Big Bang BICEP2 bombs. Gravitational waves disappear under the withering skeptical gaze of the scientific method. “A worrying disregard for the scientific method in some very senior scientists who really should know better” – Ouch! That’s gotta hurt. Out of the dust arises this mezmerizing magnetic Van Gogh Starry Night of galactic polarised light.
The relentless 21stC spring cleaning of the global scientific establishment continues apace. What pushes scientists to lie? dissects Japanese stem cell fraudster Ms Haruko Obokata. Fat, the food that keeps on giving. Investigator Nina Teicholtz’ results spur the US Gov to withdraw cholesterol warnings and UK Gov to rethink saturated fat advice. “Government dietary fat recommendations were untested in any trial prior to being introduced.”
Global Warming has just taken more body blows. World-UN Climate Panel chief Pachauri resigns amid sexual harassment police charges. US Congress to investigate NASA & NOAA tampering of world temperature records: cooling down the past & warming up the present. But hey, we all make some simple silly mistakes sometimes. Right? … Right? … Oh ….. Opposing our Dark Media, a bit of world optimism, or Black Velvet, if you please Democracy: up; child safety: superb; war deaths: flatlined; homicides: drop. That’s good!
Paraphrasing Sweden’s Johan Norberg: Science & technology should be a place where innovations and ideas are protected from fear and hostility until they have had a chance to prove themselves, so we don’t lose experiments and knowledge to better our futures.
Whipping up the Withering Brady
- Australo-Scando sapien Ascending
- Pleasant Travelling
- Free Space
- Anglosphere Ascending
- Exiting Exuberance
- Running Rampant
- Seeing Sensibly
- Sunny Side Up
- Reasoning Rising
- Best Year Ever Again, Continuing Trend
- The Sense of Scientific Style
- Prudently Preventing Prevention
- The Great Enrichment
- Herding Humans
- What Mad Pursuit
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