Category: Science

Finally, the huge crowds will tell us just how deadly COVID-19 really is

  The black lives matter protests in which caution and social distancing were thrown to the winds. The Trump rally in Tulsa inside a convention hall. And the three-day Republican convention in Jacksonville at which Trump will give his acceptance speech. The people in attendance might not consider themselves to be part of the largest, most... Read more »

Blindly following "the science" into ruin

Aren’t you sick of politicians calling down “science” on the heads of anyone who disagrees with their politicalization of the coronavirus pandemic to justify their poisonous economic lockdowns. It brings to mind a similar scenario: In the 1970s, Chicago began installing high-pressure sodium streetlights that “science” told us would be disastrous. A campaign was launched to halt the... Read more »

'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 »
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