Author Archives: mikethemadbiologist

Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism

With apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky. Over the last few weeks, I’ve come across a number of stories, tweets, threads and the like which ask two related questions: How can conservatives make so many false and/or hypocritical statements? When conservatives engage … Continue reading

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Links 10/16/19

Links for you. Science: University emails reveal breadth of FBI campaign against researchers’ ‘wholesale theft’ of trade secrets for China Publish houses of brick, not mansions of straw (by Nobel recipient, before he received the prize) Allergies, rashes and sinus … Continue reading

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The Corporate Board Scam

Seems @EricTrump knows as much about how corporate boards work as his father, which appears to be nothing. Almost none of @exxonmobil’s board members have “industry knowledge,” and board member duties usually consist of showing up at meetings. Behold, ExxonMobil’s … Continue reading

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Links 10/15/19

Links for you. Science: Flu vaccine selections may be an ominous sign for this winter Scientist Who Discredited Meat Guidelines Didn’t Report Past Food Industry Ties Trump is destroying an irreplaceable world treasure in an effort to speed up building … Continue reading

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Right Now, Internecine Warfare between Sanders and Warren Supporters Is Stupid

Because they turn conservative and moderate Democrats into left-ish convention delegates. According to, here is how the race looks among Democratic voters: The reason I’m using Morning Consult is because they also ask supporters who their second choice would … Continue reading

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Links 10/14/19

Links for you. Science: Scientists booted from EPA panel form their own group The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires (and electric vehicles won’t stop this) The Real Problem With Beef The CIA, World … Continue reading

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Is Our Democrats Learning? The Working the Refs Edition

While Sanders has always blasted the media–and there are few, if any, better in a potential unfriendly interview than Sanders–Warren has done a really good job in ‘working the refs’–attacking media outlets when they behave badly and putting them on … Continue reading

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