Author Archives: OgreMkV

My SkepticInk Blog

All, my new blog is up and running.  Here is the direct link: http://skepticink.com/smilodonsretreat/ Please stop by and say hi. Advertisements

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour ¼ cup cocoa 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup chocolate chips 2 eggs ½ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon vanilla 3 … Continue reading

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Cassandra’s Tears: Time for a Change

All, First, thank you all for staying with my blog for this long.  New Year’s Eve two years ago, I made a resolution to write a finish a book.  I started it and I was doing very well.  I was … Continue reading

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How to Report a GM-Feed Study

Turns out Seralini’s paper isn’t the first long-term study of GM-feed on rats.  Another one was done and published in 2008.  Unfortunately, it’s in Japanese.  Here’s the abstract and data report.

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OpenEarth Anti-GM Paper

I really didn’t mean to get into the GM controversy.  I like the evolution controversy.  It’s fun.  The science is settled. The issue of genetically modified food and organisms isn’t quite as settled.  And there’s a huge movement, based on … Continue reading

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GM Corn Long Term Study – Again

I’ve had some requests for additional commentary on one of the major issues with this long term genetically modified food study. First of all, the study claims that GM food and Roundup ™ cause cancer and kill rats.  That’s wrong.  … Continue reading

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Personal and Private Are Meaningless Now

Another in my “this just came up and inspired me” series.  Should we be concerned with our personal and private lives being mixed in with our public lives? Thought 1 Why are we different people publicly and privately?  I guess … Continue reading

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Taxes vs. Standard of Living

This is another “I read this and started thinking about it” post.  So some guy on the internet stated that Obama wanted to raise taxes to 100%.  Hmmm… first, that sounds more like what the Republicans want (are actively trying) … Continue reading

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Research on Round-up Tolerant GM Maize

As promised, I contacted the lead author of the paper and got a copy of it. Honestly, after reading the abstract, I could see that this might be a good paper.  After reviewing the graphs (here), I had some concerns.  … Continue reading

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Anti-GM Food Proponents and Research

Here’s a video that a friend of mine linked to on youtube. It’s short, less than 3 minutes.  And more interestingly comments are disabled. There’s probably a very good reason that comments are disabled… Because the statements made in the … Continue reading

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