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Neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan designed SCI-HUB to free science from parasitic capitalism, by outsmarting it.

A US judge ordered that scientific document aggregator SCI-HUB be shut down. The site's creator, Alexandra Elbakyan, was fined $15 million. Except the long arm of US copyright greed can't reach her in Russia, and the 29-yr-old neuroscientist from Kazakhstan doubts capitalism's goons can outsmart the science community which favors open science. In fact Elbakyan's is a fait accomplit. 52009

Forget Earth Day, apparently we have to save science, without which we wouldn’t have our environmental mess.

My sign read WE HAVE A POLITICAL SCIENCE PROBLEM because "science" is doing what it's supposed to, serving its masters. By which I don't mean politicians have coopted science. Repurposing science and technology to serve the people means an ideological challenge. Of course to anyone who's attended a US college, "political science" means nothing. It's a department that may as well be teaching underwater basket weaving to spiders. Absolutely useless and contrived. As neoclassical economics is to economics, which is all the US economics departments teach as well. To overcome capitalism will require a revolution first in US education, not genuflecting before the altar of science. Our "March For Science" felt like an evangelical revival, everyone sharing testimonies of how they've been saved by science, or the imperative to put our faith in science. As if it wasn't science that delivered us into the dire circumstances that require the human community to mark Earth Day. Conservation, not science, is the only recourse we have for better stewardship of the environment. That went unsaid. Also left unsaid by everyone except the socialists: scientists need to spend less energy making weapons.

The Poor Peoples Potty Project

Pause You Who Read This. In Great Expectations, Dickens writes, "Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link of one memorable day."   Again; I ask the reader to pause and think for a moment; think of our human species, that has come so far in many of our improvements under the conditions we inherited here on planet earth; improvements in our sanitation, shelters and food. These improvements were not some idle whimsy idea, they were made because we needed and wanted to survive as a species, we come to understand that shelter, food and sanitation were the ingredients for longevity. We most often take these normal functions of the human body for granted without thinking as we live our daily lives in suburbia, moving with the speed of light from our jobs to our homes. Should you doubt, you have only to try a small experiment; For a few days camp in your back yard, without the use of your kitchen to cook your meals for nourishment, the shelter that provides warmth

Too much superficial evaluation by two sexes superficially judging each other

I am shocked (not particularly) to see that the scientific evidence shows this... Both genders stare equally hard at womens body parts: study ... What next will science 'discover'? That both sexes stare equally hard' at men's wallet and porfolio parts?   I do declare! What would we do without science? Speaking of which, Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmo Mag just died! ON the next day the 'scientific report' was made known to us non-scientists???? I do declare! I could have sworn she died centuries ago? Helen Gurley Brown, Who Gave Single Girl a Life in Full, Dies at 90. 36529

For the Climate Deniers…

Bill O'Lie-ly said this January was the coldest on record. Perhaps he could learn a little science, specifically mathematics. If not then he could learn how to ask people whose business it is to provide scientifically sound information to for instance the Shipping Industry, farmers and the U.S. Military, none of whom are much noted for Radical Left Wing thought processes. Like NOAA, who reported that the average global ground temperature Increased by very nearly a full degree C. The IBM corporate model is founded in a mission statement they made back in 1945. When they got the funding to build the first "supercomputers" (Analog Calculators, actually, the "AC" part of their names) ENIAC and UNIVAC. That they would be able to predict major weather events a year in advance. 15013

Technology, is it science or alchemy?

Woman and man? The X and Y for creating life? Actually, symbols for copper and iron, designated by the alchemists; curiously, X/Y to the Bronze Age overtaken by Iron, the supremacy of technology. 11505

Animal experimentation is messed up

The homes of two UC Santa Cruz researchers were attacked by animal rights extremists with fire bombs, purportedly for using lab animals in UCSC scientific experimentation. "I dont know what they did to deserve that," a 19-year-old student bystander told the NYT "I think thats kind of messed up to do that to someones home.   Sure it's messed up. Too bad not even the news articles about this case could spare a sentence about how lab animals are mistreated. What is it that has the animal liberation extremists so upset?

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