A friend on facebook posted a link to this article: Michigan Officials Destroy $5,000.00 worth of Good Organic Food from Family Farm. Besides leaving me wondering whether the inclusion of the “.00″ was meant to make the amount appear larger to the quick casual reader, the headline makes me think about a time when I . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos » politics: food regulations
The book Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for American’s Soul by Kenneth R. Miller mentions this organization – Discovery Institute – which has a 4 million a year budget to promote their “Intelligent Design” nonsense. In 1998, as they were trying to get funding, a document known as the Wedge Document was written. . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos » politics: Intelligent Design: money and PR instead of science
Apparently April is not only National Poetry Month, but also Caesarean Awareness Month and blog posts (like this one) are popping up all over talking about why people believe in “non-intervention.” One thing I’ve noticed is that some of these posts refer to the idea that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 15% c-section . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos » politics: Caesarean Awareness Month
We probably didn’t notice, during the years George W. Bush and his Flat Earth gang tried to rule the world from the Washington, D.C., beltway, how we slowly accepted their denigration of anything intellectual or scientific.
Then came Stephen Harper. In a veiled way during his minority government and then like . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: What Climate Change?
When it comes to teaching my kids about the world, I never assumed science would be a top priority. Yet these days I find myself spending little time focusing on language, instead opting for discussions about things like gravity, the solar system and human evolution.
This is partly due to my children’s natural curiosity about . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Can reason and secularism protect kids from anti-science rhetoric (and build a better society)?
Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story (via Desmogblog) Over the last several years, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves using aerial sharpshooters and poisoned bait in order to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on Canada’s iconic woodland caribou. Independent scientists say that declining caribou health stems chiefly from habitat…
Over the last several months, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves using aerial sharpshooters and poisoned bait in order to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on Canada’s iconic woodland caribou.
Independent scientists say that declining caribou health stems chiefly from habitat destruction caused by the encroachment of the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story
University of Victory adjunct professor Susan Crockford doesn't seem interested in discussing the monthly payments she appears to receive from the climate denying Heartland Spinstitute.
"Crockford would not respond to emails, and refused to speak with the Martlet," reports a UVic student newspaper attempting to probe the payments.
The Heartland . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Heartland Payments to University of Victoria Professor Susan Crockford Probed
After the last week’s revelations and counter-revelations regarding the Heartland Institute’s campaign against climate science and climate scientists, here’s an appropriate reminder (language warning!) * Don’t forget to go to the “I Heart Climate Scientists” Facebook page and show these folks some love, for all the work they are doing for us and for our . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: I’m A Climate Scientist