Water stores a lot more energy than air does. So when energy stored in the oceans is released back into the atmosphere, the results are dramatic.
James Taylor of the Heartland Institute distorts yet another peer-reviewed study in a vain attempt to counter the overwhelming number of climate experts and scientists who accept the reality of industrial climate disruption.
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 […]
The term “denier” simply means “one who rejects the existence, truth, or validity of something” – there is no inherent moral value attached to the word. As such, labeling someone a denier does not automatically invoke the moral repugnance of Holocaust denial, however much the denier may complain otherwise.
“You idiot! Get back in there at once and sell, sell!” As we set about the process of compiling and canonizing the 2012 election post-mortem, one thing we keep hearing over and over […]
Given the course of Campaign 2012, the idea that Americans are trending toward less religion probably sounds ludicrous. But maybe not. In response to an audience question last night, Richard Dawkins said he’s […]
Suppose the following: Later today, an organization dedicated to studying science and religion announces it has devised a “God Test.” This process will conclusively reveal whether or not there is a god […]
Every once in awhile we will, for a variety of reasons, pick out a word that has positive connotations and proceed to flog that motherfucker to death. Like “engineer.” Engineer is a […]
“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it?
Case 1: In 1997 a prominent scientist made a bet with a colleague over a complex black hole issue that physicists were trying to figure out. This bet was very public and given […]