Month: November 2014

Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks ‘killer electrons’ — ScienceDaily

Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks ‘killer electrons’ — ScienceDaily. John’s Notes: The best notes that I can give are not my own. One comes from ID evangelist Stephen Meyer and the other from Jess Willians who

Benefits of Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is a state of discomfort or stress resulting from an individual holding some combination of conflicting cognition and behaviors. Cognition refers to attitudes, values, beliefs, and so on. (Definition source 1 and source 2.) Leon Festinger originated the

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When Conservatives Immigration Wrong

So this just happened: View post on imgur.com Yes, that is Bryan Fischer. No, I did not respond. Not much I can think of to change a view like that. Bryan is a widely known social conservative and national radio

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Hellman’s Sues to Protect Its Mayo-Monopoly – Reason.com

Hellman’s Sues to Protect Its Mayo-Monopoly – Reason.com. John’s Note: This article from Reason does a great job of demonstrating the idea of regulatory capture which is important in both economics and political science.

The Republican Party Is Gaining Ground With Minorities! | youngblkrepub’s Blog

The Republican Party Is Gaining Ground With Minorities! | youngblkrepub’s Blog. John’s Note: Here’s a cool stat from the article: “Asians shifted to GOP in Colorado. 17 point shift from 2012 to last night.”

Christian Population Growth

Christian population growth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. John’s note: We often talk about religious demographic changes including changes the growth of Christianity either in absolute terms of percentage terms. This is used as a comparative religion tool. If a

Immoral or Incompetent?

In politics there is an age old question about why policymakers, those who implement such policies, and others, commit bad action. The question is, are they acting immorally or with incompetence? I do not usually deal with this question because:

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The Lock-In Effect

The lock-in effect is a phenomenon which may be talked about inside or outside of economics. We are going to talk about it in the context of economics first then we are going to go a bit beyond the economics

Left Wing Trends Fuel Criticism

This article continues noting the characteristics of the Democratic Party by taking a look at several recent news stories relevant to the issue: #Ebola Nurse Complaining About Quarantine is Left-Wing Democrat, CDC Employee WITH UPDATE The nurse complaining about being

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Jonathan Gruber’s Big, Benevolent Fraud : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education

Jonathan Gruber’s Big, Benevolent Fraud : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education. John’s note: A central tenet of economics is that free information produces efficient results. Secrecy and misinformation is never preferable to free information for efficiency from an

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