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"The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation's income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent.... I'm not surprised by the greed of the One-Percenters. I'm mystified by the lack of indignation from so many of the rest of us."
yawning chimps: are they sleepy or empathetic?
the eyes have it. stem cells make retina in a dish.
trinary star find is a mystery to astroseismologists.
John Danaher has begun a series examining the particulars of game theory. with game theory's importance to the evolution of morality it should be interesting stuff.
some commentary is popping up on the debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig that took place just this week. on the subject of Craig and debates, Lawrence Krauss debated Craig recently too. Krauss pulled no punches in a piece he posted following the debate. Sean Carroll had some thoughts on the debate. PZ Myers chimed in.
this is a call to action guys: demand that CBS not air this anti-vaccine add!
pretty much every atheist blog out there has posted this video so i'll just link directly to the video itself- Tim Minchin's STORM. if i had a nickel for every time i've been in a situation like that...
don't blame free speech for the murders in Afghanistan.
Tennessee anti-evolution bill passes the House.
3 cavefish groups independently evolved to lose sleep.
religion makes you friendly to people, unless it's someone you don't want to be friendly with according to your religion.
scientists see the beginnings of racism in monkeys.
on DNA the "blueprint" and DNA the "computer code"- bad analogies.
Michael Shermer dissects his debate with Deepak Chopra.
a multitude of species face the threat from climate change.
Florida Quran burning: Hamid Karzai encourages a mob mentality in Afghanistan.
what are the correct tactics for atheists when advocating secular moral values?
some news outlets are trumpeting the news of the discovery of some lead plates that purport to shore up the case for a historical Jesus. historian Richard Carrier says: "IMO only a lunatic would try [to argue that the plates are genuine], given the ease with which they can be proven a forgery."