Tag Archives: science

All The News That Isn’t News

These days I only ever get to occasionally watch TV at my brother’s house. And over Christmas I watched a bit. A couple of items stood out, both of them like sore thumbs, as very good reasons for not watching … Continue reading

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Sideways Glances

Various items. Firstly, I think this photo provides all the reasons why I  would vote for this man: Although I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it is. … Secondly, I keep reading stuff like this: It goes … Continue reading

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EPA DOA?

First a little reminder of the EPA’s role in promoting tobacco hysteria: The EPA Report In December of 1992 the EPA released it’s now famous report on second hand smoke. The report claimed that SHS causes 3,000 deaths a year, … Continue reading

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Primordial Fear

Breitbart: Sir David Attenborough, the veteran broadcaster and climate change alarmist, has attacked the involvement of voters in politics beyond elections, suggesting the only way to stop Donald Trump is to “shoot him” and that complex political questions like Brexit … Continue reading

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The Sandcastle

In a comment a couple of days back in response to Petesquiz, I wrote: If science were compared to a beautiful sandcastle, with towers and spires and turrets, statistics is the wave that sweeps over it and reduces it back to … Continue reading

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Scare Stories

I used to worry about Peak Oil. I bought a copy of The Limits To Growth back in 1972 or so, and it had all these computer-generated graphs showing peak oil production being achieved in 1990 or maybe 1995. I … Continue reading

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Public Cynicism Towards Experts

Following on from Michael Gove saying: “People in this country have had enough of experts,” Read in passing: Elites used to possess outsized influence and authority, Edelman notes, but now they only have a monopoly on authority. Influence largely rests … Continue reading

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