Archive for August 26th, 2007

John Edwards speaks out about our broken political system

| August 26, 2007 | 4 Replies
John Edwards speaks out about our broken political system

Here’s what Edwards had to say on August 23 in New Hampshire:  Real change starts with being honest — the system in Washington is rigged and our government is broken. It’s rigged by greedy corporate powers to protect corporate profits. It’s rigged by the very wealthy to ensure they become even wealthier. At the end […]

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Richard Dawkins moves on to those other Enemies of Reason

| August 26, 2007 | 1 Reply
Richard Dawkins moves on to those other Enemies of Reason

Richard Dawkins is famous for his criticisms of organized religion.  In this new two-part video (see here and here), he moves on to examine spiritualists, faith healers, dowsers, homeopaths, astrologers and others who shun evidence in order to practice their unsubstantiated trades. Much of this video is straightforward and succinctly edited. Dawkins restrains himself in […]

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Media Obsession with tiny changes in the cost of gas signals reckless U.S. energy policy

| August 26, 2007 | 1 Reply
Media Obsession with tiny changes in the cost of gas signals reckless U.S. energy policy

Here’s the headline: “Gas prices drop nearly 3 cents in last 2 weeks Survey: U.S. avarage now at $2.75 a gallon.”   And here’s the lead paragraph: The national average price for gasoline dropped about 2.9 cents over the last two weeks, according to a survey released Sunday. These sorts of headlines (they are common) are […]

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I’m looking for help putting together a questionnaire.

| August 26, 2007 | 20 Replies
I’m looking for help putting together a questionnaire.

I’m planning on packing my camcorder and asking a few dozen random people some questions to test their knowledge on various topics.  I’m doing this because I suspect that many people lack basic knowledge regarding important topics.  Other questions are geared to checking people’s attitudes regarding important issues. Below you can see that I have […]

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