Monthly Archives: September 2011

Come clean, Tony

Is Tony Abbott a skeptic? Does anyone know for sure? Does he know for sure? He is on the record as saying the science behind climate change is “crap”. Now he tells us he’s a believer, and is pushing a … Continue reading

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A sad day for free speech

In the United States, the first amendment of the constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right … Continue reading

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Nobel laureate pans skeptical scientists

Professor Harold Kroto won the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1996 for his part in the discovery of fullerenes. He’s now in Melbourne to clear up misunderstandings about science, mainly that it is an evidence-based discipline, where belief is irrelevant. … Continue reading

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Skeptics and Science

In the anthropogenic climate change debate, there are scientific proponents and scientific opponents of the man-made global warming theory. If you believe the ABC however, and other such propaganda experts, there is science versus the irrational and extremist deniers.  A recent … Continue reading

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Better late than never

Fox News broke the story of Ivar Giaever’s resignation from the American Physical Society 12 days ago. Fairfax only find out about it today. Is it selective hearing? Maybe, but credit to them for reporting on it. To be fair however, I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Disturbing

From the New York Times: KICUCULA, Uganda — According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner. People here remember it quite differently. “I … Continue reading

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Climate Fool of the Week #12

We found out this week that the government is going to make it as hard as possible for their carbon tax to be repealed. This blight on democracy came to light thanks to the parliamentary secretary for climate change, Mark Dreyfus. In … Continue reading

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