Category Archives: Scientific method

Big breakthrough–academics are narrow minded and censorious

Mr. Gobry tells me something new? No, but it is revealing that he thinks what he has written is a revelation. What planet has he been living on? He does choose some good examples, though, to make his point.

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Regular trips to Krispy Kreme save the planet?

When you lose weight the fat is converted into carbon dioxide, water and other pollutants.  Someone has done the button sorting and gets a Eureka Alert (for wheel reinvention?) Continue reading

Tim Ball speaks to the junk academics/researchers/modelers

He has a good take off point–Jon Gruber. This essay is outstanding.

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Radiation, a reliable, well used hobgoblin–Fukishima and Radiology studies.

Since Muller’s falsely reported no threshold claims about radiation effects on fruit flies, dissected very ably by Ed Calabrese, we continue to have a cottage industry of nuke phobics.

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Genetics is not what it’s cracked up to be–Delusions of grandeur about the genome

Tom Bethell is a science writer–many years ago he wrote a great essay on cancer research and the refusal of oncological researchers to deal with the most important characteristic of cancer cells–multiploidy.

Bethell also has written eloquently about the scam that is the genome project. I called it that.

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Physics nerds alert

Physics World announces the 10 most important physics events of the year.

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Time magazine shows ignorance

Well Time is concerned about EU backing off crazy air pollution regs.

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