Category: Science / Teacher Stuff

Thoughts On “The Education Mess” Pt 2 – Romney Steps In It

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Here are my Thoughts On “The Education Mess” Pt 1.   A friend pointed me to this article on something Romney said that has various people up in arms. The article starts in this way: Republicans always say they want to get the federal government out of education. This comes in many forms, but usually […]

Ethics And Climate Science.

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My comment on ethics in climate science, as a comment posted at Judith Curry’s excellent Climate Etc blog. I’m late to the discussion, but here is my opinion on all this: Scientists are typically passionate about their work. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, I support that passion. They have a desire to […]

Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 in Journalism, Science / Teacher Stuff | No Comments »

Did Steve Jobs Doom Himself By Chosing Alternative Medicine????

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Dr Ramzi Amri, of Harvard Medical School seems to think so. One thing I do find interesting is this very unscientific observation…. Liberals love to call Conservatives unscientific, mainly because Conservatives tend to give Creationism some weight, and have skeptical views of Global Warming. Meanwhile, it seems to me that it is liberals who are […]

Good-Bye No Child Left Behind????

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Looks like it! Though the list is not very long, here’s another good thing the current administration can add to its accomplishments list. And yet another missed opportunity for the GOP. They should have been campaigning for this a long time ago

If This Was Climate Science…

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Particles that can go faster than the speed of light???? Nope. This is false. It goes against the scientific consensus. This goes against the model predictions. Sorry, but if you believe this, you are a special relativity denier! Signed: James Hansen and All Gore.   Note –  This is almost certainly a measurement error, but […]

Why Climate Skepticism Has Merrit.

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Haven’t done a climate based post in a while.

Saturday August 6th, 2011 in Climategate, Science / Teacher Stuff | No Comments »

Sometimes… Expect The Unexpected!

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UK Green columnist George Monboit wrote this! You will not be surprised to hear that the events in Japan have changed my view of nuclear power. You will be surprised to hear how they have changed it. As a result of the disaster at Fukushima, I am no longer nuclear-neutral. I now support the technology. […]

Nuclear Meltdown! – A Little Perspective UPDATED

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On the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and what is happening — I have seen WAY too many people freaking out… I’m not talking about being very concerned, I’m very concerned… I mean really freaking out over the problems they are having at that reactor. “It’s Chenyobl”. No. It’s not. The Fukushima plant is of a […]

Truth And Consequences.

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There are many details concerning the Wisconsin brew-ha-ha, many claims being thrown back and forth, that I have yet to examine. Thus, I have not taken sides. That said, here are the results, happening in real time, if we don’t get the school system budgets in order in quick fashion: Michigan orders Detroit Public Schools […]

Tuesday February 22nd, 2011 in Science / Teacher Stuff | No Comments »

Political Brainwashing Or Educating?

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University of Wisconsin Law Prof Ann Althouse is somewhat incensed over the behavior of educators in Madison. She responds to an article describing how teachers are handling the current political kerfuffle in the classroom. Just before classes start at East High School, Jackson plans to march from the corner of First Street and East Mifflin […]