May 052013

Interesting news:

A ‘Fifth Force’ May Alter Gravity at Cosmic Scales

Seems a bit like Q adjusting the universal constant of gravitation…


And truly sad, awful, head-shaking news out of Louisiana:

Senators again reject repeal of Louisiana Science Education Act

In short, this was a bill supported by Republicans that served as a back-door for pseudo-science to be taught in science classrooms. But Republicans pushing Christian Creationism aren’t the only ones. There are Democrats…

Sen. Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas, said he had reservations with repealing the act after a spiritual healer correctly diagnosed a specific medical ailment he had. He said he thought repealing the act could “lock the door on being able to view ideas from many places, concepts from many cultures.”

“Yet if I closed my mind when I saw this man — in the dust, throwing some bones on the ground, semi-clothed — if I had closed him off and just said, ‘That’s not science. I’m not going to see this doctor,’ I would have shut off a very good experience for myself,” Guillory said.

Just… gah. Fricken’ voodoo??? Well, if there’s anything that will cause conservative Christian Republicans to vote to repeal the law, finding that the law supports the teaching of voodoo aughtta do it.

 Posted by at 10:30 pm
  • Donut Argh

    It seems to say that a 5th force of the type they were looking for is now far more unlikely because of their research. Also, did you see that article in that linked to the YouTube performance of “Quack like a Duck” by “G.O.A.T. and your Mom”?

  • Rufus

    The “dark energy” solution feels like the old ether idea. Come up with some new material out of nowhere that fits the equations. The 5th force, or at least some alteration to gravitation at long ranges seems more like Einstein’s solution.