East Anglia University used to proudly host the Climate Research Unit. Now, perhaps, they wish that the well-heeled yet skeptical alumni didn’t know that this particular academic institution existed on their campus. EAU-CRU claimed to have the most comprehensive and well-ordered archive of climate data in the world. According to Lorrie Goldstein of the Toronto Sun, they have an archive that holds a certain volume | Read More »
Move over Bernie Madoff, there’s a new con-man in town.
Yeah yeah yeah, Bernie was the biggest con-man ever, until last week. Last week, I am sad to say, saw exposed the biggest conspiracy to defraud the entire world of TRILLIONS of dollars. Those in the know (read that as those who actually look to sources like Red State, Drudge, Talk radio, and Fox News) already know what grand theft I am talking about. I’m | Read More »
The Five Questions Of Global Warming
Cap-and-Trade is just one of the many ways in which the federal government will try to be restricting the freedoms of individuals and businesses in the name of fighting global warming (now being conveniently called climate change). Environmentalism was once a fuzzy feel-good plank of the left, however in recent years many such as Thomas Friedman and Van Jones have realized the possibility of using broad | Read More »
Rep. Lee Terry On Cap & Trade
I just finished interviewing Rep. Lee Terry, (R-NE), about the House Cap and Trade legislation. I’d like to thank Rep. Terry, who was more than generous with his time today. The first question I hasked Rep. Terry was whether there was any breaking news from today’s hearing. He said that David Sokol’s testimony put the Democrats on the defensive. Rep. Terry said that his staff | Read More »
Nationwide No-on-Cap-and-Trade Tax Rally; Bonus Policy Details
Dear Friends: This is both a save-the-date request, as well as a clarion call to action. Many of you have been following Henry Waxman’s actions to push-forth a free enterprise-endangering, liberty-impeding monstrosity nicknamed “Cap-and-Trade”. The details are provided HERE. Our little group of agitators, the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition, is calling for a nationwide protest of this bill, perhaps inspiring some wobbly Republicans and | Read More »
Science Marches On, Right Past Al Gore
At the turn of the 20th century, the experts believed that Physics was a settled science. We were either at a solution, or very close to one. There was simply nothing new to learn in physics, was the consensus. As soon as the loose ends were tied up, our understanding of the universe would be complete. Then light acted up. Oops. Physics is still reeling | Read More »
Liberals are anti-science: reading between the lines of intellectual bullying
Promoted from the diaries by Neil Believe it or not, Salon.com has given a conservative the opportunity to fill their space. This weeks question in “Ask a Wingnut” gets to an important topic, one with implications far beyond the scope of the actual words. On the face of it, the Wingnut author does a good job answering the question: the Conservative record on science is | Read More »
TGIF Open Thread
Resolved: Science and mathematics are not difficult. Here’s proof: Patently obvious, isn’t it? TGIF. Open thread, eh?
Huffington Post: Presenting Fake ‘Doctors’ as Experts?
There is a charge starting to make the rounds of the science and medical blogs that the Huffington Post is allowing its bloggers to claim they are “doctors” when some really aren’t qualified to claim the title. Still others ply their legitimately earned title to discuss as authorities issues in fields other than those in which they trained. Some of these same “doctors” are offering | Read More »
Fuel From Water…. “My People” Done Up ‘N Did It !!!
Awesome. Israeli Science Breakthrough Extracts Fuel from Water http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130806 Among the most important challenges facing science today is designing an efficient system for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The ability to do so will introduce hydrogen into the market as a clean, sustainable fuel. But man-made systems for getting to the root of water that exist today are very inefficient and often require additional | Read More »
Salazar’s Wolf Decision Upsets Administration Allies
Conservatives for Science: The Left and Science: Ken Salazar vs. Environmentalists Washington Post: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to stick with a controversial Bush administration move that took gray wolves off the endangered species list in most of the northern Rockies reflects the independent streak that has defined his career. But it has alienated key Obama administration allies, including environmentalists and some lawmakers on Capitol | Read More »
Sorry About Your Loss, Mom. Now Can We Use Part of Your Baby for ‘Reaseach’?
Professor Sir Richard Gardner, a leading scientist for stem cell research at Oxford University, England, proposed using parts of aborted fetuses as transplantable material for the ill last week causing great concern for those believing in the sanctity of human life. Sir Richard called for studies into the feasibility of transplanting fetal organs into adults and found it curious that it hasn’t been done already. | Read More »
Dems Push Another Fake ‘Fair’ Bill That Will Kill Online Science Research Publishing
Why are Democrats such liars? I know that sounds harsh, but this penchant for labeling a law, act, or bill with a lie as a title is gallingly Orwellian and it’s getting tiresome. We have the “Employee Free Choice Act” that takes away employee choice, the “Freedom of Choice Act” that takes away the freedom NOT to chose abortion, and now we have the “Fair | Read More »
Goreacle Will Not Debate Klaus over Piltdown Man…I Mean, Man-made Global Warming
There’s a two-day conference on global warming going on in Santa Barbara, CA. One of those who is extremely skeptical of it being due to man’s activities is Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus, an economist by trade. He was scheduled to debate former U.S. Veep Al Gore (a lying weasel by trade) at this conference; lo and behold, the organizers decided at the last minute | Read More »
Obama “Genetically Superior” Say Scientists
Obama “Genetically Superior” Say Scientists Rafael Volquez, PhD Cambridge, MA Harvard Review of Science Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have broken new ground with a controversial claim. During research conducted since October 2007, they have found that the new President of the United States, Barack Obama has certain traits which make him “genetically and mentally superior to the average person.” Such research included | Read More »