Posts in ‘Science’

Climate ‘skeptic’ out but eugenicist in at UWA

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

I’m not sure how this works, but the University of Western Australia decided it couldn’t accept federal government money to host Bjorn Lomborg’s Australian Consensus Centre, but it is happy to host a lecture by Peter Singer, a man who advocates infanticide, eugenics and bestiality. Lomborg’s sin was apparently to question not the official IPCC […]

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Heat not hiding in the ocean

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Anyone who understands physics, which excludes many prognosticators on climate change (yes, I’m thinking of you @beneltham*), understands that the oceans drive the climate. So it was always a bit of a stretch to think that the plateau in global temperatures of over the last 18 or so years was because the heat was hiding […]

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More drunks vote left-wing and believe in global warming

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

There’s a lot of stupid research around (and I use the word “stupid” advisedly). There’s so much of it, that I think to the “tech boom” and the “housing boom” we could add the “academic study boom”. And like the other two it appears to be the result of too much money chasing too few […]

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CSIRO to NBN – just watch us innovate

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Today CSIRO announced that it had developed new wireless technology that allowed multiple users to download data at 12 Mbps without any reduction in the data transfer rate.

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Why does the MSM do science so badly?

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

You’ll have to go hunting to find this story, but it is perhaps the most important event so far this year, with the greatest potential to affect our lives. A Nature Physics article outlines how researchers have managed to manipulate the quantum state of a previously unknown molecule by varying an externally controlled electrical current. […]

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What would pigeons make of Henson or Leda?

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I’ve always found the claims for what you might call Human Exceptionalism a little absurd and over-blown. Over the years I’ve had some quite close relationships with non-human animals, and I don’t think I’m practicing anthropomorphism in saying that they’ve been more rewarding than some of the relationships I’ve had with human animals. Life, intelligence […]

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Quantum mechanics and entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

It’s 107 years since Max Planck first theorised quantum mechanics, but it’s only lately that people appear to be applying it to all sorts of non-physical fields. I recently wrote about research where it was hypothesised that causation could run both forward and backwards drawing on quantum mechanical understandings. Today a press release comes across […]

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Move over Einstein for Augustinian physics

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Augustine is the most influential of the early church fathers. He solidified early Christian belief just prior to it becoming the official religion of the Roman Empire. He was also a strong influence on the Reformation, with much of Luther’s theology being based on Augustine. Now it seems his ideas could be influential in quantum […]

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