Category Archives: scientific method

BEFORE WE OVERTHROW EINSTEIN…


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 kinds of sci-fi implications, including the theoretical possibility of traveling backward in … 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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THE MMR AND AUTISM FRAUD: YET ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE


This goes under the rubrics of “science is G-d’s gift to humanity, but…” and “trust, but verify.” Much has been written about the good Dr. Wakefield and his fraudulent link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Suffice it to say … Continue reading

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GLOBAL WARMING SCIENCE GETTING A BLACK EYE


For good explanations of matters scientific, I often go The Reference Frame, the blog of Luboš Motl, that impish, sharp-tongued, iconoclastic Czech physicist.  It was there that I had found a reference to a new attempt to explain global warming … Continue reading

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NEVER LETTING A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE


The Obama regime is well known by now for exploiting crises to advance its socialist reactionary agenda.  Given that, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if Obama operatives actually sought to worsen crises to drive home their point. Consider the possibility that … Continue reading

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SUPERBOWL MADNESS – AGAIN


Apparently, the Superbowl can make you have a heart attack.  At least that’s what a misleading headline on Health.com suggests.  The first paragraph makes it worse: This Sunday’s Super Bowl could prove to be a real heartbreaker for some fans … Continue reading

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GLOBAL WARMING – AGAIN


The march of the warmists continues undisturbed by science.  James Hansen, of NASA, claims that 2010 is the warmest year on record.  To which The Telegraph pointedly adds: “…as long as you don’t take its temperature.” And, according to the … Continue reading

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MEN AND FLESH


We all know the hoopla about men being aggressive, and how eating red meat makes them more so.  This has been the grist for feminist, vegetarian and various other fringe propaganda mills for at least a generation now. Well, not … Continue reading

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INTELLIGENT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY IDEAS


In this context, I define “intelligent” as “practicable” and “ready to implement,” not to mention “not gonna bankrupt us.”  (One is tempted to say “shovel-ready,” but we won’t go there today.)  Here’s a couple of such ideas, courtesy of Anthony … Continue reading

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CLIMATOLOGISTS MAKING SENSE (PUBLICLY!)


This layman’s impression of the battle over global warming climate change climate disruption has always been that there is a bit too much salesmanship involved.  Claims that  “the science is in” and that thousands of those scientists who matter are … Continue reading

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