Category Archives: Science

Where to find the casualties in the war on science

From City Journal in August 2016, John Tierney writes about The Real War on Science. My liberal friends sometimes ask me why I don’t devote more of my science journalism to the sins of the Right. It’s fine to expose … Continue reading

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Humanity’s ability to forestall radical warming

Good piece by Oren Cass, Truth is Just a Detail, at City Journal: Wallace-Wells’s article is a quintessential illustration of what I have described in Foreign Affairs as “climate catastrophism.” He ignores humanity’s capacity for adapting to changes that will occur slowly … Continue reading

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Astronomy pictures of the fortnight(s), LXXIII

Big news from Space X last Friday – successful landing of its booster on a floating platform.  Wow, cool. In addition to the pix, here’s a time lapse of supernova 2015F. Details below the jump…

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The lukewarmer

Heard an interview with Steve Hayward in this podcast, in which he summarizes the lukewarmer* position very succinctly: It’s not a hoax… “like other environment problems we’ve had, they are phenomena, they’re not world-ending crises, and why should we suppose this is the … Continue reading

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Astronomy pictures of the fortnight, LXXI

Been awhile since I posted an APOF, but perhaps it’s been worth the wait:  historic pic of Pluto!  Remember to watch the news this Tuesday as New Horizons zooms past the dwarf planet and its 5 moons. It will not, as … Continue reading

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4th launch for mysterious X-37B mini-shuttle

I’ve said it before (here here here here): you can never have too many robot space planes. Space.com reports that the 4th mission of the X-37B will launch from Cape Canaveral on May 20.  Statement reveal a little more leg this … Continue reading

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That’s not a brief for denial, it’s a brief for adaptation

Kevin D. Williamson asks the progressives of California to please demonstrate their competence at risk management before exporting their methods world-wide.  From Global Warming Guacamole: [The drought in] California presents the global-warming dispute in miniature. The Left, with the prominent … Continue reading

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