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Congress needs more science expertise.

I wrote this OpEd for MinnPost on science and Congress. Please go read it and comment!

It should have been a concern the day after Sochi won its bid for the Winter Olympic Games several years ago. It is reported that authorities or private contractors are taking the street dogs off the streets in Sochi, in preparation for the Olympics, which start tonight. A friend of mine was living in Athens…

This is an open letter to potential CD3 congressional candidate Sharon Sund. There is no declared candidate in this district at this time, but there is an increasing interest in recruiting Sharon to run against Erik Paulsen.     Dear Sharon,   Three years ago I decided to get involved in the Minnesota Third Congressional…

First, the conspiracy: Then, the embarrassment: And in case you are not freaked out enough …

I’ve written a post I’d like you to read at Minnesota Progressive Project: Why Erik Paulsen Has To Be Replaced As Minnesota’s Third District Representative

I’ll admit right away at being cynical about the chemical industry, so I look suspiciously at information sent to me by the American Chemical Society. (Something comes from them every day.) But chemistry is science, and you need to know more about it and to see how it relates to your day to day existence.…

Bill Gates has this thing called Gates Letter addressing three myths: Poor Countries Are Doomed To Stay Poor Foreign Aid Is A Big Waste Saving Lives Leads To Overpopulation That these are myths is discussed in detail HERE. In a related project, Bill Nye has made this video dispelling an overlapping set of myths: And…

Huh. ———————- Tattersall, I (2013). Higher taxa: Reply to cartmill Evolutionary Antropology, 22 (6), 293-293 DOI: 10.1002/evan.21393

See you in Stillwater?

I’ll be giving a talk on climate change and related matters in Stillwater on Monday: The Global and Local Impacts of Climate Change Anthropogenic Climate Change, also misleadingly known as “Global Warming,” has emerged as a significant reality affecting societies and economies around the world and at home. In this talk we’ll examine the contentious…

Utah has gay marriage. Say no more. It’s officially over at the highest levels, folks. You can’t spend decades legislating and ordering equality from the chambers of congress, statehouses, and the benches of the high courts before, eventually, it becomes part of our culture to assume that the state and society supports equality even if…