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:

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The supposed before and after at the North Pole:

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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:

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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.

Flashback: Severe tornadoes caused by global cooling

2013: Global warming is causing these severe tornadoes.

1975: Global cooling is causing these severe tornadoes:

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More “settled science” from the 1970’s: “Prepare for the next ice age.”

Like I always say, no matter what happens, the “scare mongers for fun and profit” are right. There is no scenario that would disprove Al Gore’s sham. Shut up and pay up, deniers!

Brain Mining Is Big Deal in Big China

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China isn’t just about mining everybody’s minerals anymore…they want the good stuff: They want human DNA. They are out to design the superior race, and they have already got a good start:

At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points

They seem mostly interested in people of Chinese and European descent. You have to provide some evidence that you’re as smart as you say you are. You have to send your complete CV, publications you’ve produced, standardized-test scores, where you went to college… stuff like that.

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What would you do if some guy in China came up to you, and wanted some of your DNA because you are smart, and they want to use your DNA to make some really smart Chinese babies? Would you give it to them?

Of course you wouldn’t, because you happen to be smart. But Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist and lecturer at NYU was just too excited that they thought he was smart..and did.

(By the way…When did evolution need a psychologist? Is the missing link now considered a mental disease?)

Here Geoffrey was asked how this would work: :

And over the course of several generations you’re able to exponentially multiply the population’s intelligence?

Right. Even if it only boosts the average kid by five IQ points, that’s a huge difference in terms of economic productivity, the competitiveness of the country, how many patents they get, how their businesses are run, and how innovative their economy is. And they’re sending hundreds of thousands of college students to America and Europe to see how our education systems operate so they can bring their own systems up to our standards and above.

I have a friend who is very worried about this. I should introduce him to Geoffrey.

First: Did China give the world electricity? How about the toaster? Or cars? Or frozen food? Or nuclear energy? I know that once upon a time, China was the best thing around…but how did they get where they are today? Is the reason that China has had to steal every invention from us is because its people are stupid?

Or is it because, communism doesn’t allow for much creative thinking? And can you CLONE creativity? Is that in DNA?

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China must think that we invented more stuff because we have more smart people, therefore, just take those genes and reproduce them. Steal our genes like they steal everything else.

And they wanted Geoffrey Miller’s highly intelligent brain, who also said this:

 Do you think global domination is in the cards, then?

The Chinese Communist party has never really sought global domination. They think of it as restoring China to its rightful and historical place as the central culture of humanity. Europe got a temporary advantage, but they’re just restoring the natural balance as the world’s most populous country. I don’t think they have any imperial ambitions to spread China’s borders—they’re not going to act like Nazi Germany or America in the 20th century—but they do want respect and they do want influence and they don’t trust America or Europe to run the world in the right way, in terms of issues like global warming or equality or economic stability.

“in terms of issues like global warming or equality”

Right. China doesn’t trust us because we’re polluters and racist…unlike their country.

Can I buy a vowel here?

If the Chinese think Geoffrey Miller is the brightest bulb on the porch, and they are going to be mixing his DNA in their general population….we have nothing to worry about.

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Sandy… the Disaster That Keeps On Giving

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Hey—has anyone heard about how the poor victims from Hurricane Sandy are doing? It was only last October when we saw how Sandy, propitiously saved Obama’s Presidency, because the great Republican leader, Chris Christie, gave Obama a big hug for saving the nation.Obama and Sandy

After that Obama won a second term, and then the horror stories came out. Everyone was being ripped off, robbed, and ignored…for months. Well, that story just disappeared. I can’t find any news about the Sandy victims anywhere.

But, I did run across one of Harry Reid’s lessons in How to Get Billions: Load a disaster bill up with pork, then tell everyone to go home in hopes that nobody notices.

Remember the $51 Billion dollars that Chris Christie wanted? Remember that John Bonehead said no?

Here’s what was in the Senate bill:

$4 million for the Kennedy Space Center

(Getting rid of old astronauts cost a lot of money.)

$8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice Departments

(Obama wants a new limo, and more hallow point bullets for the EPA.)

$20 million for a nationwide “Water Resources Priorities Study.”

(Actually, this is for the White House Staffers who cannot afford the bottled water in the cafeteria.)

$41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay

(Obama sent the money to the Saudi’s because they needed runways for those fighter jets he sent them, and the Bay needs an indoor swimming pool.)

$55.8 million for charting the debris from last year’s Japanese Tsunami

(Al Gore says he lost the charts, and needs more.)

$58 million for forest restoration on private land

(Private land? Is Ted Turner running out of money?)

$100 million for the federal Head Start Day care program

(To be renamed, “Getting a Head Start on learning to speak Spanish”)Chinese Salamander

$150 million for funding for Alaskan fisheries

(The victims of New Jersey will be given new jobs as fishermen in Alaska because Japan’s waters are not exactly fish ready yet.)

$188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines)

(Warren Buffet payback)

$197 million “to protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.”

(Payback to Michael Bloomberg who can now build the New Jersey Disneybloom World that he has planned for years…thanks to Sandy for clearing that space for him.)

$5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers —that’s more than their annual budget.

(Obama still dreams of building the future of his dreams…we just don’t know where he plans to build it)

$10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.

(Pelosi still wants her personal train to Vegas.)

$13 billion would to ‘mitigation projects to prepare for future storms.

(We will need more disasters. How else will Congress be able to get their hands such porkulous wonder?)

$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.

(I have NO clue…probably Freddie and Fannie in Cairo.)

And last but not least: $38 billion dollars to study the mating habits of the giant salamander found in Janet Napolitano’s back yard.

Just kidding.  I made that up. Janet Napolitano does not have salamanders in her back yard.

But I bet she knows where to find $38 billion dollars..

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No Money for White House Tours, But Still Enough to Maintain Funding for Duck Genitalia Study

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Made possible with a grant from The National Science Foundation

Today’s “taxpayers stuck with the bill” story takes a turn for the somewhat literal:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”, according to the recovery.gov website.

The grant description says, “The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.”

The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.

The project has been receiving money from the NSF since 2009 and is slated for funding through July of this year.

Below is exclusive audio of a duck having his genitals studied by a Yale zoologist. Your tax dollars at work:

Latest Way to Save the World from Global Warming: Work Less

I have to admit that the “climate change” sham is brilliantly devised. If it’s colder than normal, that’s evidence of man-caused climate change. If it’s warmer than usual, that’s evidence of man-caused climate change. And now politicians who are killing the economy and putting people out of work (where they all too often stay) can claim that they’re saving the planet:

Want to reduce the effects of global warming? Stop working so hard. Working fewer hours might help slow global warming, according to a new study released Monday by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

A worldwide switch to a “more European” work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.

The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington.

In the old days if you made an effort and put in a lot of hours to better yourself and improve your station in life, you were called a hard worker. Now you’re an eco-terrorist.

There are 8.5 million more Americans not in the labor force than there were when Obama took office. In other words, the US president is doing his part to combat global warming.

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