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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 26 2012

DK Radio is on the air & I want as many of you on it as I can get!

Daily Kos Radio is on the air and you are invited to tune in Monday through Friday, now from 9 a.m. to noon, ET. We start with two hours of the Kagro in the Morning show from 9-11, and then it’s The Ministry of Truth, with Armando Llorens, starring Jesse LaGreca from 11-12. Those are three …

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Jul 25 2012

Tax bill passes Senate

In a near legislative miracle, a tax bill extending the Bush tax cuts on the first quarter million dollars or so of income, without including another trillion dollar giveaway to the Koch cartels already taking advantage of every tax dodge and offshore loophole in the book.

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Jul 25 2012

Keyword Mars Curiosity: official landing time, pressers, & streaming info

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NASA has retasked the Odyssey orbiter to track the Mars Science Lab carrying the Curiosity, the next generation rover is charging its lithium ion batteries to final 100% capacity courtesy of the solar array on the MSL as we speak. There’s been some confusion on the exact date and time of the seven minutes of terror hope leading to Curiosity’s landing, …

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Jul 25 2012

I hear it’s beautiful in Greenland this time of year

I guess, in a weird way, science deniers and science aficionados share something in common when it comes to climate change: we’re all scared by the data. Deniers deal with the anxiety by escaping into elaborate fantasies and penalizing those who don’t readily follow them down the rabbit hole, the rest of us try to figure out how fast …

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Jul 25 2012

Fun with information theory

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Related to the Second Law of Thermodynamics argument against evolution discussed here yesterday is one equally intimidating for the non mathematically inclined that goes “a mutation can never increase genetic information, ergo evolution is impossible.” Like the second law deal it can sound real complicated. But surprisingly, if you’re smarter than a first-grader, the ‘no new info’ …

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Jul 24 2012

Millennial Atheists by Tom Tomorrow

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My talented colleague, Tom Tomorrow, delves into the FTB world for today’s political cartoon.

Jul 24 2012

Fun with thermodynamics

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For us science wonks thermodynamics is the study of heat and work and those properties of substance related to heat and work. But for creationists, it’s the basis for a prized whopper endlessly passed off as fact in the fundamentalist jihad against natural history. A recent editorial offers up the classic zombie lie:

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Jul 23 2012

The talented Mr. Romney

Where does Mitt Romney stand? Slate.com put together this video of the incredibly talented Mr. Romney. And after watching him speak in his own words … you will have absolutely no idea where Mitt Romney stands on a woman’s right to choose or anything else.

Jul 23 2012

First US female astronaut, Sally Ride, passes away

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Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has passed away after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. She was only 61 years-old.

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Jul 23 2012

Pastor Rick Warren tries to blame shooting on evolution?

I suppose, in a roundabout way, pretty much any human behavior could be due to evolution for one reason or another. Can’t fire guns without hands and fingers for example. But when Tom DeLay tried to blame the Columbine shooting on teaching evolution he was roundly ridiculed. It’s not clear what was going through Pastor Rick Warren’s mind …

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