Episode 164 – News for September 15, 2016

Light the Night Streamathon September 24 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM MDT

DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE – Religion and Misogyny

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – September 15
* 1831 – The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad
* 1835 – HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago.
* 1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship
* 1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
* 1981 – The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

POLITICS AND RELIGION

* SSA employee would rather lose his job than watch diversity video | Via Raw Story
* Dr. Bob Sears is facing discipline from the medical board for recommending to not get vaccinated
* Parents wants charges against church for baptizing her autistic son | Via WWJTD
* Woman uses Indiana’s RFRA as defense for child abuse
* Clinton says we need a president who’s a praying person
* Trump supporter doesn’t want most women to vote

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
* Human respiratory tissue test shows similar effect of vapor to ambient air
* 10 percent of Earth’s wilderness lost since 1990s
* Four new giraffe species revealed
* Sixth sense claimed to be found (not Bruce Willis)

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