Monthly Archives: April 2010

Lies, Damn Lies, and “Race to the Top” Education ‘Reform’: How MA Got Screwed

Massachusetts’ willingness to permit the public to comment on its academic standards, combined with a few quirks in the weighting system, cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.”
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Posted in Education, Progressives | 2 Comments

The Arc of Evolution Is Long and Rarely Bends Towards Advantageous Alleles: Why Does Popular Science Ignore Neutral Theory?

But natural selection is supposedly the theologically challenging part?
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Posted in Education, Evolution, Genetics, News Media, Religion | 21 Comments

It’s Not Political Madness, but Politics of the Blood

Like InstaPutz, I too am tempted to do horrible things if I read another post about the ‘epistemic closure of the conservative mind’. Instead, I want to discuss Marc Ambinder’s recent post, “Have Conservatives Gone Mad?”
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Posted in Conservatives | 6 Comments

Ivins’ Colleague Maintains Ivins Didn’t Commit Anthrax Attacks

The Justice Department had to rely on human profiles, and so they settled on Ivins, without really comprehending if he could have done this.
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Posted in Anthrax, Experts | 5 Comments

Tuesday Links

Happy Tuesday. Links for you.
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Posted in Lotsa Links

HuffPo: The Scientific Method Is Like TOTALLY Hitler. Or Something

Huffington ad absurdum: the scientific method as child abuse.
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Posted in Education, Fucking Morons, Internet, IQ, Why Is Arianna Huffington a Murderous Idiot? | 14 Comments

Sunday Sermon: The Teacher Tenure Edition

Tenure as payment and economic incentive.
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Posted in Economics, Education | 8 Comments

If I Were in D.C., I Would Attend The Fiscal Sustainability Teach-In Counter Conference

Deficits are important, and interesting.
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Posted in Economics | 6 Comments

Saturday Links

In case it’s not sunny where you are, here are some links.
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Posted in Lotsa Links

The Banality of Health Insurance Executives

People held meetings, made Power Point presentations, wrote memos and emails, and decided after all of this considerable thought and consideration that denying legitimate, paying customers with cancer was an acceptable thing to do. Then they went home and lived a ‘normal’ life.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Bidness, Healthcare | 14 Comments