Arnold Schwarzenegger Stands Up For Science In A Speech Sure To Outrage Fellow Republicans

By JAMESON PARKER, Addicting Info – Believe it or not, there was a time when being a Republican didn’t mean rejecting science or checking your empathy at the door. A time when a blowhard like Donald Trump would have been laughed out of any presidential race, not polling at a double-digit lead over his competition. A time where facts and problem solving meant much more than ideological dogma and fear of being labeled a “RINO.” What might a Republican like that look like? Try Arnold Schwarzenegger. To be clear, there are numerous areas in which a liberal might disagree with the actor and former California governor, but he’s demonstrated that he may be the only Republican left with both a conscience and a backbone to stand up to the worst of his party. When gay marriage was finally upheld by the Supreme Court, he was among the first to support it, demolishing a...

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Renowned Scientists Urge Museums to Drop Climate-Denier Donors, BP Dumps ALEC

By Anastasia Pantsios, EcoWatch – The Natural History Museum is a New York-based organization that provides online and mobile programming, and exhibits intended to “affirm the truth of science” and call attention to the “political /funding climate” in the science museum community. It has no multimillion-dollar signature building, expensive exhibits with benefactors’ names next to them on gold plaques or an admission price that will set a family back $100. But it’s taking aim at those science and natural history museums that do, questioning the integrity of accepting funding from donors with an interest in and history of refuting scientific research on issues like climate change—donors like the Koch Brothers of the fossil fuel-driven Koch Industries. The group has issued an open letter to these museums from members of the scientific community, urging them to cut such ties. It points to the Code of Ethics for Museums, adopted in 1991 by the Board of...

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