Tom Harris’ recent commentaries distort the maturity of the science underlying industrial climate disruption and conflate the real expertise of climate scientists with the imagined expertise of most “opinion leaders,” engineers, and economists. Part Four of Six.
In an alternate universe, life sucks for Manchester United but is AWESOME for me
Speculative journalism and Quantum Mechanics provide us all with a vision for a better life. The other day I was lamenting to one of my online sports groups that the place would […]
Venus’ surface temperature series updated
In early May, 2011 I posted a five-part series about the surface temperature of Venus. In it I demonstrated that the Venus’ surface temperature – hot enough to melt lead – was […]
And now, for a moment of quantum journalism: Professor Snarky Pants offers a comment/non-comment on the discovery/non-discovery of the Higgs boson
by Tom Yulsman Concerning this morning’s New York Times article on CERN’s Higgs boson announcement: The newly discovered particle may be the Higgs boson. It looks for all the world like the Higgs […]
'God particle' refudiates religious right
By Robert Becker Is “Higgs boson” a creative particle or energy field? Can we thus infer an “anti-God particle,” as anti-matter opposes matter, or dark energy battles gravity? Any covenant with Godhead, […]
Nota Bene #123: Behold the Chickenosaurus
“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it?
Crab Nebula gamma emissions and the Large Hadron Collider
According to the BBC, astronomers observing the pulsar at the core of the Crab Nebula have observed gamma rays with energies far in excess of what current stellar models expect. The BBC […]
Nota Bene #121: Birds of an Ancient Feather
“Television is an invention whereby you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this […]
Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?