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  1. Science, Review, and Conflicts of Interest

    Let's talk for a minute about this.

    I keep on hearing misconceptions about science, the scientific method, peer review, and conflicts of interest from various threads, be it on GMOs, Marijuana, health care, whatever. I'd like to talk for a moment about it.

    1. Pointing out that a study is funded by a corporation that has an interest in a certain result is, in fact, a conflict of interest. It is not a kiss of death for the veracity or reliability of the study. Especially ...
  2. Obamacare: A House of Lies

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    If current trends continue, Obamacare will go down as one of the biggest mistakes in our government’s history.


    Of the many Obamacare lies, the biggest fallacy was that “If you like your plan can keep your plan.”


    But corporations from GE, IBM, to Time Warner have said they will stop providing insurance for hundreds of thousands of employees. Already, over 4.5 million Americans have received cancellation letters because of Obamacare
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  3. Bad Science: conclusion - So where's the peer-review? Part 4

    All of this and more supports one of Delingpole’s more provocative claims, that AGW has become a formidable secular religion led by zealots and supported by true believers. What makes it sinister is that it circumvents the First Amendment prohibition against a state sponsored religion. As a consequence, AGW is provided lavish support by government and taught as scientific fact in our schools. Like all state religions, its tenets are imposed on believers and non-believers alike.
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    Updated 01-19-2014 at 10:23 AM by Stagnant

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  4. Bad Science: Mining the freakshow for Quotes. Part 3

    “Post Normal Science” has become the new ethical standard for climate scientists. As the late Stephen Schneider, Stanford University Professor who had been one of the leading advocates of the dangers of global cooling in the 1970s, and then, as the lead author for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was one of the leading advocates of global warming, explained in an interview with Discover magazine:

    And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place,
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  5. Bad Science: Feeling Chilly Yet? No, didn't think so. Part 2

    I remember that in the 1970s, “scientists” had used computer models to “prove” that the increase in industrial activity was about to trigger another ice age.
    Oh look: a classic myth that reveals far more about the author than it does about the science of climate change.

    The reality is that in the 70s, there were a handful of papers publishing suggesting a mild cooling trend. Not another ice age, not even a lot colder, a mild cooling trend. There were 7 of these papers. ...
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