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 commented on Meyer’s social post of this article. Stephen Meyer: “More fine tuning. ‘Somewhat like … Read more Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks ‘killer electrons’ — ScienceDaily
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 theory of cognitive dissonance in the 1950s. Basically, the theory states can be summed up … Read more Benefits of Cognitive Dissonance
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 show host of AFA/AFR. Social conservatives, allegedly, value the preservation of social institutions. Immigration is … Read more When Conservatives Immigration Wrong
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. 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 – 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 religion is growing quickly or holds a large market share then we have a reason … Read more Christian Population Growth
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: It’s extremely hard to demonstrate that someone has acted immorally. In politics, my view isn’t … Read more Immoral or Incompetent?
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 to show the political and social implications of the effect. Like path dependency, lock-in occurs … Read more The Lock-In Effect
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 quarantined because of the risk of spreading Ebola is a left wing Democrat. This is … Read more Left Wing Trends Fuel Criticism
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 honest economic standpoint. Gruber, like Krugman, is a joke of an economist. He’s a partisan … Read more Jonathan Gruber’s Big, Benevolent Fraud : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education