Archives for May 7, 2012

This was just posted on State Farm’s facebook page: State Farm is ending its association with the Heartland Institute. This is because of a recent billboard campaign launched by the Institute. That was a result of this: An Open Letter to State Farm about Climate Denial Bwahahahaha… Go “like” it!!!! on Facebook!

Shawn Otto, author of Fool me Twice, will be on Science Friday this week talking about Science Debate with Ira Flatow and Vern Ehlers. Fri 1-2 CT, 2-3 ET

A more sophisticated form of underwear bomb has been developed, but the CIA has thwarted an attempt to deploy it to blow up a US based plane. The plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Dec. 25, 2009. [it has] a more refined detonation…

Here it is on film in case you wanted to see it:

Prepare For The Transit of Venus

The Republican Brain on TV

Discussed: The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science–and Reality, which I’ve got my copy of and am now reading, and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion which I’m probably never going to get to.