Tag Archives: science

When Suspicion Becomes Conviction

I’m currently working on a new theory of ice ages. I’m building a computer heat flow simulation model to demonstrate it. It’s one in which the main player isn’t the Sun or the atmosphere, but the Earth beneath the atmosphere: … Continue reading

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Ignorance

As I’ve frequently remarked, the smoking debate has many parallels with the climate debate – if nothing else because in both cases “the debate is over.” Over the past couple of years I’ve slightly lost interest in the climate debate, … Continue reading

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Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, and The Doctrine of Rights.

For the past week or so I’ve been getting more and more steamed up about NYC councillor Peter Koo’s proposal to ban smoking while walking on New York’s streets. It’s seems to me to check every box in the list … Continue reading

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Dynamics v. Steady States

When I was about 5 or 6 – or whatever age I was when our family lived in Gambia, West Africa – my mother once explained to me the theory of evolution, as being the idea that plants and animals … Continue reading

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Two Topics of Conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar

Interesting conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, between participants from England, United States, and New Zealand. A couple of the topics stood out, for me at least. … The first was prompted by Stephen Helfer, long time US … Continue reading

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Straying Off The Reservation

I’m off on a bit of an intellectual adventure at the moment. I’m not usually very adventurous. I think the same way as everyone else, about almost everything. But sometimes I stray off the reservation, and wander off on my … Continue reading

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Self-Appointed?

An article  by Chris Snowdon about Public Health England in the Spectator: Eating, drinking, smoking and lazing around are personal matters that may or may not have personal consequences. In the liberal tradition, this makes them nobody else’s business and, … Continue reading

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