A very good article in Scientific American from the ScienceDebate group that includes a history of the anti-science movement in the United States.
Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy
More updates on how science continually revises (and tests) hypotheses
- Nature: The astronomical unit gets fixed. Earth–Sun distance changes from slippery equation to single number.
- Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology
- Nature: Core sample sends carbon clock farther back in time. Sediment from Japanese lake provides more accurate timeline for dating objects as far back as 50,000 years.
Hurricane Sandy, now Storm Sandy, passed through my area Monday afternoon & Tuesday morning. Our area experienced a few downed trees and many outages. However, we were without power for only about 20 hours. Others were not so fortunate. I'll be writing at least one other check this week:
American Red Cross.