Science

From the “It’s settled SCIENCE!” folder – salt

by Skip April 28, 2017

Higher sodium intake associated with lower blood pressure. You read that right. Wait.  WHAT??  You mean I have deprived myself (except on French fries and corn on the cob) all these years for nothing (reformatted, emphasis mine)? In another blow against decades of accepted medical wisdom, one of the most prestigious, long-running studies reports that […]

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The Problem With The ‘Science’ is That It’s Not About Science

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2017

From Jonathan Wells at Stream.org March [for Science] organizers say “our diversity is our greatest strength.” They say “a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process.” But they don’t really mean it. Their passion for diversity extends to race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation, but not to opinions, perspectives, […]

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Settled Science? “I always suspected that kale was based on a vicious lie told by happiness-hating harridans”

by Skip April 5, 2017

Potatoes – love’em!  There is nothing better than a correctly done baked potato smothered in butter (which, by the way, also used to be good, then bad, and now is good again): Why French Fries Are More of a “Superfood” Than Kale. Frankly, the superfood term could use a sensible and scientific makeover. The foods most […]

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Palate Cleanser – and who can deny that this is life?

by Skip April 3, 2017

“You might have paid more attention to cell division in biology class had you seen this timelapse video from filmmaker Francis Chee (below). It shows the cell division of an egg from Rana temporaria (the common frog) in such astonishing detail that it looks like a digital effect. Starting with just four cells, it divides […]

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Democrats – Science Rules! (but only when it bolsters their Social Progressive ideologies)

by Skip March 30, 2017

Pro-baby killers depend on the fact that YOU don’t know the fact that “fetus” is Latin for unborn baby. Your gender is derived from your chromosomal makeup.   (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Since all day kindergarten is now all the rage here in NH, a bit of contrarian advice based on SCIENCE!

by Skip March 26, 2017

At least, that’s what the Progressives keep telling us – ONLY Science should make our decisions for us: Parents wondering whether to wait a year to send their kids to kindergarten, take note: A new study from Stanford University shows that Danish kids who postponed kindergarten for up to one year showed dramatically higher levels […]

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SCIENCE!!

by Skip January 23, 2017

Oh wait – after decades of listening to the opposite, NOW my diet has been vetted??? Eating Fatty Foods Such As Steak, Cheese and Butter Can Make You Healthier And Slimmer, Study Reveals. And what about that word, “settled”, I keep hearing about…. (H/T: Instapundit)

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So, my eyes don’t have to close?

by Skip December 24, 2016

Glad to know about the little mysteries of life: Why Do My Eyes Close When I Sneeze? Is it a foregone conclusion that we can’t help closing our eyes during a sneeze? Not quite, researchers say. It is possible (albeit difficult) to keep our eyes open during a sneeze, said Dr. David Huston, an associate dean […]

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Real Science v Social Science

by Scott Morales October 3, 2016
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Green 20 Gets A Congressional Committee ‘Shot Across The Bow’

by Steve MacDonald May 19, 2016
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The Green 20, seventeen state’s attorneys general and eight environmental groups (17+8=20?) received letters from 13 Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republicans (13=13), concerned that the legal intimidation tactics of the Green 20 (+5) might be violating citizen’s first amendment rights. The letters request documents related to the groups’ coordinated efforts to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, scientists […]

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The Ten Commandments of the Apocalyptic Climate Cult

by Steve MacDonald January 3, 2016
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Climate Change is an apocalyptic world cult with those in power using the force of law to enrich the cult at the expense of everyone else. As proof of this, I submit for your consideration, a list of ten commandments, all of which have been demonstrated as accurate thinking by Cult members and their Church […]

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Acknowledging The Need For A Divergence of Opinion on Climate ‘Science’

by Steve MacDonald December 13, 2015
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Mark Steyn speaking to a US Senate Sub-committee

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Are The Oceans Getting More Acidic?

by Steve MacDonald September 15, 2015
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No more or less than usual. Recent journal articles and media headlines have used “more” or “increasing” with “acid” as a root for a supposed lowering of the average pH of the oceans from 8.2 to 8.1. I say, “supposed,” because Sverdrup et al. (1963) state, “The pH encountered in the sea is between about […]

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NYT 1974 | Arctic Ice Increased by 12% – Why hasn’t it returned to its normal size?

