First the Scottish Nazionalist Party wins, then ISIS, now the Front Nationale – what next?

According to France24: France’s far-right National Front pulled off an historic win Sunday, topping the vote nationally in the first round of regional elections, exit polls showed. What links this with the SNP massive landslide in Scotland? Is it that that are both extreme “right” authoritarian parties with an overt ethnically based policy rejecting free […]

The theory of non-causality

In logic, there is a requirement the world is structured such that A->B which can be read “if A then B”, but is often assumed to mean: “A causes B”. As a physicist, I was indeed taught that the whole world could be dissected into smaller and smaller constituent parts and that these could all […]

An Aspiring Scientist’s Frustration with Modern-Day Academia

Judith Curry alerted me to a really good article “Here’s one way to reach a consensus“. I think very accurately describes the environment within which the global warming scare flourished and sceptical-science was repressed. Here’s a good excerpt. You need only know is that her own academic she was attacking based his views on actual […]

What should define the start of the next ice-age?

I’ve often wondered what will be taken as the “start” of the next ice-age. Assuming the start is fairly gradual, we’d expect to see something that either has never happened before starting to happen or something that happens quite often becoming regular. My own preferred measure would be something very simple, such as the first […]

The Climate wars – toward a washup review.

As I said a while back (The limits of Climate Hysteria) we’ve now reached the stage in these “climate wars” whereby the climate itself is the main combatant forcing the ranks of the delusional public academia, to be dragged kicking and screaming to the reality of our ever varying climate, as the climate itself now […]