Posts tagged “Europe”


Many scientists try to separate advocacy and science, but that’s probably not a good idea: The only two logically sound arguments that emerge, say the researchers, are the social harm that might result if scientists, who are the true experts, don’t advocate; and the fact that researchers are citizens first and scientists second, and therefore […]

What I’ve noticed

Nectar isn’t just insect food, it’s a drug – the plants produce narcotics and alcohol. How on earth can people believe that torture keeps us safe? (en)Gender points to the most awesome thing I’ve read all week – a statement released by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. It really irks […]

A Little Politics

The latest A Softer World comic: PZ Myers points to a video of Sarah Palin telling an Assembly of God church that the Iraq war is “a task from God. Obama answers some important questions about science and policy. Dooce tells Republicans to live up to those compassionate principles: Because Leta was diagnosed with plagiocephaly […]