Senator Dan Foreman (R, Moscow, ID)

We Get the Government We Deserve: Senator Dan Foreman


Every nation gets the government it deserves. — Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre Idaho Republican State Senator Foreman represents – for a given definition of “represents” – the citizens, of Moscow, Idaho.1 Senator Foreman is a former fighter pilot and law enforcement officer. Whatever his education, it didn’t include science. Or common courtesy. Senator Foreman has gained…

Credit: Alexander Gabyshev, Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North

Yet Another Letter to Sen. James Inhofe


Dear Senator Inhofe: You are famously a denier of anthropogenic climate change. You’re the author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, a title that is perhaps unintentionally ironic. The greatest hoax, as things have developed since, is your claim of a giant conspiracy. I’m writing to make certain you have heard about…

Do You Believe in the Theory of Gravity?


Gravity is just a theory. Sir Issac Newton tried to quantify it. In  Principia, published in 1687, he deduced the application of the inverse square law. Where F is the force, m1 and m2 are the masses of the objects interacting, r is the distance between the centers of the masses and G is the gravitational constant. The theory was only partially successul. It helped predict the…