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You can't make it up LXI - global warming caused kidnapping of Nigerian girls       06 jul 14
When I first read Nafeez Ahmed's book "The War on Freedom", arguing that the US government participated in, or at least had foreknowledge of, the events of September 11th 2001, I took it seriously. Shortly afterward, I changed my mind, and decided that Ahmed's book, and the rest of the "9/11 truth" conspiracy pseudo-theory *, is the most ludicrous nonsense I have ever seen in my life. http://w

You can't make it up LX - climate skeptics admit mistakes       29 jun 14
The defenders of the global warming hypothesis tend to have a 'circle the wagons' attitude. Imagining their ideas are under siege by well-funded 'deniers', they feel they can't admit mistakes. Here is a leading 'denier' fessing up to 'confirmation bias': "All of that added up to a big heap of confirmation bias, I was so used to Goddard being wrong, I expected it again, but this time Steve Goddard

A comment critical of political correctness censored for political incorrectness       27 jun 14
I commented on an article in the Guardian by Lola Okolosie, which criticized the actor Gary Oldman for offensive language, and the habit of complaining about political correctness as "humorless language policing", as follows, and by deleting my comment, and the replies, the Guardian's moderators confirmed what I said: “This is a revealing article, exposing how leftist thought-policing helps

A particularly good example of the fallacy of argument from authority       24 jun 14
Stephen Jay Gould claimed that a Victorian scientist was a racist because he deliberately misunderestimated African skull sizes, which were at one time believed to be correlated with something called "intelligence". Gould was lying: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/science/14skull.html?_r=0 "But when others suggested Dr. Gould had been refuted, Philip Kitcher, a philosopher of science at Columbi

Analyzing a massacre       07 jun 14
The USA produces a diverse range of massacres. Some of them are more comprehensible than others. The murder of four men and two women plus the gunman himself in Santa Barbara on May 23rd is easier to understand than most. British left-wing blogger Richard Seymour entered the fray with Taking Elliot Rodger Seriously.Seymour writes "The sickening logic of Rodger’s misogyny, the way it draws on

A black day for Scotland and rally drivers everywhere       01 jun 14
I once had a vacation in idyllic rural Scotland. The only problem was, they were having a car rally, and I was kept up all night. So I was happy to read of the death of several of these morons: http://news.sky.com/story/1272952/scotland-rally-crashes-three-spectators-killed: "a black day for the Borders and for Scotland" But for those who believe in natural selection, it's not a black day at all

Two articles on the rise of UKIP       24 may 14
Take your pick: "The list is extraordinarily long, and includes a belief that there has been too much immigration and that this is reducing the resources available to poorer Brits; the European Union’s never-ending undemocratic power grab; a clash of values between cultural conservatives and metropolitan liberals; a backlash against foreign wars; a belief that MPs are indistinguishable and d

You can't make it up LIX - a superb article on computability and climate       22 may 14

It's about the complexity and chaos of the interaction of the sun, cosmic rays, carbon dioxide and water vapor. It makes it clear that the vaunted clarity of the climate models which predict runaway global warming is an illusion: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/21/is-the-climate-computable/



You can't make it up LVIII - wildfires are getting bigger, and man-made climate change is to blame       19 may 14
"In the past three months, at least three different studies and reports have warned that wildfires are getting bigger, that man-made climate change is to blame, and it's only going to get worse with more fires starting earlier in the year." Still not convinced? Jonathan Overpeck of Climategate fame adds: "The fires in California and here in Arizona are a clear example of what happens as the Earth

You can't make it up LVII - if you think CO2 is bad, check out the great oxygen catastrophe       14 may 14

