Europa Dreaming

Time to dream of distant shores, time to let imagination soar.
Time to search out worlds afar, time to reach out for the stars.HUDF 2014
Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014, now in infrared+UV+light. 10 000 galaxies, 1mm x 1mm, 1/13 millionth of the sky, 13.4 billion years deep. Gaze & wonder. WOW!
  Midsummer Sweden - 1430 Friday 20 June 2014 - midsummer pole dancing, Lake Ekoln sailing club, Uppsala    Midsummer Sailing - Lake Ekoln Sweden
Time to dance to the joys of life, time to sail into wide blue horizons. Time to leave our worried save-the-world warriors behind. And boy, for good reasons too!   Matt Ridley cogently shows how even the warmist UN-WWF Climate Panel report (IPCC 2013) predicts no Green dangers in 2100. Go figure. Bees are feelin’ fine & never better, but Enviros banned safe neonics for €17 billion in bee harming chemicals. Serial exaggerations of extinction rates plague biologist Pimm’s latest 1000x faster study, based again on broken model assumptions, but loved by the world’s Media. Renewable energy (wind & solar) has stagnated for the last 20 years, countryside spoiled & $billions wasted. Oh well.  
Growth means healthier people and better environment Bees are OK but neonics still banned - what a mess Bird that was not one of 3 continemtal birds that went extinct in the last 500 years Renewable Energy has NOT increased globally for 20 years  
India says $300m/yr Greenpeace is against its public good & freezes all its funds. In Russia, Greenpeace’s ship still seizedNATO says EU Greens are Gazprom-Putin paid to stop cheap European gas energy. EUs Greenpeace just lost €4 million by currency gambling up to €100 million in donations. Dare somebody tell their footsoldiers ?          Even Europa (Jupiter’s moon) needs some skepticism. Is it blooming with oceans of life, as is all the Media rage now? Or, just dilute mineral water with no energy source from its 10km thick ice shell or its dead rocky core? & … “plumes” from 12 politicised 2012 pixels?  
    Europa - Jupiter's Moon - false colours showing ice and cracks Swedish Midsummer strawberry cream sponge cake ... YUM 2
Scientific skepticism is the rigorous application of science and reason to test the validity of any and all claims; where all facts in science are provisional and subject to challenge; & has a reliance on reason, critical thinking, and a desire for verifiable testable evidence. Finally & importantly: skepticism values method over any particular conclusion.
Soooo … Time to ponder the Precambrian. Time to explore life in the Eemian, on today’s Earth, under Europa & out into our Universe. Time to dream on shores afar. Time to enjoy life in the European summer sun & time to live the life of cake mate                Life & Cake Dreaming Brady

