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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…

For example, consider the following truthful and accurate report. You won’t see mainstream media doing this. Mainstream media would give a false “balanced” view, where the Republican attack on democracy is given the same positive spin as the Democratic attempt to save it. Why is this?

Hi there, folks. This post should have been a tweet in response to Roger Pielke Jr (@RogerPielkeJr), professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, the guy who got fired by Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight for, as I understand it, his anti-science positions on climate change. This is a response for a tweet by…

I was just thinking about Roger Pielke Jr. and Judith Curry, and the interesting situation they have found themselves in. The hole they dug and climbed into. The corner they’ve painted themselves into. The metaphor that mightily mired them. I’m talking about the situation they’ve created for themselves over the last few years as they’ve…

Clay Higgins: McCarthyism

Scientists are now being subjected to unbridled McCarthyism. Eventually the transcript will be available, but for now you’ll have to just trust me on this. Congressman Clay Higgins, Republican on Lamar Smith’s alt-Science committee, demanded today to know if climate scientist Michael Mann (author of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our…

Arduino Playground: Geeky Projects for the Experienced Maker is not for the faint of heart. Unless the faint of heart person plans to build a pacemaker with an arduino! Most books about making electronic projects, including and especially Raspberry Pi or Arduino projects, have a bit up front about tools and technology. You’ll need a…

Everyone knows that you never say the name “Voldemort” because it gives him power. Like this: And perhaps for this reason, many non-deplorables wish to avoid using the name of Trump. I can understand their position, and I respect their point of view. Having said that, they are totally wrong, of course. Trump isn’t just…

Go Fund David Weinlick

Some of you may know David Weinlick, especially if you are active in politics in the Twin Cities, or associated with the University of Minnesota. He is well known around these parts for his political activism and important role in the DFL (that’s how Minnesotans spell “Democratic Party”). He was the Party Affairs Director for…

The fun raising letter that’s gone around asks for 10 bucks to “enter to win.” But, of course, it is legally required that any such contest not require a payment, so you can enter for free! But hurry, the contest ends in just a matter of hours! SPREAD THE WORD! Here’s how: …you may enter…

Warming Oceans, Trump, Cat Litter

A potpourri of miscellany: Human Caused Climate Change and the Oceans It is great to see our local political non-print non-TV news agency, MNPost, covering an important climate change story with local connections. I’ll be writing John Abraham’s research up myself shortly. An intriguing and important-sounding new research paper caught my eye on Sunday, with…