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen_catastrophe



The Karelia Suite - Keith Emerson       25 apr 14
iTunes sucks - Ecoute rocks       25 apr 14
The best novel about gambling since Dostoevsky       22 apr 14
It's not just me who finds Git obtuse       13 apr 14
You can't make it up LVI - the best parody of climate fearmongering ever       12 apr 14
You can't make it up LV - Joanne Nova summarizes the corruption of science       10 apr 14
You can't make it up LIV - the BBC is criticized for giving too much credit to scientific skepticism       02 apr 14
You can't make it up LIII - the Guardian deletes another skeptical comment about global warming       31 mar 14
You can't make it up LII - the Institute of Physics condemns "climate change" theory       21 mar 14
The Guardian chickens out       17 mar 14
You can't make it up LI - sometimes climate change is good, and sometimes it isn't       11 mar 14
You can't make it up L - just because global warming stopped doesn't mean it's not happening       27 feb 14
Correction - the Daily Mail, not the Guardian, has conquered America       27 feb 14
"Frank's good, but Beefheart's the real thing"       25 feb 14
A serious commentary on the current situation in the Ukraine       25 feb 14
The Stones, Hyde Park, 1969       22 feb 14
You can't make it up XXXXIX - acidification moves seawater toward neutral pH       18 feb 14
You can't make it up XXXXVIII - current UK floods are unprecedented: apart from 1362, 1607, and 1953       14 feb 14
Facebook restricts users' gender to a mere 50 values       14 feb 14
Dead giraffes, Dawkins and Darwin       13 feb 14
This wouldn't happen in America       10 feb 14
You can't make it up XXXXVII - global warming allegedly one of the causes of war in Syria       04 feb 14
The dangerous life of American football players       03 feb 14
Is this another great country or WHAT??!!?       31 jan 14
Is this a great country or WHAT??!!?       28 jan 14
Is nature trying to tell us something?       26 jan 14
You can't make it up XXXXVI - worldwide cold caused by global warming       08 jan 14
Silverlight for Linux       08 jan 14
Don't use agoda.com - they won't accept a complaint about a locked emergency exit at a hotel       03 jan 14
You can't make it up XXXXV - the "Clitanic" disaster       28 dec 13
What to do when Git decapitates you       28 dec 13
More revisionism from Bletchley Park       26 dec 13
Gradually Getting Git       25 dec 13
You can't make it up XXXXIV - global warming skeptics banned       19 dec 13
You can't make it up XXXXIII - weather isn't climate, except when it is       04 dec 13
You can't make it up XXXXII - Greenpeace activists compared to Warsaw Ghetto insurgents of 1943       24 nov 13
More early Soft Machine       17 nov 13
A gift to Pearl Harbor conspiracy theorists       13 nov 13
You can't make it up XXXXI - Philippines typhoon deaths blamed on - guess what?       09 nov 13
A final farewell to Microsoft       02 nov 13
You can't make it up XXXX - trust in science correlated with political opinion       17 oct 13
The Bonzos - look out there's a monster coming       15 oct 13
You can't make it up XXXIX - Fox News defends the scientific method       01 oct 13
How close America has come to nuclear disaster       21 sep 13
You can't make it up XXXVIIII - global warming scaremongers right even if they're wrong       18 sep 13
Did Britain really invent EVERY sport?       07 sep 13
You can't make it up XXXVIII - deadly cold snap in Peru symptom of global warming...       05 sep 13
You can't make it up XXXVII - the analogy between drug and climate hysteria       25 aug 13
How to install Rails 4 on a Celeron 4GB netbook       21 aug 13
Romanian princess charged in Central Oregon cockfighting racket       17 aug 13
Correction to "When Git lies to you"       11 aug 13
Soft Machine Live 1970 - complete concert       29 jul 13
You can't make it up XXXVI - a prediction so alarmist even climatologists hesitate to endorse it       25 jul 13
You can't make it up XXXV - climate scientists predict the past       23 jul 13
A surprisingly coherent criticism of Edward Snowden from a 'terrorism analyst'       21 jul 13
You can't make it up XXXIV - we are going to die of NOT ENOUGH CO2       03 jul 13
Ruby Two's Day       27 jun 13
The Guardian conquers America       24 jun 13
Comment in Guardian deleted       28 may 13
You can't make it up XXXIII - BBC admits there has been no warming for 15 years       21 may 13
I saw the 17-year cicadas in New York in 1996 - now they're back       20 may 13
Obama agrees - 97% of climate scientists believe in global warming       18 may 13
You can't make it up XXXII - science is a democracy after all       17 may 13
Once bitten, twice shy       13 may 13
The Guardian contradicts my article about bike riding in Cornwall       07 may 13
Why it's not always worth helping Google correct their bike map of the USA       04 may 13
Scientists say they didn't mention the Higgs particle, because its existence was 'obvious'       28 apr 13
"Calling out" - Obama supporters use Maoist techniques to stifle debate       26 apr 13
Darwin strikes again - this time in Wales       23 apr 13
You can't make it up XXXI - sing for the climate       19 apr 13
You can't make it up XXX - another hockey stick bites the dust       06 apr 13
You can't make it up XXIX - cold weather linked to... guess what?       25 mar 13
Finally, a social media site I can see the point of       24 mar 13
You can't make it up XXVIII - campaign to reinstate 'debate' about climate change in schools       20 mar 13
You can't make it up XXVII - an article about hunting in the Guardian       20 mar 13

 

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