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Farmers Flee From Organic Consumers Association, Who Then Slash Funding To Their US Right To Know Subsidiary

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation was created by a hedge fund magnate to devote some of their Wall Street wealth to education reform, public pension reform, criminal justice reform, dietary policy, and improving reproducibility in science. Those are all positive things, so why last year did they also give money to one of those most corrupt, hate-filled, lying, mercenary organizations in...

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‘Apollo 11’ Documentary – Review

If you are in a hurry, I will save you some time. Do not walk, fly at 20,000 MPH to your nearest theater or Fandango or however you get IMAX tickets and see "Apollo 11."I want to be the first to congratulate Todd Douglas Miller on his 2020 Academy Award, because unless someone pumps out a documentary about a minority transgender person with their heart on the outside who escapes North Korea and...

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Organic Consumers Association Sponsors Anti-Vaccine Meeting With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

In 2011 I wrote a book with Dr. Alex Berezow of RealClearScience in which we noted the common cause among the anti-vaccine, anti-energy, and anti-GMO communities. They shared common beliefs about distrust of science and I made a challenge; I said if I drew a radius around a Whole Foods, I could predict with high accuracy how those people with those beliefs voted.read...

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A Flawed Science Journalism Article Provides Good Education On How We Can Do Better

Anti-science activists are having a field day on social media, happy that a rather poorly designed study can let them claim that human sperm is being damaged by modern pesticides, even though the study found nothing of the kind. read...

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Organic Consumers Association Continues To Be The Embarrassing Stepchild Of The Organic Industry

Organic Consumers Association has opened a new front in their culture war against science - now they say organic food itself is too science-y.Don't they represent organic farmers? No. Unlike Organic Trade Association, the mainstream trade group created to help organic corporations gain market share, Organic Consumers Association is a fringe group that was created to tear down science they oppose...

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Superhero Science: Ant-Man And The Wasp Shouldn’t Be Able To Breathe At Insect Size, Here’s Why They Can

At insect size, miniature superheroes Ant-Man and The Wasp should be dead in minutes. Since they did not train on the top of Mt. Everest, they would be unable to overcome the atmospheric density they would have to face at tiny size, and that's without getting into the metabolism issues.Ant-Man clearly didn't have a lot of scientific thought that went into him when he was created by a combination...

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