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Top 6 Anti-Science BS Conspiracy Stories From 2016

Top 6 Anti-Science BS Conspiracy Stories From 2016

We have elected Republicans again, so many of our new leaders are anti-science. Here are some of the most ridiculous anti-science stories and conspiracy theories from 2016: 1. Hurricane Matthew “Truthers” Back in October, Hurricane Matthew was headed for Florida. Many right-wingers thought that the Obama administration was exaggerating thre weather reports to scare people about […]

Death Clock: The Reality Of Nuclear Weapons In Plain Language (VIDEO)

Death Clock: The Reality Of Nuclear Weapons In Plain Language (VIDEO)

The ticking hands of the death clock care nothing for any plans we have. The hands remain indifferent to those things that we might yet achieve. They have not one shred of sympathy for the grieving loved ones we will leave behind. They just are. Sort of. Because the death clock isn’t real, it’s just an image. […]

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court Strikes ‘Unconstitutional’ Abortion Restriction (VIDEO)

Oklahoma’s Supreme Court Strikes ‘Unconstitutional’ Abortion Restriction (VIDEO)

On December 13, 2016, the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a state law that set stringent requirements for the places where abortions are performed. In addition to following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that invalidated a similar Texas law, the Oklahoma court ruled that the law violated the state constitution. The Restrictions Oklahoma’s SB1848, enacted in […]

New Research Wrecks GOP Belief That Underlies Anti-Choice Laws (VIDEO)

New Research Wrecks GOP Belief That Underlies Anti-Choice Laws (VIDEO)

A new study shows that women who are denied an abortion face heavier consequences to their mental health than those who are able to go through with the procedure. This research flies in the face of an underlying belief of anti-choice laws that often requires pre-procedure psychological counseling — the idea that women will suffer severe, […]

EPA Changes Stance: Finds Fracking Less Safe Than Initially Suggested (VIDEO)

EPA Changes Stance: Finds Fracking Less Safe Than Initially Suggested (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency came under fire for making last-minute changes to its 2015 report on how fracking impacts water supplies. But the EPA reversed course Monday, removing language from the report that stated fracking did not lead to “widespread, systemic impacts” on water supplies. The 2015 version of the report was […]

Ken Ham Tells Muslim Reporter: ‘Muslims Are Going to Hell’ (VIDEO)

Ken Ham Tells Muslim Reporter: ‘Muslims Are Going to Hell’ (VIDEO)

Attendance must be slipping at evangelical ringmaster Ken Ham’s Creation “Museum.” The famous young earth creationist is nothing if not media savvy. He has a penchant for generating controversy when he needs an injection of cash from his gullible fan base. In a blog post on his website Answers in Genesis, Ham recalled his recent […]

Surprise Guest Drops In On Climate Change Meeting With Ivanka And Gore (VIDEO)

Surprise Guest Drops In On Climate Change Meeting With Ivanka And Gore (VIDEO)

President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump met today with former Vice President Al Gore at Trump Tower to discuss climate change. Trump’s transition team had initially announced that only Ivanka would be meeting with the former VP, but after the meeting Gore disclosed he had also met with the President-elect. Climate Denier Vs. […]

Stephen Hawking Issues DIRE Warning To The World On Trump Presidency

Stephen Hawking Issues DIRE Warning To The World On Trump Presidency

Stephen Hawking is one of the most renowned and accomplished living scientists. And he has issued a dire warning about what Trump will mean not only for the USA but also for the entire world. The Most Dangerous Moment In response to Trump’s election, Hawking wrote an article for The Guardian titled “This Is The Most Dangerous Time […]

Anti-Vaxx Nutters Emboldened By Trump’s Fact-Free White House (TWEET/VIDEO)

Anti-Vaxx Nutters Emboldened By Trump’s Fact-Free White House (TWEET/VIDEO)

The anti-vaccine movement is at the intersection of conspiracy theory and pseudo-science. Therefore, it is of little surprise that those pathetic fools in this so-called “movement” see an ally in President-elect Donald Trump. According to a piece recently published in STAT, poster boy for the anti-vaccine movement, Andrew Wakefield, is ecstatic that he may very […]

Bernie Sanders SLAMS House Committee For Pushing Climate Change Denial (TWEETS)

Bernie Sanders SLAMS House Committee For Pushing Climate Change Denial (TWEETS)

