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5 January 2017

House Science Committee Stoops To Name Calling and Fantasy Science

Take a look at the following tweet from THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Science Space and Technology Committee: Actually the very data they linked to shows it DOES fit. Fortunately, some REAL scientists let them know that they are UNQUESTIONABLY WRONG. and some more comments from people living in a world based on fact: Somehow I think the person doing these tweets has ZERO background in science. There are a couple …

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8 November 2011

Dispelling An Enduring Myth With One Image

If the Earth’s temperature was the same year after year, then the effects of increasing greenhouse gases would be very easy to spot. Unfortunately, Mother Nature rarely makes things that easy to figure out. Besides the daily and seasonal cycles, we also have decadal temperature swings caused by the sunspot cycle and ocean/atmospheric oscillations. This tends to confuse non scientists, and fools many into believing claims that global warming has …

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16 April 2011

Yes Indeed, I’m in on The Big Conspiracy!

I want you to read an email I received this week. Trust me this is a good one, and please note I have removed the email address because I do not want to be accused of making fun of this person. Meteorologists (on and off air) along with many scientists in atmospheric or related Earth science fields get these kind of letters fairly frequently. Normally, I would never write a …

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10 April 2011

Weekend Climate Tid Bits

It’s been an interesting week or so in the climate science arena with papers on climate change in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters and Nature. Then there’s that study put together by Dr. Richard Muller to “check” the temperature rise that NOAA/NASA and the Hadley Centre (UK Met. Office) have reported. If you’re still in the rapidly dwindling group of those who think we are not facing a very …

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24 February 2011

Quackery Update

It’s been awhile since I wrote about the i-Renew or Power Balance bracelet scam, but there are some interesting developments in the quackery area. My wife grabbed this shot at our local Wal-Mart last week. It seems you can now buy one without calling a number seen on TV! More interesting, perhaps, are the lack of claims that it will help your balance (or health) in any way. They are …

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7 February 2011

Homer’s on Mars and Power Balance Admits Lying-Yes they’re related.

So maybe I’m crazy, but look at the picture on the left. These are shots of sand dunes on Mars, taken by the Mars Recon Orbiter. The images were taken about a year apart, and yes, they do change quite dramatically. But look at the image on the left. Remind you of anyone? It’s truly amazing how the human mind tries to make order out of nothing. We see this …

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10 November 2010

Power Bracelet Quackery Spreads To Universities

No blog post I’ve ever written has had more comment than the one about these so called “magic power bracelets” being sold on cable TV. You know the ads- They promise this little bracelet will harness your bodies natural energy field and correct all kinds of problems. Issues like balance and the sudden urge to eat dog food among others. They don’t, however, seem to correct the urge to throw …

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