Science

    • Craig Spencer - Who Is This Man?

      Who is Craig Spencer? This physician returned from West Africa after treating Ebola patients as part of the Doctors Without Borders mission. Of course he knew the facts about the virus. He's a man of science. But instead of putting himself in self-quarantine in his Harlem apartment he used the subway, went bowling, ate in a restaurant, and took an Uber cab. He also did something else.

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  • Study: We’re Fat And, By The Way, We’re Short Too

    … We have often discussed obesity rates in the world on this blog and their causes. However, a new report makes an interesting finding. First, not too surprising, it says that Americans are fatter than we previously thought. Second, and more surprising, the reason for the underreporting is that people think or say that they are taller than…

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  • The Theological Dimensions of Climate Science Denial

    … was the ideal vehicle for a new religious militancy. The Pew Forum reports that white evangelical Christians comprise 26 percent of the American electorate. In the recent mid-term elections, 78 percent of this demographic group supported Republican candidates, the highest level of support among all religious groups. Evangelical support for Republicans…

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Why No Major Class-Action Lawsuits, At Least Not Yet

    … At one time, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was hailed as seminal a movement in the 20th century as that of the Dale Carnegie system for boosting what's now called Emotional Intelligence. That was then. Now, the self-help organization, which was the platform for myriad other 12-step programs, is taking it on the chin. Here is one representative…

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  • Faith-Healing - Lawyers, Not Much Business In That Niche, At least Not Yet

    … Sure, there are the high-profile cases of parents sued because they rely on faith-healing, not conventional medicine for their children. Lawyers can make some money and gain exposure in the media. But, from what I experienced, faith-healers are quite savvy about staying on the right side of the law. There's not a lot of opportunity there…

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  • You have a bandwidth problem

    … An analyst from a crime lab testifies that a defendant, who is charged with DUI, has a blood alcohol concentration of .120. Despite the legal requirements that the state must prove the test is trustworthy, most jurors have made a blink judgement the that test is correct. As is often the case, the appearance of science is a powerful tool…

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  • Scientists' Earthquake-Manslaughter Convictions Overturned

    … The credibility of Italy's entire scientific community has been restored. —Stefano Gresta, President of the National Institute of Geophysics (Nov. 11, 2014) Well, we never doubted its scientific community. <checks blog to confirm that he never mocked Italy's scientific community> Just the legal one. But that one has at least partly…

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  • Kaci Hickox: The Unbearable Lightness Of Being After Lawyering Up

    … In America, lawyering up can create the state of the unbearable lightness of being. Those with highly skilled lawyers, especially if they are brandname ones, inhabit an unique kind of space. They exude a fierce presence. The classic example was O.J. Simpson, after being arrested for allegedly murdering two human beings. Once the Dream Team…

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  • New Research Purports To Blow Away The Great Wall of The Midwest Theory

    … There was much coverage recently about the claim of physicist Rongjia Tao (left) of Temple University that tornados could be curtailed dramatically in the Midwest but the construction of 1,000-foot walls across the middle of the country. Meteorologist Brice Coffer of North Carolina State University says that his research blows away theory…

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  • Ikeoluwa Opayemi: Barred From School Because Of Ebola Fears, Father Sues

    … "The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school [Meadowside Elementary in Milford] amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa [Nigeria.] - Pat Eaton-Robb, "Connecticut Family Sues Over School's Ebola Fears," Associated Press, October…

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