Category Archives: Skepticism

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

Posted in Culture, Environment, GM-Food, Science, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Biology, Culture, Environment, Science, Skepticism, Society | Tagged ,

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

Posted in Culture, Skepticism, Society, Technology | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Culture, Government, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Biology, Culture, Environment, Medicine, Science, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Biology, Culture, Environment, Research Blogging, Science, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Culture, Debate, Education, Environment, Government, Science, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Culture, Debate, Environment, Government, Science, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

The Millionaire Myth

A chance encounter the other day led me to a short discussion with a couple of ultra conservatives.  These are people who believe that our system is not rigged and the greatest thing about America is that anyone can become … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Skepticism, Society | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Creationism / ID, Evolution, Science, Skepticism | Tagged , , ,