Category Archives: Science

the simon- ehrlich bet

“If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.” – Paul Ehrlich, 1971 In 1968, Paul Ehrlich published the book “The Population Bomb”. The first couple sentences of the book … Continue reading

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God is bad at punishment

I was talking to a Christian today about Calvinists and letters to newspapers. Once in a while, in any major newspaper there will be some letter to the editor claiming that all the hurricanes and mass murders are God’s judgment … Continue reading

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vaccination boulderdash

Reason.com just announced 45 enemies of freedom. Making the list at number 28 is Jenny McCarthy: 28. Jenny McCarthy A second-string actress who has managed to stay in the limelight by promoting the bogus theory that vaccines cause autism, McCarthy … Continue reading

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can climate scientists do multiple regressions

Multiple regression is a technique used to figure out linked variables as they relate to other variables. For example, an economists might use multiple regression to figure out if being more educated makes one more libertarian. To do that, they … Continue reading

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should climate scientists direct government policy

Climate science is hotly debated in the press. One side claims there is a solid and unimpeachable consensus on Global Warming (now being relabeled to Climate Change) and the other side points out that dissent is censored. But what if … Continue reading

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homosexuality is not genetic

For now, the statistics do not look favorably on those who claim homosexuality is genetic. The evidence says no. If one twin is a homosexual, there is a 20% chance that their identical twin is also homosexual (defined as having at least one same-sex partner). The results seem to be even less favorable to the thesis that “homosexuality is genetic” if one wants to compare the number of same sex partners between twins. Continue reading

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democratic science platform

The Democrats like letting everyone know, every chance they get, how scientifically scientific they are. Their latest scientific objection to overpopulation: Guam may capsize. Continue reading

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