Links 10/28/12

Links for you. Science:

Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions? On issues ranging from genetically modified crops to nuclear power, environmentalists are increasingly refusing to listen to scientific arguments that challenge standard green positions. This approach risks weakening the environmental movement and empowering climate contrarians.
Nocebo Doubt About It: “Wind Turbine Syndrome” Is Catching
On the L’Aquila trial verdict: earthquake safety is about door locks, not fire alarms
Federal Budget Limits Affect Scientific Conferences (if we had a sane political discourse, this would be viewed as a relatively cheap opportunity for stimulus)
The Verdict of the l’Aquila Earthquake Trial Sends the Wrong Message

Other:

Mormonism in the Mainstream?
It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too: I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats
This Is Reproductive Coercion
The Fraudulent Factoid That Refuses to Die
Richard Mourdock Gets in Trouble for His Extremely Conventional Religious Beliefs
Romney Doesn’t Think Voters are Stupid. Romney KNOWS the Press is Stupid
How Team Obama Justifies the Killing of a 16-Year-Old American
Estimated Gaps in Reading Achievement Between High-Low Income (90/10 Ratio) and Black-White Students, by Birth Year, 1940-Present
Broken on Purpose: Why Getting It Wrong Pays More Than Getting It Right
Let The Purity Purges Begin
Philip Pilkington: Why “Free Markets” Accommodate Speculation and Lead to Disequilibrium
What Ex-Goldmanite Greg Smith Didn’t Say, and Some Guesses as to Why
The Daily Beast: Netroots blogs turn 10 — and are struggling to survive
What David Freedlander’s Report on Blogs Left Out — Google
Pols rake in JP developers’ cash: Ross to return $2G, mayor keeps $10G
Michelle Rhee: Union-Buster
I Was Beautiful While I Lasted
Very unwise for employers to tell employees how to vote

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1 Response to Links 10/28/12

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    “Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions? On issues ranging from genetically modified crops to nuclear power, environmentalists are increasingly refusing to listen to scientific arguments that challenge standard green positions. This approach risks weakening the environmental movement and empowering climate contrarians.”

    Totally dreadful article, but one which serves to demonstrate how Big Energy/Nuclear/Chemicals can easily find somebody to toady for them. The comments are a much better read.

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