Category Archives: Inventions & Deceptions

1212 Children’s Crusade

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Time to settle down boys and girls.

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Johannes de Sacrobosco: A Cuckoo In The Nest

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One of the more curious characters to emerge from the mire of medieval manuscripts is a monastic scholar with a severe identity crisis: Johannes de Sacrobosco. Johannes de Sacrobosco, also written Ioannis de Sacro Bosco (c. 1195 – c. 1256), … Continue reading

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Heinsohn Horizon: Chinese Christmas Cake

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When Europe started carving up the world the acolytes of empire started carving up history to support their beliefs and interests. By 1850 the acolytes of empire had diced and sliced the Annals of China to create a great and … Continue reading

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The Atomic Comet: Self-Propelled Footnote

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1950 was a vintage year for Cometary science and pseudoscience. In April 1950, after 8 rejections, Immanuel Velikovsky [amongst many other things] introduced a new generation to the long established science of the Hydrocarbon Comet. In 1950, after eight publishing … Continue reading

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The Great Cnuts of Climate

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According to the history books Cnut the Great became King of England in 1016 AD. Cnut the Great (c. 995 – 1035), also known as Canute – whose father was Sweyn Forkbeard (which gave him the patronym Sweynsson, Old Norse: … Continue reading

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P.N. Oak: Chips of Vedic Society

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According to P. N. Oak the “blundering” Academics in Aspic have constructed a false historical narrative that has “forgotten” there was once a Worldwide Vedic Culture. It is also unknown that in the remote forgotten past the Hindus i.e. the … Continue reading

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Catastrophic English: Saxon Bull

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The story of the Anglo Saxons who [according to the mainstream narrative] unobtrusively slipped into Britain from Old Saxony [during the first half of 1st millennium] is a strange tale of the unexpected. The Anglo-Saxons were a people who inhabited … Continue reading

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Lawler Alignments – The Galactic Tide

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329 years after Principia was first published the Antiquated Academics are still peddling Newton’s universal law of magical mathematical mass. A specialised sect of Antiquated Academics [affectionately known as the Arcane Astronomers] believe galactic tides [“in the direction of the … Continue reading

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Lawler Alignments – Galactic Roller Coaster

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WARNING If you like your Science Settled or your History served with a thick Gradualist Gloss then you should stop reading now and retreat to your preferred Safe Space. Early in the 17th century Galileo Galilei discovered the Milky Way … Continue reading

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Stranded Seals

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One of the more enlightening narratives that can be pieced together from the academic archives is the story of the stranded freshwater seals. The story begins [very roughly] 26,000 years ago at the start of the last Ice Age. The … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Cows

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Settled Science has a perverse preference to demonise cattle whenever possible. This preference probably originates from a Western quasi-religious phobia of horned animals. Horns of a goat and a ram, goat’s fur and ears, nose and canines of a pig, … Continue reading

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Will There be a War on Ants?

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Piers Corbyn once again introduces some perspective and sanity into the CO2 Climate Change debate. THE CASE AGAINST MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE IS SIMPLE – IN 3 KEY ARGUMENTS:- 1. There is no evidence now and there never has been … Continue reading

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Sinking Settled Science

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It’s difficult to keep the Ship of Settled Science afloat when it’s holed below the waterline. This probably explains why so much of Settled Science is bilge. The bilge is the lowest compartment on a ship, below the waterline, where … Continue reading

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Soft Centred Science

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This is the Kiplingesque story of How the Earth Got its Soft Centre and it would be totally unbelievable except for the involvement of Earth Scientists who are renowned for being Big Softies – particularly between the ears. He’s been … Continue reading

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Starry, Starry Night

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The orbital altitude of the International Space Station varies between 310 and 410 kilometres. The ISS is maintained in a nearly circular orbit with a minimum mean altitude of 330 km (205 mi) and a maximum of 410 km (255 … Continue reading

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Miles Mathis – Big Fake Questions

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I really enjoy Miles Mathis when he lets rip and his latest paper doesn’t disappoint. Like the FPP, the Kavli Prize is very recent, first being awarded in 2008. One of its first recipients was Donald Lynden-Bell of Cambridge University, … Continue reading

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Palaeomagnetism: Logic Reversals

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UPDATE 17 June 2015 The illusory Settled Science of Palaeomagnetism morphs into the realm of Super Surreal Science [a brand new category] simply because they forgot all about Photomagnetism. On the Magnetising Power of the Solar Rays … Professor Barlocci … Continue reading

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The Magnetic Personality of Violet

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The mainstream has taken a strong dislike to Violet and excludes her whenever possible. By reducing the rainbow to just six colours the Wikipedia Wizards now only have to make Violet vanish when they cast their magic spells over the … Continue reading

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The Soporific Sound of Settled Science

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Like many other Baby Boomers I have fond childhood memories of being enveloped by swirling clouds of sulphurous smoke whenever an express train roared through the station on its way to more important [and exciting] places. In those far off … Continue reading

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Invisible Indigo – Vaporised Violet

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The Wikipedia Wizards are working wonders with human colour perception. According to the Carl Zeiss web site the visible spectrum “covers the wavelength spectrum between 380 nm and 780 nm.” The visible area is the range of electromagnetic radiation that … Continue reading

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All Gyre and No Gimbals

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Once upon a time in Christ Church, Oxford, Charles Dodgson wrote about slithy toves. ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. … Jabberwocky is … Continue reading

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The Physics of the Phoenix

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Early last year I reviewed The Physics of the Oozlum Bird. The Physics of the Oozlum Bird is intriguing because it has the ability to fly around in ever-decreasing circles until it disappears [with an almighty big bang] into a … Continue reading

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Brownian Billiard Balls

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Lucretius described Brownian Motion as “tiny bodies” mingling “in many ways all through the empty space” in On the Nature of Things over 2,000 years ago. For look closely, whenever rays are let in and pour the sun’s light through … Continue reading

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Settled Science: Going Round in Circles

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Settled Science tells us a gyroscopes is based on “the principles of angular momentum”. A gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyroscope Settled Science also tells us that “angular momentum” … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 08 – The Delta 18O Dating Debacle

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One of the enduring mysteries surrounding the GRIP ice core is how [roughly] 3 metres of annual precipitation at Summit Camp manages to become just 23 centimetres of annual core ice when the monthly average high surface temperature always remains … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 07 – Bending Time

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The Holocene Hockey Stick was hacked from the Greenland ice core of Camp Century in a 1969 paper that employed some fairly novel “simple assumptions” that included: a) Excluding all natural fluctuations in climate i.e. unchanged rate of accumulation. b) … Continue reading

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The Big Pineapple

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Many moons ago my father was born on a pineapple farm near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia and like a pineapple he was prickly, difficult to hug and really sweet on the inside. Among the many gifts bestowed upon me by … Continue reading

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The Great Greenland Snow Job – 06 – The $64,000 Question

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Before plucking up the courage to ask the big question it’s worth reviewing a couple points about the Greenland Ice Sheet courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/atlas_north?zoomdir=0&zoomsize=2&zoom_to=&glossary_term=&layer=equator&imgxy=250.0+250.0&imgext=-2429169.488844+-2544017.714679+-169958.798344+-284807.024179&layer=land&layer=coastlines&layer=copyright&layer=&layer=greenland_ice_thickness&layer=&layer=&layer=sea_ice_extent_01&layer=snow_extent_01 Firstly, according to the National Snow and Ice Data … Continue reading

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Dendrochronology: Disastrous Data

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Michael Baillie has posted a Tree-ring and Radiocarbon Rebuttal to Gunnar Heinsohn’s 700 Phantom Years hypothesis over at http://www.q-mag.org . http://www.q-mag.org/the-1st-millennium-a-d-chronology-controversy.html http://www.q-mag.org/_media/baillie-dendrochronology-gunnar.pdf Unsurprisingly, Michael Baillie is not impressed and dismisses the Phantom Years as “semantic games with historical documents” and … Continue reading

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Catastrophic Chronology

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I am [again] indebted to the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies for their encyclopaedic knowledge of the Catastrophic canon and [especially] for their comments and observations. Strangely, he does not mention Heribert Illig, the SIS member who came up with the … Continue reading

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Science and the Road to Serfdom

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1944 saw the publication of The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek. The Road to Serfdom is a book written by the Austrian-born economist and philosopher Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) between 1940–1943, in which he “warned of the danger … Continue reading

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Living in a Light Bulb

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WARNING – Adult Content If you are easily offended or emotionally attached to Settled Science, Solar Science and/or Climate Science then you are advised to change channels immediately. The good folk over at Watts Up With That? will provide you … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – The BIG Fudge

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Double checking the latitudes in Willard Libby’s 1972 version of the table of samples reveals that neither Tierra del Fuego nor New South Wales are located at 45° S. This discrepancy is because Willard Libby perversely decided to sequence the … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Lifting the Veil

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Radiocarbon Dating is an academic Dance of the Seven Veils. The Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion. In this myth, Ishtar … Continue reading

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Carbon 14 – Willard’s World

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Willard Libby believed he could model the entire world of Carbon 14 by using a grid system. This grid system is based upon a cell size of one square centimetre. In this grid system every cell is identical and every … Continue reading

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