Category Archives: scientific method

MACHINES TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO WORK…


Bloomberg news reports that some hi-tech companies have begun to develop multimedia programs to assess a person’s suitability for a particular job, or jobs.  Presumably, these programs will be much better than human recruiters, who rely on first impressions, useless … 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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COOKING WARMING DATA


Anthony Watts, writing at WattsUpWithThat, has just announced the results of a five-year study of climate warming trends in the United States.  The study concludes that at least half of the warming trend in the United States is artificial due … 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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ISAAC NEWTON TRUMPED


A sixteen year-old Indian-born student in Germany has solved a mathematical riddle posed by Sir Isaac Newton over three hundred years ago, reports Fox News via the History News Network. While working on a school project, Shouryya Ray worked out … Continue reading

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FUNNY NEUROSCIENCE


Neuroscience – especially pretty pictures created by means of CT scans and/or MRIs – is all the rage.  If you see brain activity in one or more regions of the brain while a subject is doing a certain task or … Continue reading

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SEX VS. BREAST CANCER


Social science strikes again. Neuroskeptic informs us that The Breast Journal has published a study which claims that hot sex can prevent breast cancer.  Sexual frustration, you see, is what causes it. Quoth the author in the abstract: “I hypothesize … Continue reading

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CORRUPTOCRATS IN SCIENCE


More than enough has already been written about Climategate 1.0 and Climategate 2.0, but these two points are worth looking at simultaneously. Point 1. In August 2011, the National Science Foundation completely exonerated University of Pennsylvania climatologist Michael Mann whose … Continue reading

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BEFORE WE OVERTHROW EINSTEIN… (UPDATED)


Looks like Einstein is safe after all. Whew… old post below —————————————————— Recently, there has been a lot of hoopla over the apparent discovery that some neutrinos travel faster than light.  In other words, Einstein is passé.  This has all … Continue reading

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