Category Archives: Science & Nature

Bill Nye’s argument for abortion is as stupid as his arguments for everything else

Bill Nye the “fake science guy” is a world class dipshit, and the libs love it!

That’s what passes for “logic” on the Left. Fortunately, people with functional brains have dismantled Nye’s “debunking” of pro-life positions:

Nye’s central argument is that human embryos should not be protected by law, because many of them perish from natural causes before they implant in the womb. Based on this, he claims that if you think life begins at fertilization and is worthy of protection:

Then whom are you going to sue? Whom are you going to imprison? Every woman who’s had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy who’s sperm has fertilized an egg and then it didn’t become a human? Have all these people failed you?

That statement is irrelevant to the issue of abortion, just as the statement that “all people eventually die” is irrelevant to the issue of murder. Both of these issues are about people actively ending the lives of others, not nature taking its course.

National Review also did a good job of setting Nye’s straw man on fire.

Keep in mind that’s the guy the White House trots out to support their climate change “science.” But his “argument” will make total sense to the people who believe there’s such a thing as free health care and college, and that’s all that matters to the Left.

What a surprise: Fighting ‘climate change’ is now over a $1.5 trillion racket and July was the hottest month ever

You know, if we had an honest and inquisitive media, it’s possible that some intrepid reporter might want to know if “data” like this…

…could possibly be influenced by numbers like this:

Press headlines never say “July 2014 was the hottest month ever, say scientists whose grant money hinges on hottest months ever.” Go figure.

Bill Nye’s being a detestable, dishonest climate change hack again

What an asshole:

Because SCIENCE!

Alaska’s largest known wildfire was in 1956, around the time Nye’s alarmist predecessors were cooking up their “next ice age” theory. And of course Texas was never hit by tropical storms, hurricanes and floods before people started driving cars.

Obama and Nye put out more fossil fuel emissions in one unnecessary trip to Florida on Air Force One recently than you or I probably ever will for the rest of our lives, but WE’RE the “science” deniers.

Virgin Galactic ‘spaceship’ crashes during test; Will ‘eco’ space vacation hopefuls ask for their down-payments back?

More than 700 people, including Leonardo DiCaprio, have paid up to a quarter million dollars for a suborbital flight aboard Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship.

There has been delay after delay, and eventually I’m guessing most of them will ask for their money back. Branson’s group isn’t even close to a successful test at the 62-mile altitude the ship’s supposed to reach, and today’s test went tragically wrong:

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another private space company, Orbital Sciences Corp, lost a rocket in an explosion moments after liftoff in Virginia.

Worth mentioning, even though at this point there’s no word about what caused the crash:

During the nine months since the previous rocket-powered test in January, Virgin Galactic switched SpaceShipTwo’s fuel mixture from a rubber-based compound to a plastic-based mix — in hopes that the new formulation would boost the hybrid rocket engine’s performance.

I don’t even want to drive a car designed by “greens” let alone get on an effing rocket engineered by them.

So the NIH was ‘under-funded’ and couldn’t pay for Ebola vaccine research, eh?

Now that Ebola is in the U.S., Democrats with no shame are blaming GOP “funding cuts.” That claim is not only total BS, but at a glance it appears the NIH has been over-funded if anything.

The Free Beacon uncovered nearly $40 million worth of NIH expenditures of dubious societal value. Some examples:

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.

The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost $2,707,067.

The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.

A restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent $430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.

Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent $105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.

The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697 after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.

Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and anal versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.

How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.

Looks like the NIH has been wonderful stewards of tax dollars so far, so why not blame Republicans for failing to double their budget?

If you think Ebola is hard to get rid of now, wait until it’s heavily “funded.”

Richard Dawkins thinks failing to eliminate that which is not as perfect as Richard Dawkins is immoral

Richard Dawkins has spent much of his life arguing that religion leads to immorality and yet he can vomit up crap like this without feeling a twinge of irony:

Not to go all “Godwin’s Law” here, but wasn’t “it’s immoral to allow them to live” pretty much Hitler’s justification for marching Jews into the ovens? Apparently the brilliant Dawkins can’t appreciate the slippery slope his approach would create. Eventually somebody might come along that considers people like him to be an imperfect stain on humanity — you know, kind of like I feel about him right now.

Since when do “evolutionary scientists” take it upon themselves to decide who deserves a chance to “evolve”? That’s not evolutionary science, that’s evolutionary activism, and history is full of really ugly examples of people in that particular movement.

I for one feel sorry for Dawkins, but my wife’s good friend who’s the mother of a great kid who has Down Syndrome might kick him in the nuts for criticizing her “immoral” choice. But we can’t all be as absolutely perfect as Richard Dawkins.

After a Good Cry Over the Latest IPCC Report, Global Warming Alarmist Pledges to Quit Flying and Never Have Kids

A voluntary thinning of the future gene pool of potential Gorebots is just alright with me.

From the UK Daily Mail via Weasel Zippers:

A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy.

He also vowed to stop flying after the world’s recent climate-change report made him cry.

Eric Holthaus was reacting to the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which released a report on Friday that found it was ‘extremely likely’ that humans are causing warming trends seen in the last several decades.

On Friday afternoon the weatherman tweeted: ‘No children, happy to go extinct, which in and of itself, carries a certain sadness. #IPCC’

His next tweet said: ‘Its a very emotional decision. Mixed feelings. adios babies?’

If he wept because of a climate change report the chances are his testosterone level is too low to father children anyway.

Here’s a dramatization of the man’s reaction after reading the IPCC report:

AP Retraction of the Week: That Photo of the Melting North Pole Wasn’t Exactly Taken at the North Pole

In late July, the Associated Press ran a photo which purportedly showed tremendous melting at the North Pole. Naturally, the global warming alarmists, including Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project,” ran with it:


The supposed before and after at the North Pole:


Now that the story has made its way around the world, the AP has retracted the “North Pole lake” photo:

Editors, photo editors, and photo librarians – please eliminate AP photo NY109 that was sent on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The caption inaccurately stated that “the shallow metlwater lake is occuring due to an unusually warm period.” In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer.

Not only that, but…

In addition, the images do not necessarily show conditions at the North Pole, because the weather buoy carrying the camera used by the North Pole Environmental Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the North Pole.

The picture wasn’t taken anywhere near the North Pole.

In 2009, Al Gore said there’s a chance that in as little as five years the North Pole could be ice free in the summer months. Some are obviously doing all they can to make that dire prediction appears to be coming to fruition, even if it takes using photos taken hundreds of miles from where they’re alleged to have been taken. The warming alarmists refer to non-Gorebots as “climate deniers,” so maybe we should start calling them “longitude/latitude deniers.”

The AP previously fessed up to doing a little gaffe repair job for President Obama.

‘Green’ Central Planning at its Finest: Air Traffic Controllers Bothered by Glare from Solar Panels

This from the same kinds of planning geniuses who are now in charge of health care:

A $3.5-million solar panel installation at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire — paid for with a federal grant — is under wraps as engineers debate how to deal with the glare that has bothered air traffic controllers, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported on Thursday.

According to the newspaper, engineers have suggested that the south-facing panels on top of the airport parking garage be turned to the east, even though that would reduce their energy output.

Here’s what the controllers were looking at:


Wouldn’t it be the perfect “worlds collide” moment if an air traffic controller was blinded by that when Gore Force One was on approach?

Obama: We’ll Be There for the Folks in Monroe, Oklahoma

Not that being there for Monroe, Oklahoma will much help the people of Moore, which is where the tornado hit:

Teleprompter fail, or general disregard for one of the reddest of red states? Hard to imagine Obama making a similar mistake if he were talking about a town in Massachusetts.

I think maybe a talking point about the storm circulated among Dems had “Monroe” written on it instead of “Moore,” because Dick Blumenthal also recently referred to the town devastated by the tornado as “Monroe.”

In related news…

The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed more Benghazi documents, and the House Judiciary Committee is investigating Eric Holder for suspected perjury. I wrote a little about both here. Stand by for historic levels of transparency stonewalling.