Category: "Science, Environment, & Climate"

Yesterday's letter from Don Boudreaux to the Wall Street Journal is simply too good not to reprint here: 30 December 2005 Editor, The Wall Street Journal 200 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281 Dear Editor: While Thomas Stossel magnificently… more »
Rossputin
12/30/05

Bogus science reports of 2005

From JunkScience.com and Stats.org, here are two stories highlighting erroneous news reports of 2005 which posed as fact/science: see "The Top 10 Junk Science Claims of 2005" (Steven Milloy of junkscience.com on FoxNews.com, 12/29/05)… more »
see "Federal judge: Intelligent design unconstitutional" (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/20/05) http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/13449670.htm and "Judge Rules Against Pa. Biology Curriculum" (AP via Yahoo, 12/20/05)… more »
Here's a very good article by Ronald Bailey of Reason Magazine: "Beware the Climate Lilliputians Treaty ties that bind" http://www.reason.com/links/links121205.shtml Bailey notes that although he "once wrote that the Kyoto Protocol was dead", the… more »
Rossputin
12/17/05

Fish, mercury, and pregnancy

see "Junk Science on Mercury Debunked" (Heartland Institute, 12/12/05) http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=18186 Thanks to "Environment and Climate News", published by the Heartland Institute, for bringing to my attention the recent (and… more »
see "Gas blend might change" (Denver Post 12/4/05) http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3276866 To the Editors: Colorado may finally have learned that correlation does not equal causality: Carbon monoxide levels dropped after ethanol rules were… more »
see "On Climate Change, a Change of Thinking" (NY Times, 12/4/05) http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/weekinreview/04revkin.html and "Focus: So, are we going to freeze or fry?" (Sunday Times (UK), 12/4/05)… more »
see "University Cancels Class on Creationism" (AP via Yahoo, 12/1/05) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051201/ap_on_re_us/creationism_class and my piece "The few remaining functional cerebrums in Kansas take a stand" (11/22/05)… more »
see "Univ. of Kansas takes up creation debate" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11/22/05) http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Intelligent_Design_Course.html Finally, a sign of intelligent life in Kansas! The University of Kansas is starting a… more »
re "Yellowstone's bears may lose fed protection" (Denver Post, 11/15/05) http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3216424 See also: "Reforming the Endangered Species Act to Protect Species and Property Rights" (Heritage Foundation)… more »

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