Category Archives: Science

Parents storm state capitals over vaccines

“Baby shots” used to be a boring subject taken for granted. As the number of vaccines grew from seven in the 1980s to 16 requiring 70 doses now, most parents obediently brought their children to the doctor when shots were “due.” The compliance rate was more than 90 percent. Parents who objected for one reason or another just got an exemption from school-attendance mandates and kept quiet. Every state had a medical exemption, most had a religious exemption, and many had easily obtained philosophical or personal-belief exemptions.

Now that states are repealing exemptions, parents are descending on state capitals en masse, many with severely injured children in tow. Thousands rallied outside an Albany courthouse as a lawsuit challenging an end to religious exemptions was heard.

Continue reading

Google Engineer: Tech dangerous, taking sides

Project Veritas provides this on-the-record interview with Google Sr. Engineer Greg Coppola following a series of insider Google reports, including internal Google documents which exposed political bias, “algorithmic unfairness,” and the use of “blacklists” at YouTube.

Coppola works on artificial intelligence and the Google Assistant:

Continue reading

Tulsa Teacher discovers calculus flaw

Jonathan Bartlett

Sometimes new discoveries just require asking the right questions. Jonathan Bartlett, a software developer for software development firm ITX, spends his free time teaching at homeschool student co-op programs. Recently, Bartlett discovered a flaw in calculus while trying to find the best way to describe one of the concepts to his students.

Continue reading

Private moon landing set next

Art depicting SpaceIL’s Beresheet Lander on moon.

The moon’s next visitor is different. SpaceIL’s Beresheet — Hebrew for “In the Beginning” — will become the first privately funded mission to launch from Earth and land on the moon, and the first spacecraft to propel itself over the lunar surface after landing by “hopping” on its rocket engine to a second landing spot.

Continue reading

How schools weaponize protection

Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes: “In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on—because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.”   Continue reading