Haman on a Spike

February 10, 2019

AN ASTUTE listener pointed out that we skipped chapter 9 of Deuteronomy way back between studies #44 and #45, so we begin this week by correcting that oversight.

Twitter alternative

February 10, 2019

We’ll never escape the gatekeepers if we keep using their gates. Join me at a brand new Twitter alternative, one whose founders will ensure it remains civil and open to users who appreciate Western civilization

SciFriday: Giant Swamp Rats, Fleas, and Exploding Whales

February 8, 2019

Los Angeles is dealing with an outbreak of flea-borne typhus, while northern California has been invaded by giant semi-aquatic rodents called nutria. Meanwhile, Hawaii tries to get rid of a whale carcass that’s drawing tiger and great white sharks close to shore.

The Rats that Ate Los Angeles

February 7, 2019

Rats and the fleas who love them have caused an outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles that’s reached into government buildings.

State of the Union

February 6, 2019

About 75% of those who saw last night’s State of the Union address approved of President Trump’s speech, including more than 80% of independent voters.

Throwing Northam Under the Bus

February 4, 2019

Prominent Democrats call for Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over a 35-year-old yearbook photo that apparently shows him in blackface. Is this about racism or Northam’s public support for infanticide?

If it Please the King…

February 3, 2019

THE STORY of Esther, a Jewish woman who became queen of Persia, is the origin of the Purim holiday, celebrating the salvation of the Jewish people from Human, a key advisor to Xerxes, the king.

SciFriday: Web Bots, Slenderman, and the Digital Hive Mind

February 1, 2019

Is it possible to tap into the collective consciousness of humanity by tracking web traffic? We discuss the connections between the Web Bot Project, New Age concepts of morphic resonance and the akashic field, Internet memes, tulpas (like Slenderman and Laughing Jack), and the Watchers.

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