“Scientists Warn Of ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Scenario”
27 Jul 2011 7:07 am John Hawkins
You WANT to laugh at this, but….
Their report calls for a new rules to supervise sensitive research that involves humanising animals.
One area of concern is “Category Three” experiments which may raise “very strong ethical concerns” and should be banned.
An example given is the creation of primates with distinctly human characteristics, such as speech.
Exactly the same scenario is portrayed in the new movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, in which scientists searching for an Alzheimer’s cure create a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence.
The report also acknowledges the …
Government Spends Our Money on Lewd and Frivolous Homosexual Research
20 Jul 2011 2:07 pm Dave Blount
If it isn’t intuitively obvious why we don’t want the moonbats running the government to decide which medical research projects get funded, maybe this will help:
The federal government helped fund a study that examined what effect a gay man’s penis size has on his sex life and general well-being.
The study was among several backed by the National Institutes of Health that have come under scrutiny from a group claiming the agency is wasting valuable tax dollars at a time when the country is trying to control its debt. This …
Moonbat Luddites Attack Science
19 Jul 2011 2:14 pm Dave Blount
Here‘s a rebuttal to leftists who recite the absurd talking point that their pro-liberty opponents are somehow hostile to science:
Vandals in Germany have destroyed two experimental sites growing genetically modified (GM) wheat and potatoes. On the night of 9 July, half a dozen masked attackers overpowered the security guard watching over test fields in Gross Lüsewitz, near Rostock. They then destroyed a field of wheat resistant to fungal diseases and a field of potatoes engineered to produce cyanophycin, an amino acid polymer that could potentially be used to make plastics. …
Info Age Arms Race
8 Jul 2011 9:22 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Information is intell and intell is power. Thus – unlimited info = unlimited power!
Oh, you know this is so.
The very same cat that enabled two of Great Satan’s hyperpuissant fans to unleash “Shi Lang” upon a world worried about Collectivist China’s not so Peaceful Looking Rise – returns to continue to put steel on target in the new millennium’s new battlefields:
“…The ‘lationship between economics and national security in East Asia is changing, and not just because of China’s rise. Ongoing long-term trends, especially the globalization of production and the …
Agenda 21: Conspiracy Theory or Real Threat?
2 Jul 2011 12:55 pm Rachel Alexander
Americans are so focused on Congress and Obama at the federal level of government right now that most are overlooking the socialism creeping in at the local level through Agenda 21. It is easy to overlook local government since people are saturated with too much information in the internet age. Compounding this is the fact that Agenda 21 is a dull topic, and it becomes understandable how it has been able to fly mostly under the radar since 1992, slowly working its way into our cities and counties.
Agenda 21, which reportedly …
14 Jun 2011 2:05 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
“Ve are liffing in Amerika – Coca Cola – Voonderbra”
Last years “Boob Quake” – psychically predicted by the highest levels of gay free Persia’s Preacher Command – Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi (Ho what?!) claimed hoochies, hotties and hoes “don’t dress appropriately” and spread the hot sticky lust “when promiscuity spreads, earthquakes increase.”
Oh snap! Say it ain’t so!
Only, it WAS so!
“The pro-scantily-clad lobby of womanity declared today Boobquake, a day to flout and disprove the cleric by baring your boobs.
“And then a 6.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in Taiwan!”
Sweet! Let’s start worshipping …
More on the Money Sent Down the National Science Foundation Rat Hole
31 May 2011 2:43 pm Dave Blount
As the country careens toward bankruptcy, stratospheric taxes and a $14 trillion debt smother the economy, and hyperinflation threatens to wipe out our savings due to Big Government printing increasingly worthless currency to cover its never-ending spending binge, the National Science Foundation provides examples of what our liberal rulers have been trading our future for:
• $80,000 study on why the same teams always dominate March Madness;
• $315,000 study suggesting playing FarmVille on Facebook helps adults develop and maintain relationships;
• $1 million for an analysis of how quickly parents respond to …
Italian Seismologists Considered at Fault After Earthquake
27 May 2011 1:39 pm Dave Blount
As moonbattery corrodes our concepts of justice and responsibility, ever more criminals roam free. Society compensates for this by finding bizarre reasons to punish the innocent:
Earthquake prediction can be a grave, and faulty [yuk yuk] science, and in the case of Italian seismologists who are being tried for the manslaughter of the people who died in the 2009 L’Aquila quake, it can have legal consequences.
The group of seven, including six seismologists and a government official, reportedly didn’t alert the public ahead of time of the risk of the L’Aquila earthquake, …
The Top 7 Super Important Scientific Studies I’d Like To See The Obama Administration To Fund
27 May 2011 5:58 am John Hawkins
Good news, everybody! America may be broke, but we still have the money to waste on some of the most frivolous “scientific projects” imaginable.
At a time when the government is struggling with record deficits, he said the agency is an example of the kinds of spending taxpayers should not tolerate.
“There is little, if any, obvious scientific benefit to some NSF projects, such as a YouTube rap video, a review of event ticket prices on stubhub.com, a ‘robot hoedown and rodeo,’ or a virtual recreation of the 1964/65 New York World’s …
Say, About The Reasons The Salt Nazi’s Have Been Going Nuts….
