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Posts made in September, 2011

Framing Blowback On Climate: "We are losing the argument with the general public, big time."

Early in 2007, I wrote a few articles lamenting that framing, by journalists and bloggers, was going to end badly, along with assertions about science being settled, which is a fundamentally anti-science position when presented to (or by) people outside science (much like 'theory is colloquially used wrong) who don't get the context and therefore shouldn't have the term...

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Science 2.0 win: Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

Since the bulk of academic research has been taxpayer-funded, it's become increasingly silly to allow private companies to take ownership of the results.   Congress passed a law declaring NIH-funded studies must be put in a public repository and it withstood the onslaught of the Democratic House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr. in 2008 but strong leadership by Elias Zerhouni at...

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Google runs from former executive’s “raise my taxes” plea

Google skews overwhelmingly Democrat – their genesis as a product of taxpayer funding and academia make that perfectly logical. ¬†Google’s Political Action Committee technically gives to both sides but when a VP hosts a fundraiser for one side at her house and ¬†Google employees are some of the most generous donors to President Obama’s election campaign, well, being a lobbyist...

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Distant Planets Look A Lot Like Worn Out Frying Pans

Distant Planets Look A Lot Like Worn Out Frying Pans

No, seriously.  Christopher Jonassen took pictures of worn-out frying pans but, if you are a Science 2.0 reader, you probably thought they were planets in a remote galaxy.See all of...

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Want local, seasonal, vegan, organic, handmade popsicles? Frisco is the place to go

When I want a popsicle, I want a popsicle, I don't need the popsicle framed through social justice issues or a world view, but if you need a certain kind of popsicle to assuage your liberal guilt that you can buy a popsicle and a woman in Arabia cannot (or is it just driving, voting, and wearing clothes of their choosing they cannot do?) , San Francisco - Frisco as local people love to call it -...

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