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  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    I'm sorry to hear that your mom has passed away. Many rape victims do find their ways to deal with past trauma, but it takes time. It probably took your mom some time, but I never knew her; maybe she...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    Replies are below because the column width is shrinking....
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    Once I left my office, I realized in my typo editing process, I left out the last thing - a question. Big Daddy, do you remember the context in which this conversation began? By context I mean, what they were...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    Working backwards: The person raped in her dorm room was a student, but not a friend of mine. I am trying to help you see where Rebecca Watson was coming from. She knew that there had been assaults at conventions;...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!! Watson herself was not freaked out by the encounter. She apparently knows people who have assaulted at these conventions. She used this as one of a number examples to show that some behaviors continue to make women uncomfortable based...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    And even then, I don't see a response other than knee-jerk is appropriate for such outlandish comment, especially coming from him, which is exactly the point of pointing out his massive privileged position in society. We are always talking...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    Oi. Try this for the article link or this: http://accidentaldevotional.com/2013/03/19/the-day-i-taught-how-not-to-rape/...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    Here's what I got from what I read regarding Watson's response (it's an exerpt from above): From what I can garner, Rebecca Watson is aware of some bad behavior that has not been addressed. She had a mild experience, but...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    P.S. I like the "It works, bitches" retort and have no problem with it. I suppose one could be more pd and say "It works, assholes," but I've heard enough call each other bitch, biotch. I imagine that Watson has...
  • Commented on Dawkins: "Science - It works,..."
    Thanks for posting this video Erick; I agree with you that this is a good analysis. From what I can garner, Rebecca Watson is aware of some bad behavior that has not been addressed. She had a mild experience, but...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    If all of those birds are so good at camo, how come the cats can decimate their populations?...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    I went back to my inbox to read today's Mother Jones article. While GM crops are more stable year to year - a benefit, they don't also produce a higher yield. The debate about the benefits for GM crops is...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    Regarding pesticide use and GM crops, Savage considers a recent criticism and then provides the reader with 10 year old data. I understand that it takes time to update statistics, but I would like to see the results from this...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee
    This is a great piece. when my friends and I are tired of a topic on fb, we sometimes just write "Hitler." Or write for the funny, but someone takes the hint. As for arguing here, there's a wonder Syngas....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee
    I liked the critical thinking article. This can be tackled on so many teaching levels. When I was in grade school (5th or 6th grade), we had to look at ads that convinced you to buy something, then see if...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    I'm waiting for real life Boehner to cry publicly over the impending doom. DOOM I say!!...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    There really are 2 links here. Click to the left for one and to the right for the other....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    I'm not a drinker, but send me to church for 10 years, and I just may return to my undergraduate ways. Agreed, Betty Jo: community service seems like a much better option! Also, I'm sad that was cancelled due to...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    In terms of education, I"ll agree with "What we have seen from other countries doing similar things is those initiatives do pay off in the longer term," Schleicher said. but not what prefaces this remark: He said many of the...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    Just saw a Jon Stewart quotation meme: Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don't go hungry, you're a moocher? Somehow...
  • Commented on The Election
    Hahaha - I caught some of this on the time-sucker known as facebook. Then Romney wanted to contest Ohio. Whatever, he can have those piddly 18 electoral college points. I am mostly relieved to have O as president again. i...
  • Commented on Children's Television Chop Shop
    This was great! The 1st chopshop was pretty funny as well. Gonna give a shout out to my friends with Iowa CCI for greeting Mittens in style today...
  • Commented on Link With Your Coffee Monday
    Being organic is about a set of things you don't do, products and processes you don't use, so unless the agribusiness does something to all of its products that reduces the nutrition then there can not be a universal...
  • Commented on Gay Marriage - The Chaser
    The Iowa Supreme Court got it right. Make sure you're on p 4 of the article; there are links to the summary and the full opinion (check out the number of pages; it always makes me grin) pdfs....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    Norm, Glad to see your brother (cousin?) still getting good press for his musical work. Did the group take on a new name? I don't remember this from before. And so you don't care for grass fed beef, but do...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    I really should dress more hippie-fied....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    Someone needs to do a long range study on the prophylactic use of anti-biotics in cattle. From the anecdotal evidence, having free-range (genuinely, not just legally) animals improves the animal's overall health and reduces the need for anti-biotics in comparison...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    I did read the article, but confess to not yet following the link. I'll have to go back and look for links, but the reading I've done on studies is that initially GMO leads to reduced pesticide use, then the...
  • Commented on Block The Vote
    Bah: here's a fixed link to the above excerpt. I'm hoping this works....
  • Commented on Block The Vote
    Jimmy and Rosalind Carter spoke at Drake tonight for the Bucksbaum lecture. He discussed elections monitoring and said the U.S. a Venezuela were the worst, BUT that Venezuela had the best voting machine deal: you vote on a computer, a...
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