An example of courage and integrity

The story of how a grad student discovered and exposed fraud when the easy path would have been to stay silent.  Continue reading

Alan Caruba on the heroic Alan Carlin

I met Dr. Carlin once, and a nice and humble man he is and virtuous.

He played a critical role in an analysis that showed the EPA was wrong about Green House Gases being a danger.

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Exelon Energy turns the screws in Illinois–demands subsidies for nukes

James Taylor takes a shot at explaining this attempt at jumping crony capitalism up to extortion.

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Tip from one of our commenters

Got this tip on a great science discussion site from one of our favorite commenters stefan.

In addition to many other sources, I think this site is interesting and informative.

Matt Briggs on the problem with junkscientists and their output

It is our theme, sort of–our beta noire, our obsession—why can’t scientists and intellectual issue investigators tend to the evidence and insist on good methods?

The essay by Mr. Briggs bounces off the published opinions of the Richard Horton, editor in chief of Lancet, one of the worst medical journals for politically tainted advocacy disguised as science. However, from the swamp, Horton is right that a lot of published research is unreliable. Lancet puts up way too much enviro/political/climate/warming related nonsense, for example and scary toxicology with weak methods just because they can and they have an agenda. They even recently got into antisemitism for some reason, taking sides on the Palestine/Israel question–how stylish.

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Risk Factors—An Idea Whose Time Has Come—and Gone

The risk factor paradigm of disease causation has been dominant in medical thought and research for many decades Continue reading

Green hyprocrisy

Monica Crowly does a fine job on the hypocrisy of leading greens like Tom Steyer. Continue reading