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Teach not Preach

Earth Live - 18 months of non stop Earth Viewing
Earth goes Live for the next 18 months, cycling between 4 HD cameras (1 forward, 1 amidships & 2 aft) showing our stunningly beautiful planet rolling beneath. So, lets gaze down on the maleficent Media “science”, during this Note merry, merry month of May  
Antarctic Ice 2014  Antarctic I ce growth decrease estimates 1992-2012  Swedish climatologist Bengtsson attacked for holding a different viewpoint.  Polar Bear officials and Eco-activists admit they have not counted half the arctic 
Climate alarmism collapses again. Antarctic ice sheets “now unstoppable inevitable collapse” may really happen in 1000s of years … or maybe longer. World respected Swedish climate scientist is ostracised by activist climatologists for daring to advise a skeptic group & insist that models be based on observations. Even warmists are shocked. But dead silence about him here, in our close-the-ranks Swedish Media. Oh well. IUCN Polar Bear officials/activists admit they didn’t count half the Arctic. Fool me twice 
Tornado damages in US are decreasing Greenery grows by 11% from 1982-2010 - Donohue et al 2013  Drought Decreasing - from abnormally dry - yellow - to exceptional - brown - drought condition - Climate models now depated from the real world
Tornado & twister devastating damages are decreasing. Global greenery grows by 11% over the last 30 years. Droughts are declining too. 44 & now 23 climate modelsdo not agree with reality”. Opportunistic Scaremongering also plagues the wind turbine, anti-fracking. health and animal rights movements. Feel-good FairTrade is found to keep poor tea & coffee farmers poor & rich caring kids rich. Fooled ourselves again
Scaremongering in plague proportions in the Media PETAs animal rights scaremongering campaign gone worng Workers harvest tea leaves
Also in the spotlight this month: Activist Scientists - “the one phenomenon that seems to have escaped the notice of scientists, environmentalists and the media alike is that, perhaps above all, climate change is making us stupid.”; Academics - “there is but one proper role for the academe in society: to advance bodies of knowledge and to equip students for doing the same. When teachers offer themselves as moralists, political activists, or agents of social change rather than as credentialed experts in a particular subject and the methods used to analyze it, they abdicate their true purpose.” ; and Teachers - “So, gentle readers of this blog, do you think eco-activism should be given a free rein within schools? Do you think you should participate in raising fears, followed by giving detailed guidance on how your pupils should live, as well as on what they should think? Do you think it is part of your job to burden your pupils with ‘saving the planet’ and putting pressure on their parents? Says Fish: “Do your own job, not somebody elses.”
                  Save the World on Your own Time - Teach don't Preach             Lucky Planet by David Waltham extending the beauty through science and reason
So, lets check up on our polycoloured politicos, Enviros, Big Businesses & ourselves. See that we are not conned by noble-cause corruption, tricked by trendy groupthink &/or fooled into feel-good quick n’ simple fixes. Let’s not give away our time & money, votes, caring & happiness undeservedly. No sweeping under uncomfortable scientific facts or giving free passes to argumental fallacies of logic. Teaching not preaching, learning not believing. Our world, our planet: beautiful, rare & lucky. Not to be to be gambled away to fear & fashion but nurtured with science & reason. Enriched & expanded, outwards & upwards .. and so making our world even better & bigger … & even more wonderous.
Lucky Earth Living Brady

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Seeing Signs Of Rational Minds

Sherlock (12:10) : ”These are my rats, John. If they start to move, I need to know”   
Sherlock - These are my rats, John.
The ever gloomy UN-WWF Climate reports, just “sexed-up“, now supports fossil fueled fracking & naughty nuclear, saying the world is already saved so no lifestyle changes needed. Well done boys! Big Pharma’s “toxic to 1 in 150″ Tamiflu tainted Roche, now forced by the independent Cochrane Collaboration, releases its experimental data & shows Big Govs worldwide wasted $billions. Apologies coming? Greenpeace’s Polar Bears are now up & “possibly moving further east“. A movement within The Movement? Maybe
UN Climate report recommends fracking & nuclear     Tamiflu toxic to 1 in 150     Polar Bear moving east from Svalbard    Polar Bear populations move around with the ice - Amstrup et al 2005 fig 3
UK Education boss now saying teachers are breaking the law when activist indoctrinating & “Green brainwashingchildren. Even a music industry rapper is starting to stray, singing seditiously of “massive [climate] propaganda“. And Wikipedia is exposed again, as where woeful wrongs are wrought & truth dies online. Oh dear. New Enlightenment coming?
Activist indoctrination in schools starts before critical thinking skills can be learned Teaching in Green - students taught enviro- biases Climate Skeptic rapper breaks free of the music industry consensus Wikipedia broken by pervasive unaccountability
We live in a world where one in six deaths are caused by easily curable infectious diseases; one in eight deaths stem from air pollution, mostly cooking indoors with dung and twigs; and billions of people live in abject poverty, with no electricity and little food. We ought never to have entertained the notion that the world’s greatest challenge could be to reduce temperature rises in our generation by a fraction of a degree.” Perhaps now we are giving up made-up human hazards & starting to concentrate on real natural hazards. Like these 5 simultaneous volcanic eruptions. Nature does not suffer fools gladly.
Volcano 1 - Shiveluch Volcano 2 - Kliuchevskoi Volcano 3 - Bezymianny  Volcano 5 - Karymsky Volcano 4 - Kizimen  Kamchatka penninsula with volcanoes on the east side Kamchatka Volcanoes from space  Kamchatka Map of volcanoes
Freedom of Speech seems to be gaining in popularity too. The Aussie law chief is defending “views of those that disgaree” from sheer authoritarianism & feigning offence. Even the  University of Colorado is defending its (only?) conservative prof disagreeing on gender: the LGBTQRSTUW (or whatever letters have been added lately) community” Great! So, lets learn liberty. Says Mark Steyn: “If free speech is only for polite persons of mild temperament within government-policed parameters, it isn’t free at all. So screw that.”
Kepler 186f - the latest coming-closer-to-Earth-like planets discovered  Icarus Interstellar World-Ship
Kepler 186f is NASAs latest Earth-like planet “discovery”. However it uses non Sun-like data around a cooler M-star & the assumptions are many. So it seems we will have a better chance with EUs ESA Plato probe in 2024 specifically designed for finding Earth’s around 1 million Sun-like stars. So let’s get our US Defence Depts DARPA 100 Year Star Ship ready for our British Icarus Interstellar World Ship voyages. Now that is a noble human goal, right up our human niche: using rational minds to search for knowledge for safer futures. 
Sign Seeing Brady

