Monthly Archives: October 2010

Should Governments Fund Science?

With this topic, we are getting close to the heart of the whole matter. The history of government funding for the arts and sciences closely parallels the 20th-century transition of Western governments from liberal democracies to social democracies I discussed … Continue reading

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Another Scientist Jumps Ship

I was horrified to hear on the grapevine yesterday that Al Lewis has resigned from the American Physical Society. A likeable New Yoiker rogue, Lewis in his letter of resignation to APS president Curtis G. Callan Jr, reportedly said of … Continue reading

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The Decade of Hype

I need to get away from AGW for a day or so. So I thought I’d ruminate briefly on the media hype surrounding what would have been John Lennon’s seventieth birthday today.

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Is Cancún Still Happening?

I ask this because I have read precisely zero about it lately in all the mainstream media. Even the Wikipedia article on it is confined to four terse paragraphs. I get the impression governments, business and the MSM have pretty … Continue reading

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How Can You Not Laugh?

Splattergate! I’ve seen the film once, and not really had the stomach for a second viewing. But the Richard Curtis-directed short promo on behalf of the 10:10 movement is turning out to be one of marketing’s all-time disaster stories.

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Nullius In Verba

China isn’t buying it. Russia isn’t buying it. The citizens of the United States of America aren’t buying it and are making this fact painfully clear to their legislators; my own countrymen, with their well-attuned B.S. radar, aren’t buying it. … Continue reading

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