Archive for the 'science/tech' Category

Another Blow to Global Warming Alarmism

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The facts just keep piling up against the Global Warming alarmists, but don’t wait on the EPA to let facts get in the way of their anti-fossil-fuels agenda. This lastest news comes from NASA, New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism: NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the [...]

The Squirrel that Ate California

Friday, May 1st, 2009

To borrow Al Gore’s favorite word, there’s a consensus that “green power” is good. Right? This story is further evidence that in California, the BANANA’s* reign supreme. It was a squirrel, a labor group and an environmental group along with California’s tough environmental regulations, which helped kill a hybrid solar power plant project for a [...]

The Happiness of the People

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Charles Murray gave a speech this week at the American Enterprise Institute. While the speech is about the cultural and psychological causes of happiness, he decimates the European model through a comparison of those causes and the actual effects of European democracies. There’s been an ongoing debate on the speech over at the National Review’s [...]

Mathematicians Discover Largest Number

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

From Iowahak, Mathematicians Discover Largest Number: PALO ALTO, CA – An international mathematics research team announced today that they had discovered a new integer that surpasses any previously known value “by a totally mindblowing shitload.” Project director Yujin Xiao of Stanford University said the theoretical number, dubbed a “stimulus,” could lead to breakthroughs in fields [...]

Be Careful What You Wish For

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

(Hat tip: Andrew Stuttaford) Mr. Eugenides nails The Independent — Britain’s hysterical, hypocritical newspaper of record. Here’s a 2005 editorial praising the wonders of biofuels: At last, some refreshing signs of intelligent thinking on climate change are coming out of Whitehall. The Environment minister, Elliot Morley, reveals today in an interview with this newspaper that [...]

Ethanol, Warming, and GOP Suicide

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Scroll for Updates *** Now that President Bush is determined to “secure his legacy” by embracing Al Gore, the likelihood of a recession exacerbated by energy and food inflation is all but guaranteed. There’s your legacy, Mr. President. A large contributor to the huge spike in food prices is demon ethanol which is also leading [...]

Video of the Spy Satellite Getting Shot Down

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Here’s the video. Very cool.

It’s the Energy, Stupid

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

(Hat tip: HR) Roy Spencer has a great article on global warming, energy data, the science of energy technology, and the economics of energy. Reality Deniers focuses on the reality of energy usage and science because the real deniers in the global warming debate are those ignorant simpletons who believe we can replace oil and [...]

Insane Leftist Math

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Mathematics has been used to help people, but more often it has been used to hurt them. Math was behind the development of nuclear weapons. It is used to maintain an economic divide between a handful of wealthy, White people and the billions of poor people of color around the world. It is used as [...]

The Myth of a Global Warming “Consensus”

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

As we’ve noted many times before, Science isn’t Consensus, and Consensus isn’t Science. Author Michael Crichton has presented the definitive argument on this point. Nonetheless, supporters of human-induced Global Warming have wielded the supposed scientific “consensus” like a hammer in order to intimidate other scientists into silence and to pound the media into stereotyping anyone [...]

Trees Stuck In Time

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Check out these clear and cool graphics on how coal (and petrified trees) are made.

Women with Super Color Vision

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

(Hat tip: slashdot) Check out this fascinating article on tetrachromats — women able to process colors from four, distinct sensors (cones) instead of the three found in most humans (and all men). The article, “Some women may see 100 million colors, thanks to their genes,” notes that “2 percent to 3 percent of the world’s [...]

The Brain is a Muscle

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

(Hat tip: Julie) Even if you don’t have kids, this is a fascinating study and well worth reading. Not everyone is buying it, but the experiments are amazing. Here’s an excerpt from “How Not to Talk to Your Kids”. Dweck had suspected that praise could backfire, but even she was surprised by the magnitude of [...]

Get it while the gettin’s good

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

(Hat tip: HR) We’ve written a lot on global warming, and one of the themes that we’ve highlighted is the problem with “scientific consensus.” Author Michael Crichton wrote this great speech on that very topic. Here’s another essay that presents several examples of how scientific consensus is an easy bandwagon to jump on…until the consensus [...]

My letter to the History Channel

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

“Last Days on Earth” (Dec. 26) — a program that enumerated the “Top 7 catastrophes” that could end life on Earth — should have stopped at Number 2 and never insulted my intelligence with the hack-dribble about “Global Warming” which is now conveniently repackaged as the even more generic “Climate Change.” Here’s why “Last Days” [...]

Global Warming Jihadists

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Last week, much controversy was generated by this post by David Roberts to the Gristmill Blog which cutely and lovingly describes itself as a blogful of leafy green commentary. Here’s the post: Check out this startling excerpt from George Monbiot’s new book Heat. It’s about the climate-change “denial industry,” which most of you are probably [...]

MIT’s Inconvenient Scientist

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

(Hat tip: powerline) It is heresy for a scientist to question politician Al Gore’s inquisition known as “Global Warming”, yet many scientists refuse to be silenced despite the name-calling and lawsuits (yes, lawsuits). These facts make today’s Boston Globe article, “MIT’s inconvenient scientist”, a very important read for those rare individuals and scientists who still [...]

I’ve been Working on the Railroad

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

HR has taken his love of the Appalachian mountains in general to specialize in studying her railroads. The history of the Appalachian railroads combines engineering, geology, geography, war, and the will of the men who endeavored to conquer steep, tortuous terrain in order to connect the resources of the midwest (and the coal of West [...]

Giant rock growing in Mount St. Helens’ crater

Monday, May 8th, 2006

USGS photo: A giant slab of rock is growing in the crater of Mt. St. Helens Check out this pretty amazing story, Giant rock growing in Mount St. Helens’ crater: SEATTLE, Washington (AP) — If the skies are clear as forecast, volcano watchers who turn out for the reopening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory on [...]

Experts find evidence of Bosnia pyramid

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

This is too cool: Experts find evidence of Bosnia pyramid. VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Researchers in Bosnia on Wednesday unearthed the first solid evidence that an ancient pyramid lies hidden beneath a massive hill — a series of geometrically cut stone slabs that could form part of the structure’s sloping surface. Archaeologists and other experts began [...]