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Michael Asten continues The Australian‘s war on science. In his latest piece (Google “Science hijacked at school level”) Asten complains that secondary science education is not paying attention to the views of Ian Plimer on climate change. Perusal of the resources for secondary school physics students provided by the Australian Institute of Physics (Vic) Education…

May 2012 Open thread

April 2012 Open thread

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Merry Christmas

Best wishes to all my readers. A more successful gingerbread house than last time.

Climate Reality

The Climate Reality Project is doing a live broadcast at 7pm in every time zone. If I got the embed correct, you can watch it below. Free desktop streaming application by Ustream

Jonas Thread

By popular request, here is the Jonas thread. All comments by Jonas and replies to his comments belong in this thread.

Murry Salby is unhelpful

In reply to my email, Murry Salby writes: Thanks for your interest in the presentation at the Sydney Institute. If not torrential (in some cases invidious), the expressions of interest have at least been overpowering. Although I would like to respond individually, the volume of inquiries makes that unfeasible. Several requested illustrations that were displayed…

The Conversation reports: Scientists today said they were appalled and disappointed by Greenpeace protesters who whippersnippered a genetically modified wheat crop being grown as part of a CSIRO trial. The trial crop was part of an investigation into altering wheat carbohydrate content to reduce glycaemic response and improve metabolic health. Planting began in 2009. Greenpeace’s…

At The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s blog Peter Wood excuses Wegman’s plagiarism, calling it a flyspeck: Mashey has been, as he puts it, “trying to take the offense” against global warming skeptics by flyspecking their publications. “You hope they make a mistake,” he says, and when they do, he pounces with demands that journals retract…

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