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Bob Calder

Bob Calder 

Internet and Society. Oh yeah, and kids. (RSS in site list.)

Occupation: Internet and Society teacher (Dillard High School)

Location: Fort Lauderdale,FL

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2016-04-30 00:12:56 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

#MyFavoriteSoapOpera

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2016-04-28 23:54:39 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

They are proposing to do the worst thing possible.
I literally have no words for this massively ignorant policy.

Most plusones: 27

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2016-04-30 00:12:56 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

#MyFavoriteSoapOpera

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2016-05-03 00:56:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

The group label says it all. Prince wasn't a True Scotsman.

___The group label says it all. Prince wasn't a True Scotsman.

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2016-05-02 22:50:41 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Bad Eggs
"The move follows a series of stories that showed the government-backed egg lobby, American Egg Board, had attempted to stifle competition from Silicon Valley food startup Hampton Creek, in direct conflict with its mandate."

Hampton Creek is producing a plant-based mayonnaise if you're curious. It will change the face of BL&Ts forever, yo.

Bad Eggs
"The move follows a series of stories that showed the government-backed egg lobby, American Egg Board, had attempted to stifle competition from Silicon Valley food startup Hampton Creek, in direct conflict with its mandate."

Hampton Creek is producing a plant-based mayonnaise if you're curious. It will change the face of BL&Ts forever, yo.___

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2016-05-02 10:14:21 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

"In all countries but Finland and the United Kingdom, significantly more people get news online from social media than from public service media."

"In all countries but Finland and the United Kingdom, significantly more people get news online from social media than from public service media."___

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2016-05-01 18:39:17 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-01 18:18:12 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

It was like Alex Rodriguez warning Little Leaguers not to use steroids.

It was like Alex Rodriguez warning Little Leaguers not to use steroids.___

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2016-05-01 17:32:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Good idea but there might be some implementation issues is big brother gets seriously interested in my well-being. How about if I eat too many brownies?

Good idea but there might be some implementation issues is big brother gets seriously interested in my well-being. How about if I eat too many brownies?___

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2016-05-01 17:23:10 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Charter school business "model" is being gradually exposed. I think we are somewhere in the first third of it.

If schools could be run like restaurants, it would have happened a long time ago.

The question of character will play out over the next couple of years. I kind of doubt they will be a permanent feature of the countryside after a while. Will they just take the money and run? Do they think a "business" model that resembles a restaurant is really a way to run a school effectively?

Charter school business "model" is being gradually exposed. I think we are somewhere in the first third of it.

If schools could be run like restaurants, it would have happened a long time ago.

The question of character will play out over the next couple of years. I kind of doubt they will be a permanent feature of the countryside after a while. Will they just take the money and run? Do they think a "business" model that resembles a restaurant is really a way to run a school effectively?___

2016-05-01 17:07:05 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Social compacts broken. But when?

Social compacts broken. But when?___

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2016-05-01 16:51:33 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

via +Maria Popova 

via +Maria Popova ___

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2016-04-30 20:06:01 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

+Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club this follows the arc of the discussion with Michael Shermer. It's bad genes. lol

Yep.___+Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club this follows the arc of the discussion with Michael Shermer. It's bad genes. lol

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2016-04-30 17:14:41 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Measuring empathy caused by reading.
Keith Oatley says it is highly variable and depends on the individual story and how well it's written.

#education  

also this: 
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055341

Measuring empathy caused by reading.
Keith Oatley says it is highly variable and depends on the individual story and how well it's written.

#education  

also this: 
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0055341___

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2016-04-30 15:33:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Announcement from Knight Foundation. Follow the Dark Money.

Announcement from Knight Foundation. Follow the Dark Money.___

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2016-04-30 15:08:28 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

+Vincent Racaniello here's something TWIV-worthy given the discussion on negative results.
(Except the hypothesis-driven part.) 
;-)

+Vincent Racaniello here's something TWIV-worthy given the discussion on negative results.
(Except the hypothesis-driven part.) 
;-)___

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2016-04-30 15:03:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

"...(T)he lowest achievers showed large score drops in both math and reading. Between 2013 and 2015, students at or below the 10th percentile in reading went down an average of 6 points on the National Assessment of Educational Progress—the largest drop in a two-year period since 1994."

This is an EXIT exam which is not the usual thing you see, but was used to determine if education policy is having a positive effect on achievement.

The results are quite disturbing. I suspect changing incentives have distorted the landscape but I really have no clue.

"...(T)he lowest achievers showed large score drops in both math and reading. Between 2013 and 2015, students at or below the 10th percentile in reading went down an average of 6 points on the National Assessment of Educational Progress—the largest drop in a two-year period since 1994."

