Isaac Sherman

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Facts do not matter: The depressing science that explains vaccine trutherism

<b>Jenny McCarthy (Reuters/Fred Prouser)</b><p>Eye-opening new research reveals we’re predisposed to ignore truths that contradict our most cherished beliefs<p>Troy Campbell • Justin Friesen<p>March 5, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>“There was a scientific study that …

Critical Thinking

Sam Brownback may turn to socialism to save Kansas from his supply-side budget fiasco

<b>(AP/Charlie Riedel)</b><p>Governor’s conservative economic experiment may end in Kansas acquiescing to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 5, 2015 7:32pm (UTC)<p>Confronted with a $344 million revenue shortfall that must be filled by June 30, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has defiantly refused to …

Health Care

Archaeologists find two 'lost cities' deep in Honduras jungle

Archaeological team say they have set foot in a place untouched by humans for at least 600 years in a site that may be the ‘lost city of the monkey god’<p>Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest with evidence of a pyramid, plazas and …

A double standard on government secrets for David Petraeus

As a result of the Obama administration's unprecedented war on national-security leaks, some obscure government officials and contractors who divulged classified information to reporters have been sentenced to prison. But David H. Petraeus, the retired general and former director of the CIA, won't …

The right has f***ked up minds: Meet the researcher who terrifies GOP Congress

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>His theory caused so much tumult that right-wingers pondered defunding the entire field. Here’s the latest<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>March 5, 2015 9:05pm (UTC)<p>In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a wide range of thinkers, both secular and religious, struggled to make sense of …

Psychology

Discrimination in Ferguson: full extent of police bias laid bare in damning report

The full extent of the racial persecution of black residents in Ferguson, Missouri, by the city’s overwhelmingly white law enforcement authorities was disclosed on Wednesday in a damning report by the US Department of Justice.<p>Ferguson’s police department and court system “reflect and exacerbate …

Toronto tunnel digger says it was a 'dream' hang out spot

<b>The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy last month says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.</b><p>Authorities initially investigated the possibility of a terrorist connection to the mysterious tunnel.<p>But Elton McDonald, 22, says the tunnel was simply a private …

Man Caves

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …