Monthly Archives: September 2016

First Debate: Hillary Healthy, Trump Not-So-Much (Either Physically Or Mentally)

I woke up feeling good about Hillary’s debate performance last night, and in frank admiration at her ability, as a 68 year old woman, for keeping so many facts and narratives straight in her head and being such an adept … Continue reading

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First Debate: Hillary Owns Mr. KFC-for-Brains

62%-27%. A decisive majority of those who actually viewed last night’s debate thought Clinton killed it–which means that even partisan Republicans could see that Trump was addled (unable to think clearly; Kentucky Fried Chicken meat for brains). Trump reminds me … Continue reading

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The Double Helix of Your Nightmares

An interesting floor mosaic at the University of Notre Dame memorializing the evolutionary biologist who coined the familiar saying, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” The image of the double helix of DNA recalls the … Continue reading

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Adam and Eve’s Non-Existence Confirmed: Science 1, the Bible 0

This is in The New York Times today. A new survey of human DNA conducted by three research teams, all working separately to see if they would arrive at the same conclusion, indeed did so: every non-African on the planet … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren vs. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

In the video below, Elizabeth Warren (blessed be she) rips Mr. Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, a new asshole. Beautiful. But what’s not so beautiful is that Mr. Stumpf then gets to stand up, leave the room without being arrested, and … Continue reading

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Trump’s Birtherism: Will Americans Finally Snap Awake As To Who This Man Is Who Wants To Be President?

Birtherism comes from a dark, dark place in the white racist’s heart, and Trump led it. He led it. For years. And today, he didn’t apologize for the damage, racist debasement, coarsening, and poisoning of public discourse his birtherist movement … Continue reading

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A Stairway to Nowhere in NYC

Hmm. Moloch? A face mask without a self? Ever bigger guys pressing down on the littlest guy? There’s something Kafkaesque about this “stairway to nowhere.” An Escher painting catching real humans? It recalls a trilobite or exoskeleton–or perhaps an ant … Continue reading

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Evolution Lowdown: Earth is a Big Blue Petri Dish in Space

__________ In the video above, from Harvard Medical School, bacterial evolution is on display in real time. At the end of the video, there’s even an overlay of the the branching family trees that developed in the experiment. That’s the … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Two Saturns Eating Their Children

Two Saturns eating their children. That’s what this election has become. Both Trump and Hillary boxed out young people to reach this point, and now here we are: one has pneumonia, the other eats Kentucky Fried Chicken on his private … Continue reading

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Clit Rubbing Bonobos: A Clue to the Evolutionary Origin of Human Homosexuality?

Not to be crude, but gays and lesbians may function in humans as akin to the large clitorises in bonobos. In the bonobo female, the clitoris is unusually large, and it’s used to bond socially with other females. They rub … Continue reading

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Clinton vs. Trump: It’s Late In The Game, Yet Still Close. How Can This Be?

Hmm. I simply don’t understand how this election is still so close. Why aren’t women 70/30 for Hillary in polls? (Hillary is actually losing in polls among married women, for instance.) And why aren’t Hispanics, Asians, and African Americans more … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has (Crash) Landed

Chaos, zig-zag, and scatter. With just ten weeks remaining, Donald Trump still has not settled on a path to 270, nor on a strategy for executing it. Imagine him as President–and with access to nuclear codes–flailing and winging-it 24/7. A … Continue reading

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