After Kopplin explained that there is a “huge return investment” for science funding, Wall Street Journal columnist and conservative economist Stephen Moore attempted to refute the point in a condescending manner by bringing up a National Science Foundation study on snail mating habits and asking if that wasn’t a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Watch where you jump in for a swim or where your bath water comes from, especially if you live in Africa, Asia or South America. Snails that live in tropical fresh water in these locations are intermediaries between disease-causing parasitic worms and humans.
“It is striking that Trump is the anti-Obama in every way. Obama blames America first for every problem on the earth, from global warming to terrorism. Trump emanates love for America and pledges to “make America great again.”
Carbon Tax: "I think a carbon fee is growing in popularity," said Sen. Diane Feinstein after an appearance at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. She referred to a bill by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Sanders which would tax carbon emitters, such as coal mines, at the source, The Huffington Post reported. “A carbon tax is a great solution to the controversial climate change problem,” columnist Garrett Vande Kamp wrote in the Samford Crimson.
Panic Attack: The Discovery Institute, Creationist “Think Tank,” Scared Senseless By Teenage CollegeStudent
Unfortunately, legislators and our Governor, Bobby Jindal, gave all of this a nod and a wink and made it a law, hoping that they could sufficiently mask their intentions behind facially neutral, meaningless neologisms. In so doing, Jindal and the Louisiana legislature provided the Discovery Institute with its greatest legislative victory, and they’ve been defending it tooth and nail ever since.
The problems with the report are not mere details or minor interpretative mistakes. No, the danger is that too many of us non-creationists woefully misunderstand the world of American creationism. As with this report from the New York Times, we will repeat misleading notions to ourselves and think we have a better picture of creationism. The real danger, of course, is that we will traipse off with our non-knowledge to make plans and policies, without a whiff of a sense that we are building on the wrong foundation.
Season 11, Episode 10 Real Time With Bill Maher
Maher rolled his eyes tonight at yet another example of why Americans are “stupid,” citing polls showing a surprising number of people do not believe in global warming, still think Sadaam Hussein was behind 9-11, and believe President Obama is the Anti-Christ. Huntsman pointed out that the poll also found many of these same people also believe in Bigfoot, so we should take all of this with a grain of salt.
Guests: Comedian Martin Short, former Governor & Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE), journalist Rula Jebreal, reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and former Rep. Steve LaTourette. Topics: The future of the Republicans, gun control, Israeli elections, revolution in Syria, torture, Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax, the media, neither party cares about privacy