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Fired Christian Wins $400G Settlement from University

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(Note: I missed this story in 2017. Here it is now. Better late than never.)

A scientist who found soft tissue in a dinosaur fossil, and published it, has won a settlement of nearly $400,000 from the university that fired him, so says his lawsuit, for his religious beliefs (http://godreports.com/2017/08/university-settles-lawsuit-with-scientist-fired-after-he-found-soft-tissue-in-dinosaur-bones/?fbclid=IwAR27_ZK50kAexjYB2mx4BSfvDnNgsD2k7lBBn8WyRaq9cMwOgY55Nv7z13w).

Mark Armitage, who managed their electron microscope lab in 2010, accepted the settlement from California State University at Northridge. The looniversity denied any religious bias, heh-heh. Despite the fact that a biology professor came into Armitage’s lab and announced, “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department.”

Hmmm… What do you suppose would’ve happened, had Armitage been named Abu Shebet instead of Armitage, and was a Muslim? How many looniversity officials would have had to hang themselves before the Democrats’ wrath was satisfied?

Nowadays, just two years later, Settled Science finds itself stuck with dinosaur soft tissue, it just won’t go away. Now that they know how to find it, everybody’s finding it.

Armitage’s thought crime was seeing soft tissue as evidence that the fossil couldn’t possibly be tens of millions of years old; and that Darwinist dogma, tied as it is to an earth that’s billions of years old, can’t possibly be true. You are not allowed to think that, if you’re on a college campus.

Dinosaur soft tissue offers only two possibilities. Either our whole understanding of fossilization is all wet, or the fossils are nowhere near as old as they’re supposed to be. Either way, Settled Science gets egg on its face. They’re learning toward Door No. 1, Monty… They’ll sacrifice their own credibility to save Darwinism.

Because they’ve got so much invested in it, politically. Without Darwinism, communism and socialism take a major hit. No true academic intellectual would allow that to happen.

 

 


Toldja! ‘97% Consensus’ on Climate Change is a Crock

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“Only global government can save us!”

Not that we should be at all surprised by this, but a libertarian group, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has filed a formal complain against NASA for the space agency’s 2013 claim, endlessly repeated since then, that “97% of scientists” believe human activity is the chief cause of “climate change” (http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3763274/posts).

NASA arrived at that figure, CEI charges, by simply ignoring some 8,000 published scientific papers whose authors were “undecided” about the issue.

The Obama administration corrupted everything it touched, including NASA. Like all the rest of the Climbit Change Alarmist Marching & Chowder Society, NASA fudged the figures to come up with the political statement that they wanted. Science and politics is always such a bad mix.

Don’t expect NASA to recant until all the Obama appointees are weeded out. Then maybe the space agency can get back to exploring space.

Until then, they’re just another bunch of left-wing liars making a play for global government.


Yet Another Censorship Tactic

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If you can’t find it, you can’t read it.

Big Tech has discovered another way to silence dissenting voices.

This time the victim is Mercola.com, known to subscribers as “Dr. Mercola.” In its latest search engine update, implemented June 3, Google “buries” Dr. Mercola (https://www.healthglu.com/uncategorized/google-buries-mercola-in-their-latest-search-engine-update-part-1-of-2/) by removing “most Mercola.com pages from its search results.” Now the only way a Mercola.com page will come up is if the user searches, for instance, “Mercola.com heart disease” instead of just “heart disease.”

“This year we’ve seen an unprecedented rush to implement censorship of critical voices,” Dr. Mercola says. Big Tech, he says, makes money by helping “fascist government-industrial complexes” to silence dissenters and critics.

Dr. Mercola’s crime, it seems, was to question the need for and the effectiveness of various vaccines–the new measles vaccine, for one, which he has said “offers only temporary artificial immunity” (https://articles.mercola.com/measles.aspx). Dr. Mercola has dissented from the current panic over measles, saying most of the measles deaths are the result of poor nutrition and generally poor health in Third World countries. Apparently there’s someone who doesn’t like that opinion and doesn’t think the public ought to read it.

They haven’t erased him: just made it harder for users to find him.

It’s not quite as draconian as the 2016 Democrat proposal to make “climate change denial” a crime with criminal sanctions–but it has caused Dr. Mercola’s Internet traffic to “plummet by 99 percent in recent weeks” since the update.

Not draconian, but certainly effective.

Is this how “science” is going to be done from now on? By silencing anyone who questions any claim made by a powerful establishment?

But that’s not science, is it?


More Climbit Change B.S. from Netflix

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Preparing to end it all

Leftids will do absolutely anything to get a global government, with themselves in charge, and “Climate Change” is their ticket to ride.

Polar bears having perversely refused to go exinct–indeed, their numbers have increased, probably due to racism and transphobia–Far Left Crazy needs a new critter to serve as the icon of Climate Change We’re All Doomed.

So David Attenborough has filmed a lot of walruses pitching themselves off a cliff, committing suicide because bad old Donald Trump took us out of the Paris Climate Scam and the walruses are just insupportably sad! and the only way to save them is to bestow vast and absolute power on the same government varmints who have the San Francisco sidewalks heaped high with human feces and daily strive to pave over every square foot of ground in New Jersey.

Really? You guys are gonna save the planet? Do you think I literally can’t see what you libs have done to my own home town? You’re the environmental-friendly party? Detroit, Camden, Gary, Baltimore, Newark, Oakland, Seattle… Do you truly believe we don’t know what happens to any place where you’re in charge?

