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A Middle Finger to Our Grandchildren

Well, this is what happens when we hire an amateur. Against the advice of his most reasonable advisors, against the knowledge provided by the world’s best scientists, against the requests by a multitude of corporate leaders, against the pleas of … Continue reading

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One down, 207 to go…

Donald Trump has been President of the United States for one week now. Just typing that feels strange. Like a different reality. I’ve been re-watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine lately, and I’ve recently gotten to one of … Continue reading

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Yes, climate change is real

Myths and Misconceptions – Part 1 I recently wrote about the perils of politicizing science. It’s legitimately harmful for accepted scientific principles to be treated as hoaxes due to political, religious, or business reasons. In a world increasingly dependent on … Continue reading

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Raiding the henhouse

Two years ago, I discussed the appointment of various climate change deniers to posts as heads of Senate committees in charge of science-based institutions. Those institutions are┬átasked with addressing (among other things) climate change. That was a perfect example of … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Now that science denial is coming back into (political) fashion, and indeed, an entire government is going to be built on lies and bad information, I feel like it’s now my duty to combat incorrect information as much as I … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Asylum – Round One

Thoughts on the first Republican debate for Election 2016 This past Thursday, the seventeen candidates for the Republican presidential nomination met for a debate. Well, more accurately, FOX News deemed 17 candidates to be too unwieldy, and using a small … Continue reading

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What’s at Stake in the 2016 Presidential Race

I just have a quick one for today. I’m going to dwell much further on this topic in upcoming months, but for now I will just start with this brief note. Three governmental bodies, the EPA, NOAA, and NASA, are … Continue reading

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