Archive for October 14th, 2006

Do bad drivers (or bad eaters) make bad voters?

| October 14, 2006 | 1 Reply

What kinds of voters are we?  It’s hard to tell by looking what kind of candidates we elect.  After all, we usually only have two viable choices; we often hold our noses and vote for the “lesser of two evils.”   Many potential candidates never appear on the ballot, thanks to our horrifically corrupt political system, […]

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Bush Administration continues to repress inconvenient science

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Bush Administration continues to repress inconvenient science

As reported by the NYT, President Bush touts the virtues science,” but this really means science that buttresses its own political agenda. But when some truly independent science comes along to threaten that agenda, the administration often ignores or minimizes it. The latest example involves the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to reject the recommendations of experts […]

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Alien Rapture

| October 14, 2006 | 6 Replies
Alien Rapture

This is going to seem ungenerous at best.  But. Part of the difficulty in engaging someone over the issue of the “truth” of their faith can be frustrating, especially when they leave the path of the rational, the demonstrable, the philosophical, the metaphorical, often ending up with a claim that they personally have experienced something […]

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