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Martin Lewitt
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Tibetans mate with Denisovans, kill them off, and then use their genes to climb to new heights!   Actually, the genes that adapt Tibetans to altitude came from matings with Denisovans, but I can't tell of those genes were altitude adapted when Tibetans got them.  If they were, that probably means that Denisovans also were able to live in high altitude eco-systems.
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Climate change skeptics and climate change believers who attacked a climate skeptic have to eat crow.  There was a bug in the USHCN data set where estimates were being filled in where real data was available and where there stations were long closed.  There is a tradition in climate science of never retracting results, just publish new results instead.  Expect to see a flood of new papers.
Temperature is such a simple finite thing. It is amazing how complex people can make it. - commenter and friend of WUWT, ossqss at Judith Curry's blog Sometimes, you can believe you are entirely ri...
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Something brought Janet Munro to mind, and I had to see her smile again. She became probably my third love, after Shirley Temple and Annette, when I saw Swiss Family Robinson, but the camera really made love to her in Darby O'Gill and the Little People. She died far too young in 1972 at the age of 38. BTW, it is a shame if you haven't seen it. Sean Connery sings, it is a good enough film to charm even Disney haters
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I am enjoying a moonless Milky Way night contemplating Galileo.  The "milk" resolves into thousands of stars through a pair of 70 mm objective lenses that he could only dream of.  I view them with an understanding that his probably much better mind could appreciate more.  But he must have had the same wonder of it all.
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A good review of the current state of the climate science debate from Dr. Ross McKitrick, one of the most influential figures in climate science in the last decade.  It is pretty accessible.
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+Christopher Poff  What are you talking about?   The null hypothesis is that the warming will be the direct effects of CO2 forcing, which gives a sensitivity of 1C to 1.2C.   If the net feedbacks are negative the warming will  be less and if the net feedbacks are positive the warming will be greater.  Either way there is no energy that "disappears"
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This guy is a thorium powered car DENIER!!  He should be shouted down if anyone is ever stupid enough to hire him to give commencement speech[!]
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President Obama's War on Women "President Obama believes that women should make personal healthcare decisions for themselves, rather than their bosses deciding for them."  -- whitehouse spokesman, Josh Earnest
This from a president that requires FDA approval of drugs, grants a monopoly on the prescription pad to medical doctors,  and is trying to regulate nutritional supplements.  So who is waging a #waronwomen , this president or Hobby Lobby, who voluntarily provided its employees with 16 forms of contraception before Obamacare tried to require it to provide abortifactants?  Who is more #prochoice ?
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If you are interested enough in evangelicalism and the Christian right to refer to them disparagingly, yet are surprised whenever studies show they are scientifically literate, perhaps this particularly cogent book interview of Molly Worthen author of "Apostles of Reason:The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism" will reveal to you that they do have an intellectual life.
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How green is our Obama?  About as green as his green supporters.  It is a shame, he could have approved the pipeline and been greener.
#keystone  
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Infrastructure scale battery breakthrough may assist viability of intermittent forms of alternative energy.
We've seen so many press releases for a new battery technology that seems almost to good to be true over the years. A lot of them were and never made it past the press release. Here's to hoping thi...
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Dr. Lindzen provides an excellent physically accurate explanation of the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere.  I think it is between 10 and 15 minutes in.  You may think you know how climate scientists think about it but you are probably wrong.
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Don't read this racist crap!
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Complex Systems Analyst, using evidence based reasoning to debunk pseudoscience and racism.
Introduction
Decades ago I chose physics as a major because I couldn't decide which science I loved most.  I ended up a triple major in physics, philosophy and economics.  I called it the theory of everything.  

I had been turned off of history by public school. But my spouse was a history buff and loves to read aloud.  She showed me that history is really about stories and not just dates and facts.   She also introduced me to Jane Austen, Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskel, which we share aloud, and in various TV miniseries.

I had always been dissatisfied with my public school experience.  The bullying peer culture, the waste of time, and the one size fits all pace of learning.  I remember hating when summer was over and reading and learning had to be put on hold for another year.  So, when I learned of the unschooling movement championed by John Holt, I gradually came to realize there were alternatives.  When my oldest child started in the age segregated factory model school system, we saw her change under the stressful culture, and we realized we couldn't institutionalize her is such an inhumane unnatural system.  So we homeschooled and unschooled all three of our children through the GED and they've gone on to university.  My youngest just had his first day of school at the U of New Mexico this semester.  The older two have graduated.  One in linguistics and the other in art and classics.
Bragging rights
Co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, or so say many of my co-winners.
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  • Universities of Washington, Texas and Houston
    Physics, Economics, Philosophy, Business, Computer Science
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