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This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick facts, videos, photos, etc, that do not merit their own…Continue

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Running Out of Time

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Farm and food garden land mined for generations without regard for the soil's microbial life, resulting in dead dirt and food products lacking basic nutrients. Pouring chemicals onto crops to gain more green does not lead to the results we want,…Continue

COVID Reporting Delays

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Nov 28, 2020. 1 Reply

...the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on a Sunday or Monday—data that are actually collected on Saturday and Sunday—is typically several percentage points below the weekly average. Holidays tend to bring the same delays as weekends, and…Continue

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The Evangelical Election Meltdown

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Mrs.B Nov 15, 2020. 4 Replies

Seth offers us several silly, outrageous, ridiculous, disgusting examples of some evangelicals' reaction to Trump's loss. No wonder his crowds look and sound so vulgarly. There is no use in trying to reason with such hysteria.Continue

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It's a matter of time & character

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"isochronal anchor escapement with pivoted pallets".JOHN HARRISON   1693 -…Continue

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The Scientific Method Protects Us From The Religious Method

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Gould was wrong; the two magisteria - religion and science - do overlap.Less in Europe and England after centuries of religious wars; more in America where the religious constantly stir up political war.A religious method’s hypothesis, god did it,…Continue

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Are Scientists or Pseudoscientists Claiming They Found a Black Hole?

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A. The scientific method requires confirmation by others. Who will confirm this claim?B. Scientists tell their peers of achievements in journals and at conferences. Give some thought to reasons why these people are using popular media. Continue

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The Origin of Life Is Among Many Atheists’ Interests. If It Is Among Yours, ...

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...if the origin of life is among your interests, go to www.youtube.com and on its search bar enter “electricity of life”.You will see links to short videos telling of recent research into this question. One of…Continue

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The Denisova genome

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Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to speculate that this ancient human, like Neanderthals,…Continue

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Comment was by Mrs.B on February 23, 2021 at 8:04pm

Yes, I've had some notifications up to 5 times for the same post, often hours apart.

Temporary yes, but a necessity for now until vaccines are world wide.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 23, 2021 at 8:00pm

Mrs.B I think I agree with you that having to use a vaccine passport is no hardship, but I would want a guarantee that was temporary. We use vaccine passports when we travel to another country.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 23, 2021 at 7:53pm

Mrs.B oddly enough just recently I've been getting repeat notifications sometimes hours apart. Annoying or what.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 23, 2021 at 5:24pm

You know, with things the way they are, I'd agree with showing vaccine proof to get me where I wanted to go!

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 23, 2021 at 5:23pm

I answered that news report below Stephen, don't know why I got a second notice of your post today.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 23, 2021 at 4:45pm

                     Vaccine passport 

There have been suggestions in the English press of a possible future use of a vaccine passport which you would have to show if you wanted to enter a pub or restaurant. Take-up of the vaccine won't be compulsory but if you wanted to live a normal life you would have to prove you've taken the vaccine. What would be your opinion of such a law.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 23, 2021 at 4:30pm

Mrs.B Early trials of real-life data coming from Israel and Scotland suggests that Four weeks after receiving the initial dose, the Oxford jab appeared to reduce a person's risk of hospital admission by 94%.

"Those who received the Pfizer jab had a reduction in risk of 85% between 28 and 34 days after the first dose."

"Data for the two jabs combined showed that among people over the age of 80 - who are at high risk of severe disease - the reduction in risk of hospital admission was 81% four weeks after the first dose."

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2021 at 12:23am

We set performance criteria for doctors, lawyers, dentists, teachers, lab technicians; why are we unable to set performance criteria for elected federal, state, and local government officials? Surely there are job descriptions for these systems of power! 

Fancy words, generous donations, and outrageous promises do not pass muster for leadership. Each position has responsibilities; each job has specific tasks to perform, and clear, concrete, specific, definable, and measurable outcomes can be defined. Great leadership takes on tasks at hand and makes things happen to reach specific goals. Presidents, governors, mayors, and city council members have different job descriptions, and they can be defined. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 23, 2021 at 12:13am

It was also on tonight's news about why the holdup on approval, & what's going on.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 23, 2021 at 12:11am

Yes, we're getting those reports on our news, but it's meaningless if we don't get the vaccine, & only Pfizer, & Moderna are approved here.

 
 
 

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