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Think For Yourself

In a comment yesterday, Joe L wrote: There appears to be a concerted effort to demonize vaping which exploded in recent weeks. Not being a vaper, I don’t pay much attention to vaping news, so I’ll simply take his word … Continue reading

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The New Public Intellectuals

One of the features of our new internet era has been the arrival of a new army of public intellectuals. In the past these people would be usually caged within the pages of newspapers or periodicals, or in TV or … Continue reading

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The Mantle Plume Myth

Some ideas are very attractive, and quickly capture people’s imagination. One such idea is that there are mantle plumes deep in the Earth, up which superheated molten rock ascends, melting through the lithosphere at the surface of the Earth, and … Continue reading

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Smoking Roll-ups

The first thing I read today: His wife, Sam, packed up their life by herself because Mr Cameron said he could not bear to go back to Downing Street. After packing the last box, she put on some music, rolled … Continue reading

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Interstellar Comet Borisov

Most comets orbit round the Sun, so the arrival of an interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is a highly unusual event A new interstellar object has been discovered passing through the solar system. Discovered by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov … Continue reading

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Warmists versus Coolists

In recent years I’ve thought that global warming alarmism has been fading away, largely as a result of Climategate in 2009, when climate scientists were revealed to be cooking the books and “hiding the decline” (in proxy air temperatures). But … Continue reading

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A Neolithic Industrial Revolution

What was the difference between paleolithic (old stone) tools and neolithic (new stone) tools? …paleolithic used mainly knapped (chipped) stone tools, as well as bone and wooden tools, the Mesolithic showed an increasing number of microliths (tools made from tiny … Continue reading

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