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Peer Review Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

science is settled gore Our writers have noted before that "peer review" does nothing but politically enforce groupthink about global warming and other topics. Often it helps superstition masquerade as science. We're not the only ones who see "peer review" as a source of false confidence. According to The Telegraph: "Scientific peer reviews are a 'sacred cow' ready to be slaughtered, says former editor of BMJ." The peer review process – long considered the gold standard of quality scientific research – is a “sacred Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Quest for Control: Face-Scanning Political Ads

Diversity of thought Big Brother's eyes followed you across the room. But that was just an illusion to intimidate you. Real life is worse. From Raw Story: "Political billboards are now scanning your face for your reactions." 2016 presidential candidates have a new option in their quest to sway voters. “Neuropolitics” is the attempt to read your mind by scanning facial expressions and feeding them into an algorithm. Biofeedback—including heart rate, eye movements, and skin conditions—can  also be captured and Read more [...] Continue reading →

NOAA Won't Release Global Warming Data to GOP

globalWarming Congress is finally investigating some of the global warming claims made by the Obama Administration, particularly a study that refuted the 15-plus-years pause in warming that other studies have reported. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is refusing to fully comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith issued the subpoenas two weeks ago for emails and records from U.S. scientists who participated Read more [...] Continue reading →

Researchers Demagnetize God Right Out of Your Head

atheistFist A group of researchers have made the headline-grabbing claim that they can reduce belief in God with the application of magnetic coils to a patient's skull. Researchers at the University of York in York, England, say they used a technique used to treat depression, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, to alter Christians' beliefs in God and, oddly, opinions about immigration. The media being the way they are -- mostly anti-Christian -- it's the claim about God beliefs that are getting Read more [...] Continue reading →

More Evidence We Don’t Want Government Giving Dietary Guidelines

Milking Cow For years the government’s dietary guidelines scared us away from whole milk—and made us unhealthier! Since the Washington Post is a mainstream media outlet, I am surprised it is willing to admit how unscientific the government’s advice has been: “For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?” U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people steer clear of whole milk, and for decades, Americans have obeyed. Whole milk sales shrunk. It was Read more [...] Continue reading →

Computer Models for Hurricane Completely Contradict One Another

global warming v models NPR interviews weather expert about why no one can be sure where the hurricane will land because of the different computer models. We are told that climate change is “settled science” when the computer models are proven wrong all the time. This conversation on NPR is amazing because it admits freely that scientists can’t agree on the path of a hurricane because different computer models give them different results. The scientists are all using the same data and coming to entirely Read more [...] Continue reading →

Is It so Unreasonable that Rush Limbaugh Doubts NASA?

rush limbaugh The media assumes it is comical and ridiculous that Rush Limbaugh doubts NASA on the presence of water on Mars. The people at Politico unquestionably enjoyed this brief jab at Rush Limbaugh: “Rush Limbaugh pans evidence of water on Mars as part of 'leftist agenda'.” Flowing water on Mars? That’s just part of the liberal agenda, Rush Limbaugh says. The conservative radio talk show host addressed NASA’s announcement on Monday that it had found evidence of flowing water on present-day Mars, Read more [...] Continue reading →

Global Warming Data Is Mostly Made Up

global warming thermometer One researcher estimates that at least 92% of global warming data on surface temperature is based on estimates, not measurements. We have posted about problems with the global warming data before, but there seem to always be new levels of the problem to be discovered. One of the latest parts of the scam is described by John Goetz at the Watts Up With That blog: “Approximately 92% (or 99%) of USHCN surface temperature data consists of estimated values.” As he summarizes his findings: An Read more [...] Continue reading →

About that Disappearing Polar Ice

frozen al gore NASA finally shows us that the disappearing polar ice came back years ago and has grown larger than before. Al Gore and others of his tribe have assured us that the polar ice is receding, vanishing, melting… But then odd things happen. Sometimes we get reports that the polar ice cap is thicker than ever. Other times a ship, carrying researchers who want to investigate the disappearing ice, gets stuck trapped in the ice that is not supposed to be there. The reason, we are now told, is that Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Campaign to Criminalize Climate Change Dissent

 A group of scientists are petitioning Barack Obama to criminalize climate change dissent by prosecuting the dissenters under RICO law. Since most scientists in the United States and the Western countries generally are a pack of welfare dependents, this request amounts to the government asking itself to expand its power. “Science” is now a government-industry that has massively expanded since WWII through the state university system as well as through funding for “research.” So these Read more [...] Continue reading →

New Executive Order: Government Must Use Behavioral Science

09052012ObamaHandOverMouth Barack Obama has issued an executive order for agencies to use behavioral science to make policies. If you have ever felt that the government was trying to manipulate you… well, it might get worse. Barack Obama believes so strongly in the power of the behavioral sciences to reach us that he has made its use official. reports, A new executive order from President Obama directs all government agencies to use psychological science and data to help connect more Americans to government Read more [...] Continue reading →

Kim Davis and Care for the Soul

kim davis It has happened. In Kentucky on Thursday last week federal Judge David Bunning ordered the Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed for refusing to issue a marriage license to sodomites. When the news was heard outside the courthouse, the crowd burst into a chant of “Love won! Love won!” Think of the implications of that. The supporters of sodomite-unmarriage cheered the jailing of Kim Davis claiming, “Love won.” The persecution of Christians is relabeled as a victory of Love. It reminded me Read more [...] Continue reading →