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Creationism to be allowed in Louisiana schools

June 29, 2008

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When it comes to religion and faith, everything is inherently subjective, not objective. Simply put, there is no way for the adherents of one faith to know objectively that they’re faith is right and that another faith is wrong. Additionally, there’s no method of determining an objective truth, and because most religions lack any ability […]

The Weekly Carboholic: Dr. Hansen twenty years later

June 26, 2008

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Twenty years ago, on June 23, a scientist relatively unknown outside his field went before the Senate to give testimony about the greenhouse effect. Dr. James Hansen, of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Sciences (GISS) and Columbia University, went before Congress this week to tell the government and the country again what they didn’t want […]

S&R goes mobile

June 24, 2008

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Mobility is a big deal, with more people getting their news and entertainment via mobile devices like PDA and web-enabled phones. We here at S&R get that, and tonight we’re happy to announce that the site has been upgraded so we’re easy to read on your mobile device. Next time you’re away from your desk […]

The Large Hadron Collider will not eat the world

June 22, 2008

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There are a lot of people worried that the world will end soon. This autumn, specifically, when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland and France turns on and starts smashing protons together at velocities that are nearly the speed of light. The main concern is that these collisions will create a miniature […]

The Weekly Carboholic: China's carbon emissions exceed the U.S.'

June 18, 2008

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It’s official – China has officially overtaken the United States as the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2). In 2007, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that it expected China to exceed the U.S. by the end of the year, but a new Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency study reported by the New York Times […]

Got your Colorado "heritage" gun yet?

June 18, 2008

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I’m not a gun guy. But I appreciate watching people being made to eat crow nearly every time. And today, one of my favorite Denver Post commentators, Ed Quillen, dishes out a steaming hot plate of Corvus regarding Colorado heritage guns.

Proponents of intelligent design try a new approach

June 13, 2008

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In the beginning, God created heaven and earth and all the creatures and Man in his creation, and He saw His creation was going to be trouble in the 1800s. Then Man developed the scientific method, and eventually was born a man named Charles Darwin, and God said “uh oh….” for, in His omniscience, He […]