4 May 2011 9:09 am William Teach
All those cities and elected politicians who want to ban, or have banned, the use of salt in restaurants? All the weenies how whine about the use of salt, and should really mind their own damned business, and let me get on with my own high blood pressure leading to a massive myocardial infarction? Yeah, about that
People who ate lots of salt were not more likely to get high blood pressure, and were less likely to die of heart disease than those with a low salt intake, in …
Hugo Chavez: Capitalism Ended Life on Mars
23 Mar 2011 6:37 pm Dave Blount
No wonder Comrade Obama has essentially pulled the plug on NASA, reducing it to a propaganda ministry devoted to publicizing the ancient scientific achievements of Muslims. He just wanted to stop the genocide. His pal Hugo Chavez reveals that capitalism may have snuffed out life on Mars:
“I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet,” Chavez said in a speech on Tuesday.
So fellow commie Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) …
Thousands of Dead Blackbirds and Fish in AR, KY,and LA Raise Questions About Gov’t Testing
4 Jan 2011 3:26 am Jane Jamison
There is plenty of “chatter” in the “conspiracy world” about why 5,000 dead blackbirds fell from the sky on a one mile section of the town of Beebe, Arkansas on New Year’s Eve and why, just a few miles away, hundreds of thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the Arkansas River.View More...
As Japan Abandons Emissions Caps, Obama Rushes Headlong Toward It
1 Jan 2011 2:04 pm Warner Todd Huston
Even as the Japanese have abandoned its national emissions trading scheme because they’ve realized how many jobs would be lost as a result of the draconian regulations involved, President Obama continues to claim that he wants to impose similar jobs-killing regulations on America.
Japan initially announced that its national carbon trading scheme was to have been approved in the now concluding parliamentary session. But common sense and business interests have delayed the bill until the next session begins in January putting the future of the law into question.
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‘Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past’
19 Dec 2010 6:18 pm Ed Driscoll
That was a headline that ran in England’s Independent newspaper in 2000; this year, snow has been so heavy in England that it’s closed their major airports for long stretches. In early 2010, Time magazine, responding to resurgent snow in America’s capital would take the exact opposite stance: “DC Snowstorm: How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse.”
Is there nothing that global warming can’t doView More...
Science Proves That Liberals Are Easily Led Astray
13 Dec 2010 1:46 pm Dave Blount
We’ve always known that conservatives stay true to enduring values, whereas liberals are led this way and that as they chase the pernicious intellectual fads pushed by the malignant puppeteers who run the progressive media and academic establishments. Now science confirms it:
In a new study, [University of Nebraska-Lincoln] researchers measured both liberals’ and conservatives’ reaction to “gaze cues” — a person’s tendency to shift attention in a direction consistent with another person’s eye movements, even if it’s irrelevant to their current task — and found big differences between the two …
Blockbuster New Report: 1,000 Scientists Agree There is No “Man-Caused” Global Warming
12 Dec 2010 4:15 am Jane Jamison
REJOICE! The Good Guys have won!View More...
UN Climate Summit, Cancun, Mexico: Climate Conmen Sending You Back 100 Years
6 Dec 2010 9:00 am Warner Todd Huston
As most of you know last week I was down in Cancun, Mexico reporting on the U.N. Climate Change Summit (officially called COP16/CMP6). It was several days of sun, surf, and U.N. conmen. I am back in the saddle here at home but Friday I went from the warm white sands of Cancun back to the cold white snow of Chicago. Where’s all that global warming when you need it?
At least I have the modern conveniences of natural gas to keep my house warm and coal and nuclear-fired electric to …
U.S. Should Not Repeat Germany’s Wind Power Mistake
2 Dec 2010 1:25 am Jane Jamison
Before the U.S. Congress commits any more taxpayer dollars, it is time to look realistically and with a jaundiced eye at “green energy” policies being touted by the Obama administration. There are very expensive examples around the world showing these “green” energy technologies to be abysmal failures. The new Republican Congress should reconsider, defund and halt projects which have been put “in the pipeline” by spendthrift Democrats.View More...
Science vs. Scientific Consensus On Global Warming
14 Oct 2010 1:44 pm John Hawkins
Over at the New York Times, Ross Douthat, who’s a true believer in global warming, wrote a surprisingly intriguing piece called, “Why Don’t Republicans Believe in Climate Change?”
The reason I say, “surprisingly intriguing” is because most pieces of the sort that Douthat’s writing are tedious, insult-laden borefests. Pieces like that are so common and repetitive that you can practically recite them in your sleep, “Zzzzzzzz, Republicans hate science, scientific consensus, zzzzzzzz, crazy to suggest otherwise, polar bears, zzzzzzz.”
Douthat, who’s squishy, but thoughtful, takes a different route:
Ron Brownstein and Bill McKibben …
Higher Yields: The Only Farming Answer
6 Sep 2010 1:17 am Dennis Avery
CHURCHVILLE, VA — Is the Green Movement finally ready to face the global need to triple crop yields over the next 40 years—and drop its dedication to land-selfish organic farming? Maybe yes, and none too soon. The planet’s wild biodiversity is at stake.
I recently spoke about the benefits of high-yield agriculture to environmental prizewinners at an international DuPont meeting, This isn’t news. I’ve been praising high-yield farming for decades for feeding more people better diets from less land—and thus saving room on the planet for wildlife. …