The Spoils System Redux – Climate Version

Spoils system reinstated by choice of grant subject. Clifford Eddy, PhD writes: After James Garfield’s assassination, the spoils system of granting government jobs was replaced by the civil service system, with merit being the criterion for hiring rather than political loyalty to those in high political office. [via Wikipedia] In the politics of the United…

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Claim: Climate change 'may' be responsible for the abrupt collapse of Tibetan civilization around 2000BC

From Washington State University: Closing the Case on an Ancient Archeological Mystery Solving 4,000-year-old mystery helps WSU archeologist find useful resource for a warmer future PULLMAN, Wash.–Climate change may be responsible for the abrupt collapse of civilization on the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau around 2000 B.C. WSU archaeologist Jade D’Alpoim Guedes and an international…

Galileo Galilei

To whom does a Christian owe their loyalty?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Does a Christian owe their first loyalty to the Pope, or to God? If your conscience tells you one thing, and the Pope tells you another, which path should you follow? Galileo followed his conscience. Even when given a direct order by the highest authority in Christendom, to recant his…