A different 46%

Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science

“[A] June Gallup poll found [that] 46 percent of Americans believe God created humans in their present form about 10,000 years ago.”

When I first saw this headline, I thought a different Nye was in question; I’m not familiar with this Bill Nye, and am not sure why anything he says is newsworthy.  Then again, I’m prone to find these statements newsworthy regardless of the source.

And I’m prone to look at the whole thing several different ways.

It seems to me everyone is free to believe whatever one likes.  I also find it hard to believe science can be “threatened” by anything, or needs any defense.  Nye must not understand much about religion if he wants parents to not pass their beliefs on to their children.

That’s a whole separate question from what is mandated to be taught or permitted in the public school classroom.

Then there is the matter of that frightening statistic.  Continue reading

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“Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren’s DNA, Scientists Say,” and other stories

Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren’s DNA, Scientists Say

Sharp Decline in Terror Attacks After Bin Laden Death

Pop Music All Sounds the Same Nowadays


Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren’s DNA, Scientists Say

This goes against everything I was taught in high school (1970-73) and invites comparisons to the doctrines of Lysenko. Neither of those features rules out the possibility of this being accurate science.

Sharp Decline in Terror Attacks After Bin Laden Death

I guess it worked.

Pop Music All Sounds the Same Nowadays

So the suspicions many of us have had are confirmed. I suspect this is a temporary situation that will correct itself once more creative artists arrive on the scene. I do not endorse some of the researchers’ suggestions:

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“Penn State Braces For NCAA Sanctions,” and other stories

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Romney: Obama did the ‘right thing’ by going to Colorado

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Penn State Braces For NCAA Sanctions For Covering Up Jerry Sandusky’s Child Sex Abuse

The sanctions as reported strike me as inappropriate. As far as I know, the only pertinent information Penn State had concerned one (1) incident, about which the sole eye-witness made inconsistent statements.

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