Posts in category "Science"

Would we be here if the dinosaurs survived?

Hardly. But the possibility that the dinosaurs might have survived a cataclysmic meteor strike 66 million years ago has been raised by scientists. This is the most interesting story of the year so far. The National Geographic informs us: Wrong place. Wrong time. Dinosaurs didn’t have to die off, but the space impact that blasted... Read more »

Computer model blows tomorrow's weather forecast, yet models supposedly can predict climate in the next century

Or, so we’re told. The variables and unknowns in predicting the climate are immensely greater than what is involved in predicting tomorrow’s weather, as difficult as that is. So, it was interesting to read about the horribly wrong prediction of a possible 16-t-17 inch snowfall in Chicago made by NBC 5 meteorologist Brant Miller’s. Stack every... Read more »

Reasonable discourse on creationism versus evolution

I found Michael Brendan Dougherty ’s essay, “In defense of creationists: Sure, they’re misreading Genesis. But for all the right reasons“ in The Week most refreshing and enlightening about one of today’s most contentious topics: creationism vs. evolution. If we might put our biases aside and take a deep breath, maybe we could close the gap. I would especially... Read more »

Supreme irony: global warming expert trapped in Antarctic ice

UPDATE: French polar chief derides Antarctic cruise as a jaunt. (Read here.) Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at Australia’s University of New South Wales, is leading the scientific expedition to Antarctica that is, ironically, stuck in ice that global warming is allegedly shrinking. Yet, as Fox News reports [Turney] said it was “silly” to... Read more »

Will chimpanzees' personhood be recognized before fetuses?

Will chimpanzees be recognized as persons before unborn humans in the womb? The Nonhuman Rights Project has sued in New York arguing that chimpanzees have the right to bodily liberty and therefore should be freed to “live out their days with others of their own kind….” In effect, arguing that chimps are persons having rights that... Read more »

Earth's largest blast in 7,000 years

It was larger than the fabled Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 that filled the skies with ash. And the  Samalas Volcano, located on Lombok Island in Indonesia. And it caused the medieval “year without summer” in 1258. Any implications for today’s global warming theories?

'Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor'

Not that who says what matters all that much. But it’s interesting that this prominent scientist, Freeman John Dyson, explains why skepticism is a key component of science, not a sign of ignorance, as climate change alarmist have it. As reported in the New Jersey Times: Freeman Dyson is a physicist who has been teaching at the Institute... Read more »

Watch a big meteor hit Russia

By Natalia Shurmina and Andrey Kuzmin Reuters1:23 p.m. CST, February 15, 2013 CHELYABINSK, Russia— A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, raining fireballs over a wide area and causing a shock wave that smashed windows, damaged buildings and injured more than 1,000 people. Read more NBC slideshow is here.  

Vatican science center to continue despite Pope Benedict's resignation

What’s this? Isn’t the Catholic Church among the anti-science, religious flatlanders? Denying evolution, etc.? If you think so,  then please take a look at The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the world’s first exclusively scientific academy. You’ll need an attitude adjustment after you read this and learn, for example, that “it was a Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Georges... Read more »

It's boiling hot in Chicago (and everywhere else) because of 'climate change.'

Here is the latest explanation why “Climate change is here — and worse than we thought.” It’s an op-ed piece in the Washington Post by James E. Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. I post it in order to give global warming alarmists their best shot. Among Hansen’s arguments: Such [extreme weather] events used... Read more »
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