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How ‘Science’ Went Woke

December 6, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “Believe in science.” You’ve probably seen that common—and silly—trope on left-wing political lawn signs. But what does it mean? Science is a method, a tool, but those lawn signs seem to be calling for something else. The statement instead most likely signifies that one believes in the politically compromised science of […]

Science Is A Leaky Vessel In The Age Of Climate

October 25, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ A lot of people just look at data and say, “Well, this is the data” and that is what they believe. But data in the modern age is a leaky vessel. There is such competition to produce innovative, provocative research that scientists are manipulating their data so they can get […]

Forget Carbon Dioxide: The Real Threats Come From Above And Below

February 9, 2021 by

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By Dr. John Happs ~ “The history of any one part of the Earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom and short periods of terror.” Dr. Derek Victor Ager, British paleontologist (1923-1993) in his book:  “The Nature of the Stratigraphical Record” (1973) There are more species around today than […]

Kangaroo Court? New Research Shows Kangaroos “Talk” With Humans

January 6, 2021 by

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By Adam Houser ~ It is very common for domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, and horses to try to intentionally communicate with humans by “staring” at them. For example, when your dog looks at his empty bowl of food, then looks at you, it shows that he knows you are the source of food, […]

Scientists Develop Earth-Friendly Process To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 23, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Lithium-ion batteries have their pluses. Their energy density is typically twice that of the tradition nickel-cadmium ones. They are low maintenance. And their discharge is less than half compared to regular batteries. Despite these advantages, however, they do have some environmental drawbacks. One is the fact that they use rare-earth metals […]

Free Science Is Here And Growing Fast

November 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Most CFACT readers are interested in science. Many of the CFACT articles are scientific and these are often followed by lengthy technical discussions in the comments. Some of my scientific articles have had thousands of comments; one article was over 5,000 when comments were closed. And there are many other […]

Is Peer Review Bad For Science?

July 19, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ After studying the popular practice of peer review of scientific journal articles for several years, I have reluctantly concluded that peer review is bad for science. While the practice has its good side, there are several ways that it greatly impedes progress, and the bad greatly outweighs the good. To […]

Climate Alarmism Versus Integrity At National Academies Of Science

June 29, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ National Academies of Science should speak out against climate alarmism, not support it. This is the major message in a recent letter from Professor Guus Berkhout, president of CLINTEL, to the new head of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The integrity of science is at stake. This […]

COVID-19 And Climate Change Require A Better Understanding Of Science

March 31, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ We have all been barraged on the 24/7 news cycle for years over fearful claims about climate change and global warming. Now for months, our lives are completely altered with a more realistic fear of the most contagious virus any of us have ever experienced. Both, however, suffer from questionable […]