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Phoenix hates on Obama at Notre Dame

What sin exactly is Obama committing? A sin of opinion?

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Sad sad science

This case is important for many reasons. I have always asked why in our lab we don’t study more Native American DNA. The response from everyone, even those who are just visiting from other schools, is always just two words, “Terry Markow.” I decided to look into this.

Continue Reading March 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Game Theory and Genetics coalesce

Two of my favorite topics, Game Theory and Genetics, come together in the modern age

Continue Reading March 25, 2009 at 8:56 pm Leave a comment

Southern Arizona and drug searches… enough is enough!

Southern AZ makes it to the Supreme Court again this year… for the same thing, drug searches.  This one involves a 13 year old honors student who had to strip buck nekkid, and didn’t have anything.  The drug they were searching her for?  Prescription strength ibuprofen!

SAFFORD, Ariz. — Savana Redding still remembers the clothes she had on — black stretch pants with butterfly patches and a pink T-shirt — the day school officials here forced her to strip six years ago. She was 13 and in eighth grade.

An assistant principal, enforcing the school’s antidrug policies, suspected her of having brought prescription-strength ibuprofen pills to school. One of the pills is as strong as two Advils.

The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, “they asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,” she said. “They made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.”

Ms. Redding, an honors student, had no pills. But she had a furious mother and a lawyer, and now her case has reached the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on April 21.

via Strip-Search Case Tests How Far Schools Can Go – NYTimes.com.

People hate on Tucson and Southern AZ, but the rest of the country owes us a debt.  We’re the ones that don’t take this violation and take our case to the Supreme Court!

Miranda rights comes from an Arizona case also…

March 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

What evolution is not

This is a nice list of what Evolution is NOT

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The Mexican Evolution

Along with the US’s desire to control the western hemisphere’s resources comes the responsibility to deal with the complications of problems that exist here…

Continue Reading March 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Fears over ‘designer’ babies leave children suffering

MADELINE Kara Neumann, age 11, died of diabetes because her parents prayed rather than taking her to doctors. Caleb Moorhead, age 6 months, died after his deeply religious vegan parents refused a simple vitamin injection to cure his malnutrition. The list of children killed by their parents’ superstition or wilful ignorance is a long one.

Most people are rightly appalled by such cases. How can parents stand by and let their children die instead of doing all in their power to get the best medical care available?

Yet this is precisely what society is doing…

via Fears over ‘designer’ babies leave children suffering

I would add vaccinations to the list… wake up guys!  Measles is making a comeback.  What you (meaning your kids) could have gotten away with before won’t be the case anymore, especially if there is a (very likely) outbreak in Tucson in the near future…

and no, your kid won’t get autism as a result!  But he/she may very well get a disease that will cause more harm than necessary.

March 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm Leave a comment

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