politics


Carl Sagan’s Thoughts on Abortion

Carl Sagan’s book entitled “Billions and Billions, Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium“, contains a rather interesting chapter on the topic of Abortion. (Chapter 15 to be precise). Side Note: Interestingly enough, Carl himself never once used the phrase “Billion and Billions” in Cosmos. He did […]


Flurry of State Bills Introduced to Penalize Electric Car Drivers – Why?

I personally love the idea of switching from gas guzzling to an electric vehicle, and plan to do exactly that. If not wholly EV, then a hybrid at least. The rise of the EV has however also seen a corresponding rise of legislation that punishes people financially for switching to electric vehicles. Which […]


#JeSuisIkea #IStandWithSweden

The Sweden claim was simply too good an opportunity, especially after Mr T doubled down with it. It was then inevitable that the  #JeSuisIkea tag or similar would become a bit of a fun spot for many to troll him. First,let’s dig into the claim itself. What actually happened? While speaking last Saturday […]


Can Coal jobs be revived by Trump?

TL;DR; – No. One big promise by Mr T was the proposal to revive Coal and the associated jobs, but is this realistic? To grasp why this will fall flat when it hits the rather awkward and hard wall of reality means going back to an understanding of why all the coal […]


Do all Republicans oppose science?

TL;DR; … Nope. Roughly one year ago Wired ran an article about a vote within the House on an amendment to a debate over construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The vote would not result in any legislation, but was just a bit of political theatre and was specifically asking if “Climate Change […]


Should you support the #marchforscience? 1

The #MarchForScience is scheduled to happen on 22nd April. The official “March For Science” website explains it as follows … SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused […]