Category Archives: QuickReaction

QuickReaction, Friday-4

Climate change deniers fooled a pop science site: I was fairly amazed to see this and, if true, it would be significant. But since I started from POV of skeptic it didn’t take long to find out that the “NASA” … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Tuesday-4

(Skip to the bottom for possibly the more interesting and definitely more personal part of this post) Trees help with global warming, but not how you think. We’d expect trees to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and sequester it in … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Thursday-6

Note: Most of these comments were written before I started reading Michael Pollan so I guess I can claim them as my ideas. Converting cellulose: If this discovery holds up (not another cold fusion) this could be huge. Converting cellulose … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Monday-6

New study on vaccines is unlikely to convince the leftwingnuts since they, like rightwingnuts, live in fact-free bubbles. The whole vaccine thing is ridiculous, utterly no scientific proof yet seemingly reasonable people (like RFK Jr) holding absurd points of view. … Continue reading

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QuickResponse – South, liberal guilt

It’s strange being a tourist in the south. The contrast, both now and in the past, between rich and poor is so strong and more visible than other places. We’re in Natchez, touring old mansions of the rich, meanwhile driving … Continue reading

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I need to develop a new kind of post – 2

I’ve been doing my experiments in how to post for quite a while now, first discussing it in this post and this one, back on 19Jan when I started the QuickReaction type posts. So there has been enough time to see … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Thursday-5

Unusual headline choice: In a Catholic publication the headline screams “Doubters of Darwin, here’s your evidence.” Now how should we parse this? That the article contains evidence justifying doubts (and numerous creationist lying article claim) or that it contains evidence … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Sunday-7

So much for the waste in Iraq: All those lives, all that treasure, and now we see Iraq is helping Iran arm Syria and prop up Assad. Oh goodie, so much for George Dumbya Bush’s and the neocon’s brilliant foreign … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Saturday-6

Larry Bell, Forbes’ AGW denialist gets to publish his rant in Forbes, who is obviously no friend of anyone but the ultrarich and of course lies and denies and misleads. So what’s new? I even wonder whether any of these … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Monday-5

Bank crime matters! If you don’t think the shenanigans and crimes at JPMorgan don’t matter to you go look at Cyprus. There the banks lost huge amounts betting on Greek banks which lost huge amounts as well, going back to … Continue reading

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