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Inflated Inflatons

South pole BICEP2 telescope could have found the swirling fingerprints of our Universe’s inflation in our Inflaton. 0.5×10-37 secs after the Big Bang, popping-in gravitons decayed our part of the Inflaton producing gravitational waves. Let’s hope we’re “seeing” it now BICEP 2 telescope
BICEP 2 gravitation wave graph central region    BICEP 2 gravitational waves from the inflationary era 3
More good news! Malaria deaths down 29% since 2000. New HIV infections worldwide total since 2001 decreased 33% & 52% in children. Aids-related deaths down by 30 % since 2005. New tuberculosis cases falling & deaths down 45% since 1990. Maternal deaths during pregnancy and childbirth are down 50% since 1990. Polio down to 406 cases worldwide & Guinea Worm from 3 million in 1980 down today to just 3! WOW!
World Malaria Report 2013  HIV infections down by one third and by one half in children Polio almost eradicated in the world Maternal deaths decreasing worldwide
And … the battle against Bad Science continues. Top US scientific misconduct investigator resigns saying his ORI department is “secretive, autocratic and unaccountable” allowing “corruption, incompetence, dishonesty and fabrication” to flourish in Science. Oh dear.      
New UN climate report ignores its own science. “In every case, institutional scientists gained a lot of funding from the scare and then quietly converged on the view that the problem was much more moderate than the extreme voices had argued.” Not good. 
However, more people are abandoning poverty-making Earth Hour thinking. Good       
[Earth Hour™ being owned by Aussie newspapers (p80) & the Dark-Sided Panda WWF]
Free Time future  Second Machine Age - expanding into our future free time lives of play and helping others
Technology now races apace … with higher wages, in unforeseen, more pleasant jobs with more freetime and ever cheaper needs. So, lets expand into our brilliant future of under-employed lifestyles where we look for further ways to play and help others … … by increasingly showing the signs of rational minds.
Inflaton trying Brady

