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Rationalists are those, whose thinking is strictly guided by the laws of logic.
Rationalists only accept as true, that which has been proven to be true,
through the application of the scientific method.




Neo's Daily Blog


12/12/17


POLITICS

Saudi Arabia slowly edging its way into the modern world as they ...

Lift a 35-Year Cinema Ban

"movie theaters, which have been banned for at least 35 years
because of pressure from conservative clerics
 "

Is anyone surprised that religious leaders were behind the ban?

I think this new prince is someone who should be watched more closely
to see if he is for real or is just making minor cosmetic changes.

Women finally being allowed to drive was the first newsworthy advance.
The recent corruption purges (involving hundreds) could be either a good or a bad thing,
depending on whether they were valid or simply political.
Only time will tell. Let's all keep our fingers crossed.


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SCIENCE

12/11/17


POLITICS

SCIENCE

Over-doing sun exposure can lead to many serious problems, but ...

you do need to get some sun


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12/10/17


POLITICS

Finally, Canada wakes up ...

Blasphemy law removed

So what is the rest of the world waiting on?
The return of Jesus Christ?


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SCIENCE

Your smoking can affect your grandchildren ...

and not in a good way


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12/9/17


POLITICS

It wasn't Roe v. Wade that turned Christians against abortion ...

it was political ideology: specifically ... Republican

Conservative Christians are among the most delusional
and most easily-manipulated fools on the planet.
And as that story about Geisler just proved:
they will sell their God out in a microsecond
if it benefits them politically and financially.


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SCIENCE

Those who like to drink will probably ignore this study ...

but hopefully, not all of them


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12/8/17


POLITICS

In 1935 the NRA was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.



That was the National Recovery Association
which attempted to regulate business and install fair business practices.

The NRA below has never been legally restricted.



They specialize in, and profit from ...

killing other living things


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SCIENCE

Medical researchers discover the key to cancer's success ... evolution.

How cancer works

"Cancer is a target with many bullseyes that shift position whenever struck."


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12/7/17


POLITICS

Trump is Making America Great Again!

for the rich


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SCIENCE

CRISPR used to restore vision in lab rats suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa ...

by editing gene mutations


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12/6/17


POLITICS

SCIENCE

Naked mole rats are amazing little critters



But personally, and this is just me,
I would rather live with the cancer risk and fear of suffocating
than live in the dirt and look like that.


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12/5/17


POLITICS / RELIGION

Here's a quote from entertainer John Fugelsang ...

"Can't decide if the tax bill should be called
Evil Motherfuckers Fleece The Suckers Who Voted Them Into Office bill
or the Billionaire & Heiress Relief Act of 2017
 "




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SCIENCE

What's the best way to fight alcohol abuse?

Show people these ads


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12/4/17


POLITICS / RELIGION

Recently Texas made it illegal for gay parents to adopt.
How embarrassing it is for Texas, that even vultures ...

prove them wrong

Southerners continue to bring humiliation, nationwide, to all Americans.


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SCIENCE

A rare discovery in outer space:
A black hole racing away from the center of its galaxy




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12/3/17


POLITICS / RELIGION

Plutocrats (through the Republican party) kill Americans for profit by the boatload.

Coal alone, is responsible for over 50,000 deaths a year

But keep voting Republican ... the rich sure do appreciate your support


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SCIENCE

The Weak Nuclear Force and Spin (9:17)



Why is the Weak Nuclear Force ... weak? (10:32)




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12/2/17


POLITICS / RELIGION

SCIENCE

Amazing evolution on display
as beetles have evolved the ability
to blend into a ravaging army ant horde
in order to prey upon the ant's brood.




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12/1/17

This Month's Podcast:
Berkeley students disrupt Conservative's speech

Featuring: Attorney Mark Tushnet
(and my replies to him)

The Science Segment:
Cancer death rates in U.S. plummet
(1% per year since 1991)

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OR
Read (6 pages)


11/30/17


POLITICS / RELIGION

An 11-year-old girl was forced to marry her 20-year-old rapist.
No. This didn't happen in Saudi Arabia, but in ...

Florida

In the article, the Confederate states took all the top spots ... is anyone surprised?
Are those banjos I hear playing in the background?


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SCIENCE

11/29/17


POLITICS / RELIGION

Nearly every single action taken by Republicans
sacrifices American lives on the altar of profits ...

for Big Business

You asked for this America - and now you are getting it ...

in spades


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SCIENCE

Snakebite antidotes may soon be a thing of the past ...

after a huge breakthrough by chemists


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