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What Science is Really Like

Posting has been a bit slow of late–I’ve been in the bunker, working on my thesis. This rage comic came across my radar last week, and it might be the truest thing I’ve ever seen written about the scientific “method.” … Continue reading

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House Committee Votes Climate Change Out of Existence

I kid, of course.  Mostly.  The Energy and Commerce Committee today knocked down three symbolic amendments to legislation that would prevent the EPA from regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act. These amendments, each put forward by a Democrat, would … Continue reading

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What We Need More Of Is Science

It’s Saturday, and I’m at the office working. Good thing I have MC Hawking to keep me motivated. Via @achewood, from the Achewood theme song fight a few years ago. I might add that if you share this sentiment, you … Continue reading

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Thank You, Stephen Schneider

Sad news yesterday. Stephen Schneider, a leading climatologist from Stanford University, passed away at age 65, apparently of a heart attack. He was on an airplane, flying from Sweden to London on his way back from a scientific meeting. I … Continue reading

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Does Peer Review Need Fixing?

I read this by Michael Brooks in New Scientist a couple days ago, and it got me thinking. The piece essentially questions the effectiveness of the peer review system if it can let through (bunk) studies saying that homeopathic remedies … Continue reading

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Uncertainty, Science, and the Edge of the Knife

This is a post that’s been kicking around in my head for a while. As those close to me know, I am prone to thinking in analogies—often of the overextended kind. But I think this one is pretty apt. So … Continue reading

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How to Write About Science

This afternoon, I saw several things which inspired me to write this. The first was this helpful guide on how to write about poor people. Thanks, alybatt. The second is this news story from FOX (where else?), which explains how … Continue reading

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