Category Archives: Notable/Quotable

Instrument Driven Data Overload

We have discussed inductive and deductive science, now here is more to chew on, how excess instrumentation and data gathering can make science spin its wheels.

Continue reading

About these ads

David Gelernter is a Giant

I can’t say enough good things about David Gelernter to do him justice.

He is a treasure of Western Civ, a computer whiz, philosopher, writer, with a creative and inquisitive mind. He was bombed by the unabomber and recovered to be an inspiration. He is a devout Jew, a great patriot–an island of great achievement and virtue, who is wise and eloquent.

Continue reading

Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson

Scientists have now finished going through the entire set of data. Continue reading

Interior Secretary Nominee ‘Not Proud’ of ‘Commuting Footprint’ of REI Employees

Sally Jewel is another goofy enviro. Continue reading

Charlie Daniels: ‘Nanny state policies of Obama [will end in] chaos and bloodshed’

Echoes Thomas Jefferson’s sentiments. Continue reading

Former Obama ‘car czar’ likens Paul Krugman’s economic analysis to climate change denial

“[T]o me, being a debt denier is the same thing as being a climate change denier.” Continue reading

A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform

To survive professionally, scientists feel the need to publish as many papers as possible, and to get them into high-profile journals. And sometimes they cut corners or even commit misconduct to get there. Continue reading

US integrity effort hits troubled water

Allegations by integrity officer who lost his job are a setback for plan to quash political inference in science. Continue reading

Hurricane experts admit they can’t predict hurricanes early

Honest experts: say a look back shows their past 20 years of [early] forecasts had no predictive value.

If widely acclaimed experts cannot skillfully predict extreme weather likelihood 6-12 months in advance what does that tell you about the hysterical claims of the modeling fraternity about periods 50-100 years hence? Continue reading

Letter of the moment: Cleaning up a natural disaster

The man has a point, oil sands operations are actually the largest, most expensive environmental cleanup in the history of the planet Continue reading

“Communist” China warns: Europe ruined by the welfare state

From Andrew Bolt

Jin Liqun, the supervising chairman of China’s $400 billion sovereign wealth fund, thinks the problem with Europe is that it’s ruined by socialism: Continue reading

If you are going to blow people up, be mindful of the environment

From Pakistan’s Daily Times comes this report of a seminar held to mark the ‘International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictContinue reading

Should planet earth have rights alongside and equal to human rights?

I’m not sure how planet earth managed to request legal counsel but it must have done since Polly Higgins is described as “The lawyer for Planet Earth”. Anyway, equal rights for earth would extend to trees, grass, fish, animals, bugs, dirt, rocks and the air. In other words everything that makes up this world we live on would be legally on par with humans. Art Horn explains: Continue reading

Gore: Fighting skeptics like fighting racism

Not wanting to be outdone by James Hansen in this week’s climate lunacy contest and apparently envious of Martin Luther King’s new monument on the Washington DC mall, Al Gore likened the battle against climate skeptics to the civil rights struggle against racism: Continue reading

Climate alarmism downgraded from Michael Mann’s ‘near-certainty’ to Michael Mann’s ‘hypothesis’

It’s been almost a week since the publication of Michael L. Mann’s new climate study and everyone has missed the only notable part of it. Continue reading

Tattoos for climate ‘deniers’?

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Richard Glover suggested in his most recent column that “Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.

Enviro activist as Commerce Secretary?

If you need more evidence that President Obama isn’t making a good faith effort at getting our economy going again, just consider John Bryson, Obama’s nominee to be Secretary of Commerce. —>

New slur against skeptics: ‘Birther-equivalent’

At first, we were mere “skeptics.” Then we became “flat-Earthers.” “Denier”, with its Holocaust-denial implications soon followed. But none of these perjoratives worked for the climate alarmists.

Now the alarmists have re-christened skeptics as “birther-equivalents.”

Well they can call us whatever names they like, but to paraphrase Galileo:

Etiam CO2 facticius non tepidus exitialis
(Still manmade CO2 doesn’t cause catastrophic warming).

Chris Christie: New Jersey’s Al Gore

Hurray, Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of the Northeast’s cap-and-trade program… but BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!, he’s a believer in consensus science and, apparently, catastrophic manmade global warming.

While announcing that New Jersey was quitting the Regional GreenHouse Gas Initiative, Christie said,

I’m certainly not a scientist, which is the first problem. So I can’t claim to fully understand all of this, certainly not after just a few months of study. But when you have over 90 percent of the world’s scientists who have studied this stating that climate change is occurring and that humans play a contributing role, it’s time to defer to the experts.

Yes, what logic… brilliant….I don’t know anything… so rather than keeping my big fat mouth shut until I learn something, I’ll side with the likes of Al Gore, Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson, the Discovery Channel gunman, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Henry Waxman, Bobby Rush and every other whacked out, intellectually and morally bankrupt believer in global warming.

Chris Christie for President? No thanks. I’ll write in Kris Kringle first.

Clinton energy chief: Bin Laden death good for climate legislation

Clinton administration energy chief and former UN ambassador Bill Richardson hopes the killing of Osama bin Laden improves the prospects for climate legislation. According to Politico, Richardson said:

My hope is that from this success in the foreign policy arena two days ago, that he will be emboldened to take once again to the Congress legislation — not just to increase a renewable energy standard — but climate change legislation that this country and the world need… We can sit back and say, well we’ll wait until the next election, wait until the political climate is better. You know if we do that, we’re doomed — if we don’t take action right away.

Ironically, bin Laden was Richardson’s ideological kinsman on climate.