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2015
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NYT 1974 | Arctic ice has increased 12% – Why hasn’t it returned (shrunk) to its normal size? Normal size would be smaller, if I read that correctly. Normal like 1971?, which had less arctic sea ice than…2010. So why are the climate inquisitors posting data suggesting a linear decline in arctic sea ice for decades? […]

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Replacing Happiness With Opiates

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2014
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When Salvo Magazine first came out a few years ago I subscribed.  For whatever reason I let that lapse for a few years, and have just come back to it.  Here is what they say about themselves as a publication. A publication of The Fellowship of St. James (www.fsj.org), Salvo is dedicated to debunking the […]

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The Very Nature of God

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2014
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Something to chew on… “…it seems to me that the very nature of God as God is commonly understood logically removes God from being subject to any kind of rational examination scientifically. The simplest definition is the being/entity/force/whatever that created the universe. As such, God MUST exist outside the universe. If God created the universe, […]

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Caption Contest Anyone?

by Steve MacDonald July 22, 2014
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Mr. Obama is looking though a microscope.  Lab technicians are looking at each other.  I’d call this a Target rich environment.  

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Just because you can model it doesn’t mean it models reality

by Skip March 19, 2014

Today we get the news that the Obama Administration is going all out (double down) on climate change (as if the globe has never seen change before – but I guess He’s teed off that “…and our planet began to heal…” is late).  Problem is, all of this is just more hoo-hah from the Watermelon […]

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Tribal Democrat Almost Has Road to Damascus Moment

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2013
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A Yale Professor was forced, if only briefly, outside his tiny blue bubble recently.  In the course of analyzing data he made an alarming discovery.  It was alrming to him, at least. “I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising.  As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I […]

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Bioluminescence….

by Tim Condon June 18, 2013

Science. Spirit. This from Gerard Van der Leun’s blog, American Digest: Science: Bioluminescent bacteria occur nearly everywhere, and probably most spectacularly as …

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Wanna be an instant sniper?

by Tim Condon April 5, 2013

And hit a target at 1,000 yards? The first time you’ve ever filed a rifle? Any rifle? Well, it’s here. (This is the 21st century, after all.)

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The Curiosity rover on Mars

by Tim Condon March 29, 2013

That’s an old picture sent back by Viking or Pathfinder or one of the previous visitors to Mars. The Curiosity rover is a whole new ball game. And it’s really interesting. Go HERE to see why. (Hit the FULLSCREEN button in the upper left and use the magnifiers to get the full effect. Yikes! Cool!)

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Settled science…

by Susan Olsen December 26, 2012

‘Nuff said?

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Party Of Science and Technology Hits Way-Back Machine For Benghazi Cover-Up

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2012

I still have an election 2010 bumper sticker on my car that say’s “Take Back America.”   Last week I saw a bumper sticker, clearly designed to counter that idea “Take American back where?” with a list of dates traveling into antiquity.  The left thinks they are the party of science, progress.  They tell themselves […]

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This 2012 Nobel Prize For Science Might Piss Democrats Off

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2012

Democrats and their Abortion advocates keep saying they are the party of science, and that Republicans will ban abortion (stay with me, they are related).  First, Republicans do not believe in the kind of monarchical government where that is even possible, and just for the record (again), even if Roe v. Wade was overturned, all […]

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This is not political…but it’s eerie as hell….

by Tim Condon March 4, 2012

When Skip Murphy dragooned me to blog with GraniteGrok, I said “Okay, whatever…but what do you want me to write about?” He said “Whatever interests you.” Okay, that’s mostly politics, especially in New Hampshire…but every once in a while…. Something comes up. Like this. The picture on the left. The human heart. That is, something […]

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SETI Gets Its Game On

by Steve MacDonald December 8, 2011

The Search For Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) had to shut down its Allen Telescope Array back in April.  Not enough money.  According to Mashable.com the Allen Telescope Array… …consists of 42 20-feet-wide telescopes located some 300 miles north of San Francisco. Originally funded largely by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who donated $25 million to the project, […]

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#OccupyKepler22-b

by Steve MacDonald December 6, 2011

The big news in science is the discovery of a ‘Goldilocks’ planet orbiting an Earth-like sun at a distance referred to as the ‘habitable zone.’ This is great news. The party of ‘Science’ should build a ship and occupy it as soon as possible. No need to wait for conclusive evidence of habitability. I mean, […]

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Stem Cell Research Company Walks Away From Embryos

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2011

Stem cells.  You heard of them?  Democrats love stem cells.  But just the Embryonic variety.  Progressives love them so much they put embryonic  stem cell research on the pedestal right next to renewable energy as evidence of their commitment to “science.”  We heard all about it back in 2008. President Obama rode the Stem cell […]

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And now for a break from politics….care to dance?

by Tim Condon October 30, 2011

CAN SOMEONE—ANYONE, ANYWHERE—EXPLAIN WHAT IT ALL MEANS?

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