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May 9th, 2011 - 7:34 pm § in Uncategorized

Scientist Forced to Resign for Mentioning Ejaculate

based on material Michael Smerconish at the Huff Post, including parts by Steven M. Platek, Rebecca L. Burch, and Gordon G. Gallup, Jr.. Lazar Greenfield, was the president-elect of the American College of Surgeons,  the inventor of the Greenfield Filter, professor emeritus of surgery at the Univer[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in China, Politics

“Shared Governance” Chinese Style.

By Caixin Online staff reporter Ye Doudou 05.06.2011 Administrative Enforcement’s Uncertain Future A proposal to limit the special administrative enforcement powers enjoyed by government agencies is going nowhere A judicial arena in China called administrative enforcement lets a basic governme[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 12:55 pm § in Hypocrisy

We Give Berkeley Professor a D.

Ed.  This post from the Berkely Blog gets a D. Prof. Mendoza dismisses a genetics of intelligence by reductio ad absurdam.  Asserting that there is no genetic factor or very little  in intelligence would be as silly as claiming that there are no genetic effects on the speed of thoroughbred horses[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 9:13 am § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Tolly Dies

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of knowing  the creator of something beautiful you own, this may mean little, but last Saturday “Tolly,” Robert Tollefson, the man who built our boat, died. I also came close to dying when I was 13 years old.  This was back in Boston, wher[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 8:18 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Refugee Ship Sinks Off Of Libya.

MILAN (AP) — A ship carrying up to 600 migrants trying to flee Libya has sunk just off the coast of the North African country, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Monday, citing witness accounts. Read more.[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 7:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Calling All Scientists

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Calling All Scientists A report by the National Academies, which advises our country on science and technology, last fall found that the U.S. ranks 27 out of 29 wealthy countries in proportion of college students with degrees in science or engineering. It called on federal and s[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 7:10 am § in Uncategorized

Osama:Obama Humor from The Bushes, Iran, et al.

Bush: Andy Card, President Bush’s former Chief of Staff during the “Mission Accomplished” era, , w  says President Obama has “pounded his chest” too much over the success of the bin Laden raid and shown too much “pride.” Iran: Iran’s Intelligence Mini[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 6:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

Huff Post: What’s Wrong With American Higher Education?

“[One problem is] inequality — not just racial and ethnic — but also class inequality, which is something that is often overlooked in the literature. What is not getting attention is that since the 1980s class inequality in higher education is rising,[as a result of rising] tuition[...]

May 9th, 2011 - 6:05 am § in America, Environment, Science

Climate Gate: A physicist tries to disprove global warming.

Sad to say, the worst fear of the science crowd, has come true.  A real scientist, has gotten funding to prove his point.  Richard Muller, a physicist from UC Berkeley and critic of climate science, has been funded by Bill Gates and David Koch! Watch the video to see how this research turned out.[...]