In Vivo vs. In Vitro

So, many people are no longer aware of this, but there are basically two types of observation which may be made in science: ‘in vitro’ and ‘in vivo’. ‘In vitro’ is Latin for ‘in the glass’, and originally referred to reactions observed in cultures in a Petri dish. However, by extension, it refers to observations […]

Conversations with Racists

Paraphrased for brevity and clarity, and due to unacceptable language: —– Me: So, let me see if I understand this correctly. Your assertion that everyone should be separated by skin color, and that people of certain skin colors should be given preferential treatment because of some injustice committed in no living person’s lifetime, to someone […]

Union Protections?

I am often called to, for my opposition to labor unions, and labor unions for government employees in particular. Labor unions are necessary, I am told, because they protect “workers” from the unfair practices of “capitalists”. But that’s not really true, is it? Those protections are all Federal law and have nothing to do with […]

Conversations with a Climate Alarmist

(Paraphrased for brevity and clarity) Alarmist: The climate denier’s claim that there has been an 18-year pause in Global Warming is false. Look at the anomalies from 1996 to now; the data doesn’t support it. Me: First, what’s “Global Warming”? I though that was “unscientific”now, and everyone had to use “Global Climate Disruption”. Pick a […]

Coldest Antarctic June in Recorded History

So, we’ve had some cold nasty winters lately. And the story being pushed by the communists–oh, sorry, “scientists”–pushing AGW hypothesis is that warm air is dislocating the cold air from the poles, which is then being driven toward the equator. This cold air then gives us nasty winters… But the EARTH STILL HAS THAT FEVER!!! […]

An Unsettling Climate

City Journal has published an excellent article on AGW hypothesis and downfall of modern science. Those of you who hold science to high standards will find the read unsurprising, but informative. Those of you who think that “man-made global warming” is a real thing because someone told you that “there’s a scientific consensus” (or some […]

ISIS seizes non-existent weapons plant

Happily, the weapons are PROBABLY too old to be of use. Of course, there are still people who wouldn’t believe these sites existed if ISIS actually USED the weapons. Just a short post today–and, God willing, there won’t be a reason for a follow-up. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10913275/Isis-storms-Saddam-era-chemical-weapons-complex-in-Iraq.html

Religious Freedom, Homosexuality, and Bigotry

So, opponents of Kansas’ RFRA law say that it opens the door for private citizens to sue any government agency for NOT discriminating against people based on “sexual orientation”. Hm. First, that’s not a good use of the word “discrimination”. I’m sure it’s in the dictionary that way now, but what you really mean is […]

The Law of the Land

“…Obamacare is the law of the land…” –John Boehner (R), Speaker of the House As we move on to the fourth day of the (partial) shutdown of the United States Federal government imposed by the Democratic Party, I find myself mulling over this particular phrase quite a bit. The Republican-controlled house wants to present itself […]