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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

ronys Questionable Assumption (625 comments)

Since when do young Americans think?

about 9 months ago

NASA's 'Inspirational' Mars Flyby

ronys so (108 comments)

Venus and Mars are alright tonight?

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Find Way To Zap RSA Algorithm

ronys Implementation, not algorithm! (173 comments)

It's an implementation on specific hardware that was broken. Not the first time, nor the last. If the *algorithm* would have been broken, now *that* would have been news!

more than 4 years ago

Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?

ronys Re:Teamviewer (454 comments)

Chalk up another vote for teamviewer. Latest version doesn't even require an installation. Recommended.

more than 4 years ago

Mixed Outcome of Texas Textbook Vote

ronys Why Science Lost (646 comments)

Superficially, the decision sounds fine - of course we want students to analyze the scientific evidence! The problem is that the creationists are going to come back with a novel definition of 'scientific' evidence that treats Intelligent Design as a scientific hypothesis, and they're going to demand textbooks that include a treatment of all kinds of nonsensical 'theories'. ID is not scientific. It has no evidence in its favor (pointing out that we lack intermediate fossils showing the evolution of the lesser red-necked Argentinian swamp leech is not evidence that it was designed). But the Discovery Institute does have another bad textbook waiting in the wings for the next round of textbook-buying decisions in Texas.

For more details, see here.

more than 5 years ago

UN Attacks Free Speech

ronys Pat Condell said it best (842 comments)

"It's at times like this, isn't it, that you realise just how much we need the United Nations -
about as much as we need an ear infection."
(Or here, with subtitles in several languages)

more than 5 years ago


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