Category Archives: critical thinking

THE RAIN IN TEXAS


Not A Lot of People Know That reports on the sudden silence with respect to weather in Texas.  Last year, because of a draught, advocates of anthropogenic global warning (AGW) had wailed about “permanent draught” in the state (Joe Romm), … Continue reading

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A NEW CLIMATE BLOG


I just discovered a comparatively new climate blog called Not A Lot of People Know That.  Good reading, thoroughly documented.  Very much true to the J. Robert Oppenheimer quote chosen as a motto: “We do not believe any group of … Continue reading

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CHEAP ENERGY, BY THE GRACE OF ALLAH


Luboš Motl, a physicist who lives and works in the Czech city of Plzeň (or Pilsen: yes, the home of the original Pilsner Beer), reports very exciting news on his blog, The Reference Frame.  A Pakistani scientist has apparently constructed … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OF SCIENCE…


Twelve years ago, in a paper now carefully buried, NASA scientist James Hansen wrote (h/t WUWT): ..we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as chlorofluorocarbons, CH4, and N2O, not … Continue reading

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EPA IS DOING HUMAN EXPERIMENTS?


Anthony Watts’ indispensable science site, WattsUpWithThat, has a post by John Dunn MD JD that delivers evidence of humans being used as guinea pigs in NIH research into the effects of particulate pollutants.   The issue at hand is the … Continue reading

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YOU ARE, AHEM, WHAT YOU EAT?


Here’s another twist in the sorry saga of governmental war on the-most-evil-food-evah. It used to be the eternal truth (of the moment) that salt is supremely evil – and so of course are you, if you use it.  Unfortunately, while … Continue reading

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NATIONAL PRIDE WE CAN BELIEVE IN


Armenia is to chess as, say, Brazil is to soccer.  A superpower, that is.  And this will continue, by widely acclaimed official decree. The Czech news site Týden reports that Armenian kids will now have compulsory chess in elementary school: … Continue reading

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INSAN(FRANCISCO)ITY


Warning: I have tried very hard to write this article in a respectful manner, but I admit I have failed.  It just wouldn’t come,  The usual disclaimer is that this lack of respect is due to my own problems (me … Continue reading

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DEATH RAY IN LAS VEGAS


Another chapter in the unending saga of unintended consequences… Daily Tech reports that a Chicago lawyer had nearly been set aflame recently while sitting by a pool in the luxurious Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas.  His said his first thought … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CRICHTONITE


This, from our Fractured Reality Annals. Crichtonite is a recently confirmed rare inert element, classified No. 118 on the periodic table of elements and initially hypothesized as ununoctium (UUh). First reported synthesized in scientific laboratories at Lawrence Livermore and in … Continue reading

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