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How Many in the Sea? Automatic Detection of Ribbon Seals

In 2008, J. Clifford wrote about the delisting of the ribbon seal under the Endangered Species Act, noting that the Bush administration was late in its determination but admiring the unusual deference to scientific opinion by the conservative president. At the time, the ribbon seal numbers were listed at approximately 200,000. In 2009, the Center […]

On Dan Coats, Science, Massaging White Rabbits, And Talking To Football Players

Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally. […]

Arctic Sea Ice Begins Melt With Remarkably Low Surface Area

Perhaps now that the cold of winter has broken and the final days before spring are seeing a thaw here in the northern United States, it’s an appropriate time to mention that the surface area of sea water in the Arctic covered by ice is the lowest that has ever been seen at this date, […]

Did The Book Of Job Accurately Describe Planet Earth’s Astronomical Nature?

Look at the 26th chapter of the book of Job, and the one thing you won’t see is a description of Earth as it appears to astronauts in outer space. […]

“What Global Warming?” asks North Country New York. This Global Warming, answers NASA.

In a February 12 2015 letter to the editor of New York State’s North Country Now, an anonymous reader asks, “What Global Warming? Whatever happened to global warming? I feel short changed!”

You see, it’s been cold lately. How could that be if we’re experiencing global warming?

There are two answers to that question. The […]

A Very Cold Warming?

From where I sit as I write this, I can look outside through a window, and see, even in the dim light of this early hour, that it is very snowy, and very cold, outside. It is easy to forget, in these conditions, that last year was the hottest year for Planet Earth in the […]

Evil Measles Infection Agents Target the Anti-Vax Community. Who dares say Conspiracy???

For years, agents of the United States Government have ignored the gigantic mass of uncorroborated anecdotes gathered by members of the anti-vaccination community of the United States. Completely ignoring the anti-vax community’s carefully gathered rumor, the U.S. Government stonewalled these mothers and fathers with “peer-reviewed research” by “scientists” and completely refused to accept the word […]

Did Albert Einstein Really Say He Never Discovered Anything Through Rational Thinking?

This morning on Twitter, I saw one of the organizations I follow quoting Albert Einstein as saying, “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”

It seems a clever idea, that the world’s most famous physicist, well-known for his careful thinking, would contradict expectations and announce to the world that […]

Rick Santorum vs. Science – Who Wins?

Rick Santorum is running for President again, using old talking points from the last century. Santorum is claiming that climate change is a “hoax”, though he has never been able to point to any specific evidence of the supposed hoax.

Now, Santorum is saying that, even if climate change is real, there’s no point of […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Part V: Sex Before Marriage and Greed

Catholic evangelist Jim Schroeder, has written an essay on behalf of Foundation for Evangelization through the Media in which he declares 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 […]

Despite the Hottest Year on Record, Global Warming Apologist Still Cries “No Warming”

“There has been essentially no global warming since 1998.” — S. Fred. Singer, December 29 2014

“Bullshit.” — NASA

Even S. Fred Singer, famous for his stretching of data to deny global warming, is having a hard time using 1998 any more; he has to insert the modifier “essentially” to his “no global warming” […]