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Skeptoid fact check part 1

Brian Dunning’s Skeptoid does an excellent job of debunking pseudoscience, so his podcast on DDT is profoundly disappointing. Dunning claims that DDT use did not have a large impact on bird populations, that elitist environmental groups were killing brown children by blocking DDT use and that DDT is effective even if mosquitoes are resistant. None…

Ed Darrell has been working his way through Steve Milloy’s 100 things about DDT. See if you can spot what Milloy did in number 10. Here’s Milloy: [Rachel Carson wrote] “Quail into whose diet DDT was introduced throughout the breeding season survived and even produced normal numbers of fertile eggs. But few of the eggs…

Steve Milloy’s new latest scam

Kent Hovind has an offer of $250,000 for anyone who can give a scientific proof of evolution. Now Steve Milloy is following in Hovind’s footsteps with the Ultimate Global Warming Challenge: $100,000 if you can provide a scientific proof of harmful man-made warming. Believe it or not, Milloy’s version is even dodgier than Hovind’s. At…

Desmogblog have organised a petition asking Fox to fire Steve Milloy. Sign it here. If Desmogblog’s reasons aren’t enough, consider this: Milloy wrote articles for Fox about how cigarette smoke was not harmful, while taking undisclosed payments from a tobacco company. Cato showed him the door after this, maybe it’s time Fox followed suit?

Loathsome People

From The BEAST 50 Most Loathsome People in America 19. Steven Milloy Charges: It’s a pretty fucked up world in which a falsified memoir of drug addiction can spark widespread outrage, but a lawyer and registered lobbyist posing as a science expert can take money from Exxon Mobil and Phillip Morris to spread blatant lies…

Steve Milloy: the biggest loser

A while ago I wrote about Steve Milloys Free Enterprise Action Fund and its dismal performance: “From inception on March 1 of last year through Dec. 31, Free Enterprise Action returned 2.32 percent; the S&P 500 returned 4.72 percent. That’s ugly.” Actually it’s worse than ugly. Daniel Gross reports FEAF’s managers also don’t appear to…

Steve Milloy’s latest scam

Steve Milloy has made a special appeal to his supporters: I helped launch the Free Enterprise Action Fund (www.FreeEnterpriseActionFund.com), a pioneering mutual fund designed to accomplish two goals for investors: Earn a market-based financial return from investing in the common stocks of Fortune 500 companies; and Provide a pro-free enterprise, anti-junk science ideological benefit through…

The Big Shill

It’s long been public knowledge that Steve Milloy‘s junkscience site was funded by tobacco companies to attack the science linking cigarette smoke with lung cancer. Last year Mother Jones reported: Industry defenders shelled [Arctic Climate Assessment] study, and, with a dearth of science to marshal to their side, used opinion pieces and press releases instead.…

Milloy spreads lie

Rolling Stone has published a major feature on global warming. Steve Milloy was mentioned as one the chief anti-science guys in the debate, so he has a column in Fox news trotting out all the usual tired old discredited arguments: “the sort of crystal ball climate modeling that the IPCC report relies on has never…