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Paleofantasies

Pleisto Probers,
Searching for truths from the past? Well, plan on digging deep.
Homo antecessor on English mudflats 800 000 years ago
Homo antecessor 800 000 year old footprint Homo antecessor's Happisburgh storm dug beach with footprints on the dark fossil mudflats Homo antecessor 800 000 year old footprint directions of walking Homo antecessor's 3D photogrammetric footprints
Pleistocene Homo antecessor 800 000 year old footprints found and now washed away on English storm dug Happisburg beach pushing out Neanderthals as the earliest Europeans.  Science journal admits its evidence gold standard: p-value statistics is wrong. Oh dear. The beauty of science; “the more you find out, the more you realise what you did not know.” 
Paleofantasy One - Daryl Hannah as Ayla in Clan of the Cave Bear film  Paleofantasy Two - 21stC humans trying to revert to a paleo Golden Age Best Evolved state
Movie stars, weather forecasters & politicians thinking they are each other are going native with death-spiral™ climate paleofantasies. Then calling for the purging of rationally opposing skeptics & scientists. Oh dear, back to the paleo-Soviet 1950s? EUs most enviro-scared & “in a bubble” Sweden invests heavily in olden solar & wind power as Uber-Green neighbours cut back furiously. Is Paleoenergy a fear driven tax money supported fantasy? 
UK floods blamed on Global Warming by politicos, Greens & Media until … a 2005 UK Environment Agency policy directive is found saying – “Let it flood“. Apologies? Not.       UK Met Office in Nov predicted a drier than normal winter. 13 of 14 wrong. What a mess.
 UK Floods - river dredging stopped by UK Environment Agency in 2005  UK Floods in a Met Office predicted drier-than-normal winter Met Office 13 of 14 UK predictions wrongUK floods PM Cameron lost in Climate & Green Ideology
As the famous world factist Julian Simon noted – people were inclined to believe the very worst about anything and everything; they were immune to contrary evidence just as if they’d been medically vaccinated against the force of fact. I blame our paleofantasizing Homo antecessor brains for driving today’s prelapsarian pseudoscience.
  Planck Universe All Matter Lensing Map Planck Universe Supernovae data do not fit 
Sweden’s Feb 2014 Celsius Prize winning Planck satellite cosmologist George Efstathiou digs deep into the data producing a map of all the matter in our observable Universe (WOW!) …but questions the Universe expansion rate. New physics coming?Sweden’s Feb 2014 Linnean Prize winning evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk inveighs against  “paleo-nostalgia” —the notion that we were all better off before agriculture, or civilization, or the Industrial Revolution. There has been no point in our past when we were perfectly adapted to our environment. No perfect past diet, energy, lifestyle, climate, ecosystem ever existed. We have already evolved away (new lactose persistent genes) from our past and are molding ourselves to our world as it changes again. 
Paleofantasy - the book 2013 - Madelene Zuk - human evolution continues and we are not the same as then Meat to Salad - correct ratio is 2 to1
Our Pleistobrains are now being adapted to our 21stC globalising world through mind tools such as critical thinking. Just like the 3Rs (reading, writing & arithmetic) the 4th R (reasoning) is spreading up through the generations now leaving us less gullible, deceived & deluded by today’s primal scares. Let’s dig in to that! :-)   
Paleofactasizing Brady

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Best Year Ever Again

Happy Hominans,  
Well well well, we’ve won once again  :-)   
 
     Optimism 1           Optimism 2
By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives.” Food access is up: The USDA is now projecting world record harvests [again] for corn, wheat, and rice for 2013/2014.” growing 30% faster than population, trebling since 1960. Great!
Africa with the world rushing ahead to a bright future
Even in sub-Saharan  Africa life spans are up to 57 years and schooling up to 75%. World poverty is down over 80% in 40 years. Global income is equalising thanks to the new middle classes of the emerging economies.  Global economic growth is accelerating 800%exponentially while population grew by 300%.
Global Poverty Rates declining rapidly - Chen and Ravillion 2010  Global Income - increasing for most of the world  Global GDP rising rapidly - Pielke 2014 Global Income - from a 1960s camel world to a 2014 dromedary world 
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This calls for a  song. A hug-your-hominans song! Note Still the One Note 

Origins of Us - hominans on the African savannah - getting better all the time   
NoteWe’ve been together since way back when, Sometimes I never want to see you again, I want you to know, after all these years, you’re still the one I want whisperin in my ear, You’re still the one — who can scratch my itch, Still the one — and I wouldn’t switch,
We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one. Note 
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:-) Europe abandons its climate-CO2 policies & cuts out wind and solar subsidies amidst rocketing energy costs, plummeting economies and massive job losses. Global warming Prof Turney disobeys his captain and gets 51 enviro-tourists and Media stuck in record high Antarctic ice while searching for no ice - 4 fossil fueled rescue ships called in :-)
Three skeptics make UK Energy & Climate politicians look like clever dugongs. So many scientists sold their skeptical souls for grants & groupthink, fame & fortune. What a waste.
Sun sets on the Solar industry  Green Taxes double UK energy costs Global Warming scientists stuck in Antarctic Ice while looking for no ice UK Energy and Climate politicians lose out to 3 skeptics
Elsewhere, the Gaia space probe is now detail-mapping 1/3 of our Galaxy, like Columbus bringing home a satillite map of both Americas, instead of his Carribean scrawl. Wow!         Also, our democracy and civilisation attains new heights driven by ordinary individuals’ choices not ideologies “… monogamy reduces crime rates, including rape, murder, assault, robbery and fraud, as well as decreasing personal abuses . . . increases savings, child investment and economic productivity.” More opportunities for meritorious monogamy!
 Gaia space probe now mapping one third of our Galaxy in 5 years    Marriage and Monogamy making Civilization better
Our “But, but, but …” misguided missing-evidence Malthusian pessimists continue their contiguous 5000 year long losing streak. Just a bit of bad luck Boys? From the hominan heavens to our human hearts … 2014 should make us even better, and be exciting too.  :-)
Reasonably Optimistic Brady

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Christmas Elves

Earth Wind Map: entrancing, ephemeral, mesmerising, hypnotic, wonderful. Lone Java Script learner Cameron Beccario in Japan beats hands down Big Gov NCEP & NOAA with their dull monocrome US only try. Lesson learned? -Notemore Bottom Up not Top DownNote
World Wind Map - north polar view    Comet ISON and solar close shave 1 Dec 2013  Europa - moon by Galileo space probe and water vapour data by Hubble Space Telescope (2012)
Comet ISON defied scientist’s doom predictions (sound familiar?) and survived it’s solar close shave. NASA “finds” water fountains erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa one week after US Congress cuts their Europa space probe. Hmm … But Europe’s ESA Europa probe goes ahead. Politicized space science anyone? :-)
Bicycle Helmets - more group think and fear than sensible science   World Agricultural Output Continues to Rise
The BMJ shows bicycle helmets are more about fear & fashion, profit & power & public pressure than safety & science. Interesting. Bicycle helmeteers : Dutch 0.1%, Sweden 15%; US 38% & Australia is … banning biking ;-)World agricultural output continues to rise, despite predictions of decline“. Good! Another pretense of knowledge by our Malthusians.
      Bad Pharma - how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients      Winter Cold brings excess deaths to the elderly       Excess Winter Deaths increasing due to higher electricity bills due to higher green energy costs    Environmentalism Fails - David Suzuki (Canada's Top Green) complains of the weakness of others 
Big Medicine are now being shamed into releasing their own drug trial results to relieve their patients’ “avoidable suffering & death“. Big Enviros hightest paid man US EPA’s John Beale is jailed for $1 million in fraud. UK Big “New” Energy & EU Big Gov team up to increase energy poverty & excess winter deathsWhere the corruption and personal enrichment ends and mere incompetence begins is hard to ascertain …”Hobbit 2 - out of the sickly wood on to the open waters
When did we let evil become stronger than us?” Tauriel, more critical thinking can help. Banishing cherry-picked data and logical fallacies will drive these parasite-like orc packs from our 21stC elvish-becoming globalising lands.
Human Brain Connectome or brain wiring diagram  Connectome by Sebastian Seung - mapping the electrical circuits of our brains neuron by neuron   Elvish Peacefulness ahead - Steven Pinker book
So, lets get mapping the electrical circuits of our ape brain Connectome, seeing how these “evils” can be controlled & so produce even more elf-like wonders in humans & our world. 
Hobbit too Brady :-)

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