Category Archives: Science

An Open Letter to Tim Jacks – Vaccinations and Risk

A response to this article in which Tim Jack explains how his child with Leukemia was exposed to measles. He lashes out at parents who do not vaccinate their children. Tim, First of all, I would like to say that … Continue reading

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On the petty, unscientific character of Galileo

A Guest Post By Jon Fisher David Bentley Hart’s book Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies is a strong polemic against much of the misinformation surrounding Christian theology and history. Beginning with a short dismissal of the New Atheist (TNA) movement … Continue reading

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friedman calls out bad global warming statistics

There is a common claim that 97% of climate scientists agree that the main cause of Global Warming is mankind. David Friedman quotes one such study that repeats the claim: Bedford and Cook (2013) contains the following sentence: “Cook et … Continue reading

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weaknesses of the left

Scott Sumner identifies some weaknesses in left wing thinkers: Weakness #1: Intellectuals on the left go through the following thought process. First they observe a “problem.” Then they declare a “market failure.” Then they consider what sort of government policy … Continue reading

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geocentrism and planet movement

Every time I hear an atheist criticizing the Bible’s use of “sun rise” or a creationist criticizing the early Catholic belief that the sun revolved around the earth, I cringe. Both claims come from a fundamental lack of understanding the … Continue reading

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the religion of recycling

From an excellent article by Mike Munger: My first experience with the recycling debate was in 2008, when I was asked to keynote a conference in Freemantle, Australia. The conference, called “Australia Recycles!,” was a gathering of recycling professionals and … Continue reading

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headline of the year

From Mike Munger’s blog: Best headline of 2013: “Ice Breaker Gets Stuck Trying to Rescue Global Warming Scientists Trapped in Antarctic Ice.” And on Climate Skeptic, an amateur model (which better predicts reality than the professional models), predicts a decrease … Continue reading

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the terrible ending of the bet

The Bet is a very informative book by Paul Sabin. Sabin, an environmentalist, has nicely documented the history of the environmentalist doomsday prophets (e.g. Paul Ehrlich) and the prophets of plenty (e.g. Julian Simon). He does this through the events … Continue reading

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the intellectual bankruptcy of macroeconomics

In a recent post by Bob Murphy, he makes the elaborate point that the mainstream economists not only are arrogant and condescending towards those who do not share their beliefs, but they continue to be in spite of their own … Continue reading

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drugs are not as addictive as you think

In daily interaction with people it is hard to tell if their behavior is by choice or by mental compulsion. Do I drink a lot of Coke (Coca-Cola) because my mind needs it or do I drink a lot of … Continue reading

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