Anyway, walruses fall off cliffs because they get panicked by polar bears (non-extinct, non-computer-generated ones) hunting them, humans filming them, helicopters hovering above them, or any combination thereof. They are not offing themselves because Americans drive cars.

We need to save the planet from the Save The Planet crowd.

 


Before It Evolved into Twaddle…

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My wife and I like watching videos of prehistoric animals. Usually we can just tune out the Evolution just-so story that accompanies the video, if the visuals are cool enough.

So we settled down on Youtube to watch Morphed: Before They Were Bears.

Apart from the initial absurdity of declaring that life arose from non-living materials, purely by chance, it rained on de rocks and de rocks come alive, doo-dah, doo-dah, we were treated to unbearable nonsense about… bears. It seems that whenever prehistoric bears encountered some kind of environmental challenge, they wisely considered what they would need and then proceeded to evolve it.

Oh, boy! Whoever said there’s no quality control on Youtube wasn’t kidding!

So, ya see, the giant panda needed an opposable thumb so he could hold on to the bamboo while he was eating it, but the digits he already had were spoken for, so he just, like, went ahead and evolved one of his wrist bones into a kind of thumb… and what he was eating while waiting for his magical thumb to evolve, who knows? If it takes millions of years for revolutionary new body parts to evolve, how does the species last long enough to benefit by it? Or if it happens real fast, then how come no naturalist or farmer or zoo-keeper or pet owner has ever observed it?

This doesn’t even rise to the level of crapola. We couldn’t make it halfway through this video before we had to turn it off.

Darwinism wouldn’t last another ten days if there weren’t such a deep political investment in it by the Left.


Where Science Ends and Fantasy Begins

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The Iceman–a murder victim

Once upon a time–feminist wimmin scientists say this, so it must be true–Europe was inhabited by peaceful, gentle, farming communities, supervised by women, goddess-worshiping, who knew neither warfare nor violence. But then along came Mr. Man with his violent, warlike, patriarchal Indo-European nastiness and screwed the whole thing up. Eventually the gentle, peaceful goddess-worshipers were reduced to little pockets of non-Indo-European groups like Basques, Etruscans, and several others. Only a few have survived to this day.

That lost utopia is now called “Old Europe” and serves as a kind of feminist Golden Age.

What bunk.

Hey, remember the Ice Man? The guy who died some 5,300 years ago and wound up frozen in a glacier in the Alps, to be dug up and studied in modern times. The Ice Man is the genuine well-preserved dead body of a person who actually lived in Old Europe. In fact, his is the only well-preserved body left to us from that age.

And guess what: it’s the body of a murder victim. Yup–“Otzi” died from a hard blow to the head and an arrow that pierced one of his arteries (https://www.livescience.com/37311-otzi-iceman-death-clues.html). So, 100% of the bodies we have recovered from Old Europe are those of murder victims. Does that mean theirs was an incredibly violent society, wherein the No. 1 cause of death was murder?

Maybe poor Otzi was iced by transphobes who snuck in from Indo-European country. Or by time-traveling Republicans.

Meanwhile, the whole potentially fascinating study of “Old Europe” has been deeply tainted by feminist fantasy, maybe beyond repair. Guess I’ll just have to study something… well, real.


‘Runaway Science’ (2013)

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First it was homophobia. Then transphobia. But before any of that, the Settled Science zeroed in on that dreaded mental disorder, drapetomania.

https://leeduigon.com/2013/11/23/runaway-science/

Science to the rescue! In 1851, a leading researcher discovered that it was a mental illness, **drapetomania**, that made slaves try to escape from slavery.

You just wait. Sooner or later, any non-Far Left Crazy thought will be labeled a mental disorder. They’ll have Science on their side.


“‘Scientific Research Fraud on the Rise'” (2016)

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It takes a giant fraud to introduce a giant fraud, so back in 2016 we pressed the Cardiff Giant into service to present formal findings that fraudulent scientific papers in 2016 were ten times more common (!) than they were in the 1970s.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/02/12/scientific-research-fraud-on-the-rise/

Yeah, Science always has the answers. Even when it’s lying. Science is true even when it’s lying. Just ask any liberal.

No problem. In at least one published, peer-reviewed scientific paper, the authors said it was perfectly all right to lie, if that’s what it takes to get the plebs out there to do what you want them to do.

Ask any liberal.


‘Book Review: “Kurby the Climate Change Clam”‘ (2016)

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For those who missed it, first time around, and for all of you who are new to this blog, here’s my review of Kurby the Climate Change Clam. 

https://leeduigon.com/2016/10/12/book-review-kurby-the-climate-change-clam/

If you missed any part of Book Review: Kurby the Climate Change Clam, or wish to read it again. well, all right, here it is, don’t let me stop you.

 


New York Times: Teens Not Having Sex Is ‘Anti-Science’

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Well, now I’ve heard everything.

The New York Times, once the cheerleader for Stalin, says it’s “anti-science” to encourage teenagers not to have sex until they’ve finished school and are emotionally ready for a long-term commitment ( http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/05/07/new-york-times-teaching-children-delay-sex-anti-science/). The Times editors say that “defies all common sense.”

They wouldn’t know common sense if it ran up and bit them in the butt.

The Times excoriates the Trump administration for backing efforts to promote abstinence as pregnancy prevention and a sure way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

Gee, you mean it isn’t? Like, how are you supposed to get pregnant or get an STD if you don’t have sex?

Maybe by reading the New York Times.


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