In has become tiresomely predictable that instead of actually addressing the issue of gun control, yet another incident results is the easy targets being attacked. “He was disturbed” and so mental illness gets the blame. “Violent video games instil a bloodlust within our society” is yet another familiar trope. One thing is more or less … Read moreDo Violent Video Games cause Gun Violence?
A couple of days ago (2nd Aug 2019) Pew released their latest data from a public poll of how much we trust scientific experts. Titled “Trust and Mistrust in Americans’ Views of Scientific Experts” it is actually rather encouraging. What exactly did they find? From a survey that they conducted in January 2019, they have … Read morePew Poll: Do we really trust Scientific Experts?
For many the US is all about the embrace of values such as fairness and equality. What is also truly weird is that those on the religious right-wing strive to destroy it all as they stand upon that platform of fairness and equality. For them, a return to an era of pre-New Deal and a … Read moreWeekly Weird Right-Wing Fundamentalist News: 4Aug19
The rather “shocking” fact is that in summer ice in Greenland is melting. OK, I put air quotes around the word “shocking” to suggest that this is what happens in summer and to hint that we should not be shocked. However, what is currently happening is actually truly shocking the subject matter experts, and so … Read moreGreenland Melt event in July 2019