Recommended Reading – “Decision Points”

When George W. Bush’s long awaited memoirs, “Decision Points,” hit bookstores earlier this month, it was like the Internet slowed down … for just a day or so. The book shot to the top of sales charts as both supporters and detractors of the controversial president rushed to get their hands on a copy. Though … Continue reading

Bioethics and End of Life Questions

I’ve been feeling a little philosophical of late. OK, so I always feel a little philosophical. Recent events have caused me to be even more so. Consequently, bored on a Thursday night and browsing the list of available, streaming Netflix programming, I cam across a National Geographic Explorer episode entitled “Moment of Death.” This short … Continue reading

Why Stephen Hawking is Wrong

In his latest book, controversial – but admittedly brilliant – physicist, Stephen Hawking has concluded that God was not necessary for the Universe to come into being, according to an article on the Telegraph. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the … Continue reading

Senate Votes Against Murkowski Resolution

Yesterday, the US Senate voted down the “Murkowski Resolution,” which would have overturned the EPA’s 2009 findings that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public health and welfare. The vote was 47-53, with several Democrats crossing party lines to support the resolution along with all Republican senators. The resolution was designed to preempt future attempts … Continue reading

Why Conservatives Are Often Wrong About Science

Everyone, regardless of political leaning, has one issue on which they disagree with the body politic of their respective affiliation. Mine happens to be science. In particular, the misrepresentation and misunderstanding of science so often perpetuated in the conservative news. In US society, the most notable attacks on science have come by way of two … Continue reading

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