Category: Science

'Winter Brain Fog Is Real. Here’s How to Beat It'

It’s pertinent advice for us oldsters from Silver Sneakers: It’s no secret that most people feel like hibernating in the winter, but new research reveals your memory may actually go into hiding during the colder months. A 2018 study from Columbia University found memory and concentration peak in the late summer months for adults in... Read more »

Garbage social science becomes biblical dogma

Social science has become a  bludgeon, the last and final weapon that progressives use to silence their enemies, which are reason, common sense, logic and observed reality. As a Russell Sage post-graduate fellow in Social Science Writing at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the 1960s, I have watched in dismay–actually disgust–at how the once descriptive social and... Read more »

"Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think"

Alex Berenson,  a former New York Times reporter, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed that is adopted from his new book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.” He writes: As legalization spreads, more Americans are becoming heavy users of cannabis, despite its links to violence and mental illness…. Over the... Read more »

Climate scientist says costs of implementing UN report aren't worth it

This is not just any old climate scientist. This is Yale economist William D. Nordhaus, who according to the New York Times, “has spent the better part of four decades trying to persuade governments to address climate change, preferably by imposing a tax on carbon emissions.” In recognition of his work he was awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial... Read more »

An American triumph: Falcon Heavy test flight

Watch the spectacular launch of the Falcon Heavy and the successful, simultaneous return of the boosters. And the Tesla and driver in orbit heading for Mars. (Glad to see there’s a sense of humor.) Private enterprise did it. All praise to the engineers, scientists and investors. (Start at about 8 minutes into the video) Related: Elon... Read more »

Another explanation for the melting of the West Antarctic's ice sheet

Before anyone goes haywire, accusing me of being a global warming denier, I’m posting this only because it illustrates how complex science is and that there are alternative explanations for natural phenomena. This comes from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: A new NASA study adds evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies... Read more »

How to rid the world of Down syndrome

The answer: Abort Down Syndrome babies that are prenatally diagnosed with the condition. That should do it, as a study reveals that aborting them has reduced a  Down Syndrome “community” by 30 percent.  Orwell, who was pro-life, would have had a field day with the idea of ridding the world of a genetic disorder by ridding the world of... Read more »

What's wrong with men?

Sexual harassers are mostly men, not women. Men, not women, are shooting and killing people on the streets of Chicago. And we’re supposed to believe that men aren’t different than women? That men and women are indistinguishable in their outlooks, behaviors, capabilities and so forth (except for their genitalia)? How, then do you explain that... Read more »

Hundreds of studies challenge scientific "consensus" on climate change

Someone checked out 400 scientific papers (really?) and concluded that challenge the scientific “consensus” that climate change (no longer called global warming) is fueled my manmade CO2 emissions. If you can plow through all this science, please let me know. I admit that 400 papers  is a lot more than I can handle. I make... Read more »

The bio-chemistry of sex, love, gender differences and abortion

I learned stuff about the bio-chemistry of sex, love and gender differences that never ever occurred to me from Vicki Thorn.  Who’s that? From a press release from her recent appearance here: Thorn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at the Catholic University... Read more »
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