This is an EXIT exam which is not the usual thing you see, but was used to determine if education policy is having a positive effect on achievement.

The results are quite disturbing. I suspect changing incentives have distorted the landscape but I really have no clue.___

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2016-04-30 14:23:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

OMGBENGHAZI

Suggestibility exists on both sides of the spectrum. The question is whether it is balanced. I kinda don't think so.

#benghazi   #tcot  

OMGBENGHAZI

Suggestibility exists on both sides of the spectrum. The question is whether it is balanced. I kinda don't think so.

#benghazi   #tcot  ___

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2016-04-30 14:21:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

There is variation inside these results in large districts that is averaged out in the graph. Some are remarkable and they pulled some like Chapel Hill NC out in a graph further down the page.

I'm certain this is far more complex than policymakers suppose and their simplistic approach to solving the problem likely exacerbates it by alienating groups of people from each other. Think about the narrative of school choice. Hurts, doesn't it?

Here is one facet of the early education problem. Executive control.
http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/education-brain-when-children-learn/?utm_source=socialmedia&utm_medium=neuro&utm_campaign=Education%20and%20the%20Brain:%20What%20Happens%20When%20Children%20Learn%3F&sf23391304=1

There is variation inside these results in large districts that is averaged out in the graph. Some are remarkable and they pulled some like Chapel Hill NC out in a graph further down the page.

I'm certain this is far more complex than policymakers suppose and their simplistic approach to solving the problem likely exacerbates it by alienating groups of people from each other. Think about the narrative of school choice. Hurts, doesn't it?

Here is one facet of the early education problem. Executive control.
http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/education-brain-when-children-learn/?utm_source=socialmedia&utm_medium=neuro&utm_campaign=Education%20and%20the%20Brain:%20What%20Happens%20When%20Children%20Learn%3F&sf23391304=1___

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2016-04-30 02:18:31 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Holy hell! 

Holy hell! ___

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2016-04-30 00:15:14 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

#education  

FabCreator is attempting to revolutionize the CO2 laser cutting industry by producing a new range of affordable, open source systems to bring digital fabrication tools to the masses: http://autode.sk/1NZK5sh___ #education  

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2016-04-30 00:12:56 (25 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

And justly so . . .

#MyFavoriteSoapOpera___And justly so . . .

2016-04-30 00:10:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

This is our most popular Burst so far, although it definitely needs an update (see Burst 14). #podcast #astronomy #astrophysics  

This is our most popular Burst so far, although it definitely needs an update (see Burst 14). #podcast #astronomy #astrophysics  ___

2016-04-30 00:05:15 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

A quote from +Edward Morbius to be applied broadly to education policy:

Celine's 2nd Law and inversion: Celine's 2nd Law, from Robert Anston Wilson's books, states that the truth cannot emerge in a punishing situation, that is, an environment in which unwelcome-though-true information is met with hostility. The "shoot the messenger" problem. The law's inversion (my own creation, though I strongly suspect others have beat me to it) is that an environment which promotes information on any grounds other than conformance-to-reality basis will tend to promote falsehoods. The effect is subtle but insidious and pervasive. An advertising-based media will tend to promote views to which advertising can be effectively harnessed -- that is, the primary goal is addressing advertisers' needs, not news readers'. A publishing environment in which personal careeradvancem... more »

A quote from +Edward Morbius to be applied broadly to education policy:

Celine's 2nd Law and inversion: Celine's 2nd Law, from Robert Anston Wilson's books, states that the truth cannot emerge in a punishing situation, that is, an environment in which unwelcome-though-true information is met with hostility. The "shoot the messenger" problem. The law's inversion (my own creation, though I strongly suspect others have beat me to it) is that an environment which promotes information on any grounds other than conformance-to-reality basis will tend to promote falsehoods. The effect is subtle but insidious and pervasive. An advertising-based media will tend to promote views to which advertising can be effectively harnessed -- that is, the primary goal is addressing advertisers' needs, not news readers'. A publishing environment in which personal career advancement is tied to publishing will promote career-advancing publications over truth-and-knowledge advancing ones. A social networking environment in which eyeballs, views, likes, and other topical engagement metrics are key business objectives will result in a furthering friction to deeply considered content (which already faces inherent obstacles to ready assimilation).

Edw., it's nicely stated. Thanks.___

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2016-04-29 23:57:09 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Imagine policymakers taking the advice of someone tasked with teaching kids science successfully for FIFTEEN YEARS. I mean, how stupid would that be?

via +Laura Gibbs 

___Imagine policymakers taking the advice of someone tasked with teaching kids science successfully for FIFTEEN YEARS. I mean, how stupid would that be?

via +Laura Gibbs 

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2016-04-29 23:51:36 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Hey. Wake up. I have to go stand in the yard and sniff things instead of peeing. <-- Dog

The Oatmeal does cats... grammar... and now: dogs!
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/dog_paradox___Hey. Wake up. I have to go stand in the yard and sniff things instead of peeing. <-- Dog

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2016-04-29 22:24:16 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Woooooooooooo

___Woooooooooooo

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2016-04-29 21:36:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

There are around 20 borrows in the bank today. A few more false starts. Looks like an iguana condo. Wonder if I'll see them sporting checkered golf pants and little hats.

There are around 20 borrows in the bank today. A few more false starts. Looks like an iguana condo. Wonder if I'll see them sporting checkered golf pants and little hats.___

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2016-04-29 21:20:28 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Fraud
The tomato with a fish gene (for cold resistance) never happened. The story about someone dying is a fraud. World News Daily is staffed by awful people. Nu?

Fraud
The tomato with a fish gene (for cold resistance) never happened. The story about someone dying is a fraud. World News Daily is staffed by awful people. Nu?___

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2016-04-29 16:46:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

#education  with some slight sarcasm.

The war on obfuscation and posturing has a long history. ___ #education  with some slight sarcasm.

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2016-04-29 02:01:35 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Public service announcement.
Just blocked no fewer than five people who have never shown up on my posts before and have a suspiciously low number of contacts and posts. These are a slightly more believable group of wingnuts than the last election cycle. But not by enough to make them believable.

There they are, having a circle jerk conversation and I'm WTF! They all apparently hate Obamacare AND the Republican party.

Morons.

They are proposing to do the worst thing possible.
I literally have no words for this massively ignorant policy.___Public service announcement.
Just blocked no fewer than five people who have never shown up on my posts before and have a suspiciously low number of contacts and posts. These are a slightly more believable group of wingnuts than the last election cycle. But not by enough to make them believable.

There they are, having a circle jerk conversation and I'm WTF! They all apparently hate Obamacare AND the Republican party.

Morons.

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2016-04-29 01:19:08 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

This came with a guillotine comment which reminded me that while it took the French a long time to overthrow their royals in a series of increasingly violent rebellions, globalization guarantees accelerating any cycle.

For example, each time the textile industry has moved it's center, it has halved the time. Today the length of a contract determines where textile production takes place.

___This came with a guillotine comment which reminded me that while it took the French a long time to overthrow their royals in a series of increasingly violent rebellions, globalization guarantees accelerating any cycle.

For example, each time the textile industry has moved it's center, it has halved the time. Today the length of a contract determines where textile production takes place.

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2016-04-28 23:54:39 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

They are proposing to do the worst thing possible.
I literally have no words for this massively ignorant policy.

They are proposing to do the worst thing possible.
I literally have no words for this massively ignorant policy.___

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2016-04-28 23:34:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

For those of you asking for a TiVo with no monthly fees and more storage...

#tivoemp  

For those of you asking for a TiVo with no monthly fees and more storage...

#tivoemp  ___

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2016-04-28 22:56:13 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Clear Channel AKA iHeart Media faces the crunch. Rush faces the end of the road. Thank you Jesus. ;-)

Clear Channel AKA iHeart Media faces the crunch. Rush faces the end of the road. Thank you Jesus. ;-)___

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2016-04-28 01:20:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Wolfram on appreciating the thoughts of others.

Wolfram on appreciating the thoughts of others.___

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2016-04-28 00:55:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"This book also explains how to turn brains into soup, transport brains through customs, do science with very little money..."

The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How our Brains Became Remarkable. 
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, MIT Press, 2016.

Leverages off Catching Fire +Greg Laden 

"This book also explains how to turn brains into soup, transport brains through customs, do science with very little money..."

The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How our Brains Became Remarkable. 
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, MIT Press, 2016.

Leverages off Catching Fire +Greg Laden ___

2016-04-28 00:48:31 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

This was shared by +Marc Abrahams, so you know it's choice.
The Bangor PD has a well-written and humorous FB post.
I recommend it, despite its being on the FBs.

This was shared by +Marc Abrahams, so you know it's choice.
The Bangor PD has a well-written and humorous FB post.
I recommend it, despite its being on the FBs.___

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2016-04-28 00:41:16 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Tajikistan: 800 thousand dollars sent to Dubai. Got arrested.

Tajikistan: 800 thousand dollars sent to Dubai. Got arrested.___

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2016-04-28 00:35:39 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

The Donald wants to know "What the hell is going on?"
This is what is going on. Mostly your friends and neighbors killing each other. Not terrorists.

The Donald wants to know "What the hell is going on?"
This is what is going on. Mostly your friends and neighbors killing each other. Not terrorists.___

2016-04-28 00:27:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Stir fried veggies with chicken and Siracha Hoisin. No pics. Too good. Hardly even sat down before it was a sweet memory.
Try it. 60% hoisin and 40% Siracha. BAM.

Stir fried veggies with chicken and Siracha Hoisin. No pics. Too good. Hardly even sat down before it was a sweet memory.
Try it. 60% hoisin and 40% Siracha. BAM.___

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2016-04-28 00:14:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Check out our DF Staff Pick for the week: PERSONAL TASTE! Starring the one and only LEE MIN HO!

Relive the passion, sincerity, and hilarious moments now for free! ➤ http://bit.ly/1N0LZxU

Check out our DF Staff Pick for the week: PERSONAL TASTE! Starring the one and only LEE MIN HO!

Relive the passion, sincerity, and hilarious moments now for free! ➤ http://bit.ly/1N0LZxU___

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2016-04-28 00:12:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Prepare the tissues....

Prepare the tissues....___

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2016-04-28 00:11:00 (13 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

This is what an industry in decline looks like. Bad decisions.

Heh:___This is what an industry in decline looks like. Bad decisions.

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2016-04-28 00:02:15 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

#education  

m___ #education  

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2016-04-27 23:53:32 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Amazing people.

#education  

By most estimates, such a blast may have wiped out half of Europe, leaving it uninhabitable for 500,000 years.___Amazing people.

#education  

2016-04-27 23:49:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

..."After Inhofe lost the committee to a Democrat, Morano reemerged in April as the editor of climatedepot.com The site functions much as his email list did, slapping sensationalistic headlines on links to questionable science and frothing "experts."

In other words, nothing. It does nothing but make Morano a living from fools.

"ClimateDepot is bankrolled by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a nonprofit with a $1.5 million budget, which in turn has received money from Exxon, Chevron, and foundations tied to conservative billionaire and Clinton nemesis Richard Mellon Scaife."

From Mother Jones.

..."After Inhofe lost the committee to a Democrat, Morano reemerged in April as the editor of climatedepot.com The site functions much as his email list did, slapping sensationalistic headlines on links to questionable science and frothing "experts."

In other words, nothing. It does nothing but make Morano a living from fools.

"ClimateDepot is bankrolled by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a nonprofit with a $1.5 million budget, which in turn has received money from Exxon, Chevron, and foundations tied to conservative billionaire and Clinton nemesis Richard Mellon Scaife."

From Mother Jones.___

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2016-04-27 23:38:27 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

For the laughs. But seriously. What planet are they from?

This is why we must stay ever vigilant at our local levels. It's not enough for them to freely practice their beliefs, they want your children to believe as well.___For the laughs. But seriously. What planet are they from?

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2016-04-27 19:30:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

#education

This is an amazing video tech tool for assessment! Upload a video, stop it wherever you want to insert a discussion question. The answers are gathered and the video then picks up where it left off. Users are individually assessed and feedback is sent to the teacher.
https://edpuzzle.com/___#education

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2016-04-27 19:06:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Ugh. Somebody remind Rick Scott that firing the senior science staff of the SFWMD could have been the single most long range stupid thing a human has done in our lifetimes. Short range he is responsible for not extending healthcare to the poor.

April 2016 -- “This unprecedented event has now happened twice”: Massive seagrass die-off hits Florida Bay in the USA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/04/27/this-unprecedented-event-has-now-happened-twice-massive-seagrass-die-off-hits-florida-bay/ us united states america american americans Everglades glades FL FLA ___Ugh. Somebody remind Rick Scott that firing the senior science staff of the SFWMD could have been the single most long range stupid thing a human has done in our lifetimes. Short range he is responsible for not extending healthcare to the poor.

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2016-04-27 18:20:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

. . . "It’s just plain indisputable that GM food risks do not divide members of the U.S. general public along political lines. If you can’t see the difference between these two graphs, get your eyes or your ability to accept evidence medically evaluated."

Use when the false equivalence argument raises its ugly head.
From the always delightful +Dan Kahan's blog. You're welcome.

#GMO  

. . . "It’s just plain indisputable that GM food risks do not divide members of the U.S. general public along political lines. If you can’t see the difference between these two graphs, get your eyes or your ability to accept evidence medically evaluated."

Use when the false equivalence argument raises its ugly head.
From the always delightful +Dan Kahan's blog. You're welcome.

#GMO  ___

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2016-04-27 17:57:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

#education  

___ #education  

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