Scientific Regress

The problem with ­science is that so much of it simply isn’t. Last summer, the Open Science Collaboration announced that it had tried to replicate one hundred published psychology experiments sampled from three of the most prestigious journals in the field. Scientific claims rest on the idea that experiments repeated under nearly identical conditions ought […]

18 apocalyptic predictions Earth Day in 1970

Pass these ridiculous claims around to your friends! From the American Enterprise Institute: 1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” 2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world […]

Galileo And The ‘Myth’ That Won’t Go Away

  A good summary on the 400th Anniversary. From Forbes: Four hundred years ago this month, Galileo was in Rome, trying to pick up the pieces of the Catholic Church’s recent declaration that Copernican astronomy was contrary to scripture and not open for discussion. While Galileo himself had not been officially condemned, he was personally […]

Are E-Cigarettes a Healthy Way to Quit Smoking?

Thee IC believes the anti-vaping stances of California and other key states are corrupted by the fact they receive billions in cigarette taxes and after the Master Settlement Agreements they made bad deals to get advance money on the MSA. States Left With Billions In Toxic Debt https://www.propublica.org/article/how-wall-street-tobacco-deals-left-states-with-billions-in-toxic-debt From the WSJ: Smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every […]

Climate Change Prosecution: United States v. Al Gore

If propounding pseudoscience in pursuit of self-serving goals is a crime, here are some hardened offenders. The attorneys general of New York and California are on the warpath. They’re fed up with dissent over the science and politics of global warming, and they’re ready to investigate the liars. California’s Kamala Harris and New York’s Eric […]

Longtime Marijuana Use Might Make You a Loser

Hopefully, California doesn’t legalize it. From the LA Times: There’s a new report out on longtime marijuana use. And it’s bad news for habitual stoners. In summary: The more pot you smoke, the more apt you are to be a loser. And it’s not so much that losers toke weed. It’s that toking a lot […]

Punishing Climate-Change Skeptics

Democrats want to unleash government to harass heretics who don’t accept the ‘consensus.’ From the WSJ:   Galileo Galilei was tried in 1633 for spreading the heretical view that the Earth orbits the sun, convicted by the Roman Catholic Inquisition, and remained under house arrest until his death. Today’s inquisitors seek their quarry’s imprisonment and […]

ACP: Gender Ideology Harms Children

Good news! A strong statement from the the American College of Pediatricians: The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality. 1. Human sexuality is an […]

Heart Disease Kills 300,000 Women a Year

“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, with nearly 300,000 deaths a year” Good information. It is better to be safe than sorry. From the Washington Post: In my years as a prosecutor, I saw plenty of violence, including many deaths. Some were accidental, but some were the work […]

Nature Magazine Study Ignored: Global Warming Stalled

More evidence of media corruption. Why is this ignored? From the Spectator: This article, in Nature magazine, ought to have been front page news – and might have been, had it suggested that global warming was worse than we had thought.  Instead, it underlines the sound science behind an inconvenient truth: that there has been a 15-year […]

Amazing Video of “Atlas” Robot

The development of robots and self driving cars is accelerating. Overall the economy will benefit but what will be the implications on employment? On a side note, it is a bit disconcerting that they bully the robot. From Live Science: Robotics company Boston Dynamics released a new video yesterday (Feb. 23) showcasing its upgraded Atlas robot, […]

What Happens After a Year in Space?

American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are returning to Earth after a year in space – longer than any humans since 1999.  From the Christian Science Monitor: On March 1, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will return to Earth after spending a year aboard the International Space Station, […]