Remains of the day 26 Sept 2013

Feel free to weigh in in the comments today. What do you think of these hot button issues like climate change and scientific misconduct? And giant hornets if you can stand it.

Climate-Change Deniers Must Stop Distorting the Evidence | IPCC Report | LiveScience.

Politicsweb – “Haunted by dead neighbours!” – Daily Sun – iSERVICE.

NewsDaily: Remains of ancient Ottoman town found in Hungary.

Fossil of Ancient Amphibian Choking on Last Meal Up for Auction | LiveScience.

Hornet attacks kill dozens in China | World news |

Marc Hauser’s second chance: Leading science writers endorse his upcoming book | Retraction Watch. Including Michael Shermer who is judging the work independent from the reputation. Is this the right way to do it? Opinions welcome.


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  2 comments for “Remains of the day 26 Sept 2013

  1. neko
    September 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Asian hornets are awesome. They eat bees. I’m just glad they aren’t near me. The hornets here are bad enough.

    That being said, Asians eat the hornet larvae. So, maybe that’s why they are mad.

    Is there really anything to be said about Climate change ‘debate’? I haven’t heard recently anyone actually suggesting there is meaningful scientific debate that there is warming, and humans are causing it. We are past that, and into the realm of “those scientists, they don’t know some stuff, my gut tells me.”

    The Climate Change debate: It’s not really a debate.

    We should start thinking about what to, instead. And put all options on the table. Nuclear, wind, solar, N. Gas, hydro-electric, enforced efficiency, sequestration in carbon bricks.

    I don’t know about the rest. I like the Ottoman History podcast, though, shout out to those guys.

  2. neko
    September 28, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    I revoke my shout out to the Ottoman H. Podcast. Just today they started an episode on the history of Ottoman science and they effectively equated woo beliefs with actual science, not once but several times, saying they were all basically the same thing.

    I am at a loss and apologize to anyone who’s head hurts right now. The other episodes are good.

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