It’s been a long time since I posted anything about science denial. This post isn’t so much about denial, but rather, about conspiracy a theory. That’s the thought floating around mostly the hard right-wing. As many know, I grew up in a very conservative area, which is story for another … Continue reading
Where were you thirty years ago today? That’s the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded … Continue reading
As I sit here in mid-November eating clearance Halloween candy, it occurs to me how much fun-sized waste … Continue reading
Government Can’t Pass Physical Laws
Last night, Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that severely restricts the permissibility for abortions in the state of Arizona to be paid under any ACA (Obamacare) insurance plan. But, that isn’t what I’m posting about. As in many controvertial issues, both … Continue reading
Math is Too Hard, Dammit!
Apparently, the state of Arizona is headed toward a mathematically illiterate society. We expect too much from from our children, at least, that’s what I gather from this letter to the editor that appeared on the opinions page of today’s Arizona Republic. … Continue reading
I came across this interesting article on the use of little words, filler words. Computer analysis of language patterns, both spoken and written, reveals a lot about people.
The way we speak can be used to … Continue reading
During the worst stages of the Slide Fire, I had written the Arizona Republic on the connections between global climate change and the predicted increase of severity of wildfires in the western United States. The slide Fire and climate change, is there a connection? They are apparently not going to … Continue reading
West Virginia Representative David McKinley is a Republican, and drinks the Party Line Kool Aide. In this case, it’s an extremely foolish and short-sighted amendment to a budget bill for the Department of Defense.
Several days ago, when the Slide Fire first broke out, I sent out a tweet predicting it to become a very dangerous major fire. By this morning, the fire was expected to be as large as 8000 acres, with almost 850 firefighters working hard to get some containment.
Oh no. … Continue reading