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SOTT FOCUS: Holocaust 2.0: Eugenics and the War on Terror

SOTT FOCUS: Holocaust 2.0: Eugenics and the War on Terror

If seen as a science of heredity, eugenics was nothing new. Humans had been practicing breeding methods for millenia, in the interests of getting the best out of their crops and cattle. But, when applied to human beings as the ultimate solution for ..., 1 day ago

Sex, Lives and Disability: What Disabled Bodies Can Teach Us About Sex

Millie Dollar sashays onto the stage in a green, feathered dress to conclude the evening's entertainment with a sultry burlesque routine. The capacity audience at the ornate Epstein Theatre in Liverpool is enraptured by her sensual beauty. ...
 Gizmodo3 days ago

38 Percent Chance Of Euro Breakup According To Investor Survey

Quite how much weight you want to put on this result will depend upon quite how much weight you put on the idea of the wisdom of the crowds. A survey of investors tells us that 38% of them believe that the euro is going to break up. This does not, ...
 Forbes.com2 days ago
Forensic Magazine

Using Faulty Forensic Science, Courts Fail the Innocent (Op-Ed)

Karen Kafadar is Commonwealth Professor and chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia and a member of the Forensic Science Standards Board. Anne-Marie Mazza is the director of the . The authors contributed this article to ...
 Yahoo! UK and Ireland3 days ago
Mother Jones

Eugenics, milk production, and the "honorable court of bovine justice."

—By A version of this article was originally published on Something extremely bizarre took place in the early decades of the 20th century, inspired by a confluence of trends. Scientists had recently developed a deeper understanding of genetics ...
 Mother Jones3 days ago That Time We Put Bulls on Trial in a Court of Bovine Justice  Gizmodo2 weeks ago

Nature versus nurture in personality

Primitive man living in caves would not have bothered about personality. However, with the slow but steady process of civilisation, man became conscious of himself. He tried to project himself in a way that others will respect and admire him. Soon ...
 Sunday Observer5 days ago

The Rise of Totalitarian Science

Darwin Day in America Topics: Apologetics, Intelligent Design, Science/Technology Here's a sad irony: as humans look more and more to science and evolution to give us answers for everything, well look less and less human. Listen Now | Download ...
 BreakPoint1 week ago
Irish Mirror

Gruesome exhibit charts rise of forensic science from Jack the Ripper to Silent Witness

A new exhibition will show how forensics have been used for many years and how they have helped catch some of the world's most notorious criminals Forensic find: Bodies of Evidence The Brides in the Bath case was one of the most ...
 Irish Mirror2 weeks ago Gruesome exhibition charts rise of forensic science from Jack the Ripper to Silent Witness  Irish Mirror2 weeks ago
Business Computing World

Crowd-Sourcing Has Hit The Mainstream

Young, agile firms have always been known for their disruptive ideas. Increasingly, enterprises are keen to foster a similar innovation culture so that great concepts can surface even in a company with thousands of employees. The challenge comes ...
 Business Computing World2 weeks ago

Using bad science to create the perfect Pancake Day recipe

One of my favourite observations about the Pancake Day comes from the blog of Damian Abraham , lead singer of Canadian hardcore punk band Fucked Up, on what it's like to experience a wet and cold British February for the first time. It makes sense ...
 New Statesman2 weeks ago
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