Archives for April, 2005

Biased survey

To mark the centenary of the publication of Einstein’s famous equation, Spiked has surveyed over 250 renowned scientists, science communicators, and educators – including 11 Nobel laureates – asking what they would teach the world about science and why, if they could pick just one thing. They certainly have surveyed some renowned scientists and their…

Seventh Skeptic’s Circle

Check out the Seventh Skeptics Circle here.

Clueless is as clueless does

This book review by Matt Taibi of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat is brilliantly funny. Go read it. Taibi’s review has been widely linked and praised by bloggers but I have found a blogger who didn’t like it—John Ray, who wrote about it: But reading these diatribes of rage and hate does certainly explain…

Lott’s responses to Michelle Malkin’s op-ed are in a fixed-width font, while my comments on his response are in italics like this. Lott’s responses were downloaded on 25 April 2005.

Lancet Links

Socialist Worker has an interview with Les Roberts about his Lancet survey. There are comments on the interview on Crooked Timber and Shot by Both Sides. Roberts makes the point that a NEJM study that surveyed US soldiers on whether they had killed a non-combatant in Iraq tends to support the findings of his study.…

Oz Political Compass

Ken Parish, bored, is asking bloggers to post their scores on the political compass survey. I already have a page where bloggers can do this, but it is a bit unwieldy with 500+ entries. So I thought it would be interesting to do one just for Australian bloggers. [Go here to see the table and…

Aussie astroturf, oi oi oi

A new organization Climatechangeissues.com has sprung into existence in Australia to support solutions to the unresolved issues of climate change which are based on sound science, use market mechanisms and trade liberalisation as a key driver of economic growth and poverty reduction. They are funded by organizations, individuals, companies and foundations who support a balanced…

Mother Jones on Global Warming

Via Chris Mooney I find this comprehensive Mother Jones feature on the science and politics of global warming. I found it interesting to compare this handy chart of forty think tanks that have received scads of money from ExxonMobil and have denied the existence of global warming with my own table of think tanks that…

David Horowitz spams me

I got some spam from David Horowitz asking for donations to fund his lifestyle or something. Brad R. at Sadly, No, got the same spam. (Except that where his had “Brad” mine had “Tim”.) So who is this Horowitz fellow? Via Ralph Luker I found a discussion he had with Tim Burke. Burke began with:…

Sixth Skeptic’s Circle

The Sixth Skeptics Circle is here. Check it out.