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Collin Maessen
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New article: Activity Trackers Aren't A Weight Loss Miracle Cure

Wearables like activity trackers do get a bit of attention today. They are still a bit gimmicky as the market is still figuring out how people use them and want to use them. But there is a steady uptake in their usage, consumers bought a respectable 78…
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Politics isn’t what I usually write about. To me politics and preferred policy options are consequences of how you see the world and the road you want to take. It’s something personal but can be a fun topic to talk about with all the different…
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New Article: Devastating Reply To Richard Tol's Nonsensus In Peer-Reviewed Journal

It’s not often that I’ll go the “I told you so route”, but this time it seems appropriate towards Richard Tol. Though maybe also a thank you might be in order with how decisive scientists rebutted Tol’s nonsensus. But before I go into that, a bit of…
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In this clip Nuccitelli talks about the one of the stranger attacks on the Cook 2013 consensus paper he's a co-author of.
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In this clip she talks what the similarities are between evolution science and climate science denial.
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New article: How to hide most of China’s coal consumption

Last week a co-worker pointed me towards the Twitter account of Dutch research journalist Marcel Crok. His concern was mostly with some recent factually incorrect tweets on this account. But as I started to browse through his time-line another tweet…
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New article: Willie Soon's Deliverables

The release of documents that showed Willie Soon receiving funding from vested interests has created quite a lot of chatter on the internet and in the media. The initial article in the New York Times Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate…
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Scientists Respond To Tol's Misrepresentation Of Their Consensus Research

To quote John Reisman, “Science is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship. It is evidence that does the dictating.” It’s this evidence based ‘dictatorship’ that is the basis for a scientific consensus. Based on this ‘dictatorship’ of evidence we know that…
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Introducing The New Real Skeptic

Almost four years ago the first design for Real Skeptic was launched, this was on the 30th of November, 2011. A no-frills design, which made it a tad restrictive in what was possible with it. The second incarnation of this design, which was intended to…
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New article: Science Deniers Again Try To Discredit John Cook And Skeptical Science

Science deniers never cease to amaze me with the tactics they use to discredit research and people. So they cannot win the debate on the science as it’s not on their side. This causes al kinds of interesting mental processes and conspiratorial thinking to…
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