Category Archives: Science

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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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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