11.30.2015

I like the idea of Giving Tuesday—a little, one-day noodge in the middle of the holiday gift-giving spree to think about devoting some of our resources to the causes we hold near and dear. I’ve gotten reminders from many of the organizations I regularly support, and you probably have too.

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11.27.2015

Reading on the Orinoco rather than the AmazonLast week I said that “What We’re Reading” was going to take a break for Black Friday. But have you seen how crowded the stores are? (You could shop on-line, of course, and—ahem—take a moment to benefit NCSE by shopping at AmazonSmile.

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11.25.2015

All for one and one for all! (Cast of the original 1921 film, The Three Musketeers)

Last week, I wrote about Congressman Lamar Smith’s (R-Tex and chairman of the House Science Committee) Congressional subpoena for all correspondence related to a paper from this June that yet again debunked the persistent false claim that global warming has been on “pause” since 1998. Congressman Smith rejects the scientific conclusions, preferring instead to believe that NOAA scientists and officials have colluded to change data to further what he calls President Obama’s “climate change agenda” but what is actually, um—how to put this diplomatically?—the scientific reality. There is simply no evidence to substantiate his conspiracy theories, and overwhelming evidence against them.

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11.20.2015

Happy Thanksgiving, NCSE supporters—we’re thankful for you!

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