Archives for March, 2011

We’re back, hoorah! [Update: but then last night, we were down again. Clearly whatever problems are going on have not been fully resolved.] Scienceblogs has been down for the past few days, at least for me and a number of readers; though a small trickle of comments coming in suggests some people have been getting…

Journos again.

As a respite from all the people whinging about scientists being poor communicators, Eli writes Blaming the Other Guy While Copying from the Guy Who Buys the Drinks in which he points out the obvious: the people doing a crap job of communicating science are the journalists. To which I’d add: that of course there…

And apsmith’s Mathematical analysis of Roy Spencer’s climate model has the story. Poor Roy. He has backed himself so far into a corner that he no longer has anyone competent to discuss his ideas with, with the result that he publishes (in a book, because no-one would publish it in a journal) utter twaddle. It…

Head or Dead

This week is the Lent bumps, and I’ve been down to watch (except tuesday, when I forgot – since when do the bumps run over 5 days? – and thursday, when it was grey and miserable). Today was a lovely still sunny chill March afternoon, and I was rewarded with some fine bumping action to…

A tale of two court cases

Neither of which has anything to do with climate change. They are: * Foster parent ban: ‘extreme distress’ of ‘anti-gay’ Christians’ over ruling courtesy of the Torygraph; and * ECJ gender ruling hits insurance costs