Monthly Archives: April 2013

Some Science Stuff

One of the things that has caused me to lose serious respect for many environmental action groups is their hysteria over genetically modified organisms.   Their attacks rely on a lot of junk science, and some other things:

Well, it owes to a mishmash of anti-corporatist ideology, natural fallacy (GMOs are not natural!) and precautionary principle extremism. But here’s the odd thing. If you read through the reader responses to the NRO article, you’ll see lots of GMO-fearing conservatives who also hate Monsanto.

Over the years I’ve seen more crap about this than anything else.   It doesn’t help at all, and particularly when you have well-known people pushing it through sloppy, plagiarized books and using their reputations as an appeal to authority.  It needs to change.

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Officially Spring, But It Doesn’t Look It.

According to the calendar, it’s been Spring for a couple of weeks.  According to the “look out the window” around here, it’s still … Winter.   Last year at this time, I was looking a greening lawns, trees starting to bud, and warm temperatures.  This year?

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