As we all know, when Republicans hold the levers of power on Capitol Hill, you can expect to see a lot of sheer lunacy masquerading as policy and debate. A classic case of this came when the Republicans on the House Science Committee saw fit to effectively give its sanction to climate change denial. Late […]

Obama Thinks Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ (VIDEO)

Obama Thinks Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’ (VIDEO)

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama said he believes marijuana use should be treated as a public health issue: “I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it.” He also said that he doesn’t […]

Priebus Confirms Trump Thinks Climate Change Is ‘A Bunch Of Bunk’ (VIDEO)

Priebus Confirms Trump Thinks Climate Change Is ‘A Bunch Of Bunk’ (VIDEO)

Last week in an interview with the New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump admitted that there is “some connectivity” between climate change and human activity. However, his new chief of staff, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday that Trump will: “…Have an open mind about [climate […]

‘It Could Put Us Back Into The Dark Ages’ – Trump To Shut Down NASA’s Climate Research (VIDEO)

‘It Could Put Us Back Into The Dark Ages’ – Trump To Shut Down NASA’s Climate Research (VIDEO)

Thanks to climate change, 11 of the last 13 months have been the hottest ever recorded. But President-elect Donald Trump intends to end NASA’s climate research in order to combat what his team calls “politically correct environmental monitoring.” Bob Walker, a Trump campaign adviser, said in a new interview that NASA’s climate work is unnecessary. […]

You CAN Win A Climate Change Debate With These 5 Facts (VIDEO)

You CAN Win A Climate Change Debate With These 5 Facts (VIDEO)

As we steel ourselves to get through the turkey and trimmings without strangling anyone at the table, we might want to do a little planning. Essentially, we’ll all be playing a national game of “Taboo,” where certain words can’t be spoken. Words like “election,” “Clinton,” “Trump,” or “KKK.” So what on earth do we talk about once […]

Trump Appoints Climate Skeptic-In-Chief To Head EPA Transition (TWEET/VIDEO)

Trump Appoints Climate Skeptic-In-Chief To Head EPA Transition (TWEET/VIDEO)

Let’s begin with a few facts. Water is wet; the sun rises in the east and sets in the west; you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day; and man-made climate change is not a myth. Now, let’s come to terms with another fact. President-Elect Donald Trump has chosen infamous climate-change skeptic Myron Ebell as the man […]

Ignoring The Zealot Effect Or… How Could THIS Poll Have Been So Right (VIDEO)

Ignoring The Zealot Effect Or… How Could THIS Poll Have Been So Right (VIDEO)

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of Liberal America.  I was certain that I was right that the LA Times/USC Presidential poll was horribly ill thought. They had President-Elect Trump ahead for months in the “who are you voting for” category, even though former Secretary […]

Neuroscience Explains: Trump’s Need For Vengeance Sick, Dangerous (VIDEO)

Bobby Azarian, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuroscientist and a science writer whose work has been published in many leading journals, including Psychology Today. Dr. Azarian writes about how the neurological makeup of individuals impacts their behavior. He has thought a lot about Donald Trump, who the Republican Party is hoping to elect as our next […]

Was This An Alien Contact? Scientists Think So – NOT SATIRE (VIDEO)

Was This An Alien Contact? Scientists Think So – NOT SATIRE (VIDEO)

It’s our go to response. When the lights are out and the floorboard creaks. When a branch taps a slow waltz against the window pane and our hackles dance a primordial shimmy, we ask the question. The oldest question. “Is there anyone there?” Turns out, the answer is yes. Not The Alien Contact We Expected It was a little thing […]

NEW: Leo DiCaprio Invites YOU To See This Climate Change Film (VIDEO)

NEW: Leo DiCaprio Invites YOU To See This Climate Change Film (VIDEO)

As the presidential election careens toward a chaotic end, many of us are lamenting the lack of attention to the most serious issues that face our nation. In fact, some of those serious issues will have an impact on the entire world, not just our small part in it. Of supreme importance to many us is […]

Obama Trolls Trump, Explains Why You Can’t Run U.S. Like A Startup (VIDEO)

Obama Trolls Trump, Explains Why You Can’t Run U.S. Like A Startup (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama is having some fun as he enters the last days of his Presidency. He is not holding back when it comes to addressing the craziness of the current election season. For example, in a speech given to the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburg, Obama addressed the mistaken idea that the government […]

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