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Israel Can Win if Obama doesn’t save Hamas

July 25th, 2014

By Matthew Continetti

Slandered, despised, insulted, degraded, Israel is nonetheless winning its war against Hamas.

The number of rocket attacks launched by the terror group each day has been halved. The IDF is uprooting the underground tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle weapons, contraband, and terrorists in and out of the Gaza Strip. On Wednesday evening, Israel’s Channel Two newscast carried footage of Hamas terrorists surrendering to the IDF. Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2014-07-24

July 24th, 2014

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Teaching how to read used to be the job of primary and high schools and undergraduates were expected to pick up the niceties of primary research reporting through learning on the job. Formal subtleties used to be remarked on by the lecturer while discussing the content of papers. Looking at the current batch of first years, van Lacum et al. may well have a point. What they fail to say is that, given limited time and already full schedules, Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2014-07-18

July 18th, 2014

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From Bohannon I finally learn what being a perpetual student is really worth. Bus fares and reduced entry are peanuts when my library shells out $ 2.00 for every article I read online, that’s $ 50.– for a typical blog entry every week. Does the taxpayer get any value back for his money? Read the rest of this entry »

Israel derangement syndrome

July 18th, 2014

‘Iron dome’ blamed as ‘likely to prolong conflict’

By Thomas Lifson

Just when you thought Jew-hatred double standards applied to Israel couldn’t get any more ridiculous, along comes this gem, via Rob Garver of The Fiscal Times and Yahoo News: Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2014-07-12

July 12th, 2014

Apologies for tardiness and skipping a week.

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For Gillespie et al.’s hypothesis to make sense, menopause would have to be an exceedingly young phenomenon, only appearing after the establishment of sedentism and agriculture. This means we’d have to expect at least some residual hunter-gatherer societies not to possess it. Read the rest of this entry »

The Politically Correct Inquisition

July 3rd, 2014

By Moshe Feiglin

Just be quiet!

All the political warning bells are going off in my head.

Are you crazy?

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Where Are the Palestinian Mothers?

July 3rd, 2014

(From the Wall Street Journal)

By Bret Stephens

In March 2004 a Palestinian teenager named Hussam Abdo was spotted by Israeli soldiers behaving suspiciously as he approached the Hawara checkpoint in the West Bank. Ordered at gunpoint to raise his sweater, the startled boy exposed a suicide vest loaded with nearly 20 pounds of explosives and metal scraps, constructed to maximize carnage. A video taken by a journalist at the checkpoint captured the scene as Abdo was given scissors to cut himself free of the vest, which had been strapped tight to his body in the expectation that it wouldn’t have to come off. He’s been in an Israeli prison ever since. Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2014-06-28

June 28th, 2014

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Although the Solutréen hypothesis is unanimously condemned by the archaeological mainstream, John J. Shea is not someone whose opinion can be easily dismissed out of hand. As Stanford & Bradley point out in their reply to O’Brien et al., what counts is not the average state of ice over thousands of years, but a stable shelf for less than a century suffices Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2014-06-22

June 22nd, 2014

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Richard Feynman has included Social Psychology in his list of Cargo Cult sciences and according to Bohannon and Klein et al. not much has changed since. The blame of persecution is of course utter nonsense. If the data were reported and evaluated honestly and correctly, all but one in twenty studies would be successfully replicated Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2014-06-13

June 13th, 2014

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If the trace element concentration in grain is reduced, as Myers et al. find under elevated CO2 conditions, then just eat more of it. This may sound glib, but people having to cope with malnutrition at all, typically don’t just get too little zinc or something, they get too little to eat in total. Of course Myers et al. fail to give any numbers, but Read the rest of this entry »