This week White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer uttered what may be the most offensive garbage yet, claiming that Bashar al-Assad is worse than Hitler, because even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons, at least not on his own people and not in their cities and villages. Continue reading
Posted in Education, Government, Religion, Science, Society, US Politics, World War Two
Tagged Bret Stephens, Climate change denial, climate policy, creationism, Donald Trump, education, Holocaust denial, New York Times, Opinion, politics, science, Sean Spicer
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I’ve written before about the influence religion has in American society, and how it sticks its nose in places it doesn’t belong, like the justice system, politics, government, public education and science.
I’ve also reposted this blog post by a woman who grew up in Russia. She points out the ironic similarities between the American Tea Party and Soviet Union ideologies. Continue reading
Posted in Science
Tagged education, Lysenko, Lysenkoism, onderwijs Amerika, opinie, Opinion, politics, Religious right, science, science education, wetenschap Amerika
This is cool. And Dutch.
Posted in Emigration / Immigration, Holland, Technology, Travel
Tagged emigration, immigration, innovation, Innovative roads, Netherlands, new road technology, science, transportation
I have always respected most religious beliefs. Sure, I put my foot in my mouth occasionally, but I have no problem with religion in itself. I can see how there’s a human need for spirituality of one kind or another, and that some of us have a bigger need for it than others. However, there’s supposed to be a separation between church and state in this country, and when that idea is so blatantly trampled, when religion interferes with science, education, politics and human rights to the degree it does here, then the respect is clearly not mutual, and I don’t feel as obligated to be religiously correct. Continue reading
Posted in Religion, Science, Society
Tagged America, creationism, education, gays, Global Warming, homoseksualiteit, homosexuals, House Science Committee, Netherlands, onderwijs, Opinion, religion, science, statistics, United States