This admission certainly appears to be derivative of some kind of willful blindness.
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It was considered an important plant nutrient in 1923.
UK National health Service (NHS) pays for aromatherapy and other alternative medical care services, but skimps on Cancer care?
Wonder why a financially strapped national single payer system would bother with junk science “alternative” therapies like aroma therapy? Follow the politics.
CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley died on the same day as Kennedy. Bad day for us all.
Lewis was an Oxford Don in philosophy and literature, and he wrote insightfully on the pejorative term Scientism.
He could be a patron of Junk Science.com cause we disapprove of Scientism too.
Here’s some great stuff on temp trends and the pause.
DOWN GOES the paper by Cowtan and Way. (Remember the iconic knockdown call from the Ali/Frazier battle?)
This report, commented on by our friends at American Council on Science and Health, reminds that a little bit of aspirin daily is heart attack prevention.
However aspirin effects on platelets aren’t 12 hour effects. Besides, Aspirin is a peak within 1 hour, 4 hour gone completely, drug.
So you might know the in depth inquiry on transfats, I dredged the archives of the genius, the Milloy.
Tom Harris from Ottawa Canada, is eloquent here in his appeal to challenge the climate science to hold back nonsense regs on carbon dioxide, but I think he leaves a lot of challenges in his briefcase because, like most hard scientists and engineers, he doesn’t know that a real weakness of the EPA is their human health effects research–it is breathless and brainless and substitutes scaremongering for rational analysis.
Let’s talk psych and the social sciences, a wonderful area for junk science detection. A place where unscientific theories and practices evolve and flourish.
To make your sunday more interesting and gratifying, please consider this report of a federal judge’s opinion about run off from a Chicken farm. Continue reading
The recent release of a study from Harvard that claims small particles as a major cause of lung cancer causes us to revisit the question of human exposure experiments. The Harvard researchers assert they found lung cancer in non smokers and it must be air pollution. They cannot, of course, eliminate papilloma virus or other causes, and eliminate other confounders, but no matter, they got some publicity and will get more funding.
Regular readers of this site know that Milloy and Dunn submitted Declarations in support of a lawsuit filed in Virginia Federal Court to stop human exposure experiments at the U of North Carolina School of Medicine by an EPA sponsored group, exposing paid volunteers to small particle pollution.
The Federal Court dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction, but the preliminary discovery showed that 10 US medical schools are doing the same types of human experiments.
Now Harvard reemphasizes the toxic, Carcinogenic nature of small particles, claimed on the basis of the typical data dredging epidemiology.
Either it is or it isn’t carcinogenic, and even if the EPA is lying about the carcinogenicity, any experimental subject now has to decide–did they lie to me or to the Congress about small particles.
Junk Science strikes again.
THE COMPANY WITH THE STASH
Election campaign contributions certainly can be an identifiable way to predict who will get treated well by a rich and powerful administrative state.
Crony capitalism has many hues.
US Government largesse is measured in trillions (that’s 1000, 1000, millions give or take).
Tribal politics is a real factor in the 1st world, played with real money. Consider Nazi business partnerships in concentration camp labor, at many sites. Companies we all recognize, even now, Astra, BMW, Puch, Shell, Siemens, Daimler Benz, Krupp, Ford, Messerschmitt, Volkswagen, Zeitz—you get the idea.
Our present day international economy includes as an equal player that is considered a powerhouse soon to exceed US economic output, the Chinese economy that rides on the backs of rural “visiting” city workers who are a modern version of slaves or indentured workers allowed to stay in their cities of work, but not to become residents.
You might wonder, how do these generous contributions listed below expect a return on the investment, for law firms and universities and government or government dependent entities? Well the money and influence certainly are attractive prizes for “friends” of political powerhouses.
Eisenhower warned us in his farewell address, there is the Military Industrial Complex but there is also the Government Research complex, and if you are an expert or a “consultant” or a source of research and support for government policy making and regulation, you would be well advised to nurture government relationships, that result in favors, grants, contracts, and a place at the conference table when things are passed out.
During the merger mania of the 80s the joke was that even minor players at the final negotiations could end up fabulously wealthy from the crumbs that fell of the merger table. Same story today with government sources measured in hundreds of billions for various sectors.
When citizens petition the government or the courts for fair treatment there are barricades. Continue reading
Revisiting IPCC Official’s “North Pole Melts after 50 million-year Freeze”; That’s Not his Only Problem.
James McCarthy, a senior IPCC official between 1997 and 2001, made a statement about Arctic ice melt in 2000 so erroneous that the New York Times needed to write a major retraction about its mention of it. Later in 2004, McCarthy was part of an ‘expert’ press briefing about “Global warming likely to continue spurring more outbreaks of intense hurricane activity”. In Donna Laframboise’s 2011 blog, she tells how that press briefing is tied straight to the infamous resignation of Chris Landsea from the IPCC. As many know, the predictions for hurricanes haven’t worked out so well lately. More recently, we are told McCarthy was involved in the origins of the idea that skeptic climate scientists are ‘paid shills working for the fossil fuel industry’. Continue reading
Here’s the video: Continue reading
NYTimes goes skeptic on end-of-climate-by-2047 study: Based on models with ‘acknowledged problems’ and uncertain accuracy
The NYTimes reports: Continue reading
The WaPo reports: Continue reading
Odd: IPCC chief Pachauri moonlights as a soft porn novelist: 2010 novel loaded with group-sex scenes
Grist reports: Continue reading
Funny: Billionaire enviro compliments Michael Mann via Twitter — Then skeptic Steve Goddard chimes in…
Tom Steyer to Michael Mann to Steve Goddard. Continue reading