Category Archives: Science

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. Advertisements

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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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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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The Candidates Did Respond… and it’s underwhelming

Both the Romney campaign and the Obama campaign have answered sciencedebate.org’s 14 questions. Just a cursory glance and it appears that they both punted on a lot of the questions.  Especially the education one.  We have a lot of unemployed … Continue reading

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Politicians Refuse to Tell Us Their Thoughts…

Sciencedebate.org is trying to get someone… anyone in the US congress to answer some questions.  But they are refusing. Sigh… so much for transparency in government. The sad part is the senators and reps on this list are the chairs … Continue reading

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Building on Previous Work

This came up in a recent conversation.  Someone asked why I couldn’t give them a recent peer-reviewed paper that supported the idea of mutation as a driver for evolution.  My basic reply is because it’s so basic, everyone knows that … Continue reading

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Whereupon I reply to a commenter

I know I haven’t been posting much.  I’ve been working quite a bit lately and most of my work involves writing.  I’ve been writing the equivalent of 4 or 5 blog posts a day for work and just don’t feel … Continue reading

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Science and How it Affects Us Everyday

This is often one of the hardest things to get across to students… and many other people.  The simple fact that science is used in our daily lives to such an extent that we would, literally, be sitting in caves … Continue reading

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