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25 October 2011

The Biology Files: Huffington Post: Irresponsible mouthpiece for the ...

Science is an art, it is a well defined and precise art, but it is an art nonetheless. Regrettably, some media outlets imagine that they have some unique insight into this complex realm which enables them to post ridiculous statements which not only are false, but bear the risk of harming the public through the spread of misinformation and fear generating myths.

The Biology Files: Huffington Post: Irresponsible mouthpiece for the ...: Huffington Post is notorious for publishing anti-science garbage. But I don't think anything they've vomited into the Webosphere is as egre...

12 October 2011

Apologies Not Accepted...

Nothing has been as controversial as the revisionist approach to the only wartime use of nuclear weapons as that by the United States against Japan in World War II. Now, thanks to Wikileaks, we see that President Obama had intended to apologize at Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the very necessary use of these weapons by the United States. It may be fairly argued that the use of these weapons prevented an even greater conflict after the war in which nations may have been equally armed and inclined to use them in a more remote theater of war. Think tactical use by the United States in Korea or Vietnam, deployment to battlefield troops by the Russians in Cuba or even use by the Chinese in Cambodia or Laos.

It is customary for American naval vessels to never dip their flag in salute to any other nation;s vessel, I would have hoped the Commander in Chief had kept this in mind when traveling abroad.

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