Sunday, December 24, 2006

Top 10 Junk Science Moments of 2006,2933,236598,00.html

Maybe Trent Lott should take a look at these and reevaluate his views on math and science instruction.


allen said...

The piece about cosmic ray involvement in climate change was interesting. I'd read a small item some time back about the research but this filled out my understanding of the findings.

It does provide one more reason to dismiss the value of climate change models among the many that are already understood.

Phenomena like mega-lightning, solar wind, auroras, Gold's deep, hot biosphere could hardly be part of the models since some of the phenomena are only recently characterized or even accepted as real and other phenomena haven't previously been suspected as actors in climate change. You can't model what you don't know exists and you wouldn't add something to a model that you didn't understand to be important.

A big raspberry for Al Gore.

Anonymous said...

Steve Milloy wanted to set up some kind of media brawl between scientists and FoxNews-ists and Al Gore wouldn't help.

Therefore, the science of An Inconvenient Truth is wrong.

I guess that's what passes for logic among FoxNews fans.

Don't get me wrong; I'm all for Milloy's brawl, especially if mudwrestling is involved. I just don't want to be the one to clue Milloy in that science is decided by public debates, media brawls, or mudwrestling.