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  • Kansas Needs to Discourage Fracking

    June 30, 2016

    David Burress

    US gas and oil production depends on waste water injection, which causes earthquakes. The earthquakes may last up to a hundred years after injection ends. Texas regulators do nothing. Other states trade off varying amounts of oil profit per earthquake. Oklahoma allows a lot of profit and earthquakes, Kansas allows less profit and quakes, Ohio ...

  • The Dishonesty of the “Pro-Life” Movement part II

    June 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Progressives like to claim the antiabortion movement is dishonest about its motives, e.g. that its real goal is to control women. I think that is a false claim and a bad rhetorical strategy. Like any movement, antiabortionism has many actors with many complex motives, some though not all of which are exactly what movement leaders ...

  • Dishonesty of the “Pro-Life” Movement

    June 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Read the ruling statements on the recent SCOTUS decision on the Texas abortion law.  and rationally uestion: how can a movement claiming to be motivated by pure moral uplift be so dishonest about simple facts? Consider several facts: 1. All mainstream antiabortionist organizations quite explicitly value the life of the fetus over the health of the mother in ...

  • Proposed Law on Scientific Integrity

    June 27, 2016

    David Burress

    Falsifying formal science ought to be illegal. Formal science could be defined as: — anything published in a journal which self-identifies as “formal science.” — anything submitted as evidence in a regulatory procedure or legislative hearing and self-described as “formal science.” Falsifying would need to be narrowly defined as misrepresentation of data or data description or algorithms or algorithm ...