Why do political and religious discussions become heated?

Dialog on most topics tends to not result in heated verbal exchanges, but move on to either strongly embraced politics or religion ideas and you may find that verbal a whiplash is soon being deployed. What is going on here, why is it like this? What is even more fascinating is that even […]

Building walls instead of bridges

In these “interesting” times, I do wonder if I need to send a thank you note to Mr Trump because if he was not around I might have nothing to write about. OK, so let’s ponder over Mr Trumps latest folly, a wall that will cost billions. Why is it being built? […]

@SenSchumer bounces McConnell’s 2009 letter back at him.

Back last September when Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was on his way out and retiring, he gave a speech in which he laid out the preceding eight years of GOP Obstructionism in detail … “History will look back and note that Republicans in Congress treated President Obama with unprecedented […]

Scientists launching anonymous hotline for NOAA workers

We have already had a small taste of what might come with the Trump administration. Within the scientific community there is a considerable climate of fear building up, and it is not un-warrented. Why? Data Point 1 – Trumps’ appointments We have seen the appointment of wholly inappropriate individuals and there is […]

Why is there a ‘reality gap’?

Much is being written about fake news and so there has been a dawning realisation that we live in an age where there is a very distinct reality gap. Steve Benen writes on MSNBC about how disconnected some are from reality. He describes it as follows … what struck me […]

Climate Change: What will happen if we do nothing?

The official position of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is that the “Do Nothing” approach will led to an increase in Global temperatures of something in the range of 2.6 and 4.8 degrees above pre-industrial numbers by about 2100. However, there is now some emerging evidence via an analysis of […]