Science Prevails Again

“My sexuality has never been a problem to me but I think it has been for other people.” –Dusty Springfield So abortion doesn’t cause mental illness and now California refuses to allow doctors to invoke their religious beliefs to deny treatment to gays and lesbians. “Justice Joyce Kennard wrote that two Christian fertility doctors who … [Read more…]

Abstinence

“I don’t think we ought to lie to our children about science.” –Henry Waxman I appreciate Jon Stewarts ability to make something extremely depressing and frustrating (my tax dollars continuing to pay for worthless abstinence-only sex education programs) hysterically funny. Thank you for making me laugh through my tears Jon. Also, I love Henry Waxman

Debates

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” –Joseph Joubert. I watched the first presidential debate and played drinking games. As expected, both McCain and Obama did fine. It would have been nice to watch McCain get furious and throw the podium at the audience, … [Read more…]

Mixed Race Children

“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.” –Margaret AtwoodFreakonomics discusses a paper published about mixed race (here defined as one black parent, one white parent) children. The comments are really fascinating.

A Biologist Has The Best Theory On How To Fix The Economy Yet

“Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.” –Francois de la Rochefoucauld PZ Myers over at Pharyngula has come up with the single most brilliant plan to stabilize our countries failing financial institutions. Adnan Oktar, a controversial creationist who successfully campaigned for Richard Dawkins’ official website to be banned in Turkey, has said that he … [Read more…]