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Is It All Connected?

Hawaii: We haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn’t stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by “over 12,000 … Continue reading

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The Alarmist Playbook

For some time now – perhaps even the last 10 years – I’ve tended to strongly associate antismoking alarmism with global warming alarmism, with antismoking alarmism the senior partner that preceded global warming alarmism by some 50 years, with one … Continue reading

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Wonderful Fiction

I’ve never been to America. And so it remains for me a fictional place. I believe it exists, but I’ve never actually been there, and so I don’t know for sure. I think you have to go somewhere to experience … Continue reading

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From Enthusiasm To Zealotry

I get enthusiastic about ideas. When, on 15 February 2013, a small asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, and on the same day the larger asteroid 2012 DA14 passed within 28,000 km of the Earth, and NASA immediately declared that the two … Continue reading

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Broken

There’s no substitute for experience. You have to be there, and watch it happening. In the Department of Engineering of the University of Bristol, I used to watch big engines breaking concrete and wooden beams and columns. It was a … Continue reading

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Living In A New Dark Age

I’ve been building a heat flow simulation model for the past few months. It’s been a return to a familiar world, because I used to work with heat flow simulation models 40 years ago, in my university days before I … Continue reading

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Mathematical Madness

I’m beginning to wonder whether many of our disputes are fundamentally mathematical in nature. After all, the war on smoking seems to rest on mathematical – specifically statistical – proofs that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer. And global warming alarmism rests … Continue reading

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