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Articles to 2015-02-28

February 28th, 2015

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The new studies mentioned by Callaway are both not yet available in reasonably legible form. I’m looking forward to that discussion.

Everybody is conspiring to demolish the beautiful Solutréen hypothesis, now also Boulanger & Eren. Shame really, but there you are.

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Articles to 2015-02-20

February 20th, 2015

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The brainwashing study by Falk et al., of interest to e.g. the junk food, sweets, alcohol, and tobacco advertising industry, cries out junk science loudly and clearly. The only value they don’t state a standard deviation for in their table 2 is the measured one Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2015-02-13

February 13th, 2015

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I can’t access the primary source for Beniston but his conclusion seems rather overblown. Every limited time series with a definite cut-off at the beginning will produce ever increasing extremes in both directions. So during the fifties half of these were new minima, which seems low, since they fall in the middle of three decades of a known and well recorded decrease in average temperature. In the single recent year Beniston has picked out Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2015-02-07

February 7th, 2015

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As Smith et al. report, the Fukushima plume has finally arrived on America’s west coast in earnest, doubling the bomb testing fallout and expected to double yet again by next year. Are thousands to die? Well, at its expected peak of 5 mBq/kg Read the rest of this entry »

Die Lügenpresse lügt (III)

February 7th, 2015

Es ist keineswegs neu sondern ein bewährtes Muster, daß der Staatsrundfunk und die gesamte Presse unisono, in konzertierter Aktion auf einen Text einschlagen, den wir, das einfache Volk, keineswegs selbst ganz lesen sollen, sondern der uns wenn überhaupt in zusammenhanglosen Häppchen aus zweiter Hand präsentiert wird. Wie der lateinischen Bibel, dem arabischen Koran und der Read the rest of this entry »

Die Lügenpresse lügt (II)

February 1st, 2015

So geht Hetzpropaganda:

Man setzt eine frei erfundene Behauptung in die Welt und wenn sie ihre Wirkung in den Köpfen getan hat, aber bevor kritische Leser Zeit hatten, sie zu widerlegen, läßt man sie still und unauffällig wieder verschwinden. Der Link http://www.zeit.de/video/2015-01/4022827055001/ukraine-konflikt-russland-will-truppen-in-der-ukraine-verstaerken funktioniert noch, Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2015-01-30

January 30th, 2015

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As often happens, Ling et al. become honest towards the end of their article. Contrary to what the title and abstract imply, they do not expect their new antibiotic to prevent resistance, but only for it to take longer to establish itself. Not quite the same thing, is it? Of course what all this does not address Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2015-01-24

January 24th, 2015

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This month’s J. Arch. Science contains two glaring examples of Cargo Cult, the imitation of the outward appearance of the scientific method without any real sense and understanding of it’s purpose and substance. Pretending to describe the tool used for cutting her sample teeth Burt only names the maker of its electric drive. Even if that were at all relevant, which it isn’t, Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2015-01-17

January 17th, 2015

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I think Lesk is conflating two totally unrelated problems. There is wrong, fraudulent, or irreplicable research and there are authors, who submit their own identical results several times to more than one journal. These two things have no bearing on each other, except perhaps Read the rest of this entry »

Articles to 2015-01-08

January 8th, 2015

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I don’t understand the article by Couzin-Frankel at all. She’s been an experienced science journalist for years and ought to be at home in quantitative thinking. Personally I am grossly overweight, have hated and eschewed all kinds of physical exercise at least since age three, and run a partly treated high blood pressure. All those are large and well known risk factors. Other people smoke, drink, or engage in sports (to my observation the highest risk factor by far for all kinds of accidents and injury). Are any of those Read the rest of this entry »