Tag Archives: science

What Matters and What Doesn’t

Paul Craig Roberts is a bit of a jeremiah: …the American population is so divided and mutually hostile that there is no restraint by “the American people” on government and the elite oligarchs that rule. When I first read this, … Continue reading

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The World Turned Upside Down

Today is the 55th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. It was one of those days – like 9/11 – when you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. … Continue reading

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A Never-Ending Debate

I watched a rather remarkable video yesterday. What was remarkable about it was that it saw arch-global warming alarmist Michael Mann sharing a platform with arch-global warming sceptics Judith Curry and Patrick Moore. I was amazed that they were all … Continue reading

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Contrary To Official Guidelines

Rose drew attention to this yesterday: Over 65? Eat butter and cakes to keep you healthy: Latest dietary advice for pensioners MILLIONS of old aged pensioners can stave off malnutrition this winter by eating full-fat foods such as cakes and … Continue reading

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Certainty

A couple of days ago I was referring to my copy of Smoking: The Cancer Controversy by Sir Ronald Fisher, published in 1959. The book opens with a letter he had written in 1957, which begins: Your annotation on “Dangers … Continue reading

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Superstition

A week or two back, Vaping Liz sent me a link to a video of one of Dennis Prager’s fireside chats. It featured him sat, as promised, beside a blazing fire. And he was also smoking a cigar. And he … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me What To Think

I’m not inclined to believe experts. I’m not inclined to trust authorities. When I was a postgraduate in Bristol university 40 years ago, tasked to build an building electronic heat flow simulation model, I found that one of the pieces … Continue reading

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