Correlations that explain why the EPA is just putting out Bullshit

In epidemiology any correlation can be asserted to have a causal relationship.

However any epidemiologist worth his salt will tell you that in observational studies correlations, even robust ones, like are necessary to get past confounder factors, are still hypothesis generating. 245 more words


Cryonics scam

Freezing the brain–excellent idea. Not.

We went through this before–animation is a mysterious thing, but reanimation ain’t happenin’. 39 more words


An example of NIH research waste

We can’t make these things up, but when a budget of 30 billion for research is itching to be spent, inane research gets funded.

However the ACSH is really just scratching–it’s much worse. 49 more words

Scientific Method

The Cost of Junk Science is significant

Stan Young saw and sent me this article by Freedman in PLOS Biology on the consequences of unreproducible (bad) biological research.

Stan’s note (Stan is a PhD in Stats and Genetics): 183 more words


What's the surprise that ABC was all wrong on its 2009 climate catastrophe predictions

The important thing to consider in a world of leftist bullshitters, is they don’t really care if they are right or wrong, truthful or not–they are posing as concerned and superior, so evidence and truth is not important. 33 more words

Climate Change

Psychology resaerch is junky? Big surprise to you?

The reason that social science studies are so junky is obvious–they are often loaded up with political agendas, driven by intellectual passion and the beneficiaries of journal editor publication bias and a desire to be covered by the mainstream press. 65 more words

Scientific Method

Norm Rogers discusses the Clean Energy Summit nonsense

I continue to be astounded at the inanities of the lefty enviros, the mystical thinking.

Norm catalogues their craziness. 8 more words