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About That Global Cooling, Sir…

Recent headlines suggest that the global cooling meme is still hot:

The Coeur D’Alene Press – Global cooling to intensify in the next 15-20 years.

Breitbart News – Global Cooling: Fall Snowstorm Stalls Northeast

The Inquisitr – Vladimir Putin Has Russia Invading Ukraine Over Global Cooling

NewsMax – NASA Scientists Puzzled by Global Cooling on […]

Methane Fluctuations On Mars – How Big Are The Implications?

The NASA Curiosity Rover team calls the findings “incredibly exciting”. Yesterday, they reported finding organic compounds in Martian soil, as well dramatic fluctuations in atmospheric methane – “the first in-situ detection of methane on Mars”. Given that methane breaks down quickly in the Martian atmosphere, these fluctuations suggest that a dynamic methanogenic system of some […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Part III: Contraception and Fear

Jim Schroeder, an organizer for the pro-Catholic Foundation for Evangelization through the Media, recently published an article declaring without equivocation that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong:”

“Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out the truth and […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Fact Check Part II: Lust and the Family

Jim Schroeder of the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media has declared boldly that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong.” Schroeder elaborates:

“Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out the truth and value and relevance of what […]

Fact Check: Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? (Irrationality, Narcissism and Gluttony)

Writing for the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media on the website Aleteia, psychologist Jim Schroeder declares that in a headline that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong.” Schroeder declares that:

“Adult Catholics need to understand and intentionally embrace Catholic teaching with our intellects and reason. We can’t be content […]

Richard III Society Members Aren’t Descended From Richard III After All

By all accounts, Richard III of England was a nasty piece of work. It’s generally agreed that he had his own nephews killed so that he could become king himself.

There are some in England, however, who seek to rehabilitate the reputation of Richard III, saying that he really wasn’t as bad as people made […]

Mad Science You Can’t Do At Home

This year, I have taken on the responsibility of giving my 13 year-old son some exposure to science in addition to what he gets at school. So, I was excited when I saw a copy of Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t by Theodore Gray. What a great title, […]

While Vicky Hartzler Fiddles, the Globe Burns: October 2014 was Hottest on Record

On November 2014, Republican member of Congress and global warming denier Vicky Hartzler noticed it was cold. This, she decided, was proof enough to ridicule the idea of global warming. So she took to Twitter:

 

Rep. Hartzler is in her 54th year on Earth. Someone so well-experienced with the seasons really should have […]

My Apocalyptic Climate Change Skepticism

I have been silent too long on this subject, worrying that the Speech Police are going to silence me. No more – I shall be brave.

I am a climate skeptic.

There, I said it.

I am a skeptic of wild assertions about climate change that have yet to be supported by good, solid science.

[…]

Roll Call: Who In Congress Voted In Favor Of Opening Private Medical Records To Big Government?

Chellie Pingree voted for the GOP Secret Science Reform Act. Perhaps Representative Pingree simply sees the way the wind is blowing, and is happy to go along with the rising tide of right wing politics in America, health, privacy and science be damned. […]

Ben Carson Creationism Would Lead Back To A Violent Past

Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who retired from medicine in order to take up a career as a right wing commentator on Fox News, only to retire from Fox News in order to become a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, likes to talk about “our Judeo-Christian values” as if everyone in America has “Judeo-Christian […]