April 19, 2019

The Democrats’ War on Science Aids Our Enemies

It’s an article of faith among Democrats, crystallized in the book The Republican War on Science, that Republicans are unscientific boobs stupidly opposing such established verities as anthropogenic global warming promoted by those better educated in the mysteries of science (i.e., Democrats). Of course this is nonsense, and this week’s events prove that it’s the […]

Science: Strong Men Vote Conservative

Via The Telegraph: Physically strong men are more likely to hold right wing political views because they believe society should be geared to personal struggle and self-preservation, an academic study claims. Researchers cite muscle-bound Hollywood action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone as evidence that aggression is linked to conservative politics. And […]

Unsettled Science: Did the T-Rex Have Feathers?

Via AP: The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex. With a killer jaw and sharp claws, T. rex has long been depicted in movies and popular culture as having scaly skin. But the discovery of an earlier relative suggests the king of […]

Science: Watching Romanitc Comedies Can Hurt Your Marriage

Via HuffPo: Jenna McCarthy, author of If If Was Easy They’d Call The Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon, stopped by AOL studios recently to share a few of the surprising facts she learned about successful marriages while researching her book. McCarthy told AOL that watching romantic comedies might actually hurt your marriage. “[A] study found […]

Science: Americans Are Too Stupid for Democracy

Via Life’s Little Mysteries: The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would seem to disprove this notion, […]

Science: Eat Cake for Breakfast

Via NBC Today Show: Good news for the kid in you: Not only can you eat cake for breakfast, doing so may actually help you keep weight off, a new study suggests. In the study, obese participants who ate a breakfast high in protein and carbohydrates that included a dessert were better able to stick […]

Science: Multi-Vitamin Pills Don’t Work

Via Daily Mail: They are a daily essential for millions of Britons hoping to ward off ill-health. But despite the millions of pounds spent on vitamin pills, they do nothing for our health, according to a major study. Researchers spent more than six years following 8,000 people and found that those taking supplements were just […]

Science: Risk From Driving While Talking on a Cell Phone Overstated

Via Reuters: Increased risk of having a car crash attributed to cellphone use may have been overestimated in some past studies, a new analysis suggests. So-called “distracted driving” has become a big public health issue in recent years. The majority of U.S. states now ban texting behind the wheel, while a handful prohibit drivers from […]

Debt and Taxes: Settled Science

When a Democrat says he is serious about our debt problem, what he means is that he’s pleased as punch to have another way to sell you on a tax increase.  Democrats, being smarter than Republicans, use math and logic to make the case: if you raise tax rates, you get more revenue; if you […]

The Greens, Religion, and Science

In December of 1966, Lynn White, Jr. (1907-1987) delivered a controversial speech in Washington, D.C. entitled “The historical roots of our ecological crisis.”  White charged that Christianity “bears a huge burden of guilt” in helping to foster the present-day “out of control” degradation of the environment.  White singled out Western Christianity as being primarily responsible […]