Category Archives: Science

Eric Laithwaite: Inward Travelling Magnetic Field

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Eric Laithwaite was a smiling subversive who became a mainstream outcast.

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Steve Pieczenik: Get Back to Work!

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Steve Pieczenik was offline because be developed pneumonia in January.

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The Four Graphs of the Apocalypse

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Successful Pandemic Panics employ the Four Graphs of the Apocalypse.

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What’s My Surname?

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One of the side effects of the April Fool’s Lock Down is that many people are suffering from an overdose of YouTube commentators.

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Death in Deutschland

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Some things are as exciting as watching paint dry.

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European Croaking Contest

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After a slow start the European Croaking Contest is finally making headlines but it’s the poor performance of Germany that’s puzzling commentators.

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Lombardy Isn’t Italy

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It’s pointless bandaging a foot when the patient has a headache.

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Wolfgang Wodarg: The Corona Panic

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It’s not always clear which pathogen is responsible for a patient’s illness because an individual hosts many pathogens.

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Orion’s Blue Balls

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It’s time [once again] to snap on the rubber gloves so we can examine Orion’s Blue Balls and get to grips with Max Planck’s Black Body Balls.

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Fear Porn Friday: Climate Change

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The good news is: Arctic winters are a little less cold. The bad news is: We’re all going to die!

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Three Small Steps for Science

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Following the televised virtual reality of “one small step for man” in 1969 it’s about time Natural Philosophers took three small steps for science in the real world.

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Scared to Death

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Are you scared to death by the Corona Virus?

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Southern Beech

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The Southern Beech supplies the segue for a series of Southern Hemisphere surprises.

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The Orion Fly-By

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The iconography associated with the Orion constellation is [quite literally] an open book but it’s pictorial narrative depends upon the pages being correctly sequenced.

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Seeing Sirius

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When the brightness of Sirius suggests it’s only 362.45 AU distant [instead of the officially mandated 8.6 light years] then it’s worth taking a second look.

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Indian Salt: The Elephant Bird

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The story of sugar contains some terrifically tall stories.

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Parallax Postscript

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Many astronomers seem to identify with Marvin the Paranoid Android who claimed he possessed a “brain the size of a planet”.

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The Fuckwit Song

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“Save Australia” from grandstanding politicians.

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Parallax Perspective

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Solving the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck suggests Gamma Draconis is about 10,850 AU distant and that Sirius is [only] about 360 AU away.

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Parallax Proxy

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The fourth step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck involves comparing parallax distances with an established distance proxy.

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Parallax Patterns

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The third step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck involves assembling the pieces of the puzzle to see the fudge hit the fan.

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Parallax Problems

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The second step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck involves trying to discover which pieces of the puzzle are mangled or missing.

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Parallax Prelude

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The first step towards solving the puzzle of the Stellar Parallax Clusterfuck is to open the box and familiarise yourself with the individual pieces of the puzzle.

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Cretinous Cretaceous

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Geologists aren’t genetically goofy – they just collect cretinous concepts.

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Wealth Redistribution Through Climate Activism

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2019 has been a very educational year for Carl Benjamin.

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1212 Children’s Crusade

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Time to settle down boys and girls.

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Alaskan Muck: Indelicate Details

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It’s difficult to draw valid conclusions when indelicate details are omitted.

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Alaskan Muck: Alaskan Ash

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Alaska has a lot of volcanoes.

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Alaskan Muck: Windy Dome Ice Core

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The ice in Franz Josef Land [also] only dates back to the Heinsohn Horizon.

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Alaskan Muck: The Canning River Region

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In 1919 Ernest de Koven Leffingwell dated Alaskan Ice by dating Ice Wedges. The elegant simplicity of his stunning scientific achievement highlights just how far the Earth Sciences have retreated from rationality, reason and reality in the last 100 years.

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Alaskan Muck: Anaximander’s Cake

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It’s a delicious irony to discover Domestic Science reveals more about the inner workings of our planet than the medieval mindset of the self-proclaimed Earth Sciences.

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Alaskan Muck: When Then Was

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Recalibrating the Alaskan muck produces some familiar dates!

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Alaskan Muck: The Missing Ice Age

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When it comes to Ice Ages the Earth Scientists grabbed the wrong end of the stick [with both hands] and then proceeded to beat themselves [and their acolytes] senseless.

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Alaskan Muck: Body of Evidence

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It’s generally agreed frozen muck is “interesting”.

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Alaskan Muck: Gravel and Gold

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In Yorkshire they say: Where there’s muck there’s brass. In Alaska they know: Where there’s muck there’s gold.

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