Category Archives: Viewpoints

Science is not taking a stand for Michael Mann

[I originally sent this to WUWT but Anthony just copied a half of one of Steyn’s posts and posted that instead. So I’m reposting it here] I noticed a couple of updates on Mark Steyn’s blog regarding the suit brought … Continue reading

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When is a (warming) trend real?

Here is the problem. A cartoon by XKCD ..and of course it got a boost from the Bad Astronomer: It’s not like my pal Randall needs the traffic from me, but his xkcd comic on the new normal from global … Continue reading

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The Ecosystem Myth

A very interesting article by Adam Curtis on the origins of the “self-organizing human society” myth. What you were seeing in that interchange was the expression of a very powerful ideology of our time. It is the idea of the … Continue reading

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Mind the (Seismic) Gap

The Seismic Gap Theory in geology has been somewhat controversial, even though some of its predictions appear to be rational, ie that movement of a tectonic fault along a plate boundary should be more or less continuous unless that slippage … Continue reading

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The vital importance of verification and replication

This is how “No-one would listen” by Harry Markopolos, begins: On the morning of December 11, 2008, a New York real estate developer on a JetBlue flight from New York to Los Angeles was watching CNBC on the small seat-back … Continue reading

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MESSENGER: first picture from orbit

As promised, the MESSENGER spacecraft has produced its first picture from orbit Mercury looks a lot like the Moon. A high level of impact cratering (without the extensive lunar marae on the near side which are the result of flood … Continue reading

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Windows Live Writer

As recommended by WordPress.com itself, Windows Live Writer is an excellent way to generate blog postings (at least, better than the WordPress admin page itself). It’s what I’m writing this post with. WordPress.com’s own post writer is pretty basic and … Continue reading

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