Monthly Archives: March 2014

Them Bones: 3-D Printing

by GENE HOWINGTON In a stunning demonstration of the positive side of the development of 3-D (a.k.a. additive) printing technology, a team of innovative Dutch surgeons led by Dr. Bon Verweij with the help of Australian prosthetic company Anatomics have … Continue reading

Posted in 3-D Printing, Australia, Biology, Chemistry, Health Care, Medical Technology, Netherlands, Science, Technology, United States | 9 Comments

Ku Klux Klan Distributes Fliers in Virginia…Insists It’s Not a Hate Group

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Two weeks ago, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported a story about the Ku Klux Klan distributing fliers in several neighborhoods in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The fliers—which were said to contain a hotline number, an email address, and two … Continue reading

Posted in Racism, Society, United States | Tagged , | 45 Comments

UPDATE: A Fundamental Understanding

by GENE HOWINGTON Critics have pointed to another possible explanation of the gravitational waves detected by BICEP2: phase changes after inflation as the early universe started to cool. As reported by the Physics arXiv Blog: But today, James Dent at … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Cosmology, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Science | 5 Comments

Fred Phelps: A Minister Who Sowed the Seeds of Hatred

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO I’m sure readers of this blog are aware of the death of Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps, who was an ordained Baptist minister and a disbarred Kansas lawyer, was said to have … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Homosexual Rights, Religion | Tagged , | 15 Comments

It’s Friday!: Time for Another Mark Fiore Video…and a Video of Anti-Sceince Legislator Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia

The following Mark Fiore House Science & Ladyparts Committee video is from August 2012. It’s a bit outdated—but much of it still holds true today. It’s also one of my favorites!

Posted in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Biology, Conservatives, Cosmology, Creationism/Intelligent Design, Politics, Science | Tagged | 1 Comment

A Fundamental Understanding

by GENE HOWINGTON “I am large, I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman Our understanding of the universe changed in a fundamental and exciting way this week when the results of the BICEP2 experiment were revealed. It all revolves around something … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy/Astrophysics, Cosmology, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Science | 20 Comments

New Media Alert: Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight

Slashdot is reporting that superstar statistician Nate Silver has officially launched his own website (another WordPress blog) call fivethirtyeight.com.  If you’re a fan of applied mathematics and/or infomatics or just really interested in the numbers behind the news, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Government, Media, Political Science, Politics, Propaganda, Society | Tagged | 22 Comments

Just for Fun on Friday a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: Jack Gerard’s American Petroleum Institute

POSTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO From Mark Fiore’s website: Keystone XL and tar sands oil are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible.  (At least according to the American Petroleum Institute.)  Let’s take a look at the … Continue reading

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The Ninth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Right-Wing Pastor Claims Disney’s Animated Movie “Frozen” Might Be a Satanic Push to Turn Kids Gay

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Kevin Swanson is a pastor and host of the radio show Religious Right. According to Right Wing Watch, Swanson recently “railed against the animated film Frozen” and accused Disney “of using the movie to turn children gay.” … Continue reading

Posted in Animation, Christianity, Movies, Music, Religion | Tagged | 5 Comments

Funny Youtube Video of Three-Year-Old Boy Arguing with His Mother

POSTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Linda Beltran posted the following hilarious video on YouTube under the heading “My 3 year old must argue and debate everything!”

Posted in Humor, Short Video | 5 Comments