Breaking Item #2 Ireland chooses death. Interesting the only group in favor of life were the wise, i.e. ages 65+. Letting the young vote (assuming a country insists on voting) is disastrous.
Breaking Item #2 Britain begins arrests of political prisoners. We now wonder they will let him defect, or will he like Kevin Crehan mysteriously die in jail?
Schools in the United Kingdom are beginning to remove analog clocks from the classroom — because students are complaining that they can’t read them, reports say.
Officials have begun replacing the traditional clocks with digital ones as children have been unable to tell the correct time on analog clocks, The Telegraph reports.
“The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders in England, told the publication. “Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”…
“It is amazing the number of students I am coming across in year 10, 11 and in sixth form who do not know how to tell the time,” she began. “We live in a world where everything is digital. We are moving towards a digital age and they do not necessarily have analogue watches anymore and they have mobile phones with the time on.”
How about these alternative headlines? “British schools are removing history books from classrooms because kids can’t read them.” “British schools are removing maps from classrooms because kids can’t find north”.
There is no use being sarcastic, and no use whatsoever to explain that if kids can’t do an ordinary and necessary task they should be taught that task. At school. By teachers. Yes, it’s necessary. Look at the pic atop the post. How could the poor kiddies possibly read this non-digital gauge?
God bless Poland. Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna!
He found the scientific consensus on climate change to be compelling. But he found the evidence for the safety of GMOs to be at least as strong. “I couldn’t deny the scientific consensus on GMOs,” he writes, “while insisting on strict adherence to the one on climate change, and still call myself a science writer.”
It was, he says, “a decisive turning point in my life.” But the public debate on GMOs turned in exactly the opposite direction. Just as scientists were becoming more confident in the safety of GMOs, global anti-GMO activists, led by Greenpeace, were making the issue a hot potato (including a genetically modified insect-resistant potato cultivated in Canada). On the strength of myths (that using genetically modified seeds somehow resulted in suicides among Indian farmers) and deception (tying GMOs to autism or cancer), supermarket chains, food companies and eventually governments were frightened into anti-GMO stances. In the developing world, anti-GMO activists spread rumors that GMO consumption resulted in homosexuality and infertility.
I do not care in the least about any of these claims. I do care about scidolatry, the worship of Science. People, non-scientists in particular, wield Science like a club. Do this: Science says so. They are no different from the Saudi religious police patrolling the streets with their billy clubs looking for people not praying.