangX, famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) for his videos supporting creationism and against atheism, has yet again filed false DMCA notices against several of his critics. He did this before against another YouTube user, Thunderf00t (of the Why People Laugh at Creationists series, among other things), who forced VFX to issue…

Well? What are you standing there gawking at this blog post for? Go tell DuWayne what culture is! CLICK HERE Thank you, that is all…

Does fluoride in the cause brain damage, food intolerance, depression, other gut problems and autism? Read More

Why did this disaster hit Haiti? Pat Robertson will be happy to tell you.

From Fit to Fat to Fit: Into the bush

Obsession can be a good thing. And I’m not talking about some dumb-ass fragrance.

OpenLab 2009 is done!

OpenLab 2009 is a compilation of fifty blog posts chosen from several hundred nominated for 2009. For the second time I was a judge for OpenLab, and I can tell you that it is a shame to see only 50 selections given that many more than this number were clearly worthy. But that is what…