Coal Knew

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It is now well established that the oil and gas industry knew that their product would have dire consequences for the climate further down the road. But what about the far older coal industry, did they know? A recently rediscovered journal article verifies that they did. Mining Congress Journal, August 1965  Below is the abstract … Read more Coal Knew

Nobel Prize 2018: Medicine

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Once again the time of year when the most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize, spotlights individuals who have contributed to our understanding. Yesterday, Mon 1st Oct, kicked off the proceedings with the following press release details … The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded … Read more Nobel Prize 2018: Medicine

Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious

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A couple of days ago the UK’s Independent, and several other media outlets, have promoted this claim … Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.  To be clear, this posting is not simply a dig at the Independent. Other outlets ran with the same story. The International Business Times very explicitly … Read more Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious

Disbelieving Myths to be made illegal in Egypt

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Atheism in Egypt is back in the news. The correct term to describe a person who does not believe that a god or gods exist is the word “Atheist”. If you are not sure about that, and many of those that do believe do actually reject it as the correct word, then simply google the … Read more Disbelieving Myths to be made illegal in Egypt

Christian Intolerance, spite and outright aggression

If you ask people to list other words that they associate with the word “Christian” then those that embrace some variation of Christianity might suggest terms such as “Love”, “Compassion”, “Tolerance”, etc… However, ask those that are not inside the bubble and you will at times find a rather different list that includes terms such … Read more Christian Intolerance